Parish Council December update

From the Parish Council meeting in November:

  • The planning application for tree works at Newington was supported. It was still considered that insufficient information had been provided on the applications re Butts Way and the land on Station Road that would enable the previous decisions to oppose the applications to be reconsidered. It was noted that the application by Somerset County Council to put advertising signs on the roundabout had been withdrawn for a second time. A further site visit is to be arranged prior to the proposed solar farm at Preston Farm being considered at the December meeting
  • A meeting had been held with S Notaro Ltd at which the Council’s position was put in relation to the developer’s proposals for dealing with the matters outstanding before any construction should commence. It was subsequently envisaged that a further meeting to include Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) and Somerset County Council would be held, but this was cancelled as information requested from SNL by SWT had not been provided
  • The toilet works commenced on 17 October and are envisaged to last for five weeks. Arrangements for obtaining a contractor to undertake cleaning are underway
  • The PC agreed to meet the hire cost of a room at the Recreation Ground for a social event as a thank you for the members of the Speedwatch and Speed Indicator Devices teams
  • A working party has been set up to review the Parish Plan which was undertaken in 2010 and to make recommendations as to any follow-up action that should be taken
  • Approval was given to purchase a new bin for the seating area in Parsonage Lane
  • A meeting with representatives from SCC Highways to review the areas in the parish that have flooded recently and to consider any measures that can be taken to prevent recurrences did not materialise but it is hoped this will be arranged at the earliest opportunity
  • The offer by the Milverton Trust to fund the provision of new Notice Boards in the parish was noted, with a suggestion that the first three of these be sited at the Recreation Ground, Preston Bowyer and Houndsmoor

Full minutes will be posted on the Parish Council website.

The next meeting will be held on Monday 5 December at the Victoria Rooms.

If you have any queries on any Parish Council matter, please let the Clerk know.

Tim Payne
Clerk to the Council
Phone 01823 432959 or email

Milverton toilet cleaning contract

Anyone wishing to quote for the cleaning contract for Milverton toilets should, in the first instance, contact the Clerk for further details.