Rudge Hill

The Full Moon

Brokerswood Road

Rudge Lane

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Parish News Archive - 2020

Parish Council News for September 2020

Rudge to get a Post Box:

In 1635 Charles I introduced a public mail service, finally in 2020 Rudge is to get a Post Box.

Ok to be fair it...

Parish Council News for August 2020

Your Parish Needs You!

Beckington Parish Council is involved in an ever-increasing number of projects and so requires more residents that want...

BECKINGTON NEEDS YOU TO OBJECT

TO 30 NEW HOUSES ON GREAT DUNNS CLOSE (REDROW)

Despite losing their appeal to the planning inspector in July 2018 to build 28 houses, Redrow...

June 2020 News from the Parish Council:

Parish Council holds it first formal remote meeting:

Beckington Parish Council held its first formal remote meeting. While members of the council...

Webbs Mead Ditch:

Webbs Mead Ditch:

Following on from last moths report about this ditch, it has now been confirmed by the Senior Asset Maintenance Officer at...

Council Tax Increase:

Council Tax Increase:

As reported back in December, the Parish Council has taken on the extra service of a Parish Lengthsman, the Council has...

Safe Cycling:

Safe Cycling:

The Parish Council are still pursuing the idea of laying on a free safe cycling event of some description, also cyclists warning...

Webbs Mead Ditch:

Webbs Mead Ditch:

The Parish Lengthsman and his hard-working team were very busy in January and February clearing the dich that starts from...

Parish Council News for January 2020

Spring Bulbs Planted:

Two Members of the Parish Council have been very busy planting Spring bulbs, Councillors Winterbourne and Wright have...

June 2020 News from the Parish Council:

Parish Council holds it first formal remote meeting:

Beckington Parish Council held its first formal remote meeting. While members of the council have used Zoom and WhatsApp over the last few months to keep in contact, no formal meeting has been held since the start of March.

The meeting was the Annual Council Meeting and was held on June 9th. Councillor Mark Wilson was re-elected as Parish Council Chairman for 2020/21, with Cllr Paula Fox serving as Vice-Chairman. As the meeting was a success further ones will be held in this format. Residents are welcome to join the council online, you just need to email the Clerk for the joining code a few days before the next meeting.

Recently, Cllr Wilson has been taking on responsibility for coordinating some of the Covid response in the Parish. The Council divides up the responsibilities across its Membership so that the Chairman that is not responsible for everything:

• Cllr Roland Kelly holds the Planning and Development Portfolio; this means he coordinates the Parish Councils response to all tree and planning applications made to Mendip District Council.

• Cllr Kevin Bishop holds the Highways & Transport Portfolio; contact him for issues relating to the same.

• Cllr Liz Wright is the Council's Rep to Rudge, as well as the Footpaths and Rights of way rep.

• Cllr Clive Winterbourne looks after the Local Environment Portfolio. Clive helps keep an eye on all the new dog bins and is the fly-tipping supremo as well as looking after the Council's assets around the Parish.

• Cllr Paula Fox is the S106 local developer money coordinator. Mendip District Council hold many thousands of pounds that need to be spent on improving facilities within the Parish. Contact Paula if you think you have a project this may qualify.

• Mr Simon Pritchard - Parish Clerk

Full contact details for all the Members can be found on the Parish Council website. If you want to contact the Council about an issue not covered above, then please contact the Clerk in the first instance.

Community Grants Money:

The Parish Council's community grants pot is now open. The Council has a set aside pot of money for the benefit of local groups, the application form can be download from the Parish Councils website, it is not overly burdensome.

Parish News Archive - 2020

Parish Council News for September 2020

Rudge to get a Post Box:

In 1635 Charles I introduced a public mail service, finally in 2020 Rudge is to get a Post Box.

Ok to be fair it...

Parish Council News for August 2020

Your Parish Needs You!

Beckington Parish Council is involved in an ever-increasing number of projects and so requires more residents that want...

BECKINGTON NEEDS YOU TO OBJECT

TO 30 NEW HOUSES ON GREAT DUNNS CLOSE (REDROW)

Despite losing their appeal to the planning inspector in July 2018 to build 28 houses, Redrow...

June 2020 News from the Parish Council:

Parish Council holds it first formal remote meeting:

Beckington Parish Council held its first formal remote meeting. While members of the council...

Webbs Mead Ditch:

Webbs Mead Ditch:

Following on from last moths report about this ditch, it has now been confirmed by the Senior Asset Maintenance Officer at...

Council Tax Increase:

Council Tax Increase:

As reported back in December, the Parish Council has taken on the extra service of a Parish Lengthsman, the Council has...

Safe Cycling:

Safe Cycling:

The Parish Council are still pursuing the idea of laying on a free safe cycling event of some description, also cyclists warning...

Webbs Mead Ditch:

Webbs Mead Ditch:

The Parish Lengthsman and his hard-working team were very busy in January and February clearing the dich that starts from...

Parish Council News for January 2020

Spring Bulbs Planted:

Two Members of the Parish Council have been very busy planting Spring bulbs, Councillors Winterbourne and Wright have...