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2704, 2017


Thursday, April 27, 2017|

….have had a busy Spring….

Our 2017 walk programme began from the Village Hall, Oakhill where conditions were very wet and muddy underfoot as one would expect at this time of year. However, our spirits were lifted at the first signs of spring with early snowdrops and catkins on trees.

Early February did not deter many to walk in the rain from Alfred’s Tower towards Park Hill Camp near Stourhead. We then congregated to enjoy our post-Xmas lunch at the Bull Inn, Bruton.

Beginning of March remained wet but enjoyed a walk from Charlton Horethorne. Abundant spring bulbs appeared with vibrant colours. Witnessed our first Skylark hovering above in the dull grey sky with their distinctive chorus.

Mid March took us by train to Chetnole, in the Dorset countryside. A warm, mild and sunny day with lots of wild primroses and daffodils among hedgerows. Crossed typical Blackmore Vale pastureland, taking in Melbury Osmond, Melbury House in wonderful parkland and Melbury Bub.

Late March we re-visited Stanton Drew. After viewing the Bronze Age stone circles there, we proceeded towards Norton Malreward. We then climbed up to the Iron Age hill fort on Maes Knoll offering wide ranging views over Bristol and beyond.

Mid April tooks us through old Bruton along the Rive Brue towards South Brewham returning via Hardway to Hauser & Wirth. Saw wild blackthorn blossom and cowslips.

We meet at lower Millbrook car park on alternate Wednesdays and leave promptly at 9.30am. For more information contact Anne Pitt on 01963 359621.

2504, 2017

Castle Cary Inaugural Boat Regatta-May 1st

Tuesday, April 25, 2017|

Boat Regatta 1st May

2404, 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Monday, April 24, 2017|

Summer 2017 Newsletter

2004, 2017

‘Macmillan Help about Cary’ launch reception

Thursday, April 20, 2017|

Local residents are invited to attend a reception marking the launch of a new volunteer service.  The service ‘Macmillan Help about Cary’ will offer practical help to cancer patients and their families in Castle Cary and the surrounding areas and start later in the summer.  Come along to find out how to get involved and how people will get support from the service.  Local people will describe why they have set up the service and representatives of Macmillan Cancer Support will describe their work in Somerset.  The event takes place on Tuesday 9 May from 6.30 – 8pm in The Shambles at The Market House.  It is essential to let the organisers know that you wish to attend for planning of seating and refreshments. Please reserve a place by contacting Kathleen on 07834 192203 or email kagillett@macmillan.org.uk.

2604, 2017

Recycling & Refuse Collections: Bank Holiday Changes May 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017|

Waste collection Bank-Holiday-dates-2017

2903, 2017

Recycling & Refuse Collections: Bank Holiday Changes Easter 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017|

Waste collection Bank-Holiday-dates-2017

1003, 2017

Sign up for Cary Crier-our ‘Town Crier’ for local news and important issues

Friday, March 10, 2017|

To receive messages about important town issues and events, contact Carycrier@outlook.com and ask to be put on the mailing list. You will not be bombarded with rubbish and your email address will not be given to anyone else.

2002, 2017

The chance to have your say on where the new dualling of the A303 goes…

Monday, February 20, 2017|

Lots of detail and a link to the online survey here: A303 Sparkford to Ilchester proposals and survey

2002, 2017

‘Help about Cary’ will support people affected by cancer

Monday, February 20, 2017|

‘Help about Cary’ will support people affected by cancer

If you are or have been affected by cancer you can share your views on the type of practical support that would be helpful and in doing so shape ‘Help about Cary’ a new volunteering scheme which will launch later in the year.  Please take part in the survey either online or by collecting a paper questionnaire from your GP surgery.   ‘Help about Cary’ is being set up by local residents with the assistance of Macmillan Cancer Support.  It will aim to offer practical help to cancer patients and their families in Castle Cary and the surrounding areas.

Link to survey: HelpAboutCary survey

1002, 2017

Two Town Councillor Vacancies

Friday, February 10, 2017|

Castle Cary Town Council: two Town Councillor Vacancies

Are you interested in your local community and how it is developed in the future?
Do you have concerns about what happens in your community and the surrounding area?
Are you interested in making sure that the best possible services are available and maintained for residents?

You can probably answer “yes” to at least one of these questions but have you ever considered becoming a Town Councillor?

All that is required is genuine desire to help the community and a commitment to attend Town Council meetings. Good quality training is available. To find out more about becoming a Town Councillor either talk to an existing Town Councillor and/or Town Clerk, visit the National Association of Local Council’s web site: www.nalc.gov.uk

The Town Council is made up of a total of 13 Town Councillors. It serves an estimated population of 2000 people. Full Council Meetings are held every month on the third Monday evening at 7.00pm at the Market House with other Committee meetings held at 6.30pm. The Town Council is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Market House and The Shambles, the Donald Pither Memorial Ground and Pavillion, the children’s play area, the Town’s Cemetery and chapel along with other smaller assets including the Millbrook Car Park toilet facilities and The Roundhouse. It also has to make sure that spending is kept within the agreed precept limit.

It is very important that the Town Council has its full complement of Town Councillors so that any decisions are made in a democratic way. The Town Council represents the opinions of residents in discussions with the district and county councils, especially decisions that concern the future development of the town.

If you are interested, please contact:

Mrs Susan Hake, Town Clerk
c/o The Market House, Castle Cary
tel: 01963 359631 or email: town.clerk@castle-cary.co.uk