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2405, 2016

Do you own a local business? Meeting 24th May 6.30pm

Do you own a local business? Want to have your say on business related issues? Come along on Tues 24th May at 6.30pm in the Market house.

Business meeting

2504, 2016
1004, 2016

EU Referendum-please submit your questions by 6pm on May 10th.

EU Referendum: Any Questions?

10th May 7.30pm at Caryford Hall

The Panel:

Alan Butt-Philip: Lecturer in European Integration at the University of Bath, Liberal Democrat

Alan Dimmick: Leader of the UKIP Group at Somerset County Council

Oliver Dowding: Organic Farmer, Agricultural Spokesperson for the Green Party

Nick Weeks: Agricultural and Amenities Contractor, District Councillor for Cary, Conservative

Chair: David Osborne: Chair of Churches Together in Castle Cary and Ansford

Send suggested questions to drosborne2@btinternet.com before 6.00pm on 10th May.

All questions will be put to all the members of the panel.

Organised by Churches Together in Castle Cary and Ansford with the support of Castle Cary Town Council, Camelot U3A and Use Less Share More.

404, 2016

Thursday 21st April: THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY: A COMMUNITY TRIBUTE

CASTLE CARY WILL BE PART OF THE COUNTRY’S BEACON TRIBUTE TO

QUEEN ELIZABETH

THE BEACON WILL BE LIT ON LODGE HILL

ON THURSDAY 21ST APRIL AT 8.30 P.M.

FOLLOWED BY A TOAST TO OUR QUEEN

Members of the community are invited to attend, please arrive for 8.15 p.m.

Transport, if essential, can be arranged from the Market House, leaving at 8 p.m. prompt. LIFTS NEED TO BE PRE-BOOKED BY MONDAY 18TH APRIL. Please contact the information point 01963 351763

1903, 2016

Easter opening for the Museum

Castle Cary Museum will be opening earlier this year on the 25th March (Good Friday).

New Exhibitions How World War One changed Woman’s Fashions and 20th Anniversary of the Castle Cary and Ansford Living History Group.

Plus many items of local interest in our extensive collection.

Open   Monday to Friday     10.30am – 12.30pm     2pm  – 4pm

Saturday mornings   10.30am – 12.30pm

Admission Free

2402, 2016

New wood fired Pizza company from Tuesday 1st March

‘Field to Fire’ will be serving their wood-fired pizzas on the cobbles outside the Market House every Tuesday evening from 17.30. See their details here and the menu and information on how to order here.

1202, 2016

Scam phone call warning from SSDC

Warning to residents: Potential scam phone calls:

It has been bought to our attention that scam phone calls are taking place in South Somerset, mainly around the Wincanton area.

A gentleman from a phone number which cannot be traced is calling residents claiming to be from either “South Somerset District Council”, “Wincanton Town Council” or “South Somerset County Council” and wanting to speak about a recent accident you may have had.

A spokesman for South Somerset District Council said, “We have had a few incidents of phone calls of this nature reported to us in the last 48 hours. If you are unsure of who you are talking to and instinct tells you something is not quite right, hang up, call 01935 462462 and check with a customer advisor whether the name of the person who called you  really does exist. If you have given over personal details, we would advise you to call the Police straight away on 101 and report the matter as an identity theft scam. The Police will also direct you to the Action Fraud helpline”.

Action Fraud can be contacted directly on 0300 123 2040 if you wish to call them direct.

402, 2016

Bus services could be protected following public consultation

A number of key bus routes in Somerset could be protected following a comprehensive public consultation which saw hundreds of bus users have their say.

Somerset County Council asked members of the public for their views on a number of potential changes to bus services at the end of last year. More than 1,300 people took part and the Council has used their feedback to put together a final proposal which will now go to a Cabinet vote on 8 February.

Following the consultation and after considering the impact of any changes, the County Council is now proposing not to withdraw funding from the following services:
51 Stoke St. Gregory – Taunton. Saturday Services
414/424 Frome – Midsomer Norton. Saturday Services
669 Shepton Mallet – Street. Saturday Services
1 Yeovil – Shepton Mallet. Saturday Services
667 Wincanton – Street. Saturday Services
29 Street – Taunton. Monday-Saturday
38 Huish Episcopi extension. Monday-Friday.

The consultation also included discussions with operators at which they indicated they may be prepared to continue or take on running three other services on a commercial basis.

The number 6 Bridgwater Town Service has been running commercially since 11 January, with an enhanced service including Saturdays.

Changes are still proposed to 13 bus services where alternative transport provision is available in most cases.

The proposals would save nearly £500,000 and come as the County Council looks to bridge a budget gap of around £27m to balance its budget for 2016/17. This is because Government funding is falling and demand for council services is rising.

If the proposed changes are agreed, Somerset County Council would still be spending £1.5m on bus subsidies in the next financial year.
Cllr David Fothergill, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to our consultation. Your views really do matter and I’m pleased we’ve been able to adapt our proposals to protect some of the routes which were most important to you.
“Please let me stress again that the decision to remove any funding for public transport is not taken lightly. I’d rather we weren’t in this position, but with our funding from Government continuing to fall we are having to look closely at all areas of spending, even important services like buses.”

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet will now consider the proposals before taking a decision on 8 February. This decision is also subject to Full Council approving the 2016/17 budget later in February.

402, 2016

Somerset County Council listens to the public on community travel changes

Proposals to reduce a discretionary subsidy for free bus pass holders using community transport have been changed following a public consultation, Somerset County Council said today.

Following residents’ feedback, the Council has decided to scrap a proposed drop in its 50 per cent discretionary subsidy for free bus pass users who use community transport, by looking to its reserves. It had been proposed that the subsidy would fall to 25 per cent.

The decision to revisit the proposals means that what was a £110,000 saving is now £30,000.

Other proposed changes to the Council’s discretionary policy for concessionary bus pass holders will still be put to Cabinet vote on Monday 8 February 2016, and, if approved, to Full Council later in February.

There is increasing, on-going pressure on the Council’s budget due to dramatic reductions in Central Government funding and heightened demand for its core, vital services. The review of the discretionary Bus Pass Policy is part of the Council’s efforts to find efficiencies and savings to help it bridge its funding gap.

Cllr David Fothergill, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “This was always a very difficult decision to consider but when our funding has been so sharply cut, difficult decisions are the only ones left to take.

“We’ve listened long and hard to residents’ feedback to these proposals and we have heard loud and clear just how important this subsidy is, particularly in rural areas. We are therefore going to meet the £80,000 saving from reserves, which in itself a tough decision when our general reserves – the reserves we have some control over – are at the minimum recommended level.

“Balancing this year’s budget has been incredibly hard, but I am glad we have been able to respond to the public concern on this subject.

“I would like to extend my huge thanks again to everyone who took the time to share their views with us.”

If the revised changes are agreed, bus pass holders would no longer be able to travel for free between 9am and 9.30am on public and community transport services, including car schemes. The Council would also no longer offer free companion travel.

www.somersetnewsroom.com

1 February 2016 · by daisywmblacklock

1401, 2016

A message from Care4Cary

On Wednesday 13 January Area East Committee rejected Elan Homes’ application to build 40 dwellings at Well Farm, Castle Cary. All members of the committee voted against apart from one abstention. Outline planning permission was granted some months back; this Elan Homes ‘reserved matters’ application concerned the actual layout of the future housing estate.

Ansford Parish Councillor, Nigel Begg, Castle Cary Town Councillors, Barry Moorhouse, Pek Peppin and Sally Snook, and Care4Cary member, Colin Kay, all presented compelling arguments to the committee. Perhaps most memorable was Pek Peppin’s view that “a five-year-old using fuzzy felt could come up with better designs”!
Key issues include density, layout and design of housing, access and road safety, potential for a part two development (ie more houses on the site), and the fact that Elan Homes had failed to consult anybody locally.
Area East, chaired by Nick Weeks, rightly recognise that this site will be developed as a housing estate and in their decision have encouraged Elan Homes to consult the local community before submitting a revised application that addresses all the key issues.
Meanwhile we understand that the South Somerset District Council planning department are working with Donne Holdings/Somerset County Council and the Silverwood Partnership to finalise the conditions and S106 agreements relating to their approved outline applications.
Would it be too much to hope that common sense prevails now and Elan Homes alter the access to their site so that one small roundabout can serve all three developments?
Care4Cary
14 January 2016
1101, 2016

LAMP (Learning at the Market Place) new brochure out now!

Here is the new January 2016 LAMP brochure ; it’s also available in the Market House at the Information desk.


501, 2016

Castle Cary Market will be back in force on 12th January

…the Castle Cary Market was predictably a bit thin on the ground this Tuesday, but next week will be back to full swing with our new Organic stall – Bengrove Market Garden. Paul, the Fishmonger will be there too now that the Bank Holidays are over, when fishing fleets don’t sail!

1801, 2016

Your library service in Castle Cary

Listening, Learning, Changing: The future of hubs and libraries

– a message from Somerset County Council:

 

“Somerset County Council is working with partners to bring several local services, including libraries, together into single buildings (‘hubs’). The way that people use libraries is changing, so we need to change. We have a plan for the future of the library service, which sets out how we will do everything we can to keep all libraries in Somerset open. Our plan includes changes to library opening hours.

“While the existing library in Castle Cary is well-located in the town centre, it is small and has poor access, which severely limits the opportunity to have a vibrant library in its current premises. The library service is therefore keen to explore if there are other viable options in the local area, which enable the library to be more vibrant, better meet local need and demand, and deliver a financial saving. The Council is in the early stages of discussions with the Ansford Academy Trust. No decisions have been made, and the Council is aware that any relocation outside of the town centre will require very careful consideration. One possible location is the Swainson Building on the Ansford Academy site, noting that the needs of Toybox, who currently use this building, would need to be protected.

“How to get involved: We would like to hear more about how and when you use services and your views on our plans for the library service.

 Completing an online questionnaire at Somerset County Council questionnaire for your library
 Filling out a printed questionnaire available at Castle Cary library

For full details of the proposals for the library service by Somerset County Council, please click here:  Listening, Learning, Changing – The future of hubs and libraries Proposals

In any event, please complete the questionnaire, online or paper by Thursday 11 February.

 

301, 2016

Yoga for Health-courses starting this week

Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings…

Improve your yoga practice combining postures breathing and relaxation techniques

Wednesdays Castle Cary Primary School 6th January 7.00 – 8.30pm for 11 weeks

…and Fridays Caryford Hall 8th January 11.15 – 12.45 am for 11 weeks

Cost £85 Concessions £ 42.50

More information & how to book: http://www.castle-cary.co.uk/event/yoga-for-health/

 

1812, 2015

Big Christmas-thank you!

Castle Cary’s Big Christmas organising group would like to thank the very many people in the town who helped to make last evening such a success.
Our shops looked fabulous, the Tuesday market and voluntary group stalls were wonderful and the additional stalls from the Anonymous Travelling Market were a fantastic addition to our lovely town.
The children from Castle Cary Primary school and the choir led by Rev Liz reminded us of the true spirit of Christmas topped off by Father Christmas and his helpers.
There are too many people to mention by name but I would especially like thank the Big Christmas organising group and team leaders who work tirelessly for several months leading up to the event and all the people who generously pitch up on the day to help set it all up and put away. You know who you are. The teamwork is amazing THANK YOU all.
Our town is vibrant and full of community spirit.
Judi Morison

Look out for photos on the website and FaceBook and follow the BBC iplayer link.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0390wj4

101, 2016

4th January 2016-Closure of Shute Lane Bruton for up to 7 weeks

TAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations
Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the
County Council of Somerset propose to make an Order PROHIBITING ALL
TRAFFIC from proceeding along Shute Lane from the junction with High Street to
the junction with Providence Place a distance of 100 metres.
This order will enable Morrison Utilities to carry out gas mains replacement works in
this road.
The Order becomes effective on 04 January 2016 and will remain in force for
eighteen months. The works are expected to last for 7 weeks.

Shute Lane, Bruton closure 4th Jan 2016

1801, 2016

Calling all businesses in Castle Cary…

If your business is in Castle Cary and you have not yet submitted a listing for our directory please do so on this page: http://www.castle-cary.co.uk/business-directory/ The listing will be moderated and approved by our editor as soon as possible then published….it’s up to you!

712, 2015

Pizzarova are hibernating for the winter

Pizzarova, who have been serving freshly made pizzas on the cobbles on Tuesday evenings, are hibernating for the winter and will return in the spring.

Check their website or Facebook page for updates

301, 2016

Bank Holiday rubbish and recycling collections for Castle Cary

Bins and recycling out tonight (Sunday 3rd January) for collection Monday 4th January

Click here for a downloadable chart.

1911, 2015

The Shop Local campaign

Well done to our marketing manager, Anna…Support your local shops

1211, 2015

Neighbourhood Plan-the story so far

The Neighbourhood Plan Group have written an account of their work so far. Click here for details

501, 2016

SCC review of Subsidised Local Bus Services 2015

 

Somerset County Council are asking for your opinions on their review of subsidised local bus services. This consultation runs from Monday November 9th to 11th January 2016.

See the link below for full details:

Review of Subsidised Local Bus Services 2015

611, 2015

Somerset County Council ask for your opinions on Concessionary fares on local buses and Community Transport

411, 2015

NatWest on the cobbles, Castle Cary extended hours

The NatWest mobile banking van will now be at The Market House in Castle Cary on Thursdays from November 19th, from 11.30 to 12.45 every week

2710, 2015

Neighbourhood plan consultation this Saturday

Neighbourhood Plan Public consultation Saturday 31 October 10 am – 12 noon In the Market House  – Castle Cary

As most of you will know, a group of volunteers is working with the Town Council on a Neighbourhood Plan (NP) for the parishes of Cary and Ansford – this is a joint project.

This document, when approved by an appointed examiner will describe planning policy for our immediate area – as agreed with local residents.  It can then be used as a means of influencing planning applications such as those by developers from outside our area who just want to make money by building on good local farmland.

Not only does the NP group need to prove that residents have been consulted – towards the end of the process there also has to be a referendum – in which residents vote to adopt (or not to adopt) the Neighbourhood Plan.

So far the NP group has consulted local trades’ people and businesses and the outcome of this meeting was that it was felt the emerging plan needed more emphasis on Tourism.  This is now included.

Now we are inviting all residents to see where the plan has got to and for you to point out omissions, what you like and what you don’t like.

We need your input.

At this drop-in session we will be presenting the main points of the 7 subject areas we have been looking at.

These are:

Employment

Housing

The Town Centre

Schools, social and community infrastructure

Transport infrastructure & accessibility

Green Infrastructure & open spaces

The Historic Environment.

 

Please support our hard-working team by coming along and giving your views.  This is really important for our town’s future.

 

Coffee will be being served in aid of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

1910, 2015

Proposed plans for the Consti Site 26th October

INVITATION TO PUBLIC EXHIBITION:

Savills Smiths Gore are holding a public exhibition in The Market House on Monday 26th October from 4 pm – 7 pm to discuss the emerging proposals for the erection of ten new homes & associated parking at the former Constitutional Club Site.

1610, 2015

Fairfield Public Consultation & Coffee Morning

CASTLE CARY TOWN COUNCIL & ANSFORD PARISH COUNCIL
FAIRFIELD PUBLIC CONSULTATION & COFFEE MORNING
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 10.00 – 12.00
MARKET HOUSE,  CASTLE CARY
· SEE THE SURVEY RESULTS
· SEE THE PROPOSED PLANS
· START THE FUNDRAISING

 

1410, 2015

Concrete news!

We are delighted to report that yesterday – 13 October – the Planning Inspector dismissed Andrew Hopkins’ appeal and refused planning permission for the building of a concrete batching plant at Dimmer.

This is the second appeal and, as before, the appeal was dismissed because the applicant failed to demonstrate that there won’t be an unacceptable impact on the B3153.

Castle Cary Town Council and Ansford, Carymoor and Lydford Parish Councils were vehemently opposed to this proposed development, as was Care4Cary.

810, 2015
209, 2015

New LAMP brochure out…!

The Castle Cary Town Council’s learning programme LAMP brochure   is out now! New opportunities include Spanish for beginners, monthly Sewing Bee, Craft Workshop for families and of course Emma Craigie’s Creative Writing and 3, yes THREE, yoga classes provided through Somerset Skills & Learning.

 

Book LAMP courses through the Market House or email carylamp@gmail.com and SS&L courses through their  learnsomerset  website.

HURRY some are sold out already.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS

2709, 2015

Road closure in Castle Cary (Victoria Road, Greenway Road & Victoria Park) 12th October for three days

Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Victoria Road, Greenway Road and Victoria Park in Castle Cary.

This road will be closed from 12th October 2015 and is expected to last for 3 days to enable resurfacing works to be carried out.

Full details and a map here

2508, 2015

NatWest mobile banking van every Thursday 11.15-12.00 noon

The NatWest mobile banking van will be on the cobbles in Castle Cary every Thursday, 11.15am until 12 noon.

They have booked a 13 week trial period; they will review and possibly extend the amount of time they are open in Castle Cary. We would like to encourage this facility to stay and grow we need to spread the word as much as possible so please pass this on where you can.
Please share with friends and neighbours…

410, 2015

Our Facebook page now has nearly 650 ‘likes’

For up to the minute news and details of events, go to https://www.facebook.com/castlecarysomerset
..and ‘like’ the page.
It’s usually updated every day…..

1208, 2015

New Town Council email addresses

With the updated new website the Town Council have been able to allocate specific email addresses to all Councillors,  the Town Clerk, Deputy Town Clerk and Market House Bookings Manager. These are listed on www.castle-cary.co.uk/town-council/councillors and in the footer, visible on every page.

2907, 2015

Summer Activities 2015 at Caryford Sports & Leisure

Lots to do in the holidays See Caryford Summer 2015 Activities for a timetable

Book on 01963 350600

807, 2015
2906, 2015

The Constitutional Club-update from Cary Crier

The Constitutional Club in Castle Cary known locally as “The Consti” has been sold.   Until fairly recently it was a successful venue for meetings, skittle games and many other activities enjoyed by local people.

Unfortunately due to poor management, debts were run up and the club was put into receivership and this in turn has led to a forced sale.

However because it has been a valued community asset, the new owners are obliged by law, to give the community an opportunity to buy it at a ‘reasonable price’.  This is likely to be in the region of £350 to £400 thousand pounds.

Your Town Council would very much regret the loss of this community asset – particularly as the most likely outcome would be the building being demolished to be replaced by yet more housing. We as a Town Council do not have the money to buy and restore the building, nor do we have the manpower to run it.  We would like to see it as a community space (as it was before), or perhaps a business centre – which would provide studios, offices and so on leading to jobs for local people, or possibly a Dance School, Restaurant, Auction House or …other ideas welcome. (We are very keen for it not to be the sort of shop which would drain our town centre of customers – such as a food supermarket).

To do any of these things requires someone/people of enterprise and means to seize this opportunity to do something which will have a positive benefit to our community.

As we understand it, there is substantial space in the building which includes a bar, two skittle alleys and a self-contained flat, not to mention plenty of off street parking.

Are you the person to take this on?  Or do you perhaps know someone who might be interested?   If so please contact the Town Clerk: castlecary.town@btconnect.com

1906, 2015

Town Council ‘Surgeries’

Do you have a question, comment or a suggestion that you would like to bring to the Council’s attention?

Liz Stokes, Chairman of Castle Cary Town Council, will be in the Market House on the following dates.

Tuesday 21st July 5.00 – 6.00pm

Tuesday 18th August 11.30 – 12.00 noon

Tuesday 15th September 5.00 – 6.00pm

Tuesday 20th October 11.30 – 12.00 noon

Tuesday 10th November 5.00 – 6.00pm

Tuesday 8th December 11.30 – 12.00 noon

Come and talk to her

Contact details: telephone 01963 359631

Email: castlecary.town@btconnect.com

 

 

 

Click here for a downloadable version of the above Town Council Surgeries

1606, 2015

Result of the Regulation Committee meeting on June 11th 2015

Some bad news….via the Cary Crier…

 

For those who have not already heard …… at the Regulation Committee meeting in Taunton, last Thursday 11th June, the proposed Waste Transfer Station at Dimmer was approved by 4 votes to 3.

This means that waste from outside our immediate area will be brought to Dimmer, sorted and batched and then lorried out again to be incinerated elsewhere.

Your town council put a forceful case for this to be turned down largely on the grounds of the inadequacy of our roads, particularly through Clanville.  Other local parish councils, Care4Cary, and ward members also spoke vehemently against it.   To no avail.

Sorry – we did try!

906, 2015

Care4Cary: Thursday 11 June SCC Regulation Committee

Application for a Waste Transfer Station at Dimmer
Message from Care4Cary

Update. This was passed by the Regulation Committee…

306, 2015

Two Important Planning Applications

The Town Council’s planning committee looked at two applications on Monday I June which may concern you.

A) One is a repeat application for up to 165 houses behind Torbay Road and Station Road (application number 15/02347/OUT) – this is the one which was recently turned down at Area East

B) The other is a new application for 75 houses off Station Road behind Wayside farm (in Ansford) (application number: 15/02388/OUT)

All the documents can be seen on line if you go to the SSDC website and type in the application number.

The Town Council has opposed both of these developments – but we do not make the decision.  The decision is made at District level.

If you have views about either or both of these applications, writing a letter now is essential.  And it needs to be a separate letter for each application – Email is fine.  You need to send these to Adrian.Noon@southsomerset.gov.uk and quote the application number above.

Letters really really do make a difference.  Please make your letter your own – duplicated letters do not have the same power as original ones. Such letters do not have to be long and complicated – short and pithy is fine!

Here are the reasons the Town Council has given for opposing application A above

  • that it does not take the bigger picture into account – ie the other planning applications on the table or what is happening in Mendip
  • The size of the development is too large.
  • The access roads and roads in the surrounding area are inadequate – we particularly singled out the B3153 which runs through Clanville and Alford and the Railway bridge on the A371- but there are many other problems with the A371.
  • The density of the proposed dwellings.
  • Erosion of countryside when there are ‘brownfield sites’ vacant.
  • Employment – job opportunities need to be in place before dwellings are built.
  • Since the original application we now have a Local Plan and an emerging Neighbourhood plan and this application does not take these into account.
  • There is no road included linking the Torbay Road Trading Estate with Station Road.
  • The plans show no recognition of, or sensitivity to, the nature of our unique town and its surrounding countryside.

The reasons given for opposing B (above)

  • The Cumulative Traffic Assessment provided is inaccurate – we maintain that the increase in traffic will have a seriously detrimental effect on our local roads particularly Clanville and Alford on the B3153 and on the A371 (the railway bridge for example)
  • No employment land is included.

It is worth bearing in mind that this applicant is arguing that CC and Ansford could comfortably accommodate in excess of the 374 new dwellings mentioned in the District Council’s Local Plan and subsequently they have put in another application for a further 75 houses on Station Road which we will doubtless have to deal with at our next planning meeting in July.

 

2205, 2015

‘Fairground Field’ consultation

The ‘Fairground Field’ Committee needs your guidance. Please click here to read an article which aims to solicit further suggestions and ideas.

106, 2015

12th-14th June 2015 The Circus is coming to town!

The multi award winning John Lawson’s Circus will be making its first visit to Castle Cary for 12 years when it visits The Fairground Field from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June. Showtimes are Friday 12th at 4.30 & 7.30, Saturday 13th at 2pm & 5pm, Sunday 14th at 2pm only.

All seats are £9 with a special offer of all seats being £7 on Friday 12th. Under 2’s are free and the Circus Box Office will be open on site from Thursday 11th June or Tel 07860 498833.

Amongst the attractions in the 2015 production introduced by Ringmaster Attila Endresz will be from Russia bounce juggler Alexander, Miss Jencia on the aerial star, knife-throwing with The Matshalls, Chelsea on the swinging trapeze, cube manipulation with The Duo Khydakov, sword and dagger balancing with Miss Claire-Marie, bubbles fantasy with Nataliya, teenage Diabolo sensation from Devid, from The Ukraine the amazing Tysko Family – foot juggling and Risley presentation and Britain’s favourite Clown madcap capers from Bippo.

2704, 2015

CASTLE CARY TOWN CRIER

The recently launched CASTLE CARY TOWN CRIER  is proving extremely popular

This is an email information service set up by the Town Council to inform residents of important issues as soon as they arise.

The purpose of this service is to ensure that residents can personally receive information from the Town Council such as:

  • Reminders of upcoming events in the town.
  • Issues relating to the town for which consultation is needed
  • To ask for volunteer help either on a regular basis or for one-off events.

It will not be used for any other purpose and members will only be contacted if there is news, or views/help is needed.

The list of recipients will not be made available to any other individual or organisation.  BCC (blind carbon copies) will be used at all times for group mailings.

Residents of Castle Cary, Ansford and the surrounding area are invited to contact carycrier@outlook.com  and ask to be put on the list.

2704, 2015

CARE4CARY

Do you care about Castle Cary and its special character? Have you ever wanted to help your local community but didn’t know how?

Care4Cary, established in 2009, is a local organisation which supports proposed developments that benefit the Castle Cary area but campaigns against developments that will disproportionately damage the special character of the locality.

Care4Cary’s previous successes:
We successfully campaigned against the ill-considered Bronzeoak biomass power station proposal.

We supported Castle Cary Town Council in ensuring free car parking continues in the town, thereby supporting a very special high street.

We actively supported our local Town Council’s opposition to and Area East Planning Committee’s refusal of an application to build a concrete batching plant at Dimmer. And the Planning Inspector recognised the strength of our arguments and dismissed the appeal.

In the light of recent planning applications for huge proposed housing developments, Care4Cary now needs new members to help with all sorts of things from fund-raising (to pay for legal advice), local expertise, writing letters to local planners and MPs and many other things too.  Can you help?  To join us just email your contact email address to

care4cary@live.uk or call 07803 855 208 and give us your home address and we will add you to our growing mailing list.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2704, 2015

REFUSE COLLECTION DATES

We’ve been sent details of revised collection days for bank holiday periods: Christmas and New Year, Easter etc. See this document for details.

2404, 2015

Learning at the Market House

You will find here our “Learning at the Market Place” (LAMP) programme for the coming months

– a wide variety of classes and workshops, mostly free of charge.

Come and enjoy the quirky and comfortable surroundings of the Shambles, and learn something new.

2403, 2015

Community Music Project

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2403, 2015

Castle Cary Town Crier

The recently launched CASTLE CARY TOWN CRIER  is proving extremely popular

This is an email information service set up by the Town Council to inform residents of important issues as soon as they arise.

The purpose of this service is to ensure that residents can personally receive information from the Town Council such as:

  • Reminders of upcoming events in the town.
  • Issues relating to the town for which consultation is needed
  • To ask for volunteer help either on a regular basis or for one-off events.

It will not be used for any other purpose and members will only be contacted if there is news, or views/help is needed.

The list of recipients will not be made available to any other individual or organisation.  BCC (blind carbon copies) will be used at all times for group mailings.

Residents of Castle Cary, Ansford and the surrounding area are invited to contact carycrier@outlook.com  and ask to be put on the list.

2403, 2015

Care4Cary

care4cary

Do you care about Castle Cary and its special character? Have you ever wanted to help your local community but didn’t know how?

Care4Cary, established in 2009, is a local organisation which supports proposed developments that benefit the Castle Cary area but campaigns against developments that will disproportionately damage the special character of the locality.

Care4Cary’s previous successes:
We successfully campaigned against the ill-considered Bronzeoak biomass power station proposal.

We supported Castle Cary Town Council in ensuring free car parking continues in the town, thereby supporting a very special high street.

We actively supported our local Town Council’s opposition to and Area East Planning Committee’s refusal of an application to build a concrete batching plant at Dimmer. And the Planning Inspector recognised the strength of our arguments and dismissed the appeal.

In the light of recent planning applications for huge proposed housing developments, Care4Cary now needs new members to help with all sorts of things from fund-raising (to pay for legal advice), local expertise, writing letters to local planners and MPs and many other things too.  Can you help?  To join us just email your contact email address to

care4cary@live.uk or call 07803 855 208 and give us your home address and we will add you to our growing mailing list.

We look forward to hearing from you!