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Ansford Parish Council

Mrs Marion Singer (Parish Clerk), 2 Woodforde Green, Ansford, Castle Cary, BA7 7LD Tel: 01963 350728 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Balsam Centre

The Balsam Centre is a community treasure that many people know little about. It is owned and managed by a charity (Wincanton Community Venture) set up by local people in 1999 with the aim of supporting the health and wellbeing of local people. Although based in Wincanton, the Centre was set up to include all the surrounding communities, including Castle Cary, Bruton and the villages around them.   Overall, it provides a wide range of services and activities that are easy to access, enjoyable and that have lasting benefits. The Centre itself is a friendly, vibrant space where many people come every day for meetings, activities and creative or quiet time. For full details of all their activities, including gardening, art, exercise and the Loose Ends Cafe, or if you might be interested in volunteering to help, see their website, www.balsamcentre.org.uk , call 01963 31842, or drop in and see us.


Blood Donation

Contact Mrs June Hopton, 4 Moore Villas, Castle Cary. (01963) 350279; www.blood.co.uk


Boots the Chemist

Fore Street, Castle Cary. (01963) 350263. Opening times


Castle Cary Children's Centre

The Castle Cary Children's Centre provides free advice, information and support to families with children under 5 in the Castle Cary, Bruton and Queen Camel area. We offer the following programme: Mondays, 10.00 to 11.00 Sensory Babies - a drop in group for parents and pre-walkers at the village hall in Queen Camel; Mondays 2.00 to 3.15 Drop-in group in Bruton for parents and children at Community Kids pre-school, Tolbury Mill; Thursdays 10.00 to 11.30 Time Together drop in for parents and children at the Lodge in the grounds of Castle Cary primary school; Every second Saturday 10.30 to 12.30 Saturdads, a drop in session for dads and children up to eight years old at the Community Kids pre-school, Tolbury Mill, Bruton. Contact: Mr Garry Holmes, Swainson Building, c/o Ansford Academy. (01963) 359098; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


COUNCIL SERVICES

'Your Neighbourhood'

South Somerset District Council now has a facility on its webpage (http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/) called 'Your Neighbourhood' where you can type in your postcode and get information about where you live; particularly useful as a way of checking the days for refuse collection...

Waste Collection and Recycling

This is organised on behalf of SSDC by Somerset Waste Partnership, whose website (http://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/pages/index02.asp) gives full details about collection dates, recycling and the recycling centre at Dimmer.

The normal day for refuse collection (fortnightly) and recycling collection (weekly) is Friday, so it's generally best to put things out on Thursday evening. In weeks with a bank holiday, the day is usually moved to Saturday. If in doubt, check their website, or see this document for details for 2013-14.

Dates for Christmas and New Year 2013: the collection on Friday 27th December will take place on Sunday 29th December; the collection on Friday 3rd January will take place on Saturday 4th January.

The opening hours for the Recycling Centre at Dimmer are as follows: Monday 8-7; Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8-4; Saturdays 8-4; Sundays 8-1.

See also Infrastructure below.


Dentist

Bramcote Dental Surgery

Woodcock Street, Castle Cary. (01963) 350123. Opening Times.


Doctor

Millbrook Surgery

Millbrook Gardens, Castle Cary. (01963) 350210. www.millbrook-surgery.gpsurgery.net


Employment

Job Done! Workshops, courses and individual support for people who are  unemployed, or working less than 16 hours a week, to help with skills for employment. This is an opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and employability through practical and creative opportunities that include food, countryside skills, healthy living and horticulture. This is held every Friday morning at the Balsam Centre in Wincanton. Contact Rupert on 01963 31842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.


HALL HIRE

Ansford Academy

Maggs Lane, Ansford. Tel. (01963) 350895. Hall and rooms of various sizes available 6.30 - 9.15 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Caryford Fitness and Leisure

Maggs Lane, Ansford. Tel. (01963) 350600. Multi-use sports hall, four badminton court size.

Caryford Hall

Ansford. (01963) 351324 or (01963) 351056. www.caryfordhall.co.uk

Carymoor Environmental Centre

Dimmer Lane, Castle Cary. Tel. (01963) 350143. Beautiful buildings available for meetings, events and courses. www.carymoor.org.uk/venuehire.html

Methodist Schoolroom

Contact Patricia Fuller, (01963) 351635, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Swainson Building

Maggs Lane, Ansford.


INFRASTRUCTURE

Street Lighting

Street lighting is the responsibility of Somerset County Council, Environment department; you can find out more information, including how to report a problem with a light, at the website.

Pot Holes and Other Highways Problems

Potholes are the responsibility of Somerset Council Council, as are problems with footpaths, mud or ice on the road and other such issues; you can find out more information about this, and report problems, via their website.


Library

Opening hours: Tuesdays 10.00-1.30 and 2.50-5.00, Saturdays 10.00-1.00. Bailey Hill, Castle Cary. 0845 3459177; www.cclib.somerset.gov.uk


Police

The Neighbourhood Policing Team is based at Wincanton Police Station, which is the place you should contact with any queries or concerns: phone 101, or use their online query/reporting facility here. Our local Community Support Officer is Dan Arthur: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Somerset Sight

Providing support services for individuals with visual impairment. Contact Mr Tom Winsborough, (01823) 333818, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . www.somersetsight.org.uk


TOILETS

The main public toilets are found in Millbrook Car Park to the south of the town centre. There is also a toilet in the Tourist Information Office at the Market House, which is available for public use when the office is open.

There is no public toilet at the Donald Pither Memorial Field. However, if you are a regular user of the field, especially if you are a parent taking your children to the play area, it is possible to obtain a key to use the toilet facilities in the referee's changing room at the Pavilion, in return for a deposit; please contact the Town Clerk for more details.


 

TRANSPORT

South Somerset Community Accessible Transport

Community Accessible Transport (CAT) runs from the Balsam Centre in Wincanton, providing low cost transport for people in rural locations within the area, as well as volunteer driver transport outside the area for hospital appointments. Telephone 01963 31842.

Yeovil Shopmobility

Our scheme provides powered scooters as well as manual wheelchairs to enable people with limited mobility to shop and use leisure facilities in the Yeovil area. Contact Mr Chris Newman, (01935) 420889, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . www.yeovilshopmobility.co.uk


Veterinary Surgery

Delaware Veterinary Surgery, Fulford House, Torbay Road, Castle Cary. (01963) 350307. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.delawarevets.co.uk