Please see the link here: https://www.castle-cary.co.uk/great-western-railway-updates/ and follow the pages you need to keep updated.
On Monday 12th August a Blue Plaque was unveiled at Cumnock Terrace in Castle Cary, the birthplace of Douglas Macmillan. To find out more, watch the video composed by Macmillan…
We are NCS (National Citizen Service) and we are trying to end period poverty in Somerset.
Unfortunately, 137,000 females in the UK have missed school as they were unable to afford sanitary products. Despite being a necessity to 50% of the population at some point, sanitary products are classed as luxury items.
To help us, you can bring donations of sanitary products all this week and next Tuesday (27th August) to the Market House in Castle Cary.
You can also spread the word on:
Facebook – Fund the Flow
Instagram – fund.the.flow
Twitter – fundtheflow
Email – [email protected]
Thank you for your support.”
Somerset Art Weeks Festival
21 September – 6 October 2019
This year’s Festival will host a diverse programme of inspiring art exhibitions, workshops, talks, films and installations in over 130 locations across Somerset, alongside exciting new
commissions, group shows and education projects involving over 300 artists.
2019 marks the Silver Anniversary of Somerset Art Weeks with the first event
in 1994 featuring 160 venues and artists, art groups, organisations and one-off
exhibitions all taking part. It is now the largest visual arts event in the county. Art
Weeks has evolved since 1994 with the essence of art at the heart of Somerset,
investing in the arts community and enriching lives.
Official result here: https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/media/2512/declaration-of-result.pdf
726 votes cast: 682 Yes: 43 No: 1 spoiled ballot paper
This is good news for our town as it means more influence on what developers can and cannot do, and also more money.
Many thanks to all who voted.
For those concerned about the current application for 200 more houses on the greenfield site that overlooks that station, please write as soon as possible to the South Somerset District Council. Letters/emails really do make a difference… the more the better…
For details of the application visit the Planning section of the SSDC website. The reference number is: 19/01840/OUT
The OUT means Outline – so you don’t need to pay attention either to the layout or to the design of the houses… only to the principle of building 200 houses on that field
Postal Voters should have received their ballot papers; the Referendum is on Tuesday 30th July, so why do we need a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan gives a community some say over developments within its area… such as where building should take place and what the buildings should look like. It can also influence many other planning matters. It is a legal document which has to be referred to by the local planning authority as well as developers.
Without an NP a community has virtually no control over these things.
After numerous consultations with our community, the NP for Castle Cary and Ansford is completed, it has passed all the necessary examinations and other hurdles and now it is your chance to vote on whether it should be adopted. Remember without it we have no powers, with it we get some control over what happens to our Town.
Once a Neighbourhood Plan is adopted, we as a community can claim more money from developers than we otherwise could.
For more details and to download the full document, please go to: https://www.castlecaryansfordnp.uk/the-neighbourhood-plan1