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1911, 2019

Meet the builder

Tuesday, November 19, 2019|

Meet the Builder at The Market House – Shambles. On Thursday 21st November 4 – 6 p.m.

A construction firm called Engie is inviting residents to talk to them on Thursday this week. Engie is employed by the developers Stonewater to build the 125 houses on Wayside Farm on Station Road (this is the last site on the left when travelling towards the Station). This site is now apparently called “Mulberry Meadows”! Representatives from Engie will be able to answer questions such as “When will the site be finished?”

Stonewater, the developers, are currently seeking to renegotiate the number of affordable homes on the site and the amount of S106 money paid to our community. (This is a levy, agreed at the outset, to help the community improve infrastructure). (Planning applications 19/02353/DPO & 19/01411/DPO) There may be a representative from Stonewater present. It is to Stonewater that questions about therequested reduction in funding for local projects should be addressed.

We (the Town and Parish Councils) opposed this development and it was passed at appeal by a Government Inspector. We are where we are, and it is going to happen. Please remember that it is rare for developers/builders to engage with the community and in this instance, if attending, extreme politeness is likely to result in the best outcome!!!

1611, 2019

Do something amazing in 2020!

Saturday, November 16, 2019|

Have you got what it takes to be a foster parent?

For many, the start of a new year brings an opportunity for reflection, fresh starts and change – but could you change a child’s story this year?

For over 500 children in Somerset, spending time at home isn’t possible right now, which is why we urgently need more foster carers to offer safe, loving homes to our children in care.  Foster carers can make a real difference to children’s lives. They help them through tough times and give them the support they need to achieve their full potential.

Fostering is not a one size fits all. There are a variety of different avenues within fostering to match the vast and sometimes complex needs of the children in our care, and the lifestyles of our carers; from the dedication of long term fostering over a period of years, to the flexibility of respite providing care just one weekend a month. In return our carers receive ongoing support and training, a dedicated social worker and a weekly fee and allowance (amounts vary – please speak to our team or visit the website for details).

If you’re aged 21 or over and have a spare room, along with the time and patience to support a Somerset child in care, visit fosteringinsomerset.org.uk or call our team on 0800 587 9900 to find out how you could help change a child’s story. There is no upper age limit, and things like your gender, sexual preference or marital status are not important – you just need the right qualities and mindset.  Alternatively, come along to our next information evening and find out more about fostering over a coffee and cake.

Costa Coffee, 8 Townsend Shopping Park, Shepton Mallet on Tuesday 14th January 2020 from 7-9pm.


1411, 2019

Exploring Castle Cary: A Town Review!

Thursday, November 14, 2019|

1111, 2019

Surviving Winter-donating your Winter Fuel payment

Monday, November 11, 2019|

Donate your Winter Fuel Payment so Somerset’s elderly

don’t have to choose between eating and heating

November 2019

As we head into winter, many of us face an expensive – but essential – bill for heating our homes, while many of our neighbours face a stark decision between eating and heating: a shocking one in eight households in Somerset live in fuel poverty. Thanks to the bright idea of one generous pensioner, hundreds of older people in Somerset are being supported to stay warm, safe and well every winter through Somerset Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter campaign.

The campaign encourages people who don’t need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate some or all of it to help local older people who are unable to afford to heat their homes.

Last year, over 500 elderly people living in Somerset were helped through the cold winter months, thanks to generous local donors who donated over £100,000 to Surviving Winter.

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) are also taking part in The Big Give, and online donations to the campaign that are made during the week-long Big Give Christmas Challenge – midday Tuesday 3 December to midday Tuesday 10 December – will be doubled! So, not only will your donation be worth twice as much, but even more older and isolated people across the county will feel warmer and better connected this winter.

If you would like to donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949.

811, 2019

Castle Cary Good Neighbour Scheme meeting

Friday, November 8, 2019|

We all need a bit of help from time to time.
We would like to set up a Good Neighbour Scheme here in Castle Cary.
The idea is that members of our community help each other with small tasks and acts of kindness, for those who need it most. If you like the idea then come along to let us know your thoughts.
(Refreshments Available)

Castle Cary Good Neighbour Scheme meeting

411, 2019

Greener Cary meeting….

Monday, November 4, 2019|

…7th November 19:30 in The Shambles….Agenda here: Open Meeting agenda

1111, 2019

Undeliverable parcels….

Monday, November 11, 2019|

Important notice from the Post Office…from 7th November, undeliverable parcels and letters will be taken to Wincanton not Castle Cary Post Office. There will be an option to arrange redelivery so you shouldn’t always have to go to Wincanton.

See this letter for details: Letter re parcel collection from Wincanton

2110, 2019

Sorted e-newsletter

Monday, October 21, 2019|

Information from Somerset Waste Partnership.

Click here: SORTED! e-newsletter

1510, 2019

Brexit readiness for food and farming businesses

Tuesday, October 15, 2019|


Brexit Readiness: Defra Food & Farming Briefing


Date:               Wednesday 23 October
Time:              12pm – 2pm

Venue:           Wessex Pavilions, Royal Bath & West Showground, Prestleigh, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN


Defra is working with the NFU, the Heart of the South West LEP and Mendip District Council to host a free ‘Ready for Brexit’ event aimed at businesses within the farming, food and drink sectors.


This event is open to all businesses in the Somerset and South West area and will provide information and signposting to the technical support and advice available to help businesses with preparing for Brexit.

Refreshments on arrival.


Registration for the event is through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ready-for-brexit-food-farming-tickets-75825705727


1510, 2019

Apple Day, Sunday 27th October

Tuesday, October 15, 2019|