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2008, 2019

A message from NCS….

Tuesday, August 20, 2019|


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.”

908, 2019

Autumn 2019 newsletter

Friday, August 9, 2019|

Click here: CC&A News Autumn 2019

608, 2019

Somerset Art Weeks Festival-21 September – 6 October 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019|

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.


3107, 2019

The result of the Neighbourhood plan referendum yesterday

Wednesday, July 31, 2019|

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

1008, 2019

Virtual Reality….in the library!

Saturday, August 10, 2019|

1907, 2019

Why do we need a Neighbourhood Plan?

Friday, July 19, 2019|

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

1907, 2019

Ansford Parish Clerk-vacancy

Friday, July 19, 2019|

There’s a vacancy for a Parish clerk in Ansford: http://www.parish-council.com/ansford/news.asp (average 8 hours per week)

1507, 2019

A message from Somerset Highways…

Monday, July 15, 2019|


Somerset County Council (SCC) undertakes highway management throughout the County and one of the duties is to maintain highways as a safe environment for all road users.

Grass verge management is carried out by SCC between May – August annually and details are published on the SCC TravelSomerset website.

The SCC South Somerset Area office received in excess of 350 concerns raised by the public relating to overhanging vegetation in 2018 and approximately 16% of those related to land owners and notice had to be served.

You can appreciate that this has an impact on clerk and officer resource where simple maintenance by land owners could be carried out to reduce or remove this issue.

SCC appreciate that growth occurs in bird nesting season, but hedge cutting works can be carried out providing an inspection of the hedge is carried out prior to any cutting works being undertaken. Generally the bird nesting season should be considered to be between late February and August but is dependent on weather conditions.

I hope that you will be able to co-operate to help reduce occurrences and help to protect the safety of the public.

508, 2019

Road closure Wyke Road 12th August 5 days

Monday, August 5, 2019|

There will be a road closure along Wyke Road for sewer repairs. See this document for full details: Wyke Road closure 12th August 5 days


1807, 2019

Road Closure Cumnock Road/Ansford Hill 5th August 15 days 07:30-17:30 weekdays.

Thursday, July 18, 2019|

See this document for full details: Cumnock Road Ansford Hill road closure