2209, 2021

Apple Day Art Lecture – Correction to Details

Wednesday, September 22, 2021|

Apple Day in Castle Cary is not long away! 10th October brings our free celebration of all things apple at The Market House from 11am-3pm. Please note a change of time for our later illustrated lecture, organised by the Cary History Society: Forbidden Fruit: A History of Art as told by Apples . The speaker Colin Wiggins was former Official Lecturer at the National Gallery.  This will be at Caryford Hall starting at 5pm. Doors open at 4.30 – refreshments available.  Tickets £5 from Bailey Hill Bookshop – and available on the door only if there are any left.

Hope to see you at The Market House and at Caryford Hall!

309, 2021

Cafe Scientifique Somerset at The Market House starts Oct 12th

Friday, September 3, 2021|

October 12th, 7pm, sees the start of the first ever season of Café Scientifique Somerset sessions at The Market House, Castle Cary.  Café Sci is a place where, in an informal café-style setting, there are free monthly talks and debates about the latest thinking in science and technology from researchers and experts across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics spectrum.  The audience is decidedly non-expert and the talks are aimed at anyone who would like to know more about the developments that will impact our future, with a distinctly local and social feel.  Attendees can take a glass of wine or cup of coffee and join in the debate and meet like-minded people.  This is the first such venture in rural Somerset and is well supported by the academic and industrial community with a fascinating line-up of speakers already confirmed.  It takes place as part of our LAMP (Learning At the Market Place) programme. The first session will see Professor James Ladyman of Bristol University discussing science as a complex system and debating the very nature of science itself – a thought-provoking beginning to an intriguing set of sessions which will take place on the second Tuesday of every month from October to June. For more information: [email protected]

309, 2021

Apple Day, 10th October 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021|

Sunday 10th October is Apple Day in Castle Cary! This will be a free celebration of all things apple so there will be plenty of apple produce stalls, food and drink to complement the apple -cheese, pork and cider-  and many apple-themed activities.  There will be apple art trees and feeding Peppa Pig apples for the children, apple pressing, live music from Hello Hopeville for the adults and an exploration into the science behind apple production all at The Market House in Castle Cary from 11-3.  Later there is a lecture, organised by Cary History Society, about The Apple in Art with a speaker from the National Gallery.  This will be at Caryford Hall from 6.00 pm.   Further information from Colleen Bower, 01963 351763 or email:  [email protected]

1308, 2021

Good News for Walkers!

Friday, August 13, 2021|

We now have in Castle Cary a ‘Footpath Officer’.  His role is not as a policeman or contractor, but he will report any issues concerning footpaths to Somerset County Council which is responsible for their upkeep.

Our Footpath Officer is Tim Barker ([email protected]) and he will be assisted by a small team of volunteers.  The volunteers will walk footpaths in the parish of Castle Cary from time to time, armed with secateurs and will try and clear paths at important points.  Issues such as broken stiles and fully blocked paths etc will be reported to County Council for action and followed up by the Town Council.

Please email Tim if you would like to join this group of volunteers.  Whilst you are out walking, why not do a bit for the community!

We will hold a volunteer’s meeting at 11.00 on 25 August, in the Shambles so do come along if you would like to be involved.

2508, 2020

Ambulance station

Tuesday, August 25, 2020|

See the front cover of the Winter 2019 Newsletter for a report about the closure of the Castle Cary Ambulance Station: CC&A News Winter 2019

1105, 2020


Monday, May 11, 2020|

Click here for details: Vacancy on Castle Cary Town Council

2201, 2020

Mental Health Consultation

Wednesday, January 22, 2020|

Have your say about proposals for changing acute inpatient mental health services for adults of working age

Health and care services in Somerset are running a public consultation to gather feedback from local people about the future locations of acute mental health beds for people of working age. The consultation runs until 12 April 2020.

An acute mental health ward is where patients are admitted to provide them with the level of treatment and support they need. This might be because they need further assessment, they need to be kept safe or they need more intensive support than can be provided at home.

Health and care services are considering changing the location of the acute mental health ward at Wells for people aged between 18 and 65 years and moving it to Yeovil. The number of beds will remain the same.

The reason for the proposed change is due to concerns about patients and staff safety. Two of the four wards for people aged between 18 and 65 years are located in Taunton, with one ward in both Yeovil and Wells. These two are ‘standalone’ wards which means they are not close to other wards, and one of them is also a long way from the nearest Emergency Department.

All other existing services at Priory Health Park in Wells will remain, whatever the outcome of the consultation, and community mental health services available to people in the Wells/Mendip area will be expanded and enhanced: this includes a Crisis Café.

Health and care services would like to know what you think about their ideas. You can fill in the questionnaire here: http://bit.ly/FFMF-Mental-Health-Consultation

You can read the full consultation document on their website at www.fitformyfuture.org.uk or contact them by email [email protected] or telephone 01935 384119

1201, 2020

Co-opted Governor vacancy, Castle Cary Primary School

Sunday, January 12, 2020|

Click for more details

901, 2020

Updates from Somerset County Council and South Somerset District Council

Thursday, January 9, 2020|

Somerset County Council briefings

South Somerset District Council news and consultation

1301, 2020

Statement in response to correspondence regarding the Boxing Day Hunt meet

Monday, January 13, 2020|

Please click here for a statement from Castle Cary Town Council.