Just in case you have not already heard………. the developers wishing to put 200 houses on the field above the station, have won their appeal.
If you are interested in the reasons given, please find a link to the report here – Appeal Decision 3259668
Castle Cary Town Council, Ansford Parish Council. South Somerset District Council, Care4Cary and the CPRE all vigorously opposed this development.
Yet again, greed has triumphed over common sense, our Neighbourhood Plan has been ignored and local opinions have not been respected.
Don’t forget the Joint Annual Parish and Town Meeting next Tuesday 24 May at Caryford Hall, 7 pm.
You are invited to the JOINT ANNUAL PARISH and TOWN MEETING for the civil parishes of Ansford and Castle Cary on Tuesday 24th May 2022 at Caryford Hall from 6.15pm. 7pm start.
Unfortunately the Nat West van is being repaired and so will not be able to visit us tomorrow Thursday 13th Jan. Hope fully all will be back to normal next week.
Hello all Memory Cafe guests and happy new year! We have decided to postpone our January sessions but look forward to welcoming you back on and after Weds 2nd February. See you there!
Invitation to Tender
Website Design, Build & Maintenance
Castle Cary Town Council is calling for tenders for the redesign, building and ongoing maintenance of the town website. Tender documentation, including specification, key dates and selection criteria, can be obtained from: The Town Clerk, Castle Cary Town Council, Market Place, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH. Or by email to: [email protected] The tender closes on 7th January 2022 at 5pm.
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!
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]
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]