1204, 2019

Town Council update on Eat Festival: Castle Cary

Friday, April 12, 2019|

Eat:Castle Cary Festival

4th May 2019

A leaflet is being circulated by a resident raising concerns about the Eat:Castle Cary Festival on 4th May.   Much of what is being said is untrue. Please read the Town Council website to see arrangements for parking, buses etc. https://www.castle-cary.co.uk/eat-castle-cary-update/

Local services, police, ambulance, fire brigade have all been notified and legal documentation has been completed by the organising company Eat:Festivals.

Anyone who is worried should contact: www.eatfestivals.org or email:[email protected]

We forward to seeing you at the free Eat:Festival

1304, 2019

Parish Council Elections 2nd May-update

Saturday, April 13, 2019|

Please see the Parish Councils Notice of Election here.

Update 13th April: 9 people have been nominated for 13 places on the Town Council. Therefore they have been elected without a contest. See https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/media/2150/parish-council-notices-of-uncontested-elections.pdf

1303, 2019

Town Clerk vacancy

Wednesday, March 13, 2019|

Castle Cary Town Council
Job Vacancy
Town Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer
Salary within the grade LC2
(from 1st April 2019 SCP 24-32 £27905-£34788)
Subject to experience and qualifications.
Full-time 37hrs per week

Castle Cary Town Council is an innovative and energetic Council at the centre of a growing and active local community. The Council has Foundation status in the Local Council Award scheme and aspires to achieve Quality level following the May elections.

We are now seeking highly organised and committed applicants to undertake this key role which is responsible for all day-to-day organisation and management of the Council’s finances, staff, facilities and services. This is a demanding job and you will need vision, a high level of motivation, excellent leadership, accounting, management, administrative, inter-personal and IT skills in order to work successfully with staff, Councillors, our community, external organisations and stakeholders.

Ideally you should possess the CiLCA qualification and have a sound understanding of local authority organisation and management.

The post is full-time (37 hours per week) and some evening meeting attendance is required. We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this full-time post which involves evening and weekend attendance.

Please visit our website www.castle-cary.co.uk to download a recruitment pack and an application form.

For an informal discussion feel free to contact our current Town Clerk, Sue Hake on 01963 359631

Closing date for applications:  12 noon Monday 18th March 2019.

Interviews will be held on 27th and 28th March 2019. Candidates should ensure they are available to attend on these days should they be selected for interview at each stage.

Castle Cary Town Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Letter to Applicants; Job Description Castle Cary Town Clerk; Town Clerk person specification; Application form for Town Clerk

2510, 2018

Castle Cary & Ansford Remember…..

Thursday, October 25, 2018|

Castle Cary & Ansford Centenary Remembrance of World War 1

This year the Armistice Remembrance will be marked with some different activities in our town. We will be positioning 150 large poppies throughout the town. This will be followed by flags placed at the back of the Horsepond, on the Market House and down the High Street, in shop windows and on flag poles. Many of our shops will decorate their windows and the War Memorial at the Horsepond will be draped with a cascade of poppies.

The poppy collections led by Bridget Laver will start in the town in the week beginning 29th October.

On Saturday 3rd November the Shambles will host an exhibition prepared by the Museum and Living History Group. This exhibition will be open whenever the Shambles is not booked for an event to view. The days are; Saturday 3rd November, Tuesday morning, Wednesday all day, Thursday morning, Friday all day and Saturday morning when it will transfer to the Museum for viewing on Sunday 11th November.
The Museum has extended its opening days until Sunday 11th November. It’s will be open from 10.30-12.30 and 2.00-4.00pm. It is full of memorabilia and a fabulous poppy quilt ‘In Flanders Fields’ made with love by Catherine Millar and lent to them for the occasion.

The Vintage Market will take place on 11th November and they will be having some appropriate music playing after the Act of Remembrance.

Both Churches will have displays and they be open for reflection in the week leading up to Sunday. The Creative Writing Group at the Shambles has written stories and poems about World War1 and one will be read in All Saints’ Church after 11.00 each day.

In addition there will be a few surprises to watch out for before the solemnity of the British Legion service at All Saints’ Church at 10.00am. The congregation will process round the town led by the Clergy and the British Legion to the War Memorial for the act of Remembrance. The men of Castle Cary and Ansford will be remembered by name after the silence. After the service there will be an opportunity to walk up to Ansford Church and the Ansford War Memorial to honour the dead.

We would like to make you aware that 100 bird scarers will be set off in very quick succession from the top of Lodge Hill to mark the moment the guns fell silent. They will go off before 11.00 am and will be followed by two minutes silence. Please keep your animals in and warn friends or relatives who might be alarmed. The Police have been informed.

These events have been planned by a small group of people from our community and supported by Cary 2000 and the Town Council

1206, 2017

Chair’s report to the Annual Town Meeting 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017|

Here is the report given to the Annual Town Meeting on 16th May 2017


Chair’s Report Annual Town Meeting 2017

1011, 2019

Sign up for Cary Crier-our ‘Town Crier’ for local news and important issues

Sunday, November 10, 2019|

To receive messages about important town issues and events, contact [email protected] and ask to be put on the mailing list. You will not be bombarded with rubbish and your email address will not be given to anyone else.

Please see this document about the Cary Crier and the new General Data Protection Regulations.

607, 2016

Notice of Public Right to Inspect Accounts

Wednesday, July 6, 2016|

This has been posted on the Notice Board outside the Market House: Notice of Public Right to inspect accounts

Unaudited Statement of accounts ended 31 March 2016

2804, 2015


Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

There are many quiet roads and footpaths around the town, leading you further into the countryside. In addition, several long-distance paths pass through or nearby Castle Cary: the Macmillan Way, the Monarch’s Way and the Leland Trail.

Public footpaths can be found on this website: https://roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/map