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Village News

The Corton Denham News magazine is published bi-monthly and distributed by hand and e-mail to village residents. The Editor is Jean Godley who may be contacted at ed.cdnews@btinternet.com. The sub-editors are Ben Woolley and Fiona Morgan. Items for inclusion are welcome and should be forwarded to the editor by 3rd week prior to issue date.

The Week Ahead newsletter is circulated weekly to village residents by e-mail and contains news of forthcoming events and items of local interest. The editor is Susanna Thatcher who may be contacted at rthatcher@btinternet.com.


17.10.17.  Major Road Closure in the Village 30th October – 24th November 2017, including weekends

Please be aware that Corton Denham Road and Ridge Lane will be closed to vehicular traffic for 26 days, including weekends, from Monday 30th October for highway maintenance work. An alternative route will be signed. See below for further details.

The following message has been received from Somerset County Council Highways:

Somerset Highways Customer Contact Centre:

Tel:  0300 123 2224


18.6.17. WEA Autumn Lectures

On-line registration for the 2017 WEA Autumn Lectures is now open. Course details are as follows:

West Country Folklore

Course Ref: C3528581

Exploring local beliefs about dragons and stories about these creatures, some of which date back 1,000 years, as well as the many types of West Country fairies, the Green Man carvings, witchcraft, and the supernatural world will give an insight into the way our ancestors viewed their world. However, they will be related to present day beliefs, while also looking at their origins. We will look at the historic and archaeological record for evidence to see if King Arthur, a local folklore hero, actually existed, and whether St. Brigid, an Irish saint, visited Somerset in 488 AD and established a chapel there. Presenting the evidence will enable the participants to arrive at their own conclusions in a fascinating and eye-opening course, as traces of such beliefs can still be found in the built environment around us.

Course dates

25/09/2017 – 06/11/2017

Session details

6 sessions for 1.5 hrs per session Mon 19:30


Fee £35.00 Includes accreditation & materials if applicable


Brian Wright

For on-line registration click here;  for further information or queries please contact Mrs Julia Bunker on 01963220515 or at juliabunker@aol.com

28.6.17. Message from the Village Hall !

The Village Hall has a Hostess Trolley that is no longer needed. It is in full working order and has been recently PAT (Portable Appliance Test) tested, any donation to the Hall would be greatly appreciated if someone will give it a new home.

If you are interested in the trolley, please contact John Godley at johngodley@hotmail.com






Upcoming Events

10:00 am Church Service – Modern Communio...
Church Service – Modern Communio...
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Church Service - Modern Communion - Check Location
A combined Service for the Benefice [in any one of the churches] of Holy Communion, using the more modern Book of Common Worship. Check location at Cam Vale Benefice website at http://www.camvalebenefice.org.uk/whatson/
9:30 am Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Post Office Business
10:00 am Coffee Morning @ Village Hall
Coffee Morning @ Village Hall
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Coffee Morning @ Village Hall
Social ‘Get Together’
9:30 am Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Post Office Mobile Van @ Village Hall
Post Office Business