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Village News

The Corton Denham News magazine is published bi-monthly ad distributed by hand and e-mail to village residents. The Editor is Lisa Adam who may be contacted at [email protected]. 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 [email protected].

LATEST NEWS

10.7.19. From the Parish Clerk – Wheatsheaf Hill road closures and diversion August and September 2019

Click here for the latest information on the closure of Wheatsheaf Hill for road-works during August and September 2019, including the official Closure Notice and diversion map.

The following correspondence has been received from the South Somerset Highways Department:

The duration for the works has been extended as we are taking the opportunity to improve the drainage which should help to protect the new surface from water erosion on its surface and scouring along the edges, in addition keeping it drier to prevent early ageing deterioration due to being consistently damp.

Firstly, I have recently been advised that there has been an amendment to the program;

Prep:

The prep works will be 5th – 9th Aug with a road closure so I would expect the road to be open from that Saturday but the resurfacing has been deferred to 16th – 19th Sept.  Unfortunately the prep works include new drainage and cross drain connections so there will be no facility to open the road until the works for that prep are fully completed.

Resurfacing:

It is likely that the road could be open in the night for the resurfacing operation in the first few days but then most unlikely as there will be levels adjustments to the new/old surface drains which will need to be left to cure and not be trafficked.  Considering that open/not situation then it is generally better to leave it closed for the whole duration to avoid confusion.

John Nicholson

Assistant Highway Service Manager

South Somerset Area Office, Mead Avenue, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, Somerset. BA22 8RT

Tel:  0300 123 2224

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Additional information from the Parish Clerk:

The legal order does only state Wheatsheaf Hill as being affected, I have included an extract from the design which shows that the works are limited to Wheatsheaf Hill but due to the proximity of the works at that junction it is reasonable that it will be restricted at times for through traffic to facilitate the equipment. Click here for Map

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10.7.19. From the Parish Clerk – SSDC consultation on the South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036

The Parish Council has been invited to contribute to the South Somerset District Council Local Plan Review 2016-2036 (see below). See below for details for the details. If you would like to comment or make suggestions with regard to aspects within Corton Denham please e-mail the Parish Clerk on [email protected] . Comments received will be taken into account in preparing the Parish Council’s response to the SSDC consultation.

Message from South Somerset District Council Consultations
Dear Sir or Madam

Review of the South Somerset Local Plan (2006 – 2028) – Preferred Options Consultation

I am writing to inform you that South Somerset District Council is reviewing the Local Plan that was adopted in March 2015; this review will cover the period 2016 to 2036.

This Preferred Options consultation represents the second formal stage of consultation on the South Somerset Local Plan Review and follows the Issues and Options consultation which took place during late 2017 and early 2018. The consultation period will be from 12 noon 28 June 2019 to 5pm 18 September 2019.

A document has been produced to set out for consultation the Council’s proposed strategy for delivering new homes and employment over the period 2016 to 2036, including site allocations and policies against which planning applications will be assessed. The document reflects the latest Government Guidance in the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the evidence base produced to support the Plan process. The Local Plan Review will provide us with a refreshed policy framework that will guide and shape development in the District up to 2036.

The issues in preparing a new plan are wide ranging and will involve not just the Council itself, but also many other organisations and individuals. This Preferred Options consultation provides an opportunity to get involved and give your views and comments.

It is vital that as many individuals and businesses as possible respond to this consultation and your comments will be taken into account in evolving the next stage of the Local Plan Review.

You are able to view summary leaflets, the consultation document with option maps and the updated evidence base; and find a consultation response form to submit your representations electronically, on the Council’s web site at https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/your-council/your-council-plan-and-strategies/planning-policy/local-plan-review-2016-2036/  Hard copies of the document can be seen during normal opening hours in Council offices at Brympton Way, Yeovil and Petters Way, Yeovil and in libraries in South Somerset. Library locations and opening hours can be found here: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries-leisure-and-communities/libraries/our-libraries/

There will be a series of public drop-in sessions where the consultation document can be viewed and where Council officers will be on hand to help explain how we have got to this stage and answer any queries. These drop-in sessions are as follows:

22-Aug Somerton
West Street Church hall 4pm – 7:00pm
27-Aug Wincanton
Memorial Hall 3pm – 6:30pm
Please be aware that all representations will be publicly available and may also appear on the South Somerset District Council website.

Once the consultation period has ended, responses made at this stage will help to refine the Submission version of the Local Plan Review, that stage will include a further round of public consultation.

If you have any queries regarding this letter please do not hesitate to contact the Strategic Planning team at [email protected]

Yours faithfully

Jo Wilkins MRTPI

Specialist – Strategic Planning

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10.7.19. From the Parish Clerk – SSDC Environmental Strategy Consultation

The Parish Council has received the following letter from South Somerset District Council. Please see ‘The Week Ahead’ if you would like to contribute to this consultation:

Dear Clerk,

As you may be aware, South Somerset District Council recently declared its recognition of a climate emergency. We are starting to develop an environment strategy and as part of this we are doing some initial engagement with local stakeholders to understand thoughts and ideas around the environmental issues and opportunities.

We are keen to engage with Parish and Town Councils to understand some of what you might already be doing related to the environment and your aspirations and thoughts on priorities for addressing climate change and the wider environmental issues. We would welcome your input and have designed some broad questions that we would be grateful of your time to consider and share thoughts with us, via email. Please could you email responses back to me by no later than 10th July 2019.

We have currently identified five broad themes that the Environment Strategy is likely to be based around:
·         Waste, Recycling & resource Management
·         Natural Environment
·         Built Environment
·         Energy (efficiency and renewable)
·         Travel and Transport

Considering each of the above 5 themes, please could you let us know the following:
·         What do you think are the key environmental issues / concerns for your Parish or Town and District?
·         What are you already doing within your Parish or Town to address the environmental issue ?
·         What are the top three things we should aim for (in terms of desired outcome) ?
·         What are the key things we could do to achieve these desired outcomes?

We look forward to hearing from you.

Stephanie Gold
Case Officer
Strategy and Commissioning
South Somerset District Council

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Refuse Collection this Friday 23: recycling bins only

 

THE WEEK AHEAD – WEEK BEGINNING 25 AUGUST 2019

 

Sunday 25 August – 10th Sunday of Trinity (Green)

10.00 am Queen Camel Church: TOGETHER AT 10 will be held in the churchyard, weather permitting – so do please bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.  Also you are welcome to bring along your well behaved pets to be blessed – all shapes and sizes.

2.00 pm Sherborne School Sherborne: Historic Vehicle Rally run by the Rotary Club of Sherborne

Until Tuesday 27 August Tarrant Hinton, Blandford (DT11 8HX): Great Dorset Steam Fair.  Heritage event, showcasing Great Britain’s industrial, agricultural and leisure history. Tickets from Sherborne TIC T: 01935 815341

Tuesday 27 August

9.30 – 10.30 am Village Hall: Mobile Post Office

10.00 am – 11.30 am Village Hall: Coffee Morning, hosted ably by Gerarda

Wednesday 28 August

7.00 – 9.00 pm Oliver’s Café, Cheap Street, Sherborne: Sherboard Games. Board Game event for teenagers, families and adults, free. Thematic games and great artwork. Refreshments

Thursday 29 August

9.45 am-3.30 pm St Paul’s Church, Sherborne: Holiday Club for children aged 7-11yrs (by 31.08.2019). – Games, songs, craft, Bible stories and more. Free but must book, limited spaces.

Please telephone 01935 816444 or  Sherborne TIC T: 01935 815341

Friday 30 August

10.00 am Church cleaning by that “very special team”!

10.00 am – 5.00 pm The Fleet Air Arm Museum: Friday is Falconry Fly-Day!

Displays will be running at intervals throughout the day, giving you an opportunity to see these incredible creatures in flight.

Saturday 31 August

1.00 pm Pageant Gardens, Sherborne Church of the Sacred Heart and St Aldhelm’s Fete.

All Welcome.

Sunday 1 September – 11th Sunday of Trinity (Green)

9.30 am – BCP Holy Communion at Sutton Montis

On-going Events:

Until 8 September 9.30 am – 5. 30 pm, Haynes Motor Museum: Are we there yet?

Pack a picnic and join us for a nostalgic journey following the route holidaymakers have taken along the A303, inspired by the family favourite ‘I-Spy On The Road’ book.

Vibrant artwork from Shell, hardy vehicles used by the patrolmen of the AA and RAC, the ever memorable Ford Cortina, opportunities for posing for selfies in the vintage holiday scene and a spotter guide to take home, a display of over 400 cars and bikes, and outdoor play area with coin operated kids go-karts, soft play area and an interactive garage and mini road system.

 

Refuse Collection this week Saturday 31 August: main and recycling bins

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Refuse Collection this Friday 16 August: main and recycling bins

THE WEEK AHEAD – WEEK BEGINNING 18 AUGUST 2019

Sunday 18 August – 9th Sunday of Trinity (Green)

9.30 am CW Holy Communion at Corton Denham

 

Monday 19 August

Today, Monday 19 August at 7 pm, Cineworld, Yeovil: The Mikado, screened live from the English National Opera. Booking online or at the ticket office

Tuesday 20 August

9.30 – 10.30 am Village Hall: Mobile Post Office

10.00 am – 11.30 am Village Hall: Coffee Morning, hosted by Jean and Anna.

3.00 – 4.00 pm Sherborne Abbey: Faith & Arts – Art & Contemplation (Session 2: 20 August, Session 3: 27 August). The Reverend David Marl helps to contemplate various works of art with a final practical session in Church Hall. Free. No obligation to come to all sessions.

Please sign up in Sherborne Abbey Parish Office. Contact: Parish Office T: 01935 812452

Saturday 24 August (Bank Holiday week end)

2.30 pm Baptism of Olive Agnes Robinson at St Andrew’s Church, Corton Denham

10.00 am Henstridge Airfield (BA8 0TN): Wings & Wheels

Classic cars and planes show. Adults £5 and U16s free when accompanied. 07887 744163 Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341

Sunday 25 August – 10th Sunday of Trinity (Green)

10.00 am Queen Camel Church: TOGETHER AT 10 will be held in the churchyard, weather permitting – so do please bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.  Also you are welcome to bring along your well behaved pets to be blessed – all shapes and sizes.

 

On-going Events:

Thu 22 August – Tue 27 August Tarrant Hinton, Blandford (DT11 8HX): Great Dorset Steam Fair.  Heritage event, showcasing Great Britain’s industrial, agricultural and leisure history. Tickets from Sherborne TIC T: 01935 815341

or online www.gdsf.co.uk/entrance-tickets

 

Please remember the Wheatsheaf Hill road closure is from 16 September to 19 September

 

Refuse Collection this week Friday 23: recycling bins only

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23.5.18. From The Parish Clerk

Data Protection

I’m sure that you will have been bombarded by numerous companies and organisations with regard to the new data protection regulations  (GDPR) that are coming into force on 25 May 2018. The Corton Denham Parish Council and its website are also affected by these changes. We would therefore like to draw your attention to the Parish Council’s updated Privacy Policy Statement on the Parish website ( cortondenham.org.uk ) which will govern how your personal data will be managed by the Parish Council in future. You also need to be aware that photographs of village events are sometimes posted on the Parish website and, should you wish to be excluded from these, you should notify the event organiser accordingly.

Richard Thatcher (Clerk to Corton Denham Parish Council)

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4.12.18.  From the PCC of St Andrew’s, Corton Denham

Data Protection

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Andrew’s, Corton Denham, in common with many other organisations, is subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Accordingly, the PCC wishes to draw your attention to its updated Data Privacy Notice in the St Andrews section of the Parish Website (cortondenham.org.uk) which governs how personal data is managed by the PCC.

Peter Prager (Churchwarden)

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