Parking enforcement in Wincanton has been taken over by South Somerset District Council, who have contracted a company called NSL to issue penalty notices to illegal parkers. It’s £70 for parking on a double yellow line, or £50 for a lower level offence, like overstaying in a parking bay. NSL have been seen on the streets, so be careful!
The highly successful village street party on 3rd June made a profit of £481 after all expenses. This surplus will be used for some kind of memorial to the event, plus a time capsule for future generations.
The Blog has sponsored the video of the event, which is currently being edited and we hear is nearly complete. This will go into the time capsule, but copies will be on sale in aid of the Parish Church Roof fund.
Look out for announcements of the World Premierie, to be screened on the Half Moon’s big telly, soon.
Over 300 people sat down to a delicious lunch at the Horsington Street Party of Sunday June 3rd. Everyone had a fabulous day, and the Blog sends a big thank you to everyone concerned – Andrew and Philippa Tarling and everyone at the Half Moon; Chris and the Bailward family who provided and roasted delicious pork and beef, Alec and Rachael Davis who spent several hours carving it; all the ladies who made all those delicious salads, puddings and cakes. Plus all the other helpers who turned up to erect and dismantle the marquees, John Sampson and his team and many others. Thanks.
A full length video will show the days events. The video is for the “Time Capsule”, but you will be able to buy a copy in aid of the Church roof fund.
In the meantime, here is a preview. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0aOKz-qrys&feature=youtube_gdata
Not if you’re attending the Jubilee street party in Horsington, at any rate.
With masterful foresight, the organisers have ensured that the event can be held in the marquees, which will be erected on Saturday evening.
Please turn up to help. 6.pm.
We have picked up a buzz about something called the Community Council for Somerset, which is offering a community oil buying scheme. For a subscription of £20 per year, you get access to great prices for oil.
According to their website, the price for domestic heating oil at the end of May 2012 was 56p per litre, a claimed saving of 5.5pence per litre.
However, a quick survey of Boiler Juice and Ford reveals virtually identical prices for immediate delivery, so there isn’t much of a saving – and you have to pay £20 for the privilege.
We advise readers to be very careful, and always check with local suppliers before signing up to these collective purchasing schemes.
Duck lane, from outside the pub to the junction with Lower Road will be closed from Saturday night at 6pm. At that time a squad of stalwart helpers will unload tables and chairs, erect tents and prepare the area for the great feast on Sunday.
Please come along for an hour or two and help if you can. Without you, there is no street party. Just turn up with some gardening gloves. Thanks.
Charles James has been elected deputy chairman of the parish Council. Charles has worked tirelessly on improvements to the pond and the maintenance of the stream, and has been “mentioned in dispatches” in previous blog posts. June Woods continues as chair.
Jackie Pyne steps down as deputy chair, and should be thanked for her hard work in this difficult task.
Thursday 7th June looks like an exciting evening. According to the revered “Villager” Magazine on this day at 7.30 in the evening, there is a Parish Council Meeting. No surprises there then.
However, on the same date, at the same time, at the same venue, the Womens’ Institute is holding its skittle evening. Should be a great chance to enjoy good sport and see local democracy at work. At least Jackie Pyne, who chairs the WI and is also a member of the parish council, can attend both meetings without a conflict of interest
We wonder if the ladies could be persuaded to move their competition to the Half Moon, which at least has a skittle alley, in order to preserve the peace of the parish.
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Regular activities (village hall unless stated)
Mondays Pilates 6pm
Tuesdays Upholstery 10.30 am , Badminton 8pm,
Wednesdays Adult tap dancing 6.15
Thursdays Art 10.00, 1.30
Fridays Art 10.00
Friday 1st June Beer festival tasting, skittle alley, Half Moon 8pm More
Saturday 2nd June Beer festival,skittle alley, Half Moon, all day and every day, until the beer runs out. More
Sunday 3rd June Jubilee Street Party, Duck Lane/Lower Road, from 12 noon. More
Monday 4th June Cricket extravaganza -Horsington vs the Tabard Pilgrims. Cricket field, from 2.30 More
Wednesday 2nd June Music Night, Half Moon, 8.45pm
Thursday 7th June W.I Skittles evening, Half Moon 7.30. More
Saturday 9th June “Pawfest”, featuring Toploader, Wincanton. More
Monday 11th June Ladies lunch group, Rose & Crown, Longburton
Tuesday 12th June North Cheriton Gardners Society, Corton Denham House, 6.00 pm
Thursday 14th June Parish Council, Village Hall, 7.30
Saturday 16 June Village Fete , School Field, from 2 pm
Wednesday 27 June Tea and chat, St Johns Church, 2.30 pm.
St John’s Church services
3rd June 9.15 Holy Communion with Sunday School
10th June 11am Morning Prayer
17th June 9.15 Holy Communion 24th June 8.30 Holy Communion
The only item of significance on the agenda of the Horsington Parish Council Meeting on Thursday May 10 is the election of the chairman and vice chairman, although to be politically correct we ought to call them “chairs”, as the present incumbents, June Woods and Jackie Pyne are clearly not men.
The village will hold its breath to see whether white or black smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel, a.k.a the village hall , to indicate whether we have a change in management, or if it’s just business as usual.
The current team have done a grand job, but maybe it’s time for a change. We will let you know.
The meeting is open to all, and there is an open forum as usual. 7.30, Village Hall.