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The Parish of Ashwick is situated in the eastern area of the Mendip Hills, 4 miles north of Shepton Mallet, and 6 miles north-east of the Cathedral City of Wells. Ashwick Parish is one of dispersed settlements, with the village of Oakhill being the largest populated area. Smaller hamlets are at Benter and Neighborne and a small cluster of houses close to Ashwick church. The Parish also embraces part of the hamlet of Nettlebridge and part of the village of Gurney Slade.

There are many isolated farmsteads and today, farming is the major economic activity taking place in the Parish.

Ashwick is an ancient settlement dating back to the 9th century, but with much older connections. The Roman road, the Fosse Way, passes along the eastern boundary of the parish and to the west is Maesbury hill fort, a major Iron Age settlement.

The parish contains a network of thriving communities: churches, pubs, a school, farms, small businesses, and many people who choose to live in this beautiful part of the Somerset countryside and commute to nearby towns.

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May 26, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid
Lime Kiln Farm in Oakhill, originally a diary farm but now specialising in beef and sheep farming, has opened a campsite on the farm to enable others to enjoy all it has to offer. Rich in wildlife and flora it's an idyllic spot for visitors to relax and take in the local countryside.
 
Lime Kiln Farm is one of our local working farms, run by the Alvis family.  Further details on the site and associated facilities can be found  here Local Businesses or on the following link.
 
http://www.oakhillcamping.co.uk
May 7, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council.
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
01373 812 563;  [email protected]

Members of the council are called to the Annual Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 11th May 2016, 7.00pm

Agenda
1.         Apologies
2.         Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
3.         Election of Chairman & Vice Chairman
4.         Minutes of the last Annual Parish Council Meeting & Matters Arising

This Meeting will be interrupted at 7.30pm for the Annual Parish Meeting

•           Presentation; speaker tbc
•           Report from Chairman of the Parish Council
•           District & Council Council Reports
•           Report from Village Agent
•           Open Forum

Followed by Refreshments

5.         Planning
Planning Application 2016/0833/HSE; Ashwick Court, Heckley Lane, Ashwick; Lower Ground level single storey extension and internal alterations to the main house and north extension and internal alterations.

Planning Application 2016/0834/LBC; Ashwick Court, Heckley Lane, Ashwick; Lower ground level single storey extension and internal alterations to the main house and a north extension and internal alterations to the adjoining cottage.

Planning Application 2016/0925/FUL; The White House, Frome Road to Underhill, Gurney Slade; Partial demolition of existing storage buildings, new 2 storey rear office extension, new 2 storey side extension and improvements to the existing office building facades.

6.         Finance
i.          Agreement of Year End Accounts
ii.         Financial Statement
iii.       Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
iv.        Setting up of Standing Order for grass cutting
v.         Parish Insurance Renewal
vi.        SALC affiliation Fee

7.         Matters of Report

8.         Date of next meeting: Wednesday 8th June 2016, 7.30pm. 

S. Vaillant

Apr 9, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council.
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
01373 812 563;  [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 7.30pm in the village hall, Oakhill.  The meeting will commence after there has been an opportunity for residents of the parish to speak, in normal circumstances this will be restricted to about 15 minutes in total.

A list of Parish Councillors is available from the Clerk.

Agenda

1.         Apologies
2.         Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
3.         Minutes of meeting held on 9th March 2016 & Matters arising
4.         District & CountyCouncillors Reports
5.         Annual Parish Meeting & Annual Parish Council Meeting
6.         Speedwatch Update following training session held
7.         Commemorative coins for the Queen’s 90th Birthday.  To decide if coins will be gifted to village children
8.         Discretionary Licence Fees Review and Implementation of Street Trading Scheme Consultation
9.         Planning

Update on recent planning applications
Planning Application 2016/0287/FUL; Kingsdown, Old Frome Road to Underhill, Gurney Slade, Renewal of lapsed full planning permission 043319/006. Construction of new 4 bed detached house in the ground of Kingdown House.

Planning Application 2016/0524/HSE; Sunnyholme, Bath Road, Oakhill; Two storey side extension and single storey extension to front of detached property.

Planning Application 2016/0697/HSE; Zion Cottage, Zion Hill, Oakhill; Demolition of a single storey sun lounge. Two storey side extension and second storey extension over kitchen.

10.       Finance
     i.          Financial Statement
     ii.         Risk Assessment and Assets Register (Final copies to sign)
     iii.        Internal Audit
     iv.        Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
     v.         JK Primrose; Payment of invoice for grass cutting
     vi.        Grant request to fund evening event during Village Fete

11.       Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Highways, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)

12.       Date of next meeting: Wednesday 11th May 2016, 7.30pm  

S. Vaillant