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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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Sep 11, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
phone:  07779 668707; Email: [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 13th September 2017 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

⦁ Apologies
⦁ Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
⦁ Minutes of meeting held on 12th July 2017 & Matters arising
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Representatives and Councillors Interests
⦁ Update on installation of Defibrillator
⦁ Highways
⦁ Temporary road closure of A37, and traffic impact to Parish
⦁ Parking / Yellow Lines at the top junction of High Street / Bath Road
⦁ Planning
Update on previous planning applications
2017/0821/OTS; Rock House, Old Frome Road to Underhill, Gurney Slade; Outline planning application for the erection of two detached dwellings and garaging and formation of vehicular access – Appeal against refusal of permission
2017/0848/FUL; The White House, Old Frome Road to Underhill, Gurney Slade; Change of use from B8 Storage to B1(a) office to convert existing storage warehouse into offices with new mezzanine level and combined circulation core
2017/2012/HSE; Withybrook Barn, Bath Road, Oakhill; Oak framed garage / carport and new driveway
⦁ Finance
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ C. Sully (Reimbursement of purchase from Chew Valley Trees)
⦁ P. Bridges (Installation of Defibrillator Box)
⦁ Cheque received from Estate of Mr E. Davis; To decide allocation
⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
⦁ Date of next meeting: Wednesday 11th October 2017, 7.30pm

S. Vaillant 

Sep 7, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Jul 9, 2017
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 12th July 2017 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

⦁ Apologies
⦁ Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
⦁ Minutes of meeting held on 14th June 2017 & Matters arising
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Representatives and Councillors Interests
⦁ Temporary Road Closures
    Temporary Closure of A37 Marchants Hill to Bath Road and Bristol Road, 26-27th July
    Temporary Closure of Fosse Road, 24th - 28th July
⦁ Safety in Gurney Slade A37
    Request from Binegar PC for monetary contribution towards improvement of the approach to Gurney Slade from the south, passing through Ashwick Parish before entering Binegar shortly after the Post Office
⦁ Land around Telephone Exchange
To consider Land Registry entry in Parish's name
⦁ Count of Gypsy and Traveller Caravans and sites
   The next Count of Gypsy and Traveller Caravans and Sites is due to take place on Thursday, 13th July, 2017 and returned to MDC.
⦁ Consultation on Proposals for introducing Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) within Mendip District
⦁ Planning
Update on previous planning applications
Planning Application 2017/1562/TCA; Oakhill Manor, Zion Hill, Oakhill – Proposed works to trees in a Conservation Area as indicated on the Tree Survey Schedule
Planning Application 2017/1568/TPO; Oakhill Manor, Zion Hill, Oakhill – Proposed works to trees subject to TPO M321 as numbered in the Tree Survey
Planning Application 2017/1720/HSE; Beechwood, Bath Road, Oakhill – Demolition of existing outbuilding and new rear extension
Planning Application 2017/1624/HSE; The Old Police House, Little London, Oakhill – Demolition of existing two storey extension and conservatory, erection of new two storey extension and conservatory.
⦁ Finance
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ Invoice from N Smith; Internal Auditor
⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Highways, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
Date of next meeting: Wednesday 13th September 2017, 7.30pm

S. Vaillant