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Parish Council Agenda 5/8/2020

Planning, Neighbourhood plan, Councillors Reports, Financial matters, etc.

 

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RUISHTON AND THORNFALCON PARISH COUNCIL

ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE

NOTIFICATION OF THE SALE OF THE NAGS HEAD, THORNFALCON

1. Background

1.1 The Community Right to Bid, introduced as part of the Localism Act 2011, enables town and parish councils and local voluntary and community organizations to nominate local land or buildings to be included in the list of assets of community value.

1.2 Where an asset has been listed and subsequently comes up for sale, the nominating organization is given a protected window of opportunity to prepare and submit an offer for the asset on the open market.

1.3 The legislation does not restrict who the owner can sell their property to, or at what price. It does not guarantee that the community will be able to take ownership of assets; it simply gives them some time to raise the funds and prepare a bid.

2. Notification

The Parish Council placed The Nags Head as an Asset of Community Value in August 2018. The Council now has had notification from Somerset West and Taunton Council that there is an intention to sell The Nags Head Thornfalcon. The interim six-week moratorium period will run from Friday 3rd July until Friday 14th August 2020. If triggered, the full moratorium period will run until Saturday 2nd January 2021. After this, no further window can be triggered for a protected period of 12 months.

If during the interim moratorium period a community interest group makes a written request to Somerset West and Taunton Council to be treated as a potential bidder, thus bringing the full moratorium period into force, the owner may not dispose of the asset until 3rd January 2021. There are a number of types of disposals which are exempt from the moratorium requirements, as set out in section 95 (5) of the Act. The owner may also sell during an interim or full moratorium period to a local community interest group, either the nominating body or another which would have been eligible to trigger the full moratorium.

3. Interest

If there is any interest in forming a Community Interest Group, please let the Parish Council know by 13th August 2020.

CLERK: HEATHER BRYANT, NORTHAY HOUSE, NORTHAY, CHARD, SOMERSET. TA20 3DN

EMAIL: ruishtonpc@gmail.com . TEL: NO: 01460 234770

 

Parish Council Minutes 1/7/2020

COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORTS, RUISHTON LANE CLOSURE, PLANNING, RECREATIONAL GROUND, HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS ISSUES ...


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Scarecrows from the annual Ruishton Flower Show's Scarecrow Trail

Despite having to cancel this year's Ruishton Flower Show the committee decided to go ahead with the annual Scarecrow Trail to help bring the community together and raise smiles all round. The Trail was held from Sunday 12th to Friday 17th July and the fine weather ensured that all of the scarecrows maintained their "good looks". The "No Theme" theme this year allowed ...Link

 

 

 

Ruishton Playing Field Reopens

Please read the rules and stick to them...Link

 

 

 

 

Parish Council Minutes 17/6/2020

COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORTS, THE PUBLIC BODIES WEBSITE REGULATIONS, S106 AGREEMENT £27209.75 FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION, PLANNING, RECREATIONAL GROUND, HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS ISSUES, NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REPORT, ...


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Parish Council News June 2020

The Council held a meeting on 17th June by Zoom Video Conferencing. This was the first meeting since the ‘lockdown’ as the April and May meetings were cancelled. The Council will continue with holding remote meetings until such a time we can hold meetings ‘in person’ again. The schedule of meetings will still be as normal which is the first Wednesday of the month...
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Scarecrow Competition 2020

There sadly is no Flower Show this year so let’s still get creative and delight our village with lots of scarecrows for everyone to enjoy. There is no theme this year so get your thinking caps on and let your imagination go wild. Maybe your scarecrow could represent a super key worker as a thank you; how about your favourite family film characters or do you have a hobby to share…..it’s totally up to you. ...Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Griffith

Road Closures A temporary closure of Ruishton Lane

will be available from 30th July 2020 for eighteen months. (Ref ttro369085TD). The closure will be implemented several times throughout this period, to allow Wessex water access to upgrade their system along with construction of the new junction. Pedestrian access will be maintained and a diversion route for traffic will be clearly signed. The diversion route will be via Cheats Road, Lipe Lane and A358. The first closure will be in place during August when Wessex Water will upgrade their system.

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Facebook Links:

Ruishton - Coronavirus Community Help Taunton

Ruishton, Thornfalcon & Henlade

 

Useful Documents:

National Cyber Security Centre - Using Passwords

Safer Somerset Partnership - Domestic Abuse Newsletter

Somerset County Council - Environmental Maintenance

Scams - Help Identify and Prevent Scams in Society

 

M5 Junction 25 Improvement Scheme Newsletter:
May 2020

Toneway has moved at pace and is substantially complete with some minor works to street lighting and signage outstanding. The final surfacing will be installed during overnight road closures later in the year to coincide with the final surfacing of the gyratory.

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Newsletter to SWT Councillors and Parish Councils. Issue 7. Week ending 10/05/20

Somerset West and Taunton Council’s continuing priorities during the Coronavirus outbreak. ...Link

 

 

 

Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council

All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC website

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/

 

 

 

Your Somerset Magazine

Somerset County Council Newsroom

The majority of the homes in Somerset will receive a copy of 'Your Somerset' through their doors in the usual way.  However, due to the current situation, it has been necessary to use a different distributor. ...Link

 

 

 

Newsletter

Ruishton Weather

Ruishton has it's own Weather Station site ITAUNT13. The weather monitor is based in the village and measures a number of weather related values, such as temperatures, dew point, wind etc.

This is a great site and I'm sure it will be a great place to get data for a school science project.

 

Support Helpline launched

A single phone number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils. ...Link

Stay Home and Save Lives this Easter

Residents and would-be tourists are being urged to stay away from Somerset’s
beauty spots and visitor attractions this Easter. ...Link

 

 

Newsletter

News Letter April 2020

Monthly draw winners, Carpet Bowls Club, Jumble Sale, Bingo, Health Walks, Artists in TexStyles, Friendshop club, Book club, Parish council and local adverts.

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New Policing Powers and IMPORTANT - Stay at Home advice

As you will be aware, things are changing daily and there are a lot of questions about what we want the
public to report to us during this time of increased social distancing
Members of our communities

Police Advice / Notice

 

 

 

 

 

Somerset West and Taunton Council’s priorities during the Coronavirus outbreak

Whilst the Council is still open, the Council Offices are now closed and the message has gone to all office based staff to work at home. CEO James Hassett, has been sending daily bulletins to staff, whilst conference calls and video messaging has become the new ‘norm’...

SWT Priorities

SWT Briefing

Avon & Somerset Police Cyber Protect (Presentation)

Avon & Somerset Police Cyber Protect (Documentation)

Avon & Somerset Police Quick Tips

 

 

 

CANCELLED - Flower Show 20th July 2019

"In view of the current Coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty as to when people will be able to gather socially once more the committee has regrettably decided to cancel this year's Ruishton Flower Show.

However we can still go ahead with the Scarecrow Trail that will take place from Sunday 12th July to Friday 17th July which will not involve social gathering and we hope will bring a bit of sunshine in to the dark days that lay ahead. It is something that all the family can be involved with and planning your entries while self isolating should help pass the time, this year's theme is "Monsters" so plenty of scope there!"

 

Scarecrow & Hanging Baskets Entry Form Link...

 

>Garden Waste collections suspended

In response to staffing pressures related to Coronavirus, SWP will be suspending Garden Waste collections from Monday until further notice. This is so that resources can be focused on core services such as collecting recycling, refuse and clinical waste.

link to Communication 1
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Highways England announces route of £397m A358 improvements

THE preferred route of a £397million improvement scheme to the A358 bewteen Ilminster and Taunton has been revealed...

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Link to downloadable/printable material

 

 

Newsletter

Councillor Contacts 2019

PARISH COUNCILLORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
CHAIRMAN DOMINI JOHNS 01823 444646
VICE CHAIRMAN MIKE MARSHALL 01823 442294

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Parish Council will be holding their Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 8th April 2019 at 7.00pm in Ruishton Village Hall.

PARISHIONERS QUESTION TIME

Agenda

 

 

 

Taunton Deane Borough Council wins Gladman appeal for Creech St Michael homes

 

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Newsletter

Contractor appointed for Junction 25 upgrade

Representatives from SCC and Alun Griffiths will be at Ruishton Village Hall for  'drop ins' events on
 Thursday 7.3.19 between 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Thursday 14.3.19 between 3.00pm - 8.00pm

Contractors Website Link...

Contractors Letter Link...

 

 

 

Newsletter

Police and Crime Commissioner

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER SUE MOUNTSTEVENSWILL BE ATTENDING RUISHTON AND THORNFALCON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ON 6TH MARCH 2019 AT 7.00PM IN RUISHTON VILLAGE HALL TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON POLICE MATTERS SUE WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ON ANY POLICING MATTERS. ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND Link...

 

 

 

Newsletter

Smart Meters

"The government wants energy suppliers to install smart meters in every home in England, Wales and Scotland. There are more than 26 million homes for the energy suppliers to get to, with the goal of every home being offered a smart meter by 2020." Link...

 

 

 

 

Village Day & Flower Show 21st July 2018

Any fears that this year’s hot dry summer would adversely impact on the 36th annual Ruishton Flower Show were dispelled by the entries displayed on the day.

The traditional week long annual Scarecrow Trail led up to the Ruishton Flower Show and this year’s theme of “Cartoon characters” saw a colourful array of favourite characters...

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Please complete our new TACC survey

In 2018, we plan to work with Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council on developing a new cycling network plan for the Taunton area. Please complete our new TACC survey to tell us where you would like future cycling funds to be spent.

Please visit our site, which has a link to the survey... Link
Or go directly to the survey by this link... Link

 

A VISION FOR RUISHTON & THORNFALCON PARISH

In 2037 the Parish will contain three distinct & separate villages of Ruishton, Thornfalcon & Henlade. They will be thriving healthy communities with separate identities & access to shops, churches, pubs, village halls, playing fields & primary school

Each village will be surrounded by accessible countryside with flourishing wildlife & protected from flooding. Roads will be unpolluted, safe for pedestrians, cyclists & traffic. There will be good quality homes, access to jobs & provision for those working from home....Link to full vision document

 

 

 

Housing Needs Survey 2018 Report

Ruishton and Thornfalcon Parish Council commissioned Taunton Deane Borough Council to undertake a Housing Needs Survey to ensure that future housing development meets the needs of local people in Ruishton, Henlade and Thornfalcon.

Housing Needs Survey Report

Appendix (Questionnaire)

 

 

 

Taunton and District Mahjong Club

We play at Ruishton village hall on every Monday (except bank holidays) (2pm to 5pm).

Would you and some friends like to have a go at the real game of Mah Jong? Why don't you come down and say hello, we will find you a seat and help you learn the game.

For more information... http://www.tauntonmahjong.org.uk/