Local Government Reorganisation

LGR Advisory Board Meeting MARCH 2022 Stoke St Gregory

Poster Public meeting MAR 22


A public meeting of the Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) Advisory Board will take place on Thursday 17 March, 4.30pm-6.30pm. And we are delighted to announce, now that Covid restrictions have been lifted, this will be an in-person event held at the Williams Hall, Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, TA3 6EU.

We look forward to updating you with our news, and listening to your valued contributions.

If you can’t physically join us, that’s not a problem. The meeting will also be live streamed. You can access it by clicking on the link just prior to the event. You’ll find it here: newsomersetcouncil.org.uk/meetings/

On the agenda we’ve items on devolution, the culture of the new council, and the usual updates on how preparations are progressing.

We’ve attached a poster which you may wish to display. Look out for our messaging on social media too, and please do share.

Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word. We appreciate your engagement, enthusiasm and energy and very much look forward to seeing some of you at Stoke St Gregory.

Don’t forget to check our website for the latest news newsomersetcouncil.org.uk

You can contact us anytime by emailing info@newsomersetcouncil.org.uk

Sent on behalf of

Cllr Faye Purbrick

LGR Advisory Board Chair



Roughmoor Lane Traffic Survey

The final report of the traffic survey team can now be found on the village website here  Thanks to the many people who helped with this work.

60 more houses in

A face to face meeting with representatives of the church commissioners has been arranged for Wednesday 9th march – drop in between 2.00 and 7.00pm to the village hall. Details on the poster at this link
Poster CC 2022.03.09 no2

Roughmoor Lane Developments – Housing layout and design

A paper from the Housing design and layout group is now available on the village website. You can access it, alongside other papers on the topic, here

Energy scams – alert from OFGEM

OFGEM, the UK energy regulator, has reported a rise in scam calls purporting to come from them. These are clearly trying to exploit people’s concerns about rising energy costs.

Remember, Ofgem would never sell you energy, ask for personal information or come to your property.

For more details see this webpage:


Roughmoor Lane Development. Village Meeting – Sunday 27th February

This is a reminder that a further meeting to consider proposals for development at Roughmoor Lane will be held in the village hall on Sunday 27th at 6.00 – 7.30 pm. All are welcome. The village hall committee has asked that numbers be restricted to 40 and Covid precautions (masks, hand sanitiser etc.) continue to be followed. However, since numbers at previous meetings have never exceeded 40, we will not be asking people to book a place.
A number of working groups are preparing papers to help inform villagers of the implications of the development so that they may prepare their responses. When the authors agree they are ready, they will be made available on the village website. The first of these, concerned with the implications of development for biodiversity, can be seen here .

Lost & Found

A small bronze coloured plastic box marked “SAMSUNG, sound by AKG” was
found by Ray Collins on the hillside on Monday 21st February. It
appears to be a charging unit for Samsung hearing aids, and is fitted
with a USB socket.
If you have lost this unit, or know who has, please leave a Comment on
this Post, or email webadmin@westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk


Roughmoor Lane Consultation Meeting 9th March

There will be an opportunity to meet the representatives of the church commissioners in an open meeting in the village hall on Wednesday 9th March between 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm. Details are here.LF62094 Roughmoor Lane – Consultation A4 Poster – Feb22

Westbury Shop Manager Vacancy

As many in Westbury will know, Penny Colwill is retiring from the position of Shop Manager at the end of May. Penny has played a central part in the success of the Shop since it was founded as a Community Benefit Society back in 2015, and we are looking for a confident, self-motivated person with experience in retail to replace her.
For details of the post, please see the Job Advertisement. The deadline for applications is 15 March. We expect to interview candidates in late March or early April, so that we can appoint a new Manager in time for them to complete any training which may be necessary before taking over responsibility for the Shop.
This is a part-time position, and we believe it may be particularly attractive to people living locally. So please spread the word!
Axel  Goodbody
(on behalf of the Shop Management Committee)

Roughmoor Lane Developments – Village Survey

This is a reminder that you can record your views on the church commissioners’ proposals for developments at Roughmoor Lane by completing the short village survey which is being circulated. To be most useful it needs to be completed and submitted, preferably online, by Friday 18th February. If you have not received a copy either by email or through the door you can access it here