8.  Milestones in the Parish:Clerk having spoken to the County Council’s conservationist informed cllrs that there was no financial help towards repairing or replacing any of the milestones. It was asked whether it could be a local craftsman that could carry out the work and at what cost. Clerk would make enquiries. With regards to the AA sign at Stembridge, the conservationist has sent through some information on AA signs and clerk will investigate further.  9.  Community Right to Bid: Clerk reported that nomination forms had been submitted for  both The Wyndham Arms and The Rusty Axe. It was suggested that The Rose and Crown should also be nominated, cllrs agreed and clerk would submit a nomination form. With regards to the Lock-Up, there would be a fee for claiming Adverse Possession, and this fee is based on the value of The Lock-Up, cllrs were asked what its value could be. Cllr Warren would speak to a property surveyor for an opinion. 10.Gawbridge Mill: Cllrs having read the email from the Martock Flood Co-ordinator regarding the condition of a wall at Gawbridge Mill and the request for some assistance. Agreed they would assist if they can but they need to know what help or costs would be. Clerk to email him. 11.Footpaths and Bridleways: The Bridleway from Pulpittsway Drove to Hill Drove was now a muddy mess and very difficult for walkers to use because of horses using it in these wet conditions. Perhaps riders could not use the path when conditions are not favourable. Kilworth Drove has been vastly improved recently, thanks to the Male family. Cllr Loxston and Bob Warren had looked at the rights of way maps and have found three paths that do not appear on the map. They will start the process of appeal. Cllrs were informed that at least three droves on West Moor were being trashed by 4x4’s offroading. As some of these droves were in Hambridge Parish it was suggested that we liaise with them about how to deal with this problem. Clerk would contact Hambridge PC clerk.    12.Highway Matters: Cllrs were informed that the post and rail fencing had now been erected at Gawbridge by the Parish Ranger. Cllr Brooks asked whether some new signage could be erected at Norton Drove, as delivery vans are driving down there assuming they can drive through into The Avenue, which they can’t. Clerk would contact Highways. Clerk would also report the blocked drain opposite Southways, Silver Street, Kingsbury Episcopi. Cllr Warren reported that the numerous potholes in Hill Drove have now been filled in.  13.Date and time of next meeting: Virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams on  Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 8pm,    PPublic Question Time An email from a resident asking for an update on a speed survey to be carried out at West Lambrook, clerk is making enquiries. It was also raised that during the pandemic that the book exchanges in the kiosks should have a notice of the risk of exchanging books, clerk would place a notice in the kiosks.  A resident at Lower Burrow had spoken with highways about having some road planings delivered to Palmers End Drove, but as these had not yet materialized could the Parish Council contact Highways. Clerk to email highways. The council was informed that some trees had been removed from the orchard at Coles Furling, Owl Street, East Lambrook, despite the fact there is a Tree Preservation Order on the orchard, and also some groundworks were taking place as well. Cllrs agreed that SSDC should be informed. Clerk to report.     Present via Microsoft Teams: Mrs L Langford(Chair), Miss S Brooks, Mrs C Paul,  Mrs P Warren, Messrs P Carpenter, K Cox, N Frost, S Jones, P Loxston and cllr M Stanton.    1.  Apologies for Absence: Mrs T Burnett. 2.  Declarations of Interests:  None. 3.  Confirmation of previous minutes: Minutes for the 4th November 2020 were agreed and would be signed at the earliest convenience. 4.  Cheques: Cllrs resolved to approve the following cheque: Mrs S Potepa - £1475.00 – Three month’s salary. This cheque together with previously approved cheques for SSDC £173.16 for the Parish Ranger and £64.99 for Mrs P Warren for the Christmas tree lights, would be signed at the earliest convenience. 5.  Defibrillator: Cllrs were informed that Will Irvine had kindly repaired the overhead light for the defibrillator, free of charge. Clerk would send a thank you card to him.  6.  Middle Lambrook and New Cross project for Full Fibre Broadband:An update had been sent via email.The Lambrooks and New Cross has sufficient commitment from residents and businesses to go ahead with the scheme, nearly double the minimum support needed to proceed and the survey and other steps should begin soon. Cllr Warren has also been asking around the Burrows and Stembridge, but not sure there is enough time to take part in the voucher scheme.  7.  Review and adopted amended Standing Orders:Cllrs having received a copy of the standing orders prior to the meeting resolved to approve the new standing orders, clerk just needed to amend Microsoft Team to Microsoft Teams. Standing Orders would be signed by the Chair at the earliest convenience.
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Invitation to all residents, organisations and businesses in Kingsbury Episcopi Parish. (East, West & Middle Lambrook, Stembridge, Higher & Lower Burrow, Thorney, Gawbridge And Kingsbury Episcopi) Come along to the Annual Parish Meeting On 26 th March 2020 at 8pm At KINGSBURY EPISCOPI COMMUNITY CENTRE Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. We need your help in producing our Neighbourhood Plan for the future of our Parish. This will include future development for employment as well as housing that meets our needs whilst ensuring that new buildings harmonise with our older ones and that our valued landscapes and wildlife habitats are not impaired. Come along and hear about what your local organisations and the Parish Council have done this year. Tell us what you would like the Parish Council to do this coming year. Do you have views on grass verges, litter, traffic and speeding, potholes and blocked drains? This is not a Parish Council meeting, this is an open meeting for all parishioners so why not come along and tell us your views, suggestions, ask questions whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits!! Sarah Potepa Parish Clerk
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In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and government advice, Parish Council meetings will be held virtually using Microsoft teams for the foreseeable future. The agenda’s will still be posted on the notice boards each month and if a member of the public wishes to be present at the meeting using Microsoft teams, can you please email the clerk prior to the meeting so that a link can be sent to you on the evening where you will be invited to comment or ask questions during public question time. If you are unable to attend using Microsoft teams please email the clerk with your question or comments and she will bring it to the attention of the Parish Council at the meeting. Email: Kingsbury-Episcopi.pc@hotmail.com VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR KINGSBURY EPISCOPI  ON WEDNESDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2020 AT 8PM. Public Question time/comments.  Agenda 	1.	Apologies for absence. 	2.	Declarations of Interest. 	3.	Confirmation of minutes of previous meeting held on the 7th October 2020. 	4.	Planning: 20/02911/HOU – Demolish existing single storey extension and erection of a two storey extension to rear of dwelling at Meadowcroft,Newtown, Kingsbury Episcopi for Mr and Mrs Allen. 	5.	Cheques: Miss S Brooks - £1600.00 – Cemetery grass cutting.                 WEL Medical Ltd - £39.54 – Defibrillator Pads.   	6.	Flood risk to Kingsbury Episcopi: Update from resident Mr Dowling.                                                       To discuss and agree the way forward. 	7.	Middle Lambrook and New Cross project for Full Fibre Broadband and ‘Connect my Community’ project with OpenReach. 	8.	Climate Emergency Community Fund: Update on application. 	9.	Community Infrastructure Levy payment received of £1912.20.  	10.	Milestones in the Parish: Update. 	11.	Community Right to Bid: Update on Lock-up. 	12.	SSDC: The Great Parish Tree Giveaway and New grant from Re-imagining the Levels-Trees for Water. Christmas Tree recycling. Proposal to refuse badger cull on SSDC land.  	13.	Footpaths and Bridleways: Update on Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 and updating the definitive map of footpaths.Overview of responsibilities and process for reporting problems with footpaths and bridleways 	14.	Highway Matters:  Update on Burrow Way.                                Update on Gawbridge.                                       	15.	Date and time of next meeting.                                                                                               Sarah Potepa                                                                                             Parish Clerk Return to top Return to top  DIARY DATES September - November 2020
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In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and government advice the following meeting was held via Microsoft Teams. The agenda had been posted on all notice boards and the public were given the opportunity to contact the clerk if they wished to attend the meeting via Microsoft Teams. Parish Council meeting 2 nd December 2020.
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Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Councillors Chris Aplin – Higher Burrow Farm, Kingsbury Episcopi. – chris@ocmis.com 01460 241436 Sally Brooks – Southways, Silver Street, Kingsbury Episcopi. – sallyannbrooks@tiscali.co.uk 01935 824612 Tracey Burnett, Rose Villa, Lower Burrow - steves-windscreen@btconnect.com 01460 242347 Paul Carpenter, Oakwood Cottage, West End, K.E. - pcarpenter49@gmail.com 01935 825470 Kevin Cox – The Bungalow, Stembridge. – coxykev@yahoo.co.uk 01460 249139 Nick Frost, The Old Rising Sun, Thorney. - nick@frostline.org.uk 01458 250994 Simon Jones, The Barton, Folly Road, K.E - simon.jones@leonardocompany.com 01935 823448 Lorraine Langford- Willowood, Stembridge. – lglangford@icloud.com 01460 241188 Peter Loxston, Oak Cottage, Burrow Way - pete@loxston.co.uk 07970 275756 Clare Paul – Tuppence House, Stembridge, - clarepaul1@gmail.com 01460 241895 PaulineWarren – Hill House, Stembrdge. – paulinewarren3@hotmail.com 01460 240092 Parish clerk – Sarah Potepa, Hayes Farm, Silver Street, East Lambrook, TA13 5HW Kingsbury-Episcopi.pc@hotmail.com 01460242369 County Councillor – Clare Paul - as above. District Councillor – Mike Stanton - mike.stanton@southsomerset.gov.uk Councillors Register of interests forms are available on the District Councils website www.southsomerset.gov.uk