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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: 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
In light of the Coronavirus(Covid-19) pandemic and government advice the following meeting was held via Skype. 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 Skype. Parish Council Meeting 3 rd June 2020.
 DIARY DATES September - November 2020
7.  Climate Emergency Community Fund: Several ideas have been put forward, a vehicle charging point, swallow boxes, kingfisher tunnels, owl boxes as well as a joint venture with Muchelney called ‘Pedal for Power’ to encourage more people to cycle, with bike courses for children and adults, bike service to bring old neglected bikes back to life, bike maintenance and safety gear for both the bikes and the riders. Cllrs were in totally in favour of all of the ideas put forward. As there is a timescale it was decided to put together a working party, cllrs Loxston, Cox and Carpenter and cllr Paul.      8.  SCC:Cllrs were reminded about the online consultation and survey regarding the proposed One Somerset. It was also agreed that the Parish Council as a whole should complete the survey, clerk would complete the survey taking on board cllrs comments.  9.  Milestones in the Parish:It was asked whether the Parish Council should look into the state of any milestones in the parish with a view to renovating them if necessary. The first task being to establish where they were and who actually owned them. The clerk would contact the Milestone Society for further information. 10.Community Right to Bid: The clerk gave an update on the Lock-Up. It has been established who purchased it together with Lordship of the Manor in 1958, a Baron DeLancey, who passed away in 1984. The clerk will be visiting the \Heritage Centre at Taunton shortly to see if there is any record as to what happened next to its ownership. 11.SSDC: There is to be another Great Parish Tree Giveaway shortly. Clerk would contact Mr Lewis, who was involved with first tree giveaway, to see whether there was enough interest in some more trees.   12.Parish Litter Pick:  Clerk had been asked by members of the public whether another litter pick would be held soon. Clerk to discuss further with Cllr Brooks as to whether we should wait until after Christmas.  13.Footpaths and Bridleways: Cllr Loxston is contacting the Ramblers Association to obtain a list of historic paths in the parish with a view to carry out a survey on them, will update cllrs next month with any progress.  14.Highway Matters: Cllrs were informed that Burrow Hill road would be closed for five days for works to be carried out by Wessex Water from the 12th October. Cllr Paul informed cllrs that the Small Improvement Scheme for a pavement between The Avenue and Riverview was still ongoing. Clerk informed cllrs that the Traffic Team would be taking a look at Gawbridge and Highways also suggested that a speed survey be requested for the Burrow Hill road towards Stembridge.  Cllr Paul would contact Rebecca Vaughan at Highways regarding arranging a site visit. The hedge at Sunshine Cottage at Stembridge needs a trim as visibility is hampered by it, clerk to contact the owner, and Coombe Bridge has suffered more damage by tractors, clerk to report.   15.Date and time of next meeting: Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 8pm, format to be confirmed depending on Covid-19.  Public Question Time: A resident from Church Street, Kingsbury spoke of their concerns regarding the earth bank that has been built on the opposite side of the river, and the fact that the flood zone map now states that Church Street is a medium risk zone now instead of a low risk, when the farm land on the opposite side of the river is no longer in a flood zone. Clerk would contact the Environment Agency as a surveyor was due to visit the site on the 15th October. A resident of Lower Burrow expressed her concerns regarding the Lower Burrow junction and the lack of visibility when pulling out. This item would be discussed later on the agenda. An applicant for the cllr vacancy asked what the PC looked for in a cllr. Someone who wants what’s best for the parish as a whole and someone’s who’s a doer and wants to be involved.  Present via Microsoft Teams: Mrs L Langford(Chair), Mrs T Burnett, Mrs C Paul,  Mrs P Warren, Messrs C Aplin, P Carpenter, K Cox, N Frost,P Loxston and cllr Brooks via phone.    1.  Apologies for Absence: Mike Stanton who did try to join the meeting but the link failed.. 2.  Declarations of Interests:  Cllr Frost regarding planning application for St Martins Church, Kingsbury Episcopi. 3.  Confirmation of previous minutes: Minutes for the 2nd September 2020 were agreed and would be signed at the earliest convenience. 4.  Appoint one councillor by co-option:The four applicants for the vacancy, Elizabeth Forte, Simon Jones, Ian Prowse and Ian Stanton, all gave a short talk on why they wanted to be a cllr and what attributes they could bring to the Parish Council. Cllr Carpenter proposed Simon Jones, seconded by Cllr Brooks, Cllr Frost proposed Elizabeth Forte, seconded by Cllr Burnett and Cllr Paul proposed Ian Stanton, seconded by Cllr Warren. A vote was taken and Simon Jones was duly co-opted onto the parish council.  5.  Planning: After a full and frank discussion cllrs resolved to support the following planning applications. 20/2384/OUT – Outline application with all matters reserved except for access for the erection of 1no dwelling on land between Burrowdale and Nine Acres, Lower Burrow. 20/02266/FUL – The carrying out of alterations to roof to change the material to terne-coated stainless steel roof covering to the north aisle roof at St Martins Church, Kingsbury Episcopi. 6.  Cheques: Cllrs resolved to approve the following cheques. Mrs S Potepa - £1475.00 – Three months’ salary.  Mrs S Potepa - £14.00 – Cork board for West Lambrook kiosk. SSDC - £168.72 – Parish Ranger fees for February.
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 7 th October 2020.
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Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Councillors Chris Aplin – Higher Burrow Farm, Kingsbury Episcopi. – 01460 241436 Sally Brooks – Southways, Silver Street, Kingsbury Episcopi. – 01935 824612 Tracey Burnett, Rose Villa, Lower Burrow - 01460 242347 Paul Carpenter, Oakwood Cottage, West End, K.E. - 01935 825470 Kevin Cox – The Bungalow, Stembridge. – 01460 249139 Nick Frost, The Old Rising Sun, Thorney. - 01458 250994 Simon Jones, The Barton, Folly Road, K.E - 01935 823448 Lorraine Langford- Willowood, Stembridge. – 01460 241188 Peter Loxston, Oak Cottage, Burrow Way - 07970 275756 Clare Paul – Tuppence House, Stembridge, - 01460 241895 PaulineWarren – Hill House, Stembrdge. – 01460 240092 Parish clerk – Sarah Potepa, Hayes Farm, Silver Street, East Lambrook, TA13 5HW 01460242369 County Councillor – Clare Paul - as above. District Councillor – Mike Stanton - Councillors Register of interests forms are available on the District Councils website