9. To appoint an internal auditor: Cllr Brooks proposed Carolyn Perrin and this was agreed. Cllr Jones did suggest that for good practice we should look into changing auditors, cllrs agreed and clerk would make enquiries before next years audit.  10.Gawbridge Mill:  As the walls are privately owned, the main question is, should the council help a private individual, and would this set a precedent? There is however the possible impact on the wider environment and community to consider. Cllrs therefore agreed to grant the sum of £500 towards the repairs. For two main reasons, the possible impact on the community as a whole if the wall collapses and possibly causes more flooding, and also, other organisations that could be approached for grant funds look more favourably on an application if the Parish Council has already supported it.      11.Flood Risk to Kingsbury Episcopi update:  The meeting was closed at 8.56pm to enable Craig Dowling to give an update. The Environment Agency has now confirmed that the landowner on the opposite side of the river to Church Street had raised the level of the bank, and that an enforcement letter had been sent to him. He also confirmed that the flood risk rating has now been changed to Low for Church Street, but the rating for Thorney Road is to be raised to High. This will be challenged as well as the fact that the farm land on the opposite side of the river now has no risk. Remediation work is to be carried out on the bund behind Church Street. Craig is trying to set up another Zoom meeting with the Environment Agency for later in March. The Parish Council thanked Craig for all the time and work he is putting in on this matter.   12.Fly the Flag for Somerset: Cllrs were asked whether they would like to Fly the Flag for Somerset on May 11th. Cllr Frost had made enquiries as to the costs, and had found a site that could supply a flag for £133.14, including VAT and delivery. Cllrs agreed to support the day and clerk would purchase the flag which would be flown on St Martins Church Tower.       13.Footpaths and Bridleways: It was asked whether there could be some signage on the footpath leading to Burrow Hill. Cllr Warren would ask Bob Warren to take a look at it. It was also asked that the farmer at Burrow be reminded to reinstate his footpaths once the crop had been sowed. 14.Highway Matters: The state pf the road on New Cross Hill was brought up. Clerk had already reported this. The development site at Orchard View is causing concern. The use of agricultural tractors to haul away earth without the proper permits and the mud that is being left on the road is not been cleared regularly, making it very dangerous when it rains. The resident has been advised to contact the police regarding the hauling of the earth and the clerk will report the mud on the road to Highways to look into. Cllr Paul, stated that the Small Improvement Scheme that was put forward some time ago regarding Thorney Road and the speed limit and possible ‘Gateway’ to slow traffic down. This needs discussing again and will therefore be put on next month’s agenda. The state of the road in and around Knightstone Close is causing concern, lots of potholes and damaged tarmac, unsure as to whether the road was adopted by Highways, but clerk would report it to Highways. Cllr Cox confirmed that Party by the Parrett has been cancelled for this year. The state of Island Lane is now in a very bad state of repair. There is a condition on a planning application for two houses that the lane will be reinstated by the applicant, but as yet the development has not actually commenced. There was also an agreement that another development on Island Lane would contribute to this as well, and that development is well underway. Clerk to make enquiries. 14.Date and time of next meeting: Virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 7th April 2021 at 8pm,      Public Question Time: A concerned resident of The Avenue, spoke of the proposed development behind their property. Residents are very concerned about the proposal to build over 20 houses. The access is not acceptable as there is already a great deal of parked cars in the The Avenue. The Chair explained that as yet no application had been actually submitted, and assured them that the residents would be consulted as soon as the Parish Council had a definite proposal.   The owners of the wall at Gawbridge Mill asked whether the Climate Emergency Fund would be able to grant funds towards its repair. Cllr Paul informed them that applications to that fund had closed. She would however email them details of possible grants that may be available to them. Cllr Stanton did not want to raise their expectations, as this is a private property. The chair stated that at item 11 on the agenda, she would close the actual meeting to allow Craig Dowling to give an update on the flood risks to Kingsbury Episcopi, cllrs agreed.    Present via Microsoft Teams: Mrs L Langford(Chair), Miss S Brooks, Mrs C Paul,  Mrs P Warren, Messrs C Aplin, P Carpenter, K Cox, N Frost, S Jones, P Loxston and cllr M Stanton.    1. Apologies for Absence: None. 2. Declarations of Interests: None. 3. Confirmation of previous minutes: Minutes for the 3rd February 2021 were agreed and would be signed at the earliest convenience. 4. Cheques: Cllrs resolved to approve the following cheques and they would be signed at the earliest convenience: PKF Littlejohn LLP - £240.00 – External Audit Fee. SSDC - £173.16 – Parish Ranger Fees. SSDC - £77.40 – Posts and rails for Gawbridge. Mrs S Potepa - £1475.00 – Three month’s salary. 5. Grants: A request for a grant had been received from Langport Transport Group towards the feasibility study into a new rail station at Langport/Somerton. Cllrs agreed to a grant of £100. It was also agreed to grant the annual sum of £200 towards the car park at St Martins Churchrooms. 6. To review Cemetery Fees: It was felt that we should look at some Parishes cemetery fees before making a decision. Cllr Paul will contact Curry Rivel Parish Council and this will be discussed next month.  7. To allocate the 2021/22 precept to sub accounts.  As the precept amount is remaining the same as last year cllr Aplin proposed that it be allocated to the sub accounts as was last year. Cllrs agreed. 8. Parish Council Election 6th May 2021:As it stands the election will take place as normal and the Annual Parish Council meeting will be held on the 12th May 2021. At present the details and nomination forms were not available on the SSDC website, but the clerk will inform everyone when they are available and posters will be displayed everywhere possible to encourage as many of the public as possible to stand to be a councillor. Cllrs were encouraged to spread the word.
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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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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
May 6th 2021 is election day for the Parish Council. How would you like to make a difference in your community and help decide what our Parish needs?   Why not stand to be a Parish Councillor?  Have a chat with our councillors or clerk to find out more, their details can be found in the Parish Directory and on the Parish website www.kingsburyepiscopi.com  Details of how and when to apply will be published on www.southsomerset.gov.uk from the 22nd March 2021.  Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Council May 6th 2021 is election day for the Parish Council. How would you like to make a difference in your community and help decide what our Parish needs?   Why not stand to be a Parish Councillor?  Have a chat with our councillors or clerk to find out more, their details can be found in the Parish Directory and on the Parish website www.kingsburyepiscopi.com  Details of how and when to apply will be published on www.southsomerset.gov.uk from the 22nd March 2021.  Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Council May 6th 2021 is election day for the Parish Council. How would you like to make a difference in your community and help decide what our Parish needs?   Why not stand to be a Parish Councillor?  Have a chat with our councillors or clerk to find out more, their details can be found in the Parish Directory and on the Parish website www.kingsburyepiscopi.com  Details of how and when to apply will be published on www.southsomerset.gov.uk from the 22nd March 2021.  Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Council Election of Councillor Election of Councillor
NOTICE OF ELECTION Election of One Councillor for the  Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Council 1.	An election is to be held for one Councillor for the Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Council. 2.	Forms of nomination paper may be obtained from the Returning Officer, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil  BA20 2HT. Copies of the nomination papers can be downloaded from www.southsomerset.gov.uk Copies can also by requesting by telephoning 01935 462462	or by emailing elections@southsomerset.gov.uk 3.	Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2HT between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm on any working day after the date of this notice (excluding Bank Holidays) but not later than 4	pm on Thursday 8 April 2021. 4.	If an election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. 5.	Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. 6.	New applications to vote by post and requests to cancel or change an existing postal or proxy vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at The Council Offices Brympton Way Yeovil by 5 pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021, if they are to be effective for this election. 7.	New applications to vote by proxy except on the grounds of a medical emergency must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at The Council Offices Brympton Way Yeovil by 5 pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021, if they are to be effective for this election. 8.	Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil BA20 2HT by 5 pm on Thursday 6 May 2021.	The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.	To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. Alex Parmley Dated: 22 March 2021  Returning Officer Printed & Published by the Returning Officer, The Council Offices Brympton Way Yeovil Somerset BA20 2HT.
NOTICE ELECTION ADDRESSES OF CANDIDATES Police and Crime Commissioner Election Avon and Somerset Police Area 1.	Candidates at Police and Crime Commissioner elections are entitled to make a campaign statement, known as “election address”, for publication on the UK Government website: www.choosemypcc.org.uk 2.	A candidate’s election address must be prepared by the candidate’s election agent using Form 29 set out in Part 2, Schedule 8, of The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012. A copy of Form 29 may be obtained from the office of the Police Area Returning Officer at the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW. The form can also be downloaded from: www.avonpccelection.org.uk 3.	Candidate address forms must be submitted in electronic form and must be emailed to the Police Area Returning Officer (elections@bathnes.gov.uk) no later than 12 noon on Thursday 8 April 2021. Date: Monday 22 March 2021      Will Godfrey Police Area Returning Officer Printed and published by the Police Area Returning Officer, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW NOTICE OF ELECTION  Police and Crime Commissioner Election Avon and Somerset Police Area 1.	An election is to be held for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Avon and Somerset Police Area. 2.	Nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the Police Area Returning Officer at the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of this notice. Copies of the nomination papers can be downloaded from www.avonpccelection.org.uk Copies can also be requested either by calling 01225 477431 or by emailing elections@bathnes.gov.uk 3.	Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the office of the Police Area Returning Officer at the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of this notice but no later than 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021. Candidates and agents are advised to book an appointment to submit their nomination papers, either by calling 01225 477431 or by emailing elections@bathnes.gov.uk 4.	The £5,000 deposit can be paid: (a) by legal tender, or (b) by means of a banker’s draft from a drawer which carries on business as a banker in the United Kingdom, or (c) by electronic transfer of funds. 5.	If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. 6.	New applications to register to vote must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer (contact details below) by midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can be made online via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote 7.	New applications to vote by post or by postal proxy, and amendments or cancellations to existing postal or proxy arrangements, must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021. 8.	New applications to vote by proxy must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 27	April 2021. 9.	Applications to vote by emergency proxy on the grounds of a medical emergency or for work/service reasons must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021. The medical emergency must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021 that they cannot go to the polling station in person. Voting Area Electoral Registration Officers’ Contact Details Bath and North East Somerset Address: Electoral Registration Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW Telephone: 01225 477333 Email: elections@bathnes.gov.uk Bristol Address: Electoral Registration Officer, Electoral Services, 5th Floor B Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 8XN Telephone: 0117 922 3400 Email: electoral.services@bristol.gov.uk Mendip Address: Electoral Registration Officer, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT Telephone: 01749 341479 Email: elections@mendip.gov.uk North Somerset Address: Electoral Registration Officer, North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ Telephone: 01934 634909 Email: electoral.services@n-somerset.gov.uk Sedgemoor Address: Electoral Registration Officer, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR Telephone: 0300 303 7800 Email: electoral.services@sedgemoor.gov.uk Somerset West and Taunton Address: Electoral Registration Officer, Somerset West and Taunton Council, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA Telephone: 01823 358692 Email: elections@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk South Gloucestershire Address: Electoral Registration Officer, South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 1953, Bristol, BS37 0DB Telephone: 01454 863030 Email: electoral.services@southglos.gov.uk South Somerset Address: Electoral Registration Officer, South Somerset District Council, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, BA20 2HT Telephone: 01935 462462 Email: elections@southsomerset.gov.uk Date: Monday 22 March 2021                       Will Godfrey, Police Area Returning Officer Printed and published by the Police Area Returning Officer, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
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Planning meeting Thorney Road Planning meeting Thorney Road Return to top Return to top Return to top Return to top 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 any member of the public wishes to be present at the meeting using Microsoft Teams, can you please email the clerk prior to the meeting, and a link will be sent to you before the meeting. You will be invited to comment or ask questions during public question time. If you are unable to attend virtually, please email the clerk with your questions or comments and she will bring them to the attention of the Parish Council at the meeting. Email: Kingsbury-Episcopi.pc@hotmail.com EXTRAORDINARY VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR KINGSBURY-EPISCOPI ON WEDNESDAY 21st APRIL 2021                                                   AT 8.00PM                      Click image to enlarge   Public Question time/comments Agenda 	1.	Apologies for absence. 	2.	Declarations of Interest. 	3.	Planning: Application no: 21/00503/OUT – Outline planning application all matters reserved except for access; Erection of up to 25 dwellings, demolition of single storey extension to number 18 and rearrangement of estate road to facilitate access between 18 and 19 The Avenue on Land OS3346, Thorney Road, Kingsbury Episcopi for Mr Chapman. 	4.	Date and time of next meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                Mrs Sarah Potepa                                                                                   Parish Clerk
EXTRAORDINARY VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR KINGSBURY-EPISCOPI ON WEDNESDAY 21 st APRIL 2021