Welcome to the Batcombe Parish Council Website
The Parish Council's website is continually being developed and will gradually provide more information about the parish of Batcombe, local organisations, news and events - as well as those documents the Parish Council is required to publish.
BATCOMBE is a parish in the east of Somerset between Frome and Shepton Mallet, which consists of the villages of Batcombe and Westcombe together with a number of outlying hamlets and farmsteads. At the centre of the parish lies St Mary's Church with its magnificent 16th century tower, the Three Horseshoes pub, and a community centre consisting of the award-winning Jubilee Hall and the Old School Rooms. (To learn more about the Jubilee Hall and Old School Rooms click on the link to the Village Hall Trust website.)
News about BATCOMBE
New Play Equipment - Playing Field Re-Opened
Thanks to the grant of £58,976 from the Viridor Credits Environmental Company (from the Landfill Communities Fund), the Parish Council was able to place an order with Sutcliffe Play South West for new play equipment and installation of the new equipment is now complete and open for use.
New Play Equipment Official Opening - Sunday August 1st
The official opening and celebration of the new equipment planned for Saturday July 17th will now take place on Sunday August 1st. The celebration will take the form of a bring your own picnic in the Playing Field with some live music, the unveiling of plaques and of course the new equipment for children to play on.
The Parish Council would like to thank those children who entered the competition to design two plaques to go in the Playing Field, one asking people to "Please look after our Playing Field" and the other reminding people that no dogs are allowed in the Playing Field. The winning designs for each sign will be unveiled as a permanent plaque in the Playing Field at the Official Opening.
Coronavirus - Caution is the Watchword
While everyone is delighted that restrictions are now easing, please remember that Covid is still with us and among us and exercise caution. More advice can be found on the gov.uk website www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you need help, or know someone who does, please call the Somerset Coronavirus helpline 0300 790 6275. It’s available 8.00am to 6.00pm, including weekends.
Audit Requirements 2021
Under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the Parish Council is required to publish the Annual Governance Statement 2020/2021; the Accounting Statements 2020/21 and the Certificate of Exemption. The Parish Council is also required to publish a notice of the period for the exercise of public rights to inspect the accounts and make an objection to the appointed auditor. All these documents can be found on the Audit and Transparence Code page.
Events in BATCOMBE
Batcombe & District Annual Show
Date: Saturday 31st July 2021
Venue: Jubilee Hall, Batcombe
Prize giving and raffle draw at 4.00pm. Teas and refreshments available. Entry forms to the Secretary in the South Porch of Batcombe Church from 5.00pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 29th July. Copies of the Show Schedule and the Entry Form can be downloaded from the Clubs and Societies page.
June Parish Council Meeting
Wednesday June 4th
Place: The Old School, Batcombe
Description: The monthly Parish Council meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The Agenda and Minutes of previous meetings can be downloaded from the Minutes and Agendas page a week before the meeting.
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