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
Pre-salting in Batcombe this winter
Following an open parish meeting with our MP David Warburton in April, the Parish Council were hopeful that Batcombe might be re-instated on the pre-salting network this winter.
However, details of the winter salting routes have now been published and the County Council has reduced the pre-salting network from 23 to 16 routes to save money. This means that not only has Batcombe not been reinstated on the network but Evercreech has been removed as well. As a result the Bruton-Evercreech road and the Evercreech-Westcombe roads will not be salted this winter. Great care will therefore be needed in icy weather.
Events in BATCOMBE
Batcombe Film Society - "McQueen"
Friday October 19th 2018
Time: 7.15pm for 7.45pm
Place: The Jubilee Hall, Batcombe
Description: The third film of the Film Society's 20th season is "McQueen" (2018 / 118 mins / 15), an intimate, fascinating and intelligent documentary about fashion designer Alexander McQueen, whose short life ended in 2010.
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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