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11 January 2018Police, Partners & Community PACT Meeting

The public are invited to attend the next Wincanton Rural North and South PACT Meeting organised by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary. If you are concerned about crime issues then come and meet your local policing team and partner organisations to help resolve issues and to set priorities.

Place: Ansford Academy Main Hall

Date: Tuesday 20th February 2018

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

11 January 2018Next Ansford Parish Council Meeting

The next Ansford Parish Council meeting will take place on the 14th February 2018 commencing at 19:30 in the Betty Churchouse Room at Caryford Hall, Ansford. All residents are welcome to attend.

13 December 2017Christmas Tree Recycling

Ansford Parish Council in association with Caryford Hall and South Somerset District Council are pleased to provide a recycle service for your real Christmas tree. Please drop it off after use, free of metal stands and baubles please, at Caryford Hall car park in Maggs Lane in Ansford before the 22nd January 2017 where it will be collected for recycling in to mulch.

06 November 2017Local Plan Consideration

Local Plan Consultation

The Local Plan is drawn up by South Somerset District Council (SSDC) and it covers the whole South Somerset District area.  (It should not be confused with the Neighbourhood Plan which covers Castle Cary and Ansford only)

The Local Plan is being revised by SSDC and a draft is now ready for public consultation.  If you are concerned with planning issues, this should be of interest.  There will be a drop-in session in the Market House (Shambles) in Castle Cary  on Tuesday 7 November from 4pm – 7pm.  Your opinion is being sought on their suggestions for further housing developments and so on between 2014 and 2034.

Please attend if you can and give them your views.

For those of you keen on small print, below is the longer version of what you have just read above!

“I am writing to inform you that South Somerset District Council is reviewing the Local Plan that was adopted in March 2015; this review will cover the period 2014 to 2034.

As a first stage in the process, we are consulting on the issues and options that have emerged this far; and produced a document to stimulate debate on the best way to provide a new policy framework for planning and development in the District up until 2034. The consultation period will be from 26th October 2017 until 12 noon on 11th January 2018.

The document starts to consider the options for where new growth may go in the future; and identifies potential new sites for housing, employment and other forms of development in the various towns and villages across the District.

You are able to view summary leaflets, the consultation document with option maps and the updated evidence base; and find a consultation response form, as well as the link to submit your representations electronically, on the Council’s web site at https://www.southsomerset.gov. uk/issuesandoptions. Hard copies of the document can be seen during normal opening hours in Council offices at Brympton Way, Yeovil; Petters Way, Yeovil; Holyrood Lace Mill, Chard; Churchfields, Wincanton and in libraries in South Somerset. Library locations and opening hours can be found here: http://www.somerset.gov.uk/ libraries-and-heritage/using- the-library/find-your-library/

There will be a series of public drop-in sessions where the consultation document can be viewed and where Council officers will be on hand to help explain how we have got to this stage and answer any queries. 

29 October 2017Local Volunteer Wins Award at South Somerset Gold Star Awards

Ansford Parish Copuncil are pleased to announce the award of runner up to local volunteer Frazer Cronie in the South Somerset Gold Star Awards for 2017. Frazer was nominated for this award by Ansford Parish Council for the excellent work he has done in reinvigorating Youth Matters in the Castle Cary and Ansford area. Congratulations to Frazer. Below is the wording from the nomination made by the Council:


   The councillors at Ansford Parish Council have all agreed that this year’s Gold Star Award for Adult Volunteer of the Year, should be presented to the person who, we felt, had personally contributed a significant degree of support to a local organisation called Youth Matters.

We therefore have pleasure in nominating Frazer Cronie for this Award, as he has taken over the responsibility of running Youth Matters in the Castle Cary/Ansford area of South Somerset. He had, in fact, bravely stepped into the breach at a time of some uncertainty, due to the resignation of members of the previous administration.

Frazer’s commitment to serving the interests of Castle Cary/Ansford’s Youth Matters has been enthusiastically received by the boys and girls over the last few months, leading to a marked increase in attendance. His hands-on approach to coaching these youngsters has been instrumental in both stabilising and invigorating this group of people, and where there has been a real need to win their hearts and minds, and to try and steer them away from antisocial behaviour etc.

Castle Cary and Ansford Council’s have agreed to support and fund ongoing activities for Youth Matters, and it is very encouraging to see that the key to this successful partnership is due to Frazer Cronie’s continued stewardship of this important facility, and for steadily improving the culture of some of the wayward youths within our community.

25 October 2017Ansford War Memorial Refurbishment

Ansford Parish Council are pleased to announce that work on refurbishment of the War Memorial has been completed in accordance with the requirements of the War Memorials Trust who have provided a grant towards this work. This is in addition to a generous donation from a local parishioner. Repairs to the base of the memorial, the replacement of some missing letters as well as a general clean up were completed.


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