News from the parish council
North Taunton Development At the time of the meeting (June 12) there had still been no indication when this application would go before Taunton Deane Borough Council’s planning committee. If and when a date is announced we will ensure it is publicised via the village website and local notice boards.
Crime – PCSO Tony Wearmouth reported there had been 10 calls to police from the parish in the previous month. Three of these involved criminal acts. Two cars were burnt out, one in Tarr Lane, the other in Volis Hill, and a generator being used in connection with an event on the playing field had been damaged. If anyone saw these incidents or can identify the culprits, please contact the police on their website
avonandsomerset.police.uk, ring Tony on 07889 655312 or telephone 101.
Dog Ban - The council is to contact the Taunton Deane Dog Wardens for advice on the enforcement of the ban on dogs being walked on the playing field. The walking of dogs on the field is posing a health hazard for local youngsters.
Mill Chamber - The council was pleased to see the colourful planting around the newly restored Mill Chamber which, it is understood, was the work of two nearby residents. It has transformed what was, for a long time, an eyesore at the entrance to the village.
We are very grateful to all those who, in their various ways, help keep the village neat and tidy.
The council has accepted a tender for the repainting of worn and rusty fingerposts which it hopes will be done very soon and is also looking to replace the missing slat on the bench on the village green.
Planning - The council agreed to raise no objection to the following plans:
- Erection of two-bay garage and log store at Orchard House, Tainfield Park
- Felling of a Yew tree within the conservation area at Camplins Orchard, Church Lane.