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Notes from Over Stowey Parish Council Meeting – September and October

Newsletter about the months of September and October

Published: October 30, 2023

The September meeting focused mainly on the financial issues affecting Somerset Council as reported at various meetings and also in the press. It is clear that any projects/concerns that the Parish Council might have planned that are not a statutory obligation from the local authority are unlikely to be undertaken due to lack of funding.

Therefore, the Parish Council will be concentrating on what they can do at a local level for the community. If any statutory obligations need to be carried out by Somerset Council, the Parish Council will continue to follow these up to ensure work is carried out as soon as possible.

With regards to problems on the roads, these can be reported online at the Somerset Council web page Report A Problem on the Road or at Fix My Street

The second Local Community Network meeting took place on Wednesday 13th September in Spaxton. It was not as well attended as the first one and Cllr Caswell emphasised that these meetings are open to all and anyone wishing to attend would be very welcome. It is an opportunity for local Parish Councils and residents to engage with officers from Somerset Council and to put forward any concerns they wish to be addressed, or requests that may benefit a particular parish or indeed, the LCN area as a whole. Further information can be found at Somerset Local Community Networks

As requested previously, as the bird nesting season has ended the Parish Council ask that all landowners in the parish that have a boundary that abuts the highway, cut back hedging and trees as soon as possible to ensure the roads are safe for all road users. If you have any queries, please contact the Clerk. For further information please use the following link Grass cutting ( and scroll down to the section Hedges and Banks. Many thanks to those who have already undertaken this work on their boundary.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 15th November 2023 and the date of the December meeting is still to be confirmed. Please check the website and notice board for details

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