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Latest News

Maundown Road Closure – signs have now appeared confirming the temporary closure of Maundown Road – from 215m south west of the junction with Jews Lane, south-westwards for a distance of 100 metres. Apparantly Utility Services Ltd (01884 763100) are carrying out poling works on behalf of BT Openreach.

Please note the road will be closed between 9.30 and 15.30 whilst the works are in progress (expected to be Monday 14th till Wednesday 16th October).

Village Hall Booking Details – due to popular demand (!) we have added a list of Hall Bookings for the next few months. Please click here HCVH Bookings at 4 Oct 2019.

Huish Champflower Fete & Produce Show 2019 – a full report can be found here & the lists of prize and event winners can be found here

Residential Garage Burglary  – A property in Brompton Ralph, has had their garage burgled on the 1st October at around 4:45 – 5am. The offender has removed the entire lock from the garage door to gain access and has stolen a power tool.

Broadband Update – a company called Technological (www.technological.co.uk) is currently (and fairly rapidly) progressing a fibre broadband network in Skilgate.

If, as a community, we can demonstrate demand – via registration of interest on their website – then the company will look to build their network out to us. We understand that they are already looking at Upton.

An overview of the Skilgate project can be found here.

We now also have a couple of flyers available providing a bit more information on service options and pricing –  Skilgate Flyer Flyer Information v2

To make the network build financially viable our community needs to encourage as many residents and businesses to register with the company and also with the Rural Gigabit Voucher scheme, which provides £3,500 funding for a business connection and up to £1,500 for residential. If you run a business from home then you can register for both.

Hopefully it will be possible to have a representative from Technological at our next Parish Council meeting (Tuesday 12 November).

Reckless & Dangerous Driving Threatening Safety of Horse Riders – The Parish Council has received reports of a few recent incidents involving reckless and dangerous driving behaviour creating a very real danger to local residents as they ride their horses. A number of riders are now wearing bodycams to capture video evidence which will be reported to the Police.

Website Update – regular visitors to the website will be aware that the site has been undergoing a bit of a revamp. This will continue for the next few months.

Parish Newsletter – the first version of an occasional Parish Newsletter can be found by clicking here The Huish Observer (Feb-Apr 2018).