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Latest News

Road Closures – Continue to feel that County Highways don’t like us! The current list of Road Closures, Diversions, etc –

Road Surface Repairs – roadworks continue – this week (according to the council website) Flint Cross to Sperry Cross. According to the council website the works involve “patching”.

Huish Cleeve Road – from the junction with Tanners Hill, southwards to the junction with Hawkins Lane for a total distance of 180 metres. This order will enable Utility Services Ltd to carry out telegraph pole repair works on behalf of BT Openreach – 19 December 2019 and expected to last for 3 days (09:30-15:30hrs), excluding the weekend.

Please check travelsomerset.co.uk for information on roadworks.

Village Hall receives Hallmark One Award – The current Chair of the Huish Champflower Village Hall and King George’s Field Trust, Peter Krijgsman, accepted the Trust’s renewed Hallmark One Award from Eileen Zoers at the Community Council for Somerset’s (CCS) annual general meeting in October.   The award, first granted to the Trust in 2016, recognises high standards management and administration of the Village Hall and Field, including booking systems, policies and financial accounting.

Wivelele – read the brief review

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 26 Nov 2019

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.

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).