Mayday dancing - one of the many activities in Merriott

PLEASE NOTE - FISHER SINFONIA CAROLS AND CLASSICS NOW SOLD OUT!!!


Highways plans for Merriott? Your views are welcome!

Cllr Wright, Highways Lead for the Parish Council has put together the document below with some highways aims and suggestions for the village.  Whether we can implement all or some of them remains to be seen but views are sought to help inform the PC going forward. 

Cllr Wright says "It is important that we can balance the number of platforms pinch points or any other traffic calming methods along Broadway to ensure that we achieve the desired effect to slow vehicles down, still keep traffic flowing at a reasonable level with clear priorities in both directions and improve pedestrian safety. These proposals are only our initial suggestions and ideas and we welcome any constructive feedback before trying to obtain further feedback from highways engineers regarding the feasibility and costs to implement any of these proposals. We also need to agree what will be submitted for the SIS. Please send any feedback to the MPC Clerk (merriott-clerk@hotmail.com) or on the MPC Facebook page. We look forward to receiving your comments".

Merriot SIS Highways Update for the Merriott Messenger-100917.pdf






PUBLIC NOTICE
 
PARISH OF
MERRIOTT
 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87
of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy has occurred on the Merriott Parish Council.

Unless a request for an election to be held is
submitted in writing to the Proper Officer of South Somerset District Council
at The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT by 5th
September 2017 by ten electors for the Parish of Merriott, the Parish Council
will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.


K E Sheehan

Clerk of the Council

24th August 2017



Your village website


Since this website was set up nearly six years ago, there have been more than 40,000 visits to the home page. The next most popular pages are the Village Guide, and the Parish Council with around 10,000 visits each. This suggests the site is well used by people inside the village, and those who are planning to visit (or move here), or are just interested in finding out more about Merriott.

The website is run by volunteers and it could certainly benefit from some new ideas and enthusiasm. The design has stayed the same since its launch, and much more could be done to update it, introduce a blog, social media etc. If you would be interested in getting involved, please use the Contact Us link above.

Accommodation and work sought in village

Debbie Gurney has contacted the website to see if anyone can help her find a small home for her in the village, so she can be close to her mum. She writes:

"My mother has lived in the village for years, and I am looking to move to be near her.  I am a single 51-year-old woman looking to move into the area, after 20 years working in Social Services. I am running a cafe at the moment but am willing to transfer my skills either in the home help or companionship field, or catering. A one-bed apartment will do but anything would be considered."  If you can help contact the website using the Contact page above, and we will pass on her details.

Do you know your Merriott place names?

Naomi Long is writing an article for the Seavington News and wants to know where to find Stretch Corner and Sandy Road, which is apparently NOT Sandy Hole. Can you help her? If so, use the Contact Us button above and we'll put you in touch.

Merriott has plenty of activities to offer



 

There’s badminton, tennis (the two courts at the recreation ground are newly refurbished with nets up all year round), bowls both indoor and outdoor, squash, skittles, a gardening club, clay pigeon shooting, not to mention the well supported soccer club which has trained thousands of players over the years (credit especially to Monica Hayden for all her work).

 The newest attraction is the outdoor gym at the recreation field, set up by the Parish Council with support from the Lottery. It's a great place to improve your fitness.

After that the next newest on offer is probably table tennis, which started at the Social Club on Sundays just over three years ago.  Thanks to the generous support of the Parish Council and the Social Club, there are now three tables and anyone is welcome, whether beginners or people with more experience.  New research suggests it's one of the best games for improving physical and mental agility, especially among older people (as shown in the BBC's How to Stay Young programme with Angela Rippon). Some players are in the local league, and can help newcomers improve their game.  More details are available on the Organisations page link above.

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 New Café/take-away now open!

Chatter-Cino  Is at 8 Lower Street (formerly Chish and Fips)  and open from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday.
It serves coffee, tea and other beverages, sandwiches, cakes and fresh bread including croissants to eat in or take away.

Need something hot? Try freshly made soup or a full meal.