Merriott Parish Council has vacancies for co opted Councillors,

for more details please contact the clerk by e mail at

The Parish also has a volunteer vacancy for Parish Path 
Liaison Officer.  Please see the link below
Footpath Liaison officer.pdf

South Somerset District Council 

fund a home improvement
loan scheme

for homeowners and landlords*.

We understand the expense of maintaining your
home.  We want to help you to take the
stress out of funding repairs, improvements or adaptations to your home. 

We see you as an individual, not a credit

For a free, no obligation home visit or more

Contact Wessex
Resolutions CIC on 01823 461099 or visit

*Subject to eligibility

For more details click on the link below

Parish Magazine Editorial 2019 - Wessex Resolutions.docx



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 ( or on the MPC Facebook page. We look forward to receiving your comments".

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

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.

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.