Welcome to Merriott
Merriott in pictures
Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Short Mat Bowls Club
Merriott Social Club
School & pre-school
Parish Council Agenda
District and County Councillor
Recycling & Waste
Village Plan Survey Results
Additional Comments from survey
Merriott Messenger is published 11 months per year (not January) and is delivered free to all properties (over 870) in the Parish. It carries news from the Parish Council, contacts for village organisations and news of village events past, present and forthcoming. Free copies can be collected from Osborne's Broadway.
The Messenger is supported by the Parish Council, by sponsorship from local businesses and by distribution of leaflets, about events and offers, and questionnaires.
Sponsorship is currently £100 per year for a small announcement box in 10 months and a large announcement one month. Charges for leaflet distribution are from £25 upwards. Enquiries about sponsorship and distribution of leaflets etc should be made to John Bowman on 01460 74077
Contributions for printing in the Messenger should be directed to Katherine Nolan on 01460 77047or e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The MESSENGER – YOUR means of village communication
he Messenger has been published in its present form for 5 years. The reason for the prominence of Parish Council news was because the Council wished, at one time, to achieve Charter status and needed a means of communicating with all the residents.
The Parish Council is still the main single sponsor, but over time the number of other sponsors has risen from 10 to 27. This is support for which the editorial team are very grateful. It has enabled the Messenger to be published 11 times a year usually with 8 pages.
The Messenger is your independant, village paper for all types of news, including Council news.
If you wish to contact the Council please get in touch with the Clerk.
We aim to provide a range of news and useful information, such as contacts for village organisation and forthcoming events. We also listen to what the villagers think about what is included and how it is presented.
We would like to print colour pictures regularly but the costs are too high and paper costs are rising sharply. We are starting to print some issues with colour on the outside pages and hope that our readers will like the changes being made to improve the Messenger.
We shall continue to evolve the Messenger and over the coming months you will notice some changes. We listen to the grapevine but if you have a comment please contact one of the editorial team, who meet monthly to discuss the next issue.
Articles (preferably brief and with pictures) are welcome and news items are especially appreciated.
We try to make it useful to you – so, what do we get right, what is wrong and what should we add in future?
It is your village newsletter.
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