WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY WEBSITE FOR
THE PARISH OF COMPTON BISHOP
Nestling at the foot of the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, the parish of Compton Bishop comprises the settlements of Cross, Newtown, Rackley, Webbington and of course Compton Bishop itself.Compton Bishop nestles in an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), visited by many who appreciate the beautiful breath-taking scenery. The parish has a network of more than 13 miles of well-used public footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths which provide a wonderful variety of routes with Crook Peak and Wavering Down dominating the sky-line. This area of The Mendip Hills is owned and cared for by the National Trust and provides a peaceful recreational space for all who visit.
This web site provides information on local groups, items of local interest as well as all Parish Council information, minutes, etc. and complies with Data protection and Accessibility requirements (click to view). We would be very please to hear your comments, suggestions and possible articles regarding this site. Please use the 'Contact Us' tab on the side panel.
Parish Notice Board
For the latest complete summary of CORONAVIRUS NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS - Click Here
Click HERE for the Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council
New walk-through coronavirus testing site now open
Food support for families in need
Hinkley Connection Project
There will be an on-line Archaeology Presentation on Wednesday 13th January 2021, at 7.00pm. The presentation will take place on Zoom. To take join this session you must register with their Community Relations Team : Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Tel- 0800 377 7347
Households across Compton Bishop will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. Click here for mor information
Footpath/Bridelway Closure (Ash dieback works)
From the 14th December 2020 trees are being felled which are suffering from ash dieback. There will be closure of Bridleways AX 15/19 from King’s Wood car park and running in a westerly direction for 540 metres and Bridleway AX 15/12 from King’s Wood car park and running in a southerly direction for 60 metres as there will be a danger to the public whilst trees are being felled which are suffering from ash dieback. Click here for details.
Cross Lane Footpath Project (Cross to Axbridge Safe Path) Survey
A report to the Parish Council on the results of the recent questionnaire has been approved by the Parish Council (click here to view). The project team will publish the detail of the responses shortly.
Information Board for Cross
Before Maggie Pritchard sadly passed away this year she was working on an information board for the Parish. It was planned to have historical information about the village and a lovely addition for visitors to look at.
Would anyone be interested in taking over this project? It would need the volunteer to apply for funding, get a new quote for the board and research the historical content to add to the board.
Please contact me if you are interested in volunteering for this project - Sally Diaz, Parish Clerk, Compton Bishop Parish Council, 17 Sealey Close, Draycott, Cheddar, BS27 3UA tel: 07856 846621
Congratulations to the White Hart at Cross for being selected, by CAMRA, to be included in their Good Beer Guide both for their quality of beer and as a social centre. Click Here to view...
A new grant has been launched which will help businesses save money and help save the environment
The new Carbon Reduction Grants for Business Scheme is being jointly run by Somerset’s five local authorities and will see businesses of all sizes able to apply for grants between £500 and £1,000 to help reduce their carbon footprints. Click here for more information
Have your say in Somerset Covid-19 Survey
A new survey has launched this week asking Somerset residents to have their say on how the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting on their lives. The purpose of the Somerset Covid-19 Survey is to understand the barriers people are facing adhering to the government guidance to stop the spread of the virus. The survey will cover a number of areas including Covid-19 testing, whether people have become more isolated as a result of the pandemic, how the guidance around local alert levels and the Hands, Face, Space campaign has been understood, as well as views on how others are adhering to the guidance.
The Covid-19 Somerset Survey is open until Friday, November 13. To take part in the survey, please go to: www.somerset.gov.uk/covidsurvey
Plea to residents to keep roadside footpaths and verges clear and safe - click here for more information
Cross - Axbridge Safe Path Campaign
The Safe Path for pedestrians on Cross Lane, between the A38 and the Spring Farm entrance, has been completed. There have been many coments on the benefits of the imposed one-way system during the recent road works. A survey, for residents in Compton Bishop Parish, has been launched. Each household will receive a questionnaire and is being asked to give their view. Click here for the questionnaire.
WILLIAM CRAY FOUNDATION - INVITATION TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING
The William Cray Foundation is now accepting 2020 grant applications from the residents of the Parish of Compton Bishop. Grants are available to help meet the educational needs of any resident of the Parish of school age or beyond. Grants can be used for any reasonable purpose associated with the student’s education, even where the expense has already been incurred. More details can be found on the Foundations Facebook page t https://www.facebook.com/William.Cray.Foundation/ and you can download an application form from https://files.fm/u/vehj3z2r
The deadline for applications is 31 October and is strictly enforced. Applications can be returned by post or email to the addresses on the application form. Applications will be acknowledged by email.
If you have any questions then please ask through the Facebook page or if you would prefer to email then to William.Cray.Foundation@Gmail.com
Do you have thoughts on your local police service ?
Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner calls out to local people to share their views on policing take part in the survey - click here for the link
Latest Coronavirus updates :
*HM Government's guide on what you need to do - Click here to view
Information and advice from Somerset County Council and NHS Somerset. Click here to view the latest updated information from Somerset County Council and the NHS in Somerset.
For Somerset and Avon Police notice on scams during this period - click here
*Somerset Waste -
From Monday 1 June 2020, all 16 recycling sites will be returning to standard summer opening hours.
Clothes and Textiles -Somerset is being asked to hold on to its unwanted clothes and textiles to make sure they don’t end up in landfill. Somerset Waste Partnership is committed to making sure everything it collects that can be recycled, is recycled and recycled close to home. But Coronavirus is making that impossible to guarantee, so kerbside textile recycling collections are being suspended until the situation improves.
*Help and services in our Parish :
There are a number of initiatives being developed in our Compton Bishop Parish see below :
- Cross and Compton Bishop residents : If you are unable or worried to leave your home because of the coronavirus a group of local residents can help. Click here for more information and contacts.
*Somerset County Council - Coronavirus
All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC - click here to view
*Appeal :Somerset Community Foundation has set up the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal to raise funds for local charitable groups that are supporting the most vulnerable people affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and, looking ahead, to ensure that when the time is right we can help our communities recover well. Click here for details of how to donate to the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal.
*Education while in lock-down
With many people furloughed and self-isolating, it's more important than ever to raise awareness about free education courses and training. Home learning will help people make the most of their time and cope better with self-isolation. It will also improve their employment prospects at a time when many jobs are a risk. Learnyay helps adults find free education courses and training. By connecting them with ESFA and local authority funded colleges, schools and training providers in their area. Click here to find out more
*Spark Somerset COVID-19 Update
This is a challenging time for everyone, but please be assured that we are still very much available to support our communities. If you would like our help, please call 01460 202970, email email@example.com. working to support Somerset communities to respond to COVID-19, and will share the latest information, best practice guidance for groups and useful resources click here.
Cross and Compton Bishop Village Survey - Findings
Compton Bishop Parish Council is looking for volunters of all ages to help with maintenance work around our parish of Compton Bishop
For more information click here
Trading Standards have released information on recent scams which includes :
Renewable energy : computer support : driveway repairs : garden services : advance fees ;: garden furniture : rouge roofers : white goods insurance : home insulation : Christmas : phising
Making our local roads safer
Volunteers sought for a Parish Speed Watch Group
The Parish Council is looking for a number of volunteers to join with others in setting up a speed watch group in the parish. If you are interested then please contact the Parish Council Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07856 846621.
For on-line information abouth Community Speed Watch - click on the link https://www.communityspeedwatch.org/
Council Tax scam by text message
Please be aware that Sedgemoor District Council have had reports a company who are texting messages to members of the public, stating a refund is pending for council tax. This is a scam and should be deleted. They ask residents to follow the link provided to claim their refund. The first screen asks customers to confirm their details, followed by the second screen asking for members of the public to enter their bank account details.
There have been a number of burglaries across this area where the offenders have targeted homes while the residents are on holiday. There are a number of things you can do to make your home safer. For some tips to make your home safer click here to view the advice on preventing burglary from the Avon and Somerset Police .
National Grid – Hinkley Point Connection Project
National Grid has a section on their website giving the latest information on the works taking place in our area. Click here for the information regarding the works in the Mendip Hills area.
Funding available to homeowners and landlords for home improvements
Sedgemoor Council would like to make residents aware of funding that is available to make improvements to homes in our area. Click here for details
Cross Lane Footpath, A38 and Cross Lane Safety Proposals
The Parish Council Meeting on 24th October 2018 accepted Somerset Highways proposals for the construction of a footpath in Cross Lane, a pedestrian refuge on the A38, road markings and lighting on the A38 and Cross Lane. The following documents can be viewed by clicking on the title, below:
Compton Bishop Parish defibrillators
The three defibrillators are now up and running and are located at :
1)White Hart BT box ( BS26 2EF)
2)BT box at the end of Church Lane on Webbington rd ( BS26 2EX)
3)Webbington Hotel to the left of the reception steps ( BS26 2HU)
Please take a note of the one nearest to your home and make an accessible list of people and their telephone number who could assist in retrieving a defibrillator in an hour of need.
Defibrillators increase the chances of survival following cardiac arrest so please make a plan in your household of what to do After you have telephoned 999. The ambulance service will give you the keypad access code to your nearest defibrillator.
Automated public defibrillators can be used by anyone trained or untrained as they talk you through step by step.This is a very useful video if you didn’t attend the training session and wish to learn more.https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/how-to-use-a-defibrillator-and-save…
Do contact Tracey Brownlow if you require further information on how to access or use a defibrillator on 07731892294