This website is supported by the Parish Council and aims to be a source of information for both villagers and visitors alike.
VIRUS UPDATE -28 May.
Because of the current situation the 2020 Carnival has been cancelled. HOWEVER the committee are looking at holding a less formal village event on Saturday 5 September. More details as the committee understand what is possible while keeping everyone safe.
Parish council meetings are proceeding virtually until restrictions are lifted. Details on the Parish Council page here.
Recycling Centres & Garden Waste
From Monday 11 May Garden waste collections will resume and some of the area recycling centres will reopen for essential trips only. Full details here but the closest to us will be Street:
Initially, the sites will operate temporary additional opening hours of:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am to 6pm
- Thursday: All closed
- Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 4pm
An odd and even vehicle number plate system will be used to control numbers. You can only visit on certain days depending on your number plate:
- Odd numbers on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
- Even numbers on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Click the image below for access to all of Somerset Council’s information.
With the announcement on Monday evening of tighter movement controls unfortunately the playground has had to be closed off. The playing field is still open for use subject to the 2m social distancing rules and avoiding gatherings of more than 2 people, unless they are part of the same household.
Supporting our community
Since the escalation of the Coronavirus the various organisations within the village (the parish Council, Church, Village Hall Committee, Newsletter) have been liaising to coordinate a joint approach to ensuring that everyone in our village, particularly the vulnerable or isolated, receive the support them need.
For many this will be a worrying time especially as the information is changing daily and no one knows when the situation will improve. The latest NHS guidance is Here but simple things can make a big difference like checking in on any family, friends and neighbours. Offering to helping them with their shopping and checking they have everything they need can make a big difference. If you know someone who is self-isolating, please contact them via phone and text and check that they’re ok. By its very nature, self-isolation is a solitary experience and their wellbeing will likely be improved by talking to someone.
Our aim is to try and contact with every household in the village and initially determine 2 things;
- Do you need or do you know anyone else who needs immediate help with anything such as shopping or medication?
- Would you be willing act as volunteer if someone needed help?
Please contact Caron Potts – clerkbsd AT outlook.com (replace the AT with the @ symbol, this helps reduce spam email) or telephone 01458 850875 in response to the above now or when your circumstances change.
The Barton St David Coronavirus volunteer group.
The village of Barton St David is situated about 5 miles south east of Glastonbury and Street and about 5 miles north east of Somerton. It has a population of approximately 540 and just over 200 dwellings. There is a Parish Church and a Pub (The Barton Inn). There is a bus service several times a day on weekdays and Saturdays to Street and Wincanton.
The village has a Parish Council which meets monthly. Meetings are open to the public.