Historic England (English Heritage as was) are focusing on the listing of war memorials across the country. The consultation report linked below is part of that process to which local communities are invited to comment.
Details of the Mindline service opening hours through December are here.
Parish Council Minutes for October and Agenda for November are here.
SSDC has published guidance on potential solutions to traffic problems to enable Parish Councils and Villages to understand the options. Located on the PC pages here
WW1 Battlefield Tour Update 11.11.2015
We now have sufficient numbers to book the transport and accommodation and I am awaiting quotes so that I can forward exact costs.
The itinerary so far includes the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, the Somme and Ypres battlefields, the Thiepval Memorial, Polygon Wood, Solesmes and the Flanders Field Museum.
We wish to pay our respects at the final resting places of two of those commemorated on our war memorial, and make personal visits to the memorials or war graves of family members, wherever possible. Therefore the final itinerary will depend on coordinating requests from individuals who wish to visit specific war graves or memorials. Depending on demand it may not be possible to accommodate every request as a group, but I believe that it is practical to take a taxi to specific locations, as most of the graves and memorials are located in quite a small area.
On Thursday 15 October the Village Hall put on a opening ceremony for the new playground. The playground was officially opened by Mr Roy Porter and the ceremony was attended by a large crowd as well as representatives from South Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council and Viridor Credits who had provided the majority of the grant funding.
Thursday 15th October at 3:30pm (Refreshments from 3pm in the Village Hall). Come and celebrate the completion of the improvement works.
The new equipment has been installed and all ready for use, come and try it out.
Ahead of Independance Day 2015 Barton St David featured on the BBC Points West Show with an article about the village link to the 2nd and 6th US Presidents.
Note that playback will only work in the UK.
Over the weekend an opportunistic burglary took place in the Tootle Bridge area. Our PCSO, Hayley Barber, has warned Villagers to ensure windows and doors are closed particularly if you are in a different part of the house or garden. Please report any suspicious behaviour using the 101 number or 999 if it is an emergency.