Village FaceBook Group
There is a very active Stawell and Sutton Mallet FaceBook group. You may apply to join, and if you live in Stawell or Sutton Mallet you will be admitted. As the group is getting rather large now we have decided to restrict members who are not villagers to those who have something significant to offer the group or who have a genuine interest in the community. If you just want to know what is going on then everything is posted here, on the website.
January Goings On
Parish Council: The agenda for the next meeting, to be held on 7 February, has now been published. The agenda can be found under the “Organisations” menu.
The deadline is just nine weeks away for anyone wishing to stand for election to a local council in May . There is a press release giving full details here.
Two Somerset and Avon Police Crime Reports
I have received two reports concerning break-ins in the local area. The first concerns a shed break-in over in Cossington where a ride-on lawnmower was stolen. The second relates to a series of break-ins into houses. None so far are on the Poldens but none are that far away so it is useful to be forewarned and the report offers advice to residents. Worth a read. The reports are available at:
A39 Road Closures
You may have seen the road closure signs on the A39. Here are the details.
The County Council will be undertaking urgent works to remove trees suffering from Ash Dieback next week on the A39 Puriton Hill – from the Bath Road junction (Silverfish) to the Ashcott Pipers Inn A361 Junction.
The road will be closed to all traffic between the hours of 09:15 and 15:30 weekdays from 10th Jan to 14th Jan 5 days.
The Diversion route will be signed. (There are currently 3 illumined advance warning signs at the M5, Silverfish junction and the Ashcott – Pipers Inn A361 junction.
Village Advent Calendar Trail
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the village advent calendar trail event. Thanks also to Clare who generously gave gift bags to all the children taking part. Thanks also to everyone who contributed and bought maps to the decorated windows and fences. The event raised £223 for the Bridgwater Food Bank.
We went out on Christmas Eve to view all the windows and I took photos of them all. Unfortunately quite a few suffered from camera shake (No – I hadn’t partaken of too many festive drinks) but here are the ones that didnt come out too fuzzy.
Stepping Out do Bakeability
Fresh homemade loaves, baked to order every Wednesday, starting 12th January.
£2.00 for a crusty white loaf. Different types of bread to come later.
Please fill in the order form attached. You can return it to Stepping Out at Stawell Village Hall or email it to us at email@example.comPlease order by 12 noon on Monday.
Bread can be collected from the Village Hall on Wednesdays between 1.30 and 2.30 or we can deliver to addresses within walking distance of the hall. On the first Wednesday of the month it will be delivery only.
Each Wednesday except the first of the month, we will also be running a small café selling hot and cold drinks and cake so why not stop for some refreshments when you pick up your bread.
Regular Groups - restart dates
The Art Group restarts on Thursday 6th January. we meet at 7:00pm in the Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along and give art a go.
Yoga dates for January are: Tuesdays – 11th and 25th at 7:15 – 8:30pm and, Friday 7th, 14th and 28th at 9:15 – 10:30am
Short Mat Bowlers restart on 5th January and Zumba has a first session at 9:30am on Thursday 6 January.
The Stawell Runners group never stopped…hardy souls that we are. We go out for a run, jog, walk/run … depending on our level of fitness at the time each Sunday at 10:00am meeting a few minutes earlier for a warm-up.
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone
Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service has advised that as of 5pm on the 3 November 2021 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared across Great Britain. This means that all bird keepers in Great Britain (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard are required by law to take a range of bio-security precautions. Click Here for details of all the precautions to be taken.