Posted on November 02, 2011
Welcome to the East Coker Parish Council Website. We hope you find the information on this site useful.
Regular posts will appear on this homepage below this introduction (as well as in their appropriate category pages). These posts will include, but will not be exclusive to, Parish Council Meeting Minutes, information regarding Parish Council activities, and information of interest from other parties such as South Somerset District Council or the Police Authority.
If there is anything you would wish to see here or would like more information on, please do not hesitate to send us an email via the Contact Us page, or come see us at one of the monthly Parish Council meetings (see the Events page). We meet the second Wednesday of every month at East Coker Pavilion, Long Furlong Lane at 7pm; there is a public session at the start of every meeting.
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Posted on April 23, 2013
As part of the Parish Council’s work, we want to find out what youth provision our young people, aged 11 – 19 years, would like.
We are working with other Parish Council’s and Yeovil Town Council to do a proper consultation. This will take place in East Coker on Thursday 9th May and will be carried out by Somerset Rural Youth Project, who are expert in this kind of work. They will bring their mini-bus to the village and try to encourage young people to join them. The programme will be:
Sports and activities – 4.30pm to 6.30pm on the playing field
Nibbles and drinks – 6.30pm – 7pm at the pavilion
Focus group discussions 7pm to 8.30pm at the pavilion.
All young people between 11 – 19 years are welcome to join in, have fun and give their views. We hope to be able to act on the feedback from the young people. Do not miss out on your chance to have your say.
Please pass this message to any young people you know who live in the parish of East Coker.
Posted on April 11, 2013
As we all know, East Coker can have issues with flooding. As the weather becomes more unpredictable, this will become a more common occurrence. SSDC has a stock of sandbags and gel-filled bags available for emergencies. These will normally be limited to 6 per external doorway, but additional bags can be purchased.
If you find you need sandbags, call SSDC on 01935 462462 (24hrs).
More information can be found at http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/environment/emergency-planning/request-sandbags
Posted on April 11, 2013
As you may be aware sadly one of the candidates for the Coker division election on May 2nd, Audrey Spencer, passed away at the beginning of April.
Following today’s noon deadline for the withdrawal of nominations, there is more than 1 candidate remaining and as a result, by law, the poll must be countermanded and the new election will now take place on Thursday May 16th.
In due course South Somerset District Council will issue new poll cards to the electors of Coker division before May 2nd and these will include a note regarding the cancellation.
With regards the position of a County Councillor for Coker division, a County Councillor’s term of office is four years and all councillors retire together, on the fourth day after the ordinary day of election (the polling day) and therefore this will mean that from the retirement date until May 16th, Coker will be without a County Councillor. This is similar to the situation where a sitting County Councillor passes away or retires mid term.