Annual Parishioner meeting Thursday 18th May

The Annual Parishioner meeting will be held on Thursday 18th May, 7pm – 9pm.  It will be an opportunity for Parishioners to meet the Parish Council and Community Group Leaders. Refreshments will be provided.  The meeting is open to everyone who lives in the Parish and will be held at the Village Hall and not the Pavilion.

The invitation is also extended to community group leaders.

The East Coker Parish Council looks forward to meeting you.

Queen Elizabeth rose to commemorate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

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The East Coker Parish Council have planted a Queen Elizabeth rose to commemorate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Sandra Snelling, Kathryn Sturtridge,  Bridget Sugg and Ranger Darren Sothcott planted the rose along with a plaque commemorating the event in the garden at the “Tree” by East Coker School.

Bridget Sugg Chairman of the East Coker Parish Council said “ We wanted to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday and what better way than with a rose that is named after her  that will be here for many years to come for the many visitors who come to East Coker to see the wonderful village that it is.

Photograpgh John Snelling

Queen’s 90th Birthday

queen90birthdayQueen’s 90th Birthday Celebration Picnic at the Pavilion, Long Furlong Lane, Sunday 12th June 12 noon to 4pm. There will be music, bouncy castle, children’s activities and a Royal singalong. Bring your own food and drink. NO GLASS PLEASE.

Everyone is welcome – Free event

East Coker Parish Council Objections Against SSDC’s Local Plan

Yesterday, East Coker Parish Council submitted their Objections against South Somerset District Council’s Local Plan.  This Local Plan includes a Urban Extension to Yeovil of 2500 homes to be built predominantly within the Parish of East Coker.

ECPC’s submission consisted of three sections:

  • Section 1, ECPC objections against the Urban Extension;
  • Section 2, an independent assessment of SSDC’s sustainability appraisal, which was used to choose the location of the Urban Extension;
  • Section 3, several documents created by ECPC in response to past SSDC consultations which were felt to be still relevant.

Section 2 was carried out by Vertex Planning on behalf of the Parish Council to ensure that an independent and unbiased review of the Sustainability Appraisal was performed.

Copies of Sections 1 and 2 are posted here for your reference.

Objections against the SSDC Local Plan
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Sustainability Appraisal Assessment
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Rural Crime Events – Drop in

Beat Manager PC Georgina CRITTENDEN and PCSO Fiona Wilson have been arranging several events recently and hope to see you at our Rural Crime Event on the 8th October 2019 at Hardington Village Hall. We will be there from 1000 hrs until 1300hrs. It is a ‘drop in’ type event where we will be available together with our Crime Prevention Officer, Steve Nickerson and our Crime Reduction Carpenter, David Raybould.

Beat Surgery re Rural Crime at East Coker Café on the 9th October, where we will be available between 1200hrs and 1400hrs to give information regarding FarmWatch/HorseWatch and also security advice.

It’s in our hands: empty, rinse, squash

Upcoming Recycle Week – 23-29 September – reminds us all that recycling is “in our hands”, and urges us to empty, rinse, squash, sort and separate all suitable materials. The week highlights that more and more people are recycling, and how easy it is to join them. Make a note of the dates and share the colourful posts on our website and social media using hashtags #recycleweek and #inourownhands.

Read more here


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FLU VACCINATION: It is now time to think about plans for the winter.
Flu can be a real killer. It is easily transmitted and even people
with mild or no symptoms can still infect others. The vaccination is
the best protection that we have. Details of vaccination centres will soon be
available so please check with GP’s or local pharmacists.

Poppy Pattern

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Double knitting wool and number 8 needles
Use red wool.
Cast on 10 stitches.
Knit 2 rows.
Next row . Increase in first stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, increase in next then knit 1
Repeat for next 5 rows.
Knit next 8 rows.
** Next row. Knit 2 together twice. Knit to last 4 stitches, knit 2 together twice.
Repeat for next row.
Knit next 6 rows.
Next 2 rows as **
Cast off.
Repeat to make 5 petals
In black cast on 32 stitches.
Knit 1 row.
Cast off.


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