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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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

poppyLarge Poppy

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.


Photography Competition 2018 – Entries now closed

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East Coker Photography Competition

East Coker Parish Council is inviting submissions for its 2018 photography competition. We would like you to get creative with photography the theme this year is ‘Life in East Coker’. Explore our Parish and take inspiration from our beautiful rural landscapes, or get personal with portraiture.

It’s OPEN to you. Get snapping!


The judges will select 12 photographs for inclusion in the 2019 East Coker Parish Calendar. All selected will receive a free copy of 2019 East Coker Parish Calendar.


We have two age groups:

  • Under 16’s
  • 16 and over



Under 16’s

1st Prize  £50 voucher and a free copy of 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar


16 and over

1st Prize  £50 voucher and a free copy of 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar



Submission Requirements:

Number of Images submitted (Maximum of 3)

Image title

Where the image was taken

File size (less than 5mb we will ask for a higher file if selected for the calendar)

Send images to:


Submission deadline 1 September 2018



Judges Pauline Burr (SSDC Arts Officer), Chantelle Henocq (Graphic Designer/EC Councillor) Len Copland (Somerset’s Finest Freelance Photographer)


Winning photographs will be selected by 24 September 2018

Winning photographs and runner up’s will feature in the East Coker Parish 2018 calendar. First Place Winners and runners up will receive a free copy of the calendar.


Submissions Terms & Conditions:

  1. All photographs must be taken within the boundary of the Parish of East Coker.
  2. The competition is open to all and not restricted to residents of East Coker Parish.
  3. No hard copies will be accepted. Please follow the submission requirements provided.
  4. Entrants agree to the reproduction of any photograph submitted in East Coker Parish Council publications, website, social media or any other official use. Photographs will be credited.
  5. No international entries
  6. Postage of the calendar to UK only



New General Data Protection Regulations

New General Data Protection Regulations will be instated by the East Coker Parish Council from 25th May 2018. The East Coker Parish Council takes your privacy seriously.

Your personal information will not be used without your permission and you can opt out at any time.

Personal information will only be stored by the Clerk and not shared with a third party.

If you have any questions regarding data held by the Clerk, please contact her on email:

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