BROADBAND SPEED in HAM LANE – COMPTON STREET – SOMERTON ROAD

Have you PETITIONED to highlight the poor service in your area ?

NO ? – Then please ADD A COMMENT using the link BELOW
including your postcode and phone number.
Get your Neighbours to add a COMMENT too, if they share your concern.

https://www.facebook.com/comptondundon/posts/2012041549020957

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Crucially all residents with a service of less than 2Mbps are entitled to a Voucher ‘worth £350′
towards a  satellite based solution or a community wireless scheme.

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Apply Here :-

https://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/broadband-voucher-scheme-enquiry-form/

Dont miss out ! Others will not be backward in coming forward.  No visibility – No Action.

If the Broadband problem is to be resolved then it needs to be both visible and quantified.

 


 

Castlebrook Inn – Community Questionnaire included in the Parish News Letter.

 

The pub has been open again for just over a year. We are aware that only about 10% of parishioners regularly use the Pub. We do not want to see our Village Pub closed again, and Nicki and Wes are keen that it is at the centre of the community.
The Parish Council would like to hear from people what they like / don’t like about the pub and what would make them more likely to use it in the future.

 

Please complete it and put it in the box in the Post Office
or speak to a parish councillor.

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European Union REFERENDUM DEBATE Event – IN or OUT ?

at St Michael and All Angels Church, Market Place,

Somerton TA11 7NB

Saturday 4th June at 7:30 pm

All Welcome – Admission Free
Donations to the church charity Burkina Faso Fund

Jacob Rees-Mogg for OUT
http://www.jacobreesmogg.com/

Mark Holdsworth for Conservative IN
http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp…

St Michael and All Angels Church is located in the heart of Somerton
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PETS & PARACHUTES

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at St Andrew’s Church

Bring your pet to Church to a special service and your teddy bear

(or other soft toy) for a parachute jump from the tower.

WI Report – May 2016

Our Speaker, Kay Coombes, had the most inspiring personality and this came over in her talk Knitted Knockers. Kay, a single mother working in the tax office, told of her experiences after being diagnosed with breast cancer. A lump in her armpit, leading to a mammogram showing lump in her breast, biopsy – cancerous. Kay has a particular form of cancer, normal drugs ineffective , following her first round of chemo her hair disappeared between Christmas and New Year.Her son felt very insecure and Kay involved him in her treatment  as much as she could, he shaved her head and became the man of the house, taking over lots of little chores.

Radiotherapy treatment at the local Beacon Centre, Kay returned to work, her hair had grown back but blood tests showed a risk of further cancer and Kay underwent  double mastectomy plus removal of her ovaries.Complications following surgery prompted Kay to join support groups online,leading to her discovery of an American based company Knitted Knockers. A knitted knocker is simply a knitted prosthesis as opposed to one made of silicon.A simple idea perhaps why has no-one thought of it before?  This product has changed the lives of many women. U K orders are dealt with by a group of lady knitters in the U K so despatch is swift. Kay polished her knitting skills and started a knitting group. Knitted Knockers are soft and comfortable, the latest innovation is a knocker suitable for insertion into swimming costumes. These are made from acrylic yarn and stuffed with sponge as opposed to knitted with pure cotton yarn and stuffed with material used to stuff toys. It must be emphasised that knitters originally met all the costs of materials and postage but following strenuous efforts to raise funds and to be adopted as a charity, costs can now be met. No charge is made to the recipient,every order is individually made to measure and a knocker can come in any colour, with or without a nipple, leading to the slogan “nipple on your knocker”.

Kay’s work led to four of her ladies being invited to an event at the Cabinet Office dealing with funding for charities etc.Expecting a slap up lunch, the bacon butty on offer was a bit of a let down but the cream tea later made up for it.Interviewed on B BC Breakfast Show, meeting Esther Rantzen and Lionel Blair boosted the publicity and last year, on her

birthday, Kay received the news that her Knitted Knockers has been given charity status.

This product will always be free to anyone who has had cancer and not everyone can have reconstructory surgery.Kay uses Facebook to contact people but also has a website, Knitted Knockers UK.

Mary Badman gave a heartfelt thank you to Kay, we were given much to think about and were impressed by her products.

Annual General Meeting 2016

Our 86th Annual General Meeting followed the speaker, Trish Cox unanimously voted to continue in the post of President.

Pat Maddaford presented the financial statement.  In her report, Trish thanked everyone for their continued support,the committee members, Wendy for press reports, Gill and Sue for teas, Gill for skittles and Anthea for drama.

Janet, our secretary, commented on the very varied programme over the last 15 months, on average we have 33 members with attendance averaging 24.Scrabble, Ladies Who Lunch Short Mat Bowls continue to flourish. Individual triumphs, Julie Gordon with the Christmas Quiz and Sally Walker winning the W I Shield for Cookery with her Boiled Fruit Cake.We were defeated in the semi final of the County Skittle Cup but were victorious in the Short Mat Bowls Competition.Julie Gordon attended the Royal Garden Party, we took part in the Group Concert and exchanged visits with Bucklers Mead W I. Janet said this is just a small snapshot of our activities and appealed to us to keep going for at least another three years when we will be 90  years old.Angie thanked  Janet and Trish for all their efforts and this concluded the Annual General Meeting.

Meeting.

Resolutions were discussed and voted on, food waste resolution was passed but we abstained on the resolution dealing with care with dementia patients in hospitals.

It has been agreed to donate  £50 to the Denman Appeal.

Skittles: Match against Ashcott won by 9 pins. Forthcoming matches, Thursday 12 May v Middlezoy at Moorlynch, Thursday 16 June v Walton Street Inn 8 p m.

A group visited Pittard’s Leather Factory at Yeovil followed by lunch at a nearby hostelry. Angie and Wendy attended the Roadshow at Croscombe. Mary and Wendy will join Puriton W I at the birthday party. A visit to Midney Gardens is planned for August.Ladies Who Lunch meet at the Crown and Victoria Tintinhull Friday May 20.

Thankyou received from Val Day for the delicious brownies taken by  Mary to speed Val’s recovery from her recent surgery, good news here we are pleased to report. Edna joined us as a visitor and thanks go to Nicky Wisniewski who acted as invigilator for the

Presidential voting.Julie appealed for help with the forthcoming Flower Festival. The competition for a knitted article was won by Joan Carbin who was complimented by the judge on her high standard of work, second was  Christina and third, Trish Cox. The Flower of the month was won by Janet Davies.

Next month’s speaker Jan McNeill My Life at Sea,  competition, Anything Nautical.

Wendy Edwards.