Planning Application at Shepherds Close (Robins Way)

Application No: 16/03045/FUL

Application Status: Pending Consideration

Applicant: Barry Brereton             Agent: Collier Reading Architects

Parish: Compton Dundon             Ward: WESSEX

Location: Land OS 8335 Northeast Of, Robins Way, Compton Dundon, Somerton, Somerset

Proposal:  Proposed development of 14 dwellings, replacing in part an already approved scheme of 17 dwellings (07/04651/FUL) to create a total of 26, Development to include underground LPG tank installation and access road and pedestrian paths

Look on line for more details here

http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planningdetails/?id=1603045FUL
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WI Report – July 2016

Barbara Olioso, our speaker, living in Wells but originally from Italy is a living testimony to her subject, The Secret of Well Being Care of Your Skin. A qualified scientist with intensive knowledge of the structure of the skin and the relation of our body parts to the skin which is the biggest organ in the body. Various conditions of the skin can be accurate indicators of other health problems.

The Chinese people call the skin the third lung and the third kidney.The sense of touch is important and skin contact helps with emotional development Whilst not minimising the dangers of too much exposure to the sun’s rays, Barbara stressed that sunlight leads to the production of Vitamin D, the only vitamin the body produces. Sadly too many of us overreact to advice given for the protection of our children’s skin, covering every part and this lack of vitamin D can and does lead to conditions such as rickets. A sensible balance must be reached, especially in England where we hardly ever see the sun.Pollution causes problems and we are lucky to live in the countryside where the air is somewhat cleaner than in the cities.

We were horrified to learn that the majority of cosmetic products we regularly buy, sometimes at great expense, and use,  contain dangerous chemicals. Caustic soda in our favourite soap. Use natural products wherever possible, a little more expensive perhaps but much better for the skin.Many common garden flowers such as marigolds and roses have beneficial effects, dry the petals and suffuse in oils but  remember, one of the best health tips is to  drink lots of water

Kath Frank’s said, in her vote of thanks that we had all learnt a lot and had a lot to think about, our shopping will take us longer in future.

The competition for the best sun hat was won by Pat M with Janet D and Mary B runners up. The Flower of the month, winner Mary B with sweet peas.

Kathy Ingham was welcomed back as a visitor. Condolences were sent to Verify Linnet, a former member, whose husband

has recently died. We are delighted to report that we have, at long last, made it to the photo gallery in County News and in representing W I a talk by Dr Hudson was held in memory of our well remembered colleague , Sali Money.

Janet reassured us that the tree planted to commemorate the birth of Prince George, recently vandalised, was alive and growing strongly and had a photograph taken by Angie to prove it. Next month’s meeting will be held in the committee room as the floor of the main hall is to be renovated.Janet read a very comprehensive report sent by Margaret Adams of Shapwick W I who was our of representative at least the meeting at Brighton .

Patricia Heap, our representative on the village hall committee, asked us to give our views on the proposal to revamp the ladies’ loos. Mary Burt stated she felt this was unnecessary as the loos were perfectly adequate as they were.Janet said that after 16 years a few improvements might be helpful. Patricia left it in the hands of the members,requesting they put forward their views on the slips of paper provided.

Trish informed us that the committee had decided to replace the recently damaged flower trough a cost of £49 plus compost and plants. Each member is asked to contribute £1 towards this project.

Short Mat Bowls Competition players Frances and Anthea, Sandra and Joan, Mary and Christina. Skittles, we lost our match against Walton in June played at the Street Inn, next match  July 28 at the Crown Inn Catcott against Woolavington.

Dates to remember: July 20 Ladies who Lunch The Quarry Inn Keinton Mandeville.

July 21 Scrabble at Wendy’s house.

August 9 Quiz evening with Somerton W I at Somerton.

August 10 afternoon visit to Midney Gardens with cream tea.

September 14 Sarah’s Sugarcraft Cake Decorating.Harvest Celebration with a ploughman’s supper, stall for chutneys and jams, and the competition heaviest crop of potatoes from the seed potato. Visitors welcome. I am

September 16 Polden Group Autumn Meeting to be hosted by Compton Dundon at the Meadway Hall with refreshments, competition and entertainment.  Speaker C!Ive Wakeley cost £4 per person Do not  miss this amazing evening.

October 28 Bursary Day at Meadway Hall quilting lampshades and flowers.Bring a packed lunch.More details later.

At the October meeting please bring toiletry items to fill Christmas Shoe boxes.

Finally remember the Village Flower Show on August 6 at Meadway Hall when the competition for the W I shield is 3 chocolate chip cookies.

As Wendy will be away in September, Angie C has kindly offered to submit the monthly report.

Wendy Edwards.

BROADBAND SPEED in HAM LANE – COMPTON STREET – SOMERTON ROAD

Broadband Service in Compton Dundon

Compton Dundon Parish Council are aware that many residents are frustrated and dissatisfied with their current Broadband service, and  are anxious to ensure that everyone is made aware of the status of the Broadband rollout in the Parish. We hope the following information will help to clarify the situation.

1. Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) are responsible for managing some of the rollout in our Parish. However, according to CDS’s website, Compton and Ham Lane “area is either currently, or planned to be, commercially covered by a private sector service  supplier” from the Street exchange (with 44… numbers). As such, (CDS) are not allowed to invest in this area under phase 1 of their program. Much confusion has resulted from BT failing to improve this service despite committing to do so during phase 1. Dundon has received an improved service under phase 1 covered by the Somerton exchange (with 27…numbers) which does not have a commercially viable status.

2. CDS are due to provide details of their Phase 2 rollout plans by the end of 2016, and have indicated that they will seek  much “Superfast” coverage by the end of 2017, with full service by commencement of 2019. We still do not know if Compton Dundon will be part of this rollout and 2019 is still 3 years away!

3. CDS have advised that up to 140 subscribers with a speed of less than 2Mbps in the parish are eligible to receive a Voucher ‘worth up to £500′, to fund the installation of a satellite or community wireless connection. Vouchers are available to homes and businesses and communities till March 2017 guaranteeing a minimum 10 Mbps on a range of tariffs with phase 2 unaffected.

4. CDPC would be willing to initiate a Community Scheme if there are sufficient people interested in the village. Even if you do not want to contribute to a Community scheme,  we would urge you to apply for a Voucher and consider how best you can improve your own Broadband service if you are elligable.

5. CDS have provided a list of authorised suppliers, such as ABInternet, and Airband which uses fixed Wireless technology. Or Satellite providers such as Avonline or Europasat. A complete list can be obtained from the CDS website.

6. A satisfactory and reliable Broadband service is becoming more important for everyone, and is now regarded as a “must have utility”, rather than a  convenience and can even affect house prices.

7. Hugh Thomas and Ian Dillamore are co-ordinating the responses for everyone who would like to be involved with the Community Scheme. There is nothing to be lost by applying for a Voucher, even if eventually it is not used. Please apply via the CDS Website and contact either Hugh or Ian for any questions.

Hugh Thomas mailto:hughthomascdpc@gmail.com

Ian Dillamore mailto:iandillamore@gmail.com

BROADBAND SPEED

 HAM LANE – COMPTON STREET – SOMERTON ROAD

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You can Apply and use your VOUCHER to a Community Scheme    Crucially all residents with a service of less than 2Mbps are entitled to a Voucher ‘worth £500? towards a satellite based solution or a community scheme.

Run the BT speed test using the link below and find if your current service is less than 2Mbps.

http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/  Click ‘yes’ button and then ‘Begin Test’

If you have not applied yet you can apply here :-

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

Read the small print here

https://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/cds-broadband-voucher-scheme-terms-conditions

What can you do with your Voucher ?

You can use your voucher to bring benefits  to your individual premises using

Satellite Technology Providers

www.avonlinebroadband.com

www.satelliteinternet.co.uk

 

 

 

 

https://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/cds-voucher-provider-list/

Vouchers will be available until March 2017 or until the money runs out.

Vouchers do have a limited time for utilisation.