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County Council Election Results for the electoral division of Somerton

Somerton Electorate 7547 44% Turn out
Candidate Party Votes
green party CHAMBERS , Margaret Ruth Green Party 412
liberal democrat GADD, Julia Mary Frances Liberal Democrat 788
uk independence party PAGLIA, Oliver Frances UK Independence Party 514
labour PEARCE , Alan Labour 133
conservative RUDDLE , Dean Douglas Conservative 1450 Elected

Nearly New Sale – Children’s Clothing, Toys and Paraphernalia

Children’s Nearly New Sale 

Tuesday 20th November 10-11.30am at The Meadway Hall

Clothing, Toys and Paraphernalia sale 

Baby & Toddler Group. All proceeds to the George Oliver Foundation which supports children’s charitable projects in association with War Child, the Volunteer Reading Scheme, Skillforce and Care-free Kids. George was the son of good friends of one of our regulars, Rowena. Read more at .

Donations of clothing etc. required and gratefully received in advance of sale, at Tuesday Toddler sessions. Bulky items to be brought on the day. Unsold items will be used in a future sale or do-nated to a children’s charity. Refreshments available.

For more information please contact

Rowena Crowley on 07814 458208 or Rebecca on 01458 273874.

Christmas Fair Brookside School

Christmas Fair Brookside School

Friday 7th Dec. from 6-8 p.m.

All welcome

Friends of Brookside is a charity, established to enhance the educational experience of children at Brookside School, Compton Dundon’s catchment area primary school. In the past, money has been raised for such things as landscaping gardens in the school grounds, subsidising school trips and purchasing a minibus.

We need raffle prizes for our Christmas Fair— maybe you are a business happy to sponsor us with a prize?

Also we run a jar tombola. Do you have any empty jam jars and lids? Please fill them with small items such as sweets, crayons, hair bands, Lego, pens and pencils … see where your imagination takes you!

Any donations can be given to Rebecca Wells (tel 01458 273874).

I am happy to collect from you.


The ever popular Big Breakfast will once again be taking place

at the Meadway Hall, on Saturday 24 November from 9 am until noon.

Bring your family and friends along for a delicious, freshly cooked breakfast and maybe even a glass of Buck’s Fizz.

There will be a raffle; a Save The Children stall and a number of stalls selling cards; wrapping paper & other Christmas items.

Don’t forget to put the date in your diary

 Get Stirring for Christmas 

Not only can you sample a ‘legendary’ cooked breakfast  but the kids can start weighing and mixing the ingredients for this year’s Christmas puddings. Then they can finish the job: mixing and wishing, at the STIR-UP Sunday Service at the Church on the 25th November at 10.00am.

For further information call Rebecca on 01458 273874

Don’t forget 

You can also order your beautifully wrapped individual Pudding at the Stir–Up Sunday Service


An Illustrated talk by The Reverend Canon Brian Pearson

Wednesdays 21 & 28 November at 7.30 at the Meadway Hall

This promises to be a fascinating look at Brian’s experience serving on the personal staff of former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.  With Dr Carey’s successor about to retire, he will also be reflecting upon the challenges that face the archbishops in their leading role in the Anglican Church.


The Reverend Sharon Walker is keen to get to know more people in the Parish and it will be an opportunity for members of the village to meet her in an informal setting.

All are welcome, so do come along.

Sharon will also be in the Parish at least one Wednesday a month from 2.30-4.00pm for an informal get-together, open to anyone.

The next date is   14 Nov at The Beacon, Peak Lane 2.30-4.00pm.

Fun Quiz

WI Fun Quiz
Friday 27th July 2012
Come for 7.00pm for a 7.30 start!
To be held at the Castlebrook Inn .
Cost  of £5-00 pp to include light supper.
In the skittle alley – plus bar
W.I. Members and  all families welcome.
 Bookings and for Enquiries call  Sali Money 01458 448207