West & Middle Chinnock Volunteers COVID 19
There are lots of volunteers in West & Middle Chinnock already helping residents. Examples include:
Jane and Jonathan
Follow our West & Middle Chinnock Community Webpage Facebook page
During Lock down and until at least 2nd December 2020 please check on line for any information on which local services may be in place or previously planned local events.
Request from Gary & Ruth of Hillview Close. Could you please let them have any used postage stamps & old mobile phones for their charity Canine Partners. (www.caninepartners.org.uk)
New travel website for Somerset. The aim of Travel Somerset is to improve how we tell people about what's happening on the roads in Somerset from planned roadworks and public events to unplanned incidents, accidents or congestion.
Sign up for travel alerts or subscribe for emails about roadworks in an area of your choice. go to www.travelsomerset.co.uk
West Chinnock is a village in Somerset, England, situated near the A356 road 4 miles (6.4 km) north east of Crewkerne in the South Somerset district. The village forms the civil parish of West and Middle Chinnock with the neighbouring village of Middle Chinnock and has a population of 592 (2011 census).Middle Chinnock was a separate civil parish until 1884. It was then absorbed into the parish of West Chinnock. In 2003 the parish was renamed West and Middle Chinnock.
Living in West & Middle Chinnock: Our villages have a great vibrancy with a variety of clubs and societies, a pre-school and primary school, two churches, a recreation ground and pavilion, children's play area, a vey active community village hall, local pub and lots more.
Links to Local Somerset Services
Latest Planning Applications in the Villages
If you would like to comment on an application
Dog Fouling report website is
Somerset CC link to verge cutting schedule.
News from The Hamdon Surgery
Participation is the Key Word.
Even before Covid-19 became daily headline news, the message coming from the NHS at all levels has been for us all to take more responsibility for our own health. For many this was just highlighting what was already commonplace but, with the increasing demand for NHS services, the need to look after ourselves – physically and emotionally – took on a higher priority when the pandemic hit us and ‘protecting the NHS’ soon became a mantra and the unprecedented scale of the impact required us all to rethink how we participate in managing our own well-being.
Behind the scenes, GP practices are encouraged to liaise closely with their Patients’ Participation Group (PPG) whose role during these challenging times has been vital. At their best PPGs are sounding boards for change, innovation and development as well as being a channel for patient feedback and for registering concerns. In the spirit of participation, PPGs do not ‘manage’ complaints but monitor, on behalf of patients how concerns are processed. Members are encouraged to be proactive by helping to shape how both clinical and administrative aspects of a practice can be enhanced to better meet the needs of patients in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
To this end, recruitment to PPGs of a broad representation of patients is a major objective. Providing voices that speak from differing perspectives is the ‘added value’ every PPG seeks. The level of involvement by any one member is very much in his/her hands. The Hamdon Surgery has an active PPG, we have 13 members and hold meetings monthly (currently via Microsoft Team) a confidential NHS software. Our meetings provide the basis for engagement with colleagues and practice staff.
For further information, contact your local practice and ask to be put in touch with the PPG Chair – details will also be available via our new website.
THE GREAT TREE GIVEAWAY IS BACK.
SSDC (South Somerset District Council) have again organised a Great Tree Giveaway. All residents from West & Middle Chinnock are able to apply:-)
Our Parish can have up to 50 trees.
I am chasing what type of trees will be included, but in Feb 20 it included the following:
1. Scots pine
5. grand fir
The trees come as small saplings ready for you to plant immediately, which if we are successful will be late November - early December.
As with all things in life now, we need to put an application in for each request, so there will be a "little bit" of paperwork.
I am happy to co-ordinate and support all requests.
Hopefully we will have lots of interest - so get planting!
If you are interested, please email me on email@example.com before 15 November 2020. Also if you have any queries, please do not respond to me via Facebook comments, please email me.
Latest Planning Update
Land at SMITHS HILL Development: SSDC Planning Parish Consultation on amended plans 20/01660/S73
Response no later than 12 November
Somerset County Council Latest COVID 19 Update
Recycling Sites Network Reopens
Click links below
South Somerset Waste Briefing May 2020
South West Recycling Timetable from 25th May 2020
Parish Council June 2020 Minutes available here:
Corona Virus information
updated at 4pm each day