West & Middle Chinnock Volunteers COVID 19
There are lots of volunteers in West & Middle Chinnock already helping residents. Examples include:
Jane and Jonathan
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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
39, Ridgway, West Chinnock
Carrying out of alterations to the existing integral garage to habitable accommodation. The erection of a single storey side garden room extension and the erection of a detached single garage.
If you would like to comment on an application
Dog Fouling report website is
Somerset CC link to verge cutting schedule.
News on the Patch
Temporary Closure of Smiths Hill
10th - 13th August 20121
Somerset County Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended, have made an Order prohibiting all traffic from proceeding along Smiths Hill for a distance of 329 metres.
This Order will enable Wessex Water to carry out Fire Main connection works.
The Order becomes effective on 5th August 2021 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 10th August 2021 and last until 13th August 2021 between the hours of (00:00 - 23:59) for a total of 4 days.
Please visit www.one.network for further information on the alternative route.
For information about the works being carried out please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600, quoting the reference number ttro452113.
Patrick Flaherty Chief Executive
West & Middle Chinnock Parish Council
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy has occurred on the West & Middle Chinnock Parish Council.
Unless a request for an election to be held is submitted in writing to the Proper Officer of South Somerset District Council at The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT by Thursday 12th August 2021 by ten electors for the Parish of West & Middle Chinnock, the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.
Kim Duller - Clerk to the Council
Date of Publication - 24th July 2021
Tel: 07957 358431
Address of Clerk:
Half Moon House
BEAT SURGERIES - from the team at Crewkerne POLICE coming to West Chinnock this weekend.
On Sunday 11th July, Wes Ashbrook, our local PCSO has organised a mobile beat surgery in West Chinnock outside the Muddled Man between 1130am – 12noon
Come and meet Wes, share your ideas, experiences, find out information on local support or just come and say Hello
Development of West & Middle Chinnock
Back in 2016, the Community Plan Survey identified the Rec as one of the key assets of the village and the number one priority for improvement.
A committee was formed, chaired by Neil Cochran, which has now had several discussions after a slow start due to Covid. Committee members have some differing views of how best to develop the Rec, but have agreed a common vision:
“To create a destination benefiting the whole community, which is a key focal point within the village for building community togetherness, delivering spaces for social cohesion, recreation and exercise as well as promoting personal and community wellbeing and positive mental health benefit”.
To get the best possible advice for the village, the committee has decided to use a professional landscape consultant with experience of designing recreation spaces such as ours. Their remit will include discussing ideas with the committee, producing an initial plan or plans, running a public consultation exercise in the village to hear community views, and modifying the plans accordingly.
Overarching design requirements include:
As plans progress, we will update the community through the Parish Council, the Parish Magazine and relevant social media and websites. And our aim is to hold the public consultation at some time over the summer. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Neil (email: email@example.com).
While our churches are closed
you can access our on-line
Sunday service each week at