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THE PARISH OF COMPTON BISHOP

Nestling at the foot of the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, the parish of Compton Bishop comprises the settlements of Cross, Newtown, Rackley, Webbington and of course Compton Bishop itself.

Compton Bishop nestles in an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), visited by many who appreciate the beautiful breath-taking scenery. The parish has a network of more than 13 miles of well-used public footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths which provide a wonderful variety of routes with Crook Peak and Wavering Down dominating the sky-line. This area of The Mendip Hills is owned and cared for by the National Trust and provides a peaceful recreational space for all who visit.

This web site provides information on local groups, items of local interest as well as all Parish Council information, minutes, etc.

We would be very please to hear your comments and suggestions regarding this site. Please use the 'Contact Us' tab on the side panel

 

Parish Notice Board

(also look at the 'Upcoming Events' in the column on the left)

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Mobile Library - Cross

possible removal of service through low usage

Click here for information

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EDUCATIONAL GRANTS AVAILABLE

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Faster Broadband - superfast broadband opportunity

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Dog attacks on sheep in Cross on the rise

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EDUCATIONAL GRANTS AVAILABLE

The Trustees of the William Cray Foundation invite the residents of the Compton Bishop parish to make applications for grants to assist with the education of any student of Comprehensive School age or beyond.  Grants can be used for any reasonable purpose associated with the student’s education, even where the expense has already been incurred.

The application form is very simple and can be downloaded by clicking here or by email request to William.Cray.Foundation@Gmail.com. Please return your application by email (as above) or by post to William Cray Foundation, Prospect Cottage, Webbington Road, Compton Bishop, BS26 2EU

The closing date for applications is 30 October 2016.    Applications will be assessed by the Trustees and grants awarded by 30 November 2016.

 

 

Faster Broadband

The current Fibre Broadband roll-out programme will not provide connection for the residents in Rackley Lane, Compton Bishop village including Big Tree Close and Church Lane. For residents that have a download speed of less than 2 megabits per second, a £500 voucher can be applied for as a subsidy to fund the installation of a new 10Mbps broadband connection from a list of suppliers approved by ‘Connecting Devon and Somerset’ (www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk). A group of residents in Badgworth have been investigating a co-operative solution which could provide a fast connection service using small satellite dishes with installation funded by the voucher. Note that applications for the voucher have to be made before the 30th of November 2016 Click here for more information on the voucher system.

If you want to register your interest send an email by clicking here

 

 

Dog attacks on sheep in Cross on the rise

Over the last 2 weeks there have been 4 attacks by dogs on sheep in the area of Cross Quarry, near The Scaurs footpath and to the south of Cross Plain and above Cross Quarry. Owners are urged to ensure their dogs are always under proper control (on a lead) when near any livestock. It is believed that dogs from the locality of Cross are responsible.

 

 

 

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News of the Fun Fortnight -See : Cross Connections section

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