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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. and complies with Data protection and Accessibility requirements (click to view).

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

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

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Compton Bishop Parish Litter-Pick

   

 

The Parish Litter Pick litter pick has   been re-scheduled to

SATURDAY 29th FEBRUARY 2020

As usual, please meet at Cross Hall

at 9.00 am for a 9.15 start.

Black bags, hi-viz vests, pick sticks and plastic gloves rubbish bags are provided for the day 

 

 

 

 

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Cross and Compton Bishop Village Survey

Compton Bishop Parish Council is conducting a survey of people in the Parish of Compton Bishop only. This survey covers the area from Cross to Compton Bishop and Webbington. The purpose is to find out what people in our community want. By doing this survey, you will be helping us to make bids for funding to improve life in our villages.

The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and is STRICTLY ANONYMOUS

Click here for the on-line survey and thank you for taking part

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Scams

Trading Standards have released information on recent scams which includes :

Renewable energy : computer support : driveway repairs : garden services : advance fees ;: garden furniture : rouge roofers : white goods insurance : home insulation : Christmas : phising

Click here to view this file

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Making our local roads safer

Volunteers sought for a Parish Speed Watch Group

The Parish Council is looking for a number of volunteers to join with others  in setting up a speed watch group in the parish.  If you are interested then please contact  the Parish Council Clerk at  comptonbishopparishcouncil@gmail.com or phone 07856 846621.

For on-line information abouth Community Speed Watch - click on the link https://www.communityspeedwatch.org/

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Council Tax scam by text message

Please be aware that Sedgemoor District Council have had reports a company who are texting messages to members of the public, stating a refund is pending for council tax.  This is a scam and should be deleted.   They ask residents to follow the link provided to claim their refund.  The first screen asks customers to confirm their details, followed by the second screen asking for members of the public to enter their bank account details. 

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Burglary Prevention

There have been a number of burglaries across this area where the offenders have targeted homes while the residents are on holiday. There are a number of things you can do to make your home safer. For some tips to make your home safer click here to view the advice on preventing burglary from the Avon and Somerset Police .

 

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National Grid – Hinkley Point Connection Project

National Grid has a section on their website giving the latest information on the works taking place in our area. Click here for the information regarding the works in the Mendip Hills area.

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Funding available to homeowners and landlords for home improvements

Sedgemoor Council would like to make residents aware of funding that is available to make improvements to homes in our area. Click here for details

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 Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places & Polling Station

The Acting Returning Officer (ARO) for Sedgemoor District Council will be carrying out a Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places & Polling Stations. To view the two formal notices please click here for the notification and here for the locations of the polling location.

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 Cross Lane Footpath, A38 and Cross Lane Safety Proposals

The Parish Council Meeting on 24th October 2018 accepted Somerset Highways proposals for the construction of a footpath in Cross Lane, a pedestrian refuge on the A38, road markings and lighting on the A38 and Cross Lane. The following documents can be viewed by clicking on the title, below:

 Update on project Indicative layout map 

Somerset CC Road Plan : Somerset CC Lighting Plan 

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Compton Bishop Parish defibrillators

The three defibrillators are now up and running and are located at :

 1)White Hart BT box ( BS26 2EF) 

 2)BT box at the end of Church Lane on Webbington rd ( BS26 2EX) 

3)Webbington Hotel to the left of the reception steps ( BS26 2HU) 

Please take a note of the one nearest to your home and make an accessible list of people and their telephone number who could assist in retrieving a defibrillator in an hour of need. 

Defibrillators increase the chances of survival following cardiac arrest so please make a plan in your household of what to do After you have telephoned 999. The ambulance service will give you the keypad access code to your nearest defibrillator.

Automated public defibrillators can be used by anyone trained or untrained as they talk you through step by step.This is a very useful video if you didn’t attend the training session and wish to learn more.https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/how-to-use-a-defibrillator-and-save…

Do contact Tracey Brownlow if you require further information on how to access or use a defibrillator on 07731892294

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