Entries by Bob Sargent

Parish Newsletter Published

The Council has not been able to hold its normal Annual Parish Meeting this year to discuss our activities, so we have produced a newsletter instead. This will be delivered to homes throughout the Parish before Christmas, but you can download a copy below if you want an electronic version. Items include: Allotments Maintenance of […]

SpeedWatch Restarts in Wanstrow!

SpeedWatch has been restarted in Wanstrow by the Parish Council in an attempt to help with the ever present problem of speeding along the A359. There are eleven volunteers and by using WhatsApp they organise their sessions to suit themselves. This means that the sessions are at different times each week. On average 250 vehicles […]

Wanstrow Allotments – !!! Just two plots left !!!

The new allotments at Studley Lane are now open for business.  Plots have been laid out and those on the waiting list have been sent tenancy agreements so they can start preparations ready for the new growing year.  The allotments are leased from the landowners by the Parish Council, who have made a grant available […]

Safe and Warm Somerset

Vouchers for pre-payment meters from Centre for Sustainable Energy – CSE recently secured a significant amount of funding for pre-payment meter vouchers for anyone with such meters and who are affected by Covid-19 – to be spent by September – vouchers of up to £150 for those with a pre-payment meter and affected by Covid-19. […]

Local Environment Fund

Wanstrow Parish Council have established a £3000 Environment Fund to help parishioners improve the local environment.  The fund is available to cover the cost of work or materials for small environmental improvements within public areas of the parish such as tree planting, installing a bench or clearing up a neglected area and is derived from […]

New Allotments for Wanstrow

The Parish Council is planning to make allotments available to parishioners later this year at a site along Studley Lane, just after the railway bridge.  We hope to have them available from the autumn to give time for plotholders to prepare the ground ready for next spring.  We expect a range of plot sizes to […]


Due to the recent COVID 19 outbreak I am sure you are aware of the self isolation measures that have now put into place. This means that we are no longer able to hold Parish Council Meetings in the hall with councillors physically present. After consultation with various agencies and meeting the new government legislation […]

Park Farm Planning Application

The Parish Council has received a consultation from Mendip Council about a planning application (2020/0634/FUL) for new housing at Park Farm, off Church Street, Wanstrow.  The proposal is for a total of 19 houses, including 3 in converted barns and 6 affordable homes and would run between the church and the back of Frog Lane. […]

New easy-access gates installed

Four new gates have been installed on the footpath from Mead Lane to Landmarks, replacing the old stiles.  The gates were installed by Mendip Ramblers on behalf of Somerset County Council after the Parish Council received several complaints that the old stiles were difficult to get over, and one had completely rotted away.  The new […]