Network Rail Work – Track Renewal in Witham Friary

Network Rail will be carrying out some work in March to renew elements of the railway running through Witham Friary.  They are confident that residents of Wanstrow shouldn’t be affected by this work itself, but will be using a railway access point off Station Road to deliver heavy machinery onto the railway line to support […]

Lockdown Help for Families and Individuals

During this difficult COVID lock-down situation, all sorts of unforeseen issues have affected people, examples being problems accessing suitable equipment or broadband for home schooling, or putting food on the table. There are many pathways to get help, but if you find yourself not getting the help you need, Wanstrow Parish Council want to do […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Coronavirus Helpline Number for Somerset

New Somerset Local Authorities  help line: 0300 790 6275 

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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 […]

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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 […]