The Timsbury Horticultural Society Annual Show attracted a lot of excellent entries and an interested audience to the Conygre Hall on Saturday, August 19th. More pictures.
The Placemaking Plan for B&NES was formally adopted by Full Council on 13th July 2017. The Placemaking Plan complements the strategic framework in the adopted Core Strategy by setting out detailed development and design principles for identified and allocated development sites, as well as a range of policies for managing development and protecting valued assets across the area.
The Placemaking Plan can be viewed at all the public libraries in the District including the mobile library and on the Council’s website at www.bathnes.gov.uk/placemakingplan.
There is a six-week period from the date of adoption during which any person aggrieved by the Placemaking Plan can make an application to the High Court on the grounds that the document is not within the appropriate powers, or that a procedural requirement has not been complied with.
More on planning issues in Timsbury see here.
Timsbury Athletic looked back on its most successful season for many years when it held its annual Presentation night at the Cricket Clubroom. The first team just missed out on promotion to the Premier Division of the Somerset County League but produced what many considered the most entertaining football seen on the ground for a long time.
Young striker Lewis Blannin was rewarded for his 16 goals in the season by being named both Young Player of the Year and the First Team Players’ Player of the Year. For the second year running Ellis Hancock (left with Dom Etherden) received the Roy Lockyer Memorial Trophy as Supporters’ Player of the Year. Callum Taylor was Dom Eatherden ,the Manager’s Player of the Year. The Reserve team Manager ,Kevin Abbott’s award went to Toby Neilson with Tim Midgeley the players’ choice. Caine Murphy was the most improved player. Kevin Abbott was named as the Clubman of the Year and received the James Adams Memorial Trophy.
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Unaudited accounts for the Conygre Trust for 2016/17 presented at the Annual Parish Meeting reported an annual spend of £51,204. This total included £10,000’s worth of stage refurbishment paid for with a National Lottery grant.
Booking fees for the Conygre Hall provided an income of £38,000, fees from sports and social clubs for the use of the Hall and Recreation Field added a further £6,500 and the Parish Council contributed £6,400 for maintenance of the Field. At the end of the year a surplus of £10,600 was added to the Trust’s reserve for future repairs and refurbishment.
The Annual Accounts for the Parish Council for the year 2016/17 were approved at its May meeting and presented to the Annual Parish Meeting on May 11th. Total expenditure of £65,563 (previous year £51,016) exceeded income by £3,480 taking account of VAT adjustments. At the end of the financial year the Council held reserves of £50,000. The budget for 2017/18 can be seen here.
Local photographer Clint Aversa took advantage of the sunshine on Saturday, April 1st to take pictures of the village using a quadcopter. See more of his pictures here.
Following the success of the packs of walk leaflets published last year, a new full-colour book has been produced with nine new walks and updates on the 11 original walks.
All walks start and finish in the centre of Timsbury and distances range from 0.8 to 7.7 miles. Clear, easy-to-follow route descriptions are given and interesting background information is provided.
Available from April 3rd from ‘Connies’ and ‘Health & More’ priced £4. All proceeds will go to the Parish Council and be used for the benefit of the village.
More details about this and Walks around the village are shown here.
Maintenance of the Cemetery is the responsibility of St Mary’s Church and volunteer helpers, since the land it uses was donated by the Sambourne family early in the last century.
In recent years the Parish Council has contributed £1,500 a year from the Parish Precept towards the maintenance of the site.
From April 2017 this contribution has been increased up to £2,380 a year specifically to cover the costs of grass cutting.
It is expected that the cemetery will be full and closed to further burials in 5-10 years time.
The B&NES Revised Core Strategy from 2018 is seeking to provide for 1,285 houses in addition to those currently planned for the Rural Area villages such as Timsbury and the Somer Valley. A call for potential sites and the assessment of suitability is expected soon. More details