If you've not heard already, DEFRA has issued an Avian Flu 'Prevention Zone' in an attempt to minimise the effect of a particular virulent form of bird flu this year.
Everybody who has poultry must follow the instructions you'll find on the link and keep your birds indoors or make sure they have no contact with wild birds. If everybody does their bit for biosecurity & keeps their flocks separate from wild birds, then hopefully we can keep this disease from becoming a bigger problem.
Here's the Parish Council's 1st Draft Budget for 2017-18. If you'd like to comment on it, please contact the parish clerk (
Schedule of Meetings 2016/2017
Parish Meeting (by WARD)
EAST: Wells Cricket Club, BA5 3DJ (WEDNESDAY)
o 21st September 2016
NORTH: Wookey Hole Community Hall, BA5 1BB (WEDNESDAY)
o 9th November 2016
SOUTH: Dinder Village Hall, BA5 3PF (MONDAY)
o 20th February 2017
WEST: Coxley Memorial Hall, BA5 1QZ (THURSDAY)
o 20th April 2017
Wookey Hole Community Hall, Wookey Hole, BA5 1BB (WEDNESDAY)
o 8th June 2016
o 7th September 2016
Dinder Village Hall, Dinder, BA5 3PF (MONDAY)
o 5th December 2016
o 24th April 2017
Wells Cricket Club, South Horrington, BA5 3DJ (WEDNESDAY)
o 19th October 2016
o 15th March 2017
Easton Community Hall, Easton, BA5 1EH (WEDNESDAY)
o 20th July 2016
o 25th January 2017
Coxley Memorial Hall, BA5 1QZ (THURSDAY)
o 18th May 2017
Planning/Finance/Personnel Committees (WEDNESDAY)
Coxley Memorial Hall, BA5 1QZ
o See tables below
o 25th January 2017 to be held before Full Council (Easton Community Hall)
Working Parties (booked as required)
Coxley Memorial Hall, BA5 1QZ or Easton Church Rooms, BA5 1EH
All meetings will commence at 1900, unless stated otherwise on the Agenda.
Where there is more than one meeting during the evening:
Planning Committee will always be held first
Unless specified to the contrary, the second meeting will commence on the arising of the first.
Agendas, Minutes and Changes to Scheduled Meetings
All documents posted onto the Parish Council website will be in a PDF format, which can be downloaded to most enabled reading devices.
If however you can’t access the web or have problems downloading, please contact the Parish Clerk or your Ward Member for assistance.
Committee Meetings can be found here: 160104 Meeting Schedule 16-17 v4.pdf
Unfortunately there is currently a lot of Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed growing in and around Wookey Hole.
The following information has been provided by Natural England
“It is important that you can identify both these plants so you can control them in the most appropriate way if they grow on your property.
You are required to prevent plants on your property from spreading into the wild.
You are required to prevent plants on your land from spreading on to a neighbour’s property.