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Updated 9th September 2018

Parish Council News

Waste collections start from 6am

From Somerset Waste Partnership website at:

Recycling and rubbish collections will start daily at 6am from now on due to the high temperatures. Please ensure your bins and boxes are all out in time for the early start (and no earlier than the night before), and note that some collections times may change. The new start time will continue until cooler weather returns. Crews have been reminded to keep the noise down; apologies in advance for the sound of glass and cans. To help crews get your waste collected, please:
* Sort and roughly segregate materials in boxes without using carrier bags.
* Rinse all containers and squash all but glass and aerosols.
* Cut up all large card and flatten all cardboard boxes.

Quick reminder on plastic …

Plastic bottles are the only plastics taken at the kerbside; household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays are taken at all 16 recycling sites:

Tetra Paks, other beverage cartons and single-use plastic-lined coffee cups are taken at 12 recycling sites

More on how to recycle as much as possible …

For more on what we do and do not take at the kerbside for recycling:

For what is taken at recycling sites, their locations and when they are open:

Annual Parish Meeting

21st June saw local residents gather for the Kilmersdon Annual Parish Meeting.  Chaired by Cllr Roy Morse the meeting heard about plans for new ultra fast broadband in the village.  Encouraged by local interest, broadband provider Truespeed  have almost enough support to bring the 200mbs full fibre network to Kilmersdon.  Free broadband for life for the school and the village hall are part of the local offer.

The talk was followed by a question and answer forum, where a member of the public raised the issue of parking provision in the village.  Functions at the village hall tend to result in sometimes dangerous on- street parking and options for improving this situation were discussed.

A Neighbourhood Plan for Kilmersdon

A number of local residents are forming the nucleus of a group to create a Neighbourhood Plan for Kilmersdon.  Are you interested in taking part?  The amount of time you give is entirely up to you and all are welcome. Please contact the Parish Council for more information

Co-option to the Parish Council

Last month the Parish Council welcomed Neil Brand to his first Parish Council meeting as a councillor.  A second vacancy exists which can now be filled by co-option.  You do not have to have particular experience, just an interest in the community and a will to improve the village.  If you are interested please contact the Parish Clerk on

The minutes of the Parish Council meeting are available to read in full at  and the next meeting of the Parish Council is on Monday 16th July at 7.30pm at the Coles Garden Meeting room, all local residents are welcome to attend.

Councillors’ update

At its Annual Parish Council meeting Cllr Roy Morse was re-elected Chair and Cllr Ken Lewis as Vice Chair.

The Parish Council was very pleased to co-opt local resident Neil Brand to the Parish Council and looks forward to working with him in the years ahead.

Andrew Jolliffe resigned as a Councillor and so there exists a vacancy on the Parish Council which in the first instance is advertised for election. Notice of Parish Vacancy Due To Resignation 23 05 18

A dog bin for the cycle track

Following requests from a number of local residents, the Parish Council is offering to share the cost of purchasing and installing a dog bin on the cycle path with SUSTRANS.  Mendip DC very kindly empties such bins at no cost to the Parish Council.

Grant to Mendip Community Transport

The Parish Council is giving a small grant this year to Mendip Community Transport in recognition of the service it provides to local residents.  The Hospital Car Service has 60 volunteer drivers in the Mendip area, who are paid a mileage allowance by Mendip Community Transport.  They provide door to door transport for health reasons.  If this is a service which you might find helpful, please do contact them on 01749 880613.


Kilmersdon Parish Council