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Updated 10th November 2019

Kilmersdon Neighbourhood Plan – Have your say!

The Neighbourhood Planning Team will be holding a “drop-in” session from 10.00 to 14.00 on Saturday 23 November in the Coles Garden Meeting Room.

Why are we doing this? It is really important that everyone who lives in the parish has an opportunity to express their views on how they would like to see the Parish of Kilmersdon develop in the future.

 What are we trying to achieve? The purpose of the “drop-in” session is to gather all your thoughts, ideas and views. You will be asked, using flip charts and post-its, to identify what you like about the Parish and what you think could or should be improved.  This might include topics such as traffic, facilities, green spaces/environment and green issues, landscape character, housing and future development (there is considerable pressure for more housing in the Midsomer Norton/Radstock area).

 What will happen next? Once the views expressed at the “drop-in” session have been considered, the Neighbourhood Planning Team will design a questionnaire that will be issued to every household in the parish. Your replies to the questionnaire will be critical to the development of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Refreshments will be provided.


 The Neighbourhood Planning Team

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As I write this article the temperature outside has dipped, the leaves are falling and we move into that part of the Parish Council calendar which focuses on pulling together next year’s budget, and reviewing expenditure over the past six months.

We are also preparing for a second meeting with the nearby parishes of Hemingon and Norton St Philip.  Discussion has centred so far around persuading the Highways Authority of the need for a 40mph maximum speed limit from Norton St Philip to the White Post roundabout, with 30mph retained within the villages.  Over the past two years this Parish Council has persistently pushed for action to improve road safety and it has asked the Highways Authority for a zebra crossing to allow pedestrians and children a safe and legal place to cross the road, combined with a reduction in speed limit to 40mph on the approach to the village and a mobile SID to monitor speeds.

Meanwhile in the play park we are getting quotes to replace the rotten timbers of the trim trail, to replace the see saw in a longer lasting material and stabilising the wobbly goal posts.  Crowd funding to secure the future maintenance of the play park and replacement of play items as they reach end of life is a high priority and we will be promoting this via the school, some of the larger local businesses and all who use the Village Hall.

The next Kilmersdon Parish Council meeting is on 18th November at 7.30pm at Coles Garden Meeting Room.  Residents are welcome to attend to raise any concerns.


Parish Clerk

Kilmersdon Parish Council