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The Charltons Parish Council

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The Charltons is an ancient parish which comprises the villages of Charlton Adam and Charlton Mackrell and the smaller settlements of West Charlton, Lytes Cary, Cary Fitzpaine and Wellham - read more about its history. Today it is a thriving community with a post office/shop,  pub, primary school, community hall  with  playing  fields  and  children’s  play  area  and  a  smaller 'village hall', The Reading Room.  Lytes Cary Manor, owned by the National Trust, and the Hallr Wood charity are in the parish and there are two  churches, St  Mary  the  Virgin  in  Charlton  Mackrell  and  SS  Peter  and  Paul  in Charlton Adam. There are many clubs  and  groups,  including  art,  horticulture,  dog  training,  badminton,  a youth club, tennis, pilates, the cider club as well as agricultural and other local businesses.

Next Parish Council Meeting - 21st June 2022

The Parish Council meets at the Reading Room, Charlton Mackrell on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm.

All Council Meetings are open to Members of the Public and Press (Public Bodies [Admission to Meetings] Act 1960).

Somerset Waste Partnership Brief Apr 2022

SWP Briefing April 2022: Easter recycling and great garden deals

SWP Briefing Apr 22 (pdf)

13th April 2022

Somerset Waste Partnership Brief Feb 2022

Please find the latest Somerset Waste Partnership Briefing attached, with information on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, naming the repair van for our new project, taking action on food waste, and Recycle More reaching its finishing line.


Somerset Waste Partnership

SWP Briefing Feb 22 (pdf)

27th February 2022

Request from Somerset Bus Partnership - Our Buses are Under Threat

Somerset Bus Partnership connects communities providing a platform for both current and new bus users in Somerset to make their views heard about the future they want for buses within the County.

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Somerset Bus Partnership

18th February 2022

South West Waste Partnership Newsletter Jan 22

Please find attached the latest Briefing from Somerset Waste Partnership.

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17th January 2022

Somerset Community Foundation - Surviving Winter Campaign

Hundreds of older people in Somerset are forced to choose between heating and eating every winter.
If you can afford to, please donate some or all of your Winter Fuel Payment to help support those living in fuel poverty. Your donations will help us make sure around 500 vulnerable older people across Somerset have the support they need to get through the winter.

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Donate to Surviving Winter

26th November 2021

Wild Flower Seed Giveaway

For 2022 SSDC have developed a new community giveaway centred around wildflower meadow creation to develop refuges for wildlife throughout our district specifically in our villages and towns. Parishes, individuals and landowners can apply for the giveaway.

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Wildflower Seed Giveaway Application (pdf)

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24th November 2021

Wanted - Candidates for Casual Vacancies on The Charltons Parish Council

Local councils can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run it, so we need councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged – from all backgrounds and experiences to reflect their communities. Being a councillor is highly rewarding. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to the quality of life of people in your local area and to influence the way issues are dealt with locally.

If you would like to know more please contact the Clerk, Chairman or speak to a local councillor. For more details see attached notice.

Public Notice (pdf)

18th February 2021