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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 - 27th 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).

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)

1st July 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

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