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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 - Tuesday 17th September 2024

(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).

19th July 2024

New bus services around Somerton and Langport

On Tuesday 28 May 2024, a new bus service is running in your area.

It is a 2-year Trial of a Dial-and-Ride service based in Somerton.

The service will run 7am to 7pm on Monday to Friday.

You can book a journey by ringing the office at 01823 359 999 (Office open Monday to Friday 9 till 5) or online using the app

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Slinky Bus (pdf)

Slinky Bus Somerton Link

26th May 2024

Somerset Flooding Support Resources - Flood Action Guide

Please find attached a flood action guide with preparedness information to be read in conjunction with the news item including a recovery guide for those recently affected by flooding.

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Flood Action Guide (pdf)

21st March 2024

Somerset Flooding Support Resources - Flood Recovery Guide

Please find attached a Flood Recovery Guide for those recently affected by flooding to be read in conjunction with the previous news item which includes a Flood Action Guide with preparedness information.

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Flood Recovery Guide (pdf)

21st March 2024

The RNLI will be 200 Years Old on 4th March!

Celebrations in St Leonard's Church, Butleigh on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March. Details attached.

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23rd February 2024

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

30th November 2023

Could you help get people to crucial medical appointments? Volunteer drivers needed urgently across Somerset

Below and attached is some information online about the role.  

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Visit website

2nd November 2023

Volunteers Appeal 2023

Calling all paddle boarders, kayakers , canoeists & anyone who enjoys water activities & being by the sea !

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2nd November 2023

Somerset Council Waste Briefing April 2023

Please find attached the latest waste briefing from Somerset Council, with news on coronation collections and advice on wasting less at coronation events, the move to the new Somerset Council website, an analysis of refuse bin contents, summer recycling site opening and how to safety recycle batteries.

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12th April 2023

Somerset Waste Partnership Brief March 2023

Please find attached the February 2023 Briefing from Somerset Waste Partnership, with news on Somerset Food Waste Week, the new Somerset Council, and a heads-up for the King’s Coronation.


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7th March 2023

Hastoe Group - 2 Bed House for Rent in Smalls Mead

A tenant is moving out of a 2 bedroom house at 6 Smalls Mead, Charlton Adam Somerton, TA11 7DD during the next few weeks.  If any family is in need of local rented accommodation please refer to the Housing Register at South Somerset District Council.

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7th March 2023

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