January 2008 Free Issue No 129
A BIG THANK YOU
A grateful thank you, from the East Coker Society, must go to all our stalwart distributors, who brave wind and weather to deliver the quarterly Newsletter we couldn't do it without you! Thank you must also go to Sally Jackson for proof-reading the Newsletter and to Martin Wells our chief distributor.
A NEW 'MUST-HAVE' ITEM!
The new East Coker Bag is a 'must-have' item if you live in East Coker! The cotton shopper is available with either long or short handles, and has the East Coker Cockerel on one side. Environmentally friendly, and good for the 'green' consumer! Cost is £3, available from the East Coker P.O. & Store.
2008 SCARECROW COMPETITION ADVANCE NOTICE
By popular demand the East Coker Society will run another Scarecrow Competition over the weekend of 21/22 June 2008. Entry Forms and further details will be available in the April Newsletter,
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Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Christmas Bazaar last November. A special thank you must go to Father Christmas who called in on his way to the North Pole and to Carol Blackmore who organised the many varied stalls. A big thank you to all who helped at this event, especially in the kitchen, your efforts are much appreciated.
The 2008 Diary is now at the East Coker Post Office, to the right of the door when entering the shop. Please could village organisations put their forthcoming events in the Diary to avoid the doubling up of these events. Thank you.
EAST COKER PAVILION FUND
This is the report we have all been looking forward to writing for seven years. Work on the new extension will start mid-February weather permitting. Over the last few months we have been busy obtaining revised planning permission and estimates for the extension to the existing pavilion, which will be primarily used by the Playschool, with the existing building being revamped for Parish Council, sport and recreational use.
After obtaining three estimates we are pleased to announce that East Coker based Warman Building Company have been appointed main contractor for the project.
The building will be of breeze block with timber cladding to match the existing facility. The funds we have available will be sufficient to complete the new extension but a figure of around £12,000 will be needed to revamp the old building which is in need of new wiring, plumbing, sanitary-ware, heating and windows, etc.
These funds, we hope, will be raised by an Auction of Promises, to be held later in the year. As many of you who took part in our first auction will remember it raised £8,000, the lots included some generous holiday opportunities, which got the fund-raising off to a great start, and we anticipate a good cross-section off lots this time. This event could take us to the conclusion of the project. For more information, or to donate a promise, please call me on 863435.
The Annual Village Quiz
will be held on
May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken part in anyway in this marathon fund raiser and the fruits of your labours will soon be benefiting the village for years to come.
Wishing you a happy new year Bridget Sugg East Coker Pavilion Fund 863435
THE COKER 400 CLUB
The aim of this club is twofold to raise money for charities related to the Coker District and to distribute half the income to members through a quarterly draw.
Income is raised by inviting as many people as possible to subscribe £5 a quarter by Bankers Order. In this way there is no requirement for house to house collection. It is hoped that each subscriber will find two members and that they, in turn will carry on the process. Every occupant in a household is eligible to join separately and thus take part in the draw which takes place every January, April, July, and October.
The winners will be published in the East Coker Newsletter
Charity Element will be distributed every April and has included The Action
Group for Crippled Children, St Margaret's Hospice, the local branch of
MacMillan Nurses, the local branch of the British Legion, Barnabas House for
the Homeless in Yeovil, the Church, East Coker Pavilion Fund and
Information and Bankers Orders can be obtained from: Mike Weston, The Coker 400 Club, Dairy Cottage, East Coker, Yeovil BA22 9JY, tel 862472.
The winners in the October draw were: Mrs Pia Boast £100; Mr P Clough £50; Mrs L Evans £40; Mrs K Wright £30; Mr T Clough £20; Mr J Darling £15; Mr P Pisani £10; Mr J Sharp £10.
As the Wine Circle moves into the second part of its programme members can reflect upon an excellent first half and the promise of more of the same to come with interesting and entertaining speakers and social events. The Circle, which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the East Coker Hall from , still has room for a few members. Wine making interest is welcome, and catered for, but not essential; just the wish to enjoy. Inquiries to Secretary, Mary Horsley, 471072 or log on to the Circle's website: www.eastcokerwinecircle.co.uk
TIME TO SHARE
Starting way back in
April 2007 with a successful fund-raising Spring Fair and Easter Bonnet Parade,
members have continued to enjoy a varied fortnightly programme of events. Alison Charles entertained us with her
account of the 'Butterfly Hunt' she and her husband had undertaken in
Card Bingo without its
usual experienced caller proved to be a hilarious afternoon. The excursion to
Favourite Hymns were sung at St. Michael's, with the customary tea and cakes being served albeit in a changed venue.
In July, Rita Hedicker, gave a heartwarming talk about her childhood in a Scottish orphanage and in August, Sue Mason gave an awesome flower arranging demonstration. The weather let us down on the Club's 32nd Birthday Party which was meant to be held in Flora and Ray Duley's garden. It looked like being cancelled but Ray's much appreciated response was simply to invite everyone inside. Thanks, Ray and Flora.
The AGM went smoothly and
was followed by an informative talk by Age Concern. Another day's outing, in September was
enjoyed at Lyme Regis and then on to Ottery Nurseries. A small group of members saw the excellent
production of 'Rebecca' at the Swan Theatre, with local resident, Ian White
excelling in the role of
The Annual Craft
Competition was held in October, and was judged by local resident Gill Holt,
who gave an account of her search for the 'Sasquatch', in
The Christmas Bazaar raised a commendable £200 with its White Elephant Stall, tombola and raffle and games. The bells rang out in December and the choir accompanied all those who attended the Carol Service at St. Michael's. The year ended with the East Coker Hall bedecked with colour and warmth for the Christmas Party. David Pryor served a delicious hot punch before and during the festive meal served by volunteers from the WI. A crazy skiffle group entertained before everyone joined in singing Christmas songs and carols, bringing the event merrily to a close. Members received a gift on leaving a thoughtful and appropriate use of a bequest made by a long-standing and loyal member of TTS the late Hilda Wills.
For further information of the Time to Share, please contact the Club Chairman, Alison Charles 863137.
21 January Hogmanay Hop with the 'Misty Trio' 4 February Building Houses in
18 February Poetry Please 3 March Our Second Trip to
17 March Easter Fair 31 March Diving in the
EAST COKER POETRY GROUP
Tuesday 22 January Ama Bolton a local poet and frequent reader at the 'poetry fountain' in Wells
Tuesday 26 February James Crowden Wartime Poetry
Tuesday 25 March Open Evening Bring a poem no particular subject
Meetings are in the Skittle Alley, the Helyar Arms . Material for the Group's Newsletter, or any correspondence, can be sent to David Cloke, Group Co-ordinator, Church Cottage, Burton Cross, East Coker, Yeovil, BA22 9LY, 862623 or Joyce Best 862317 email: email@example.com website: www.eastcokerpoetry.org.uk
EAST COKER PLAYERS 30 YEARS OLD
We are hoping to produce a play in May Allo! Allo! and need some cast members. If anyone is interested in joining us, please contact Nora White 477897.
'The Yetties' Barn Dance at East
Coker Hall has been changed from 30 May to
EAST COKER W.I.
2008 will prove to be an exciting year for us as we celebrate our 90th birthday, although we cannot boast any original members! We are starting our new year's programme on Thursday 31 January with a look at 'Hidden Somerset' through the eyes of the camera. We also run Whist Drives every third Thursday of the month at where anyone is welcome. We are holding our traditional Jumble Sale on Saturday 16 February, at in the East Coker Hall, which always proves to be very popular with the bargain-hunters. Anyone wishing to join us at any time would be very welcome. The monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at the East Coker Hall from . The dates for the Whist Drives are 17 January and 21 February.
For any further information please contact the Secretary Linda Morgan 863694
EAST COKER GARDENING CLUB
The Club spent a lively Autumn with two meetings in the Quick Silver Mail. In October they heard about setting up a stand at the Chelsea Flower Show by Nick Williams-Ellis.
In November the AGM was held when officers for the previous year were re-elected as follows: Chair Helen Styles; Secretary Catherine Denney; Treasurer Stan Shayler; Programme Secretary Don White; Press Secretary Sally Jackson. Rachel Blow resigned from the Committee and her place was taken by Sue Pain, the other members being Mike Bayliss and Stephanie Talbot. Following the meeting there was a delicious meal and a game of skittles. Mike Bayliss was the men's winner and Sue Pain the ladies.
The December meeting was a truly seasonal one in the East Coker Hall. Marion Emery gave a vivid description of a 'Victorian Christmas' with the history of Winter Solstice celebrations from the earliest times. The evening finished with mulled wine and mince pies.
Programme for February to April 2008
February Brimsmore Gold Club 'A
13 March John Rowsell talks on 'Fruit and Vegetables'
10 April Chris Hunter gives a talk on ' Rock Gardens and Alpines'
- 9 April The Club's Spring Holiday is a trip to
The Club usually meets at the East Coker Hall on the second Thursday of the month at . Visitors and new members are always welcome. Enquiries to Catherine Denney on 862294 or Stan Shayler on 420291
EAST COKER SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB
Our Club Needs You!
A New Year Why not try a new sport? We play in the Yeovil and District short mat bowls summer and winter leagues; we also play friendlies, tournaments and charity competitions.
Our club days are Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons at the East Coker Hall. We would especially welcome younger members.
If anyone would like more information, or would like to join us, they can contact the Secretary, Margaret Robins on 864174
EAST COKER PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP
Happy New Year to all from East Coker Playgroup. Our 'Night and Day' theme of last term was smashing and the childrens work presented a fine display of what can be seen during the day and what maybe about at night! Music Story Tellers visited us and shared their musical instruments and stories with us. The children performed a wonderful Nativity to parents and were very happy that Father Christmas came to visit the end of term Party. Post Christmas can be quite dull after all the excitement but I have a feeling this will not be so. This term the children are finding out about our senses. We went on a walk outside and had a fabulous time, feeling the wind and rain(!), hearing the wind in the trees and helicopters, seeing many things, including the smoke from a nearby house (blown about by, you guessed it, the wind), smelling the countryside smells and tasting the food at break time when we came back in.
The wealth of experience of our fully qualified staff offers quality childcare and education through play, exploring the wider environment and local community with project-based activities. These include trips out and visitors, such as the fire brigade, police, vet, doctor, dentist, clergy, musicians and local artists. Ofsted have consistently given the group excellent reports and commended us for the interaction and encouragements between staff and children, partnership with parents, teaching, management and the emphasis on fun.
Children can join us from the age of 2½ and Nursery Education Funding is available from the term after the third birthday. We are open during term time every weekday morning, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and offer optional lunch cover for children who like to bring a packed lunch. The playgroup offers extended opening hours (a breakfast club and afterschool club for pre-schoolers) please contact Kay Strode if you would like more information on this exciting opportunity on your doorstep. For more information and to put your child/children on the waiting list please contact Kay Strode on 07798 812540 or after on 872126
EAST COKER SCOUT GROUP
The collection point is opposite the School on the
last Saturday of each month from
to . If possible
please flat pack your newspapers and tie into bundles. We are now only able to collect newsprint sorry
no magazines. Arrangements for
Dates: 26 January 23 February 29 March
Jumble Sales: Spring
Thank You for your continued support. Jackie Glover.
ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH
Sunday 20 January 8.00am Holy Communion Sung Eucharist Evensong
Sunday 27 January 8.00am Holy Communion Sung Eucharist
Ash Wednesday 6 February 7.30am Holy Communion Holy Communion
Mothering Sunday 2 March 8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am Family Service - procession with flowers for mothers
Sunday 16 March
Holy Communion meet at the
Vicarage to process to the church with Palms.
Sung Eucharist 6.00pm Evensong
Maundy Thursday 20 March 6.30pm The Last Supper The Watch
Good Friday 21 March 10.00am Stations of the Cross procession around the church
Easter Day 23 March 8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am Easter Communion Evensong
Sunday 30 March 8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am Matins Evensong
25 February 9 March make Fairtrade your habit!
A Fairtrade Stall will be in St Michael's Church following the Mothering Day Service on 2 March. Children, save your pocket-money mothers too!
St. Michael's Lent Lunch & Project
Soup & Cheese Lunch Saturday 8 March 12 noon 2.00pm at the Vicarage, East Coker in aid of the Children of Fiji. All welcome.
We are collecting educational toys for 4-6 year-olds for a new kindergarten.
people will have met Peter and Margaret Long, who live in Cattistock, and
travel regularly to
Toys can be left at the Church before Easter or brought to the Lent Lunch
Enquiries for both events please phone 850256
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH CLOSWORTH
Thank you to all the families who came to the Nativity on Christmas Eve, especially to all the mothers who made costumes for the children. Every seat in the Church was full and hopefully there will be pictures in both the Blackmore Vale and the Grapevine. I think we may have recruited some bellringers for Closworth as some of the children expressed an interest! Thank you to the East Coker Bellringers who rang at one of the very busiest times of the year.
There will be the usual Family Services on 20 January and 17 February.
16 March, Palm Sunday, we hope, weather permitting, to have part of the Service outside.
21 March, Good Friday, we have our usual Service, lasting about 30 minutes, when we remember Christ's Crucifixion. This will be an 'All Ages Service'.
23 March, Easter Day, we shall have our usual 'All Ages Service' and the Easter Egg Hunt.
Lent Prayer Group in the past we have had an afternoon prayer group. Numbers dropped due to people moving, but I am wondering if it would be possible to start again, possibly in my house. In the past people have brought prayers and it has been an opportunity just to be quiet. A possible day would be Thursday either am or pm. There will be a board in the Church, or phone me for details. The group will be open to all who want a period of quiet, starting in Lent.
Dorothy Loveless. On behalf of Dorothy I should like to thank all who made her 100th Birthday celebrations so special. She handed a cheque of over £300 to St. Margaret's Hospice. Thank you.
More details from Monica 862834
EAST COKER CHRISTIAN
Our weekly meetings are as follows:
1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays 11.00am Worship Service. On the first Sunday of each month this service incorporates Communion.
Please note: Approximately once a month we have a joint
meeting with the
2nd Sunday 11.00am Family Service
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday Evenings at Communion
Tuesdays Prayer Meeting and discussion time. We are currently basing our discussion around a DVD and book by Philip Yancey entitled 'What's so amazing about Grace?'
Wednesdays 10.30am Bible Study in a home. Other services as announced.
Kevin Chapman is available in the village each Wednesday between and . He can be contacted on 07812726853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do feel free to contact him if you have any queries about the Christian faith or if you would like someone to pray with you.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH SUTTON BINGHAM
20 January 11.30am Holy Communion 3 February 9.00am Holy Communion
17 February 11.30am Holy Communion 2 March 9.00am Holy Communion
Good Friday 21 March Short Litany Easter Day 23 March Holy Communion
Please Note that there will be NO SERVICE on the third Sunday in March (16). It will be replaced a week later by the Easter Day Service.
6 April 9.00am Holy Communion 20 April Holy Communion
Churchwardens: Mrs Carol Blackmore 862192 Mr Anthony Dening 474294
THE SECOND EAST COKER LECTURE
The lecture will be held on Saturday16 February 2008, in St. Michael's Church, East Coker, at . The speaker is Dr Alan Sked, Senior Lecturer in International History and formerly Convenor of European Studies at the London School of Economics. His lecture is entitled
'Is the European Union a Lost Cause?'
Admission is free-of-charge and a glass of wine will be available after the lecture, with the opportunity to meet and talk with Dr Sked.
If you wish to attend, please reserve, in advance, the number of places you require, by telephoning Clive Bingley on 863036
As in previous years, the surgery will be closed for part of one morning each month for staff training. On these mornings, there are none of the usual surgeries, but a locum doctor is available to see anyone needing an appointment.
The surgery is open from as usual and then closes completely until . If a medical emergency occurs during that time then patients can either dial 999 or the surgery can be contacted on 0787 575 0811. The surgery opens again as usual from
The dates of the training days in 2008:
Friday 25 January Friday 15 February Friday 7 March Friday 25April
Friday 16 May Friday 27 June Friday 18 July Friday 19 September
Friday 24 October Friday 5 December
The mobile library visits on a Thursday the times and dates for the stops in 2008 are:
North Coker Bus Shelter 12 25pm
24 January 14 February 6 March 27 March 17 April 8 May
29 May 19 June 10July 31 July 21 August
THE HELYAR ALMSHOUSES CHARITY
The Helyar Almshouses Charity
registered Charity Number 245432, runs the almshouses in the
The houses are Grade 1 listed buildings dating from the 17th century. At the end of the almshouses there is a chapel that was originally built for the residents to worship in. Due to the close proximity to the village church, this chapel is no longer used and Planning and Listed Building Consent has been granted to convert this into a tenth almshouse.
As a result of the low income of the Charity, there are little funds available to pay for this conversion work to the chapel. We estimate the cost of carrying out the refurbishment will be in the region of £50,000 and we hope to get the project underway by next year.
We are starting an appeal to raise money for this conversion. If you are able to help, please contact the Chairman, Arthur Rees, 862828 or Roger Burt, 862125.
STANCHESTER SPORTS CENTRE
The New Year is here, so its time to think about those fitness resolutions! Many of you may be aware that your closest leisure facility is at Stoke-sub-Hamdon, but for those of you who havent had the chance to come over and join us. There is a big welcome from all the staff at Stanchester Sports Centre. Were here to help you achieve all your health and fitness ambitions.
We are very lucky to have such an amazing facility right on our doorsteps, with a sports centre boasting a sports hall, squash court, outdoor floodlit tennis and multi-use area, and brand new fitness room, all available for the whole community.
Stoke-sub-Hamdon is proud to have the most up-to-date gym facilities in the area. It is fully equipped with brand new LifeFitness cardio and strength machines, plus a selection of free weights. But what makes us stand out from the rest is Fitlinxx the state-of-the-art personal training system, which remembers your individually tailored programme on each machine, tracks your progress and allows you to include outdoor activities such as badminton and jogging in your workout history. Everything is also accessible via the website, so you can watch your progress and log extra activities at any time!
Check out www.fitlinxx.com for more information. Come in and see our highly qualified fitness instructors to book your gym induction.
We run a successful adult and junior activity timetable with activities such as aerobics, circuits, pilates, fencing, trampolining and many, many more. What better way of getting over the Christmas excesses, and making your new years resolution a healthy one!
Stanchester also runs holiday activities for children to stop them getting too bored over the school holidays, so why not give us a call to find out details of our exciting February instalment of fun and games.
For details on any of our activities or facilities give the Centre a call, or pop in for a tour. We hope to see you soon.
Stanchester Sports Centre (01935) 825261 email@example.com
WEA EAST COKER BRANCH
Natural History of
Stephen Parker Tuesday East Coker
Hall. 6 meetings from
Contact Sarah Smith 862466
NOTES FROM THE OBSERVATORY
New Year's Day 2008
'As the days lengthen, so the cold strengthens'. This piece of ancient weather lore implies that the worst of the winter is yet to come. But signs of Spring are appearing all around us. Daffodil spears are up about two inches, while buds on trees and shrubs are already swelling, especially the large sticky buds of the Horse Chestnut. Some forecasters are predicting a very hard winter to come but it will have to be very severe to match the long frost of 1962/3.
Last year was a curious year for weather. After a warm and promising spring the summer was cool and sunless, with record rainfall and severe floods in some parts of the realm. Measurable rain fell on 152 days with a total of 858mm (33.77 ins) for the year. We had 27 frosty mornings and a bitterly cold spell in mid-December.
Towards the year end there was a very quiet spell
with virtually no wind for about a week.
An American correspondent who reads the Newsletter on the Internet was
surprised and a little amused by my recent reference to last year's maximum
summer temperature of 76°F. He quoted
this as a usual temperature for November in
The gloomy summer gave few butterfly sightings but on 28 September I disturbed a cloud of about 15 dark Peacocks enjoying a feed on some crushed crab apples on the pavement. The apples may have been fermenting in the autumn sunshine. The late summer brought forth an excess of crane flies (Daddy Longlegs) which were attracted by evening lights and invaded the house. The many small money spiders that appeared in the summer produced a shimmering mass of web threads on my lawn at the beginning of October, a strange sight on the grass. A frosty spell in early November gave a day of leaf-fall, the leaves falling like rain for many hours.
After the rain of early summer, a long dry spell in August reduced the number of fungi that usually appear in the autumn, but two excellent specimens of 'Shaggy Caps' or 'Lawyer's Wig' (Coprinus comatus) appeared on a neighbour's lawn. These unmistakable fungi are quite edible but I wondered about some very large, difficult-to-identify fungi that also grew along the root run of a cherry tree in another garden, possibly a Clitocybe, some of which are deadly poisonous.
Bird behaviour seems to be changing. Blackbirds usually harass Song Thrushes, but a pair of Song Thrushes was ignored by several resident Blackbirds. Yet a male Blackbird chased a small Robin away throughout a day of feeding recently. Blackbirds usually ignore other quite different species. One rare visitor to my garden was a Firecrest in November. This small bird is an occasional winter visitor. I was able to watch it for long enough to give a positive identification. Other visitors included a Green Woodpecker and a Redwing in the coldest spell of December.
The comet 'Holmes' was a brave sight in early November but was difficult to spot as the usual tail was not visible. In the coming months Mars will be visible in the south, moving slowly west to be replaced by Saturn in the night sky. On 18 January, at just before , Mars will be occulted by the moon but perhaps will be difficult to spot as the moon will be almost full. The great winter constellation, Orion, will be just below Mars as they both move westwards. On the recent shortest day, the Winter Solstice, there were only 7 hours 55 minutes of daylight, but next June on the Summer Solstice the sun will be up for a glorious 16 hours 31 minutes.
Francis Cloke. 862496
THE HELYAR ARMS
Helyar Arms Quiz Sunday 27 January
of 4 people are required at the cost of £5 per team which will be booked on a
first come first served basis, with free chips at half time. 1st Prize is 4 tickets for Nigel
Mansell's Golf Course,
The next quiz will be Sunday 30 March details to follow from the Helyar Arms
Charity Coffee Mornings
The Coffee Morning held last November for the Downs Syndrome Association raised around £500. We would like to thank the Helyar Arms for their generosity in organising this event and to thank everyone who came.
Charity Coffee Mornings are held at the Helyar Arms on the last Friday of each month from . All welcome. The dates are as follows:
29 February details from the Helyar Arms
28 March details from the Helyar Arms
THE EAST COKER PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council wishes everyone a Happy New Year one that should see the completion of the extension to the Pavilion, and grateful thanks to the Pavilion committee who have worked tirelessly to achieve this goal.
Congratulations to Emma Trickey who received the Volunteer of the Year award, sponsored by AugustaWestland for her work with the very successful East Coker Cockerels FC.
Following on from this, it is essential that the pitches at the Pavilion are in a safe and clean state for all players. In the interest of health, the Parish Council is considering a total ban on dogs on the playing fields, as teams cannot be expected to be exposed to dog fouling.
It should not be necessary for team managers/players to have to clean dogs mess off the pitches before they are able to play. We are constantly asking dog owners not to walk dogs on the pitches. If you must use the pavilion fields, please keep to the boundaries and clean up after your dogs so that no residue is left.
Unsupervised dogs are definitely not welcomed so do not allow dogs out unless you are with them!
Following the extension to the car park at the Pavilion, six new trees have been offered as replacements for those felled, and these will be planted along the western boundary.
Two grant applications have been made: one to the SSDC, for funds to consider the setting up of a Youth Parish Council so that our youngsters can be involved in decision making in the village for their future; and one available, via our District Councillors, for new furniture for the pavilion.
The Parish Plan was completed to discuss the future of our village and to express the opinions of its residents. It is an ongoing exercise and any comments for updating the findings can be passed to the Parish Clerk for discussion at future Council meetings.
The Wheelie Bin at the Cemetery was acquired (after much effort) for the sole purpose of disposing of cemetery waste. Other domestic waste should not be placed in this bin or the Council will not collect at all so please do not abuse this facility.
The Sureline Bus 1733 from Yeovil Bus Station to
If anyone would be interested in the formation of a Croquet Club (probably a summer activity, using the pitches) please contact Pauline Gubbins (PC Clerk - 862062).
Our local policing level is on the up! Inspector Andy Pritchard addressed the January PC Meeting and assured us that a new Beat Manager will soon be in place and our new PCSO, Dave Lewis, is already familiar with the area and dealing with problems as they arise.
Contact numbers are available from the Parish Clerk (862062).
The Somerset Community Safety Newsletter asks if you have a view on crime matters. If you have advice or an experience that you would like to share, or are interested in how to protect yourself against a certain crime, call 01823 357836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
next issue of the Newsletter will be in April 2008. Copy, please, to Lesley Lindsay, Little
Meadow, Coker Marsh, East Coker or e-mail Lesley Lindsay or to the East Coker
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