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Forthcoming Events

Further information about What's On in Barrington can be found in the Barrington Bulletin. For an on-line version of this monthly newsletter click here.

FACEBOOK

Barrington has its own Facebook Group.  Paul Jessop has kindly set this up and it can be found by logging on to Facebook and searching for 'Barrington Village Somerset'. It's an open group so anyone can apply to join provided you already have a Facebook account.  

 

ROAD CLOSURE

The main road through the village will be closed from November 5th for up to 12 days to allow drainage works to be carried out between Copseshute and Bakers Lane. See here for a letter outlining the works and here for a map showing the suggested detour. 

Due to the nature of the work, the road closure will be a complete closure for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week during the anticipated 12 day period.  Access will be maintained from one end or the other for residents within the works area but all other traffic will be expected to go round using the diversion.  This work is to provide improved drainage to better protect property from the heavy water run-off.

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

For the attention of all parents/carers with a child due to start or transfer school in September 2019. If your child is due to start school for the first time (will be age 4 before 1st September 2019) or due to transfer to a junior, middle, secondary or upper school then it is very important you make an on time school place application. Deadline for primary admissions  is 15th January 2019. Deadline for secondary admissions 31st October 2018 

To download the primary or secondary booklet for parents, to make an on-line application and for further information please visit our website www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions. Please phone 0300 123 2224 if you require a paper application form or further advice.  

OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT 


The photo Left to Right shows PC Toni-Marie Lines, Don Bourne (Vice-Chairman Barrington PC), Marion Cooper (Fitness Expert) and then far right at back District Cllr Derek Yeomans joined by parents and children from Barrington.

Following a very successful fund-raising effort, the outdoor fitness equipment was installed on 12th & 13th September.  It has already been put to very good use and if you haven’t had a chance to have a go yet, please do.  Using the last of the grant funds, we have arranged for a professional exercise specialist, Marion Cooper, to visit Barrington on the dates below. Please come along to these free sessions to find out how to make the most of the equipment. They are open to all but the last two are specifically aimed at young people as they are in half term.

Saturday 20th October  10.30am - 12.00 

Tuesday 23rd October 10.30am -12.00

Wednesday 31st October (half term) 10.30am - 12.00  

Wednesday 31st October (half term) 1.30pm - 3.00 pm

RING A RIDE

If any Barrington resident is in need of a lift to local services/facilities the ‘Ring a Ride’ service is back in operation. For assistance please call Pat McGarry on 07773 101520.


DOG MESS IN BARRINGTON  

The Parish Council have been receiving complaints about increasing amounts of dog mess in several areas of the village.  Areas of concerns are Gibbs Lane, Denmans Lane, Main Street, Ruskway Lane and the footpaths that run along the top of the hill from the football club.  Many responsible dog owners clear up after their dogs. But there are a few persistent offenders who do not.  SSDC Enforcement Officers are involved and have been appealing for more information.  If you can help, please call them on 01935 462462.