Further information about What's On in Barrington can be found in the Barrington Bulletin. For an on-line version of the monthly newsletter click here.
ROUTE 60+ DRIVING PRESENTATION
This FREE presentation for older drivers by Somerset Road Safety will take place on Tuesday 7th February at 7.30pm at Barrington Village Hall. It addresses how both vehicles and driving skills have changed over the years and how these can be updated.
The presentation will offer coping strategies to take into account the increased amount of vehicles on the road and as we get older, our ability to adapt our driving skills. All welcome – no need to book.
CHARITY NIGHT AT THE BARRINGTON BOAR 8.00pm FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10TH
Ali Collier from Shepton Beauchamp is holding a charity auction at the Boar to raise money for St Margaret's Hospice in memory of her step son, Ambrose Collier. Everyone welcome. Those of you who would like to support the event but are unable to attend can make a donation by following this link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ali-Collier4Ambrose or by Texting MPAC60£5 to 7007
WOODLAND MANAGEMENT DAY
Please come along on Sunday 26th February from 10.30am to 12.30pm – anyone who would like to volunteer to help out with tree pruning, bramble removal and generally helping to look after the trees on the field behind the village hall is invited to come along. Please come along for as long or as little as you wish – coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring your own tools along – power
tools welcome but remain the responsibility of the owners.
A ‘SOUP KITCHEN’ will be held on Saturday 11th March from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm. A selection of home-made soups and cake with hot and cold drinks will be available. Please come along to the Village hall and support us – proceeds will be donated to the Barrington Church Flower Festival fund.
On Monday 27th March, there will be an ‘Open Evening’ where you can drop in and try your hand at table tennis at the Village Hall.
Refreshments will be provided free of charge so some along and have a go!
More information about the Table Tennis club can be found here.
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Following the success of the new format meeting last year, the Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the village hall on Tuesday 28th March from 6.30pm. This year we are separating it from the normal March meeting but like last year, the Parish Council are inviting many village and local organisations to attend, giving people in the village the chance to find out about anything from recycling advice to what sports clubs or village activities you can join. More details in the next Bulletin and on noticeboards but please put the date in your diaries.
ROAD RESURFACING IN THE BARRINGTON AREA
Good news: Barrington is going to have several local lanes resurfaced during this financial year. The locations due for treatment, and the provisional start dates, are detailed below for your information:
Muckleditch Road – Carriageway Surfacing, (06-07/03/2017) Map here
Shelway Lane – Carriageway Surfacing and Drainage works, (01-02/03/17) Map here
Windsmoor Lane – Carriageway Surfacing, (03-04/03/2017) Map here
"The planned carriageway surfacing works will be undertaken as part of a national winter damage programme funded centrally by the Department for Transport (DfT). Somerset County Council has been allocated approximately £1.1 million to address areas of carriageway that were historically prone to outbreaks of potholes, and other defects, following the severe winters. This additional funding will target sites where structural overlay or resurfacing is required. These schemes are of a substantial scale and are intended to take out whole sections of defective carriageway that would have been susceptible to further damage. If left untreated, areas of defective carriageway would result in significant and on-going financial pressures on our existing annual maintenance budgets, due to repeated defect repairs, and also potentially leave the Highway Authority vulnerable to future insurance claims."