Notices and Forthcoming Events
THE COURT AT CHRISTMAS
After the success of the community Christmas evening in previous years, on behalf of the National Trust team at Barrington Court, I would like to invite Barrington villagers to join us once again in Christmas celebrations.
Have a complimentary glass of mulled ‘Barrington Surprise’ or mulled apple juice and a homemade mince pie and see the Court House in its Christmas finery, on Sunday 27th November from 4 – 5.30pm. Please make your way down the avenue (not through the gardens) and remember to bring a torch, as we don’t have any street lighting! The house will be filled with music, dancing and laughter; and Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a spot of carol singing, so please bring your voices. There will be a lucky numbered invitation prize draw, to be drawn during the evening. The shop will be open for those attending and will have some special offers on for the night, so you can enjoy a spot of private retail therapy.
Admission is by invitation only; so to get yours and be in with a chance of winning a prize, please contact Jo Randall (email email@example.com or tel 01460 241938) before 20th November, with your name, address and the number of invitations you require (including children). But do hurry, as invitations are limited to 150.
Next Production: A Variety Concert
The Barrington Players, as well as the village hall, will be ten years old at the end of this year. To celebrate this milestone, our Company will be hosting a variety concert on Saturday 12th November at the Village Hall (for one night only). During the concert a two course hot supper will be served. Alcohol will be ‘bring your own’. The concert will feature many Barrington Players members. Our compere for the evening will be Les Collett, our very first 'dame' in 2006. The Box Office is now open.
ROUTE 60+ HELPING YOU DRIVE SAFER FOR LONGER: A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES
Route 60+ is an opportunity for the more mature drivers amongst us to see how vehicles and driving conditions have changed over the years and how our skills can be updated. This hour long talk will take place in Barrington Village Hall on February 7th 2017 at 7.30 pm.
For more information see here Route 60 Poster Final Version.pdf
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."
PLEASE CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG:
All dog owners are reminded to clear up after their dogs and to dispose of it in their domestic waste (double bagging it) or in the dog waste bins on the cricket field and on the footpath between Eastfield Lane and Barrington Court. Particular areas of concern are Shelway Lane, the field behind the village hall and the cricket pitch. The dog warden will be asked to patrol the village hall area again - you may be fined if you do not clear up after your dog. If anyone is aware of any person not clearing up their dog’s mess, please contact the Clerk who can forward a description of the dog and its owner to the Dog Warden. This information will be treated with complete confidence.