Barrington Parish Council   

The Parish Council meet at the village hall on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Please click here to read the Chairman of the Parish Council's Annual Report for 2018

SUMMARY OF THE OCTOBER MEETING  Keith Weston from the National Trust addressed the meeting on the car park plans for Barrington Court. The planning application for this is about to be submitted and will probably be considered at the November Parish Council meeting.  The opening event for the Outdoor Fitness Equipment took place on Saturday 29th September and was well attended by 40-50 people.  District Cllr Derek Yeomans performed the official opening – see the website for a photograph of the event.   The Parish Council have been notified of a road closure for Main Street / Bakers Lane due to drainage works which is due to take place for 10 days from 5th November. For further details of the meeting – see the PC minutes here or on the noticeboards.

SUMMARY OF THE SEPTEMBER MEETING  The Diocese has confirmed that the sale of the school has finally gone through and will be used as a nursery.  Councillors agreed to support the fingerpost restoration project.  The Ranger had visited on 10th Sept and amongst other jobs, had cleared back vegetation and debris around the drains on Ruskway Lane. Information on the new bus service linking Barrington to Ilminster has been put on the noticeboards & website.  Following a report in a previous Bulletin about the development of land for housing, the Parish Council wish to make it clear that the land in question is the field opposite The Priory as well as the field opposite the Village Hall.  For further details of the meeting – see the PC minutes here or on the noticeboards.

SUMMARY OF THE JULY MEETING:  Councillors discussed their response to the initial approach about a possible housing development at Priory Orchard.  It was noted that new bollards had been installed by SCC Highways at Denmans Lane. The installation date for the Outdoor Fitness Equipment has been set for early September.  The Diocese had been contacted to ask for the school grounds to be tidied.  For further details of the meeting – see the PC minutes here or on the noticeboards.

Filming, Tweeting and Blogging and Parish Council Meetings

New regulations came into force on 6th August 2014 as a result of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 which mean that councils and other local government bodies are required to allow any member of the public to take photographs, film and audio-record the proceedings, and report on all public meetings.  The new rules allow for reporting of meetings via social media of any kind. Therefore bloggers, tweeters, and for example, Facebook, YouTube users and individuals with their own website, are now able to report meetings.  

These new rules apply to Barrington Parish Council so if anyone should wish to, they may attend meetings and report in this way.