Villages Together Report November 2015

Social Activities for Older Residents – (Recycled Teenagers)

The well attended over 60's Buffet Lunch and Musical Entertainment at 37 Club held Friday 16th October was a resounding success and gave older residents the opportunity to gain information on activities and support available to them from various groups, as well as being able to socialise with other community members.

A Christmas Lunch is being organised at 37 Club for Wednesday16th December. This will be a carvery followed by Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies. Transport will be provided for anyone who requires it.

Youth Activities & Facilities

Somerset Rural Youth Project are to have detached youth workers engaging with youngsters from January to March 2016. They will be inviting participation to produce a report highlighting leisure interests, personal and developmental needs, their feelings towards their local community and ideas about how they could contribute. As part of this work the Youth Project will make a small pot of money available to the young people to spend on activities of their choice.

Community & Sports Facilities

An assessment of the community assets to establish whether they are fit for purpose, their frequency of use and sustainability has yet to be done. Enquiries would also be made regarding what other sporting activities could be provided and the proximity of existing ones in Sedgemoor. A budget had been earmarked to have this professionally carried out, but it is hoped that the partnership can do this voluntarily.

Planting & Village Entrances

A meeting was held at SCC Highways Dunball Depot to discuss the necessary licences for the project team to add roadside features in the villages. We have been referred to SCC Legal Department for further advice and costs.


Villages Together will fund the provision of cabinets for defibrillators supplied and maintained by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (1 at Puriton Butcher's Shop, 1 at Woolavington Village Hall) and the cost of a second defibrillator with cabinet at Woolavington Communal Hall.

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