They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Children in Need

Village fundraiser for Children in Need.

As a choir, we usually hold some sort of fund raising event each year. This year it won’t be possible, and so, very last minute I decided to join in with the Children in Need “Act my Age” activity and cycle 77 kilometres over the course of the next few days, in the name of Village Voices Choir. If anyone feels they’d like to sponsor me, please email:

Kind regards, Graham

Community Speed Watch

Would you be interested in having a Community Speed Watch Scheme in Ston Easton? Would you be willing to volunteer a small amount of time on an ad hoc basis to monitor vehicles using speed detection equipment? Please contact Keith Beevor on 07785 757513 for more information.

Whilst schemes have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak – we can still begin to bring together volunteers and eventually reduce the harmful impact of speeding vehicles through our village and improve safety for pedestrians.

Mendip's Active Travel Plans

News from Mendip District Council

We’re aiming to make it easier and safer for residents to travel by bike and on foot 🚴‍♂️🏃👣

We want to reconnect people and places through a network of cycle and walking paths across the district.

Learn more about our plans to transform travel here ➡️

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Somerset Waste Update

Latest update from Somerset Waste Partnership.

Restrictions remain as recycling sites back on summer hours. Recycling sites have reverted to their usual summer opening hours from Monday 1 June. All usual kerbside collections - recycling, garden waste, rubbish - are underway.

See below for full information and follow SWP for the latest and up to date information: @somersetwaste on Facebook and Twitter and

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Local Plants for Charity

🌺🌸🌼🌺🌸🌼Local plants for charity 🌺🌸🌼🌺🌸🌼

One of our villagers receives surplus plants from a wholesale nursery to sell for Happy Landings – a very good local charity who rehome animals. As they are now closed due to Covid-19, she is unable to do this and is offering the plants from home for a donation to the charity.

If you are interested in any of the plants, please contact Helen by e-mail to arrange a collection slot.

This is her present list:

African marigold
Dahlias – annual
Ivy leaved geranium
Red geraniums
Trailing lobelia – mixed colours

Cucumbers - mini
Climbing French beans
Runner beans
Tomatoes – Gardeners Delight

Coming Soon
Coleus, Large begonias, Salvias, Portulaca (basket plant)

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Somerset Coronavirus Helpline

The Somerset Coronavirus helpline deals with issues from finance 💰, personal care, feeling worried 😟, anxious or depressed, food requests 🍞 & transport arrangements 🚕. If have no one to turn to & you need help, call ➡️ 0300 790 6275.

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Plant Swap Wednesdays!

Outside the Village Hall, 10am-12pm

Many villagers will have been taking advantage of the wonderful weather and sorting out their gardens. In doing this there might be a few spare plants potted up and needing a home.

If you have any spares, please consider leaving them for villagers to help themselves at the hall each Wednesday morning, from 10am-12pm.

Could you add a label so that the plants can be identified? NO TRIFIDS!

Recycling Update

Eleven recycling sites will reopen on Monday 11 May for essential visits only - in line with updated government guidance - and garden waste collections (see below) will resume from the same day.

To ensure social distancing, protect public and staff and limit numbers, there will be a range of temporary restrictions; queues and delays are likely.

Government guidance states visits should only take place if waste cannot be stored safely at home without risking harm or ill-health, or harm to public health and amenity. If not an essential journey, please wait until sites are back to usual.

Recycling sites open from 11 May: Bridgwater, Chard, Dulverton, Frome, Highbridge, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Williton and Yeovil. The other five sites are due to reopen from Tuesday 26 May.

There are revised opening times and other restrictions. Please see the website for full details.

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