Scottish & Southern Electricity, Power Failure

When we lost electrical power last evening I phoned SSE to see what was happening.  I was told that 88 properties had lost power (most of North Cheriton I guess!) and that their engineers were working on it.
The most interesting part of the conversation was when the young lady told me the emergency number to call.  No longer is a long 0800 number needed but just 105.  Much easier to dial in the dark!
If you check the SSE website there is some good advice for when the power fails, this is copied below…
Power cut
If you have a power cut, check to see if your neighbours’ electricity supply is also affected:
  • Is their power still on? Check your trip switch if you have one.  If it has tripped, switch off all your appliances and then reset it.
  • Is their power off too? Call 105 or your local Electricity Network Operator’s 24 hour Emergency Helpline 0800-072-7282

Awareness Notice

This post is from Richard and Fiona Swallows.

The Swallows are having a party this evening, Thursday 13th April from 8pm, to celebrate their son’s 21st birthday.
There will be music from about 10/10.30pm until 1pm (although the DJ has been asked to keep the base turned down low) , after which there will be a “silent disco”.
We do apologise if this disturbs anyone unduly.

Richard and Fiona Swallow


Village Meeting Reminder


Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 at 7.30pm in The Village Hall

Since the first Parish Meeting in North Cheriton was held on 4th December 1894 there has been an almost unbroken sequence of annual meetings. Your attendance at this meeting is important as it will allow you to air your concerns and perhaps offer to help on village matters to everyone’s benefit.

To all new residents of our peaceful village, we extend a warm welcome to this meeting. Throughout the year there are events that bring the village together and foster the British community spirit. We hope you will be able to join us as this meeting to socialise with other residents and see what is going on in North Cheriton. We also hope that longer standing residents who have not attended in recent years will come along as well to meet the newcomers.

This year the Village Hall AGM will be held in a separate meeting, the date to be advised.

In summary, the Agenda will include:

  • Election of Chairman and Secretary,
  • Gale Trust Report,
  • Church Matters & Thomas Abbott Trust Report,
  • Parish Council Report,
  • Speed Watch Report,
  • Neighbourhood Watch Report
  • Any Other Business.



Neighbourhood Farm Watch

Avon and Somerset Constabulary crest

R074 23032017 Farm/Horse Watch

R074 Farm/Horse Watch

The information text line for the rural community is to continue but with a brand new and long-term number 07492 888109 (if you have previously saved 81819 please now delete and replace with this new number).

Please remember this is NOT a number to use to report crime or to call for police assistance and it will not be monitored 24/7.

The number can be used to report information of people/vehicles seen behaving suspiciously in the rural community, potentially stolen goods etc.

Alternatively you can report a crime online via our website or if it’s a matter which requires immediate police attendance then dial 999.

You can still also pass on information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): North Cheriton (North Cheriton, BA80AQ).