Home Farm Trust

The hft (Home Farm Trust)


will soon be here again at

 The Wincanton Memorial Hall,

Saturday 19th November

10 am to 1.30 pm

Entrance:  50p

 Its hugely popular, so come early to snap up wonderful bargains on the Deli Stall, Christmas & other Cakes, Trash & Treasure, Kitchenware,

Mens & Ladies Wardrobes.  

Hunt through our great selections of Pictures,

fantastic Handbags, Jewellery,  Childrens Clothes & Books, Christmas Decorations, Cards, Plants

– and better Books than youll find on Amazon!  

All making for great Christmas Shopping.  

Have a flutter on the Tombola and

when youve finished shopping,

enjoy Coffee & other delicious Refreshments!


If you have anything youd like to give to

the Trash & Treasures stall such as bric-a-brac, china,

glassware, unwanted gifts, small objects of any kind)

please contact North Cheriton residents:

Libby Renwick – 01963 32655



Veronica Goodenough – 01963 33255



 Hft (Home Farm Trust)


Neighbourhood Watch alert

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There has been a lot of media interest around people dressing as clowns and scaring members of the public some of which have been reported in this policing area. Members of the public subjected to the incidents find them to be quite distressing. The police would like to emphasise that they are dealing robustly with this issue and those involved may risk being arrested if criminal offences are committed.

Police are keen to have information regarding those who may be involved in this sort of activity – call the 101 number, via Crimestoppers on 0800-555111 or via the Force Website http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/tell-us-something

Update from Wessex Internet

Dear Residents of North Cheriton,

It has now been a number of weeks since I gave my village hall meeting talk explaining the intricacies, requirements and limiting factors involved in a village highspeed broadband expansion project.

I finally have some long awaited positive news. Following a survey we conducted on 28/09/16, we have now identified a viable scheme to bring superfast Internet connectivity to the centre of the village with expected coverage of the 18 addresses indicated in the picture below.



The project that we have put together would be fully funded with 5-7 CDS vouchers and therefore no additional funding will be required from individuals or the community as a whole.   The individual costs of your own installation will also be covered by your CDS voucher.

We have earmarked the 28th of October as the day when the work is scheduled – it should be completed on the same day.  Further installations can be booked for the following week.

With this in mind, I would now urge all  have previously registered their interest with us to submit a voucher request to the council. This can be done by following this link: https://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/broadband-voucher-scheme-enquiry-form/

It should be stressed that these vouchers are due to run out on November the 30th, this will be the cutoff for applying for a free installation from the CDS scheme.

If you have already been issued a voucher, it is now simply a case of ordering a package from our website (putting your CDS voucher ‘eligibility code’ into our promo code section). The sooner your order is placed, the sooner we are able to book your installation in. At the time of writing we have availability from the 31st onward.

If you are not located in the section highlighted below, please do still get in touch as we already have coverage over the vast majority of remaining properties in and around North Cheriton Please do feel free to call myself or my team on 0333 240 7997 if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Skipsey

Wessex Internet
office: 0333 240 7997
web: www.wessexinternet.com



  There is a fierce water leak in the road just up from the church. This will affect your water pressure so if you are noticing this then you now know the reason why.  This has been reported to Wessex Water who are sending someone out asap.  They promise it will be today (11 Oct).

Report a Problem – information for residents of North Cheriton

 “Report a problem” on the Highway

 A new online, interactive map has been launched by Somerset County Council to allow residents to report potholes and other issues on Somerset’s Highways.

‘Report it’ is now available at http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/problems-on-the-road/  and allows users to report any issues across all 4,206 miles of Somerset’s highways.

How does it work?

Residents can now go on the website to report issues they find on a highway such as a pothole, blocked drain or poor road surface. Simply log the issue on the map by location and then fill in the details of the problem using an online form. People can also leave an email address to receive updates on potholes they have reported.

When residents report a road defect it will be inspected within 3 working days, and programme repair work will be scheduled where required.

You can find out more information about how we find and repair potholes here.

Introduction – Explore Somerset – (Public Footpaths and Rights of Way)

A new online mapping system to help people find their way around Somerset’s extensive rights of way network has been launched by Somerset County Council.

How does it work?

Explore Somerset is now available at www.somerset.gov.uk/rightsofway and allows users to plan their route across all 9,000 public rights of way in Somerset.

The interactive system can also be used to simply report any issues you find on a right of way – such as a broken stile or blocked path.

Residents can log the issue on the map and also upload photos to help wardens easily locate the problem. They can also leave an email address to receive updates when the issue is resolved or closed.

Explore Somerset is being improved and developed all the time, and one of the next phases is to develop a volunteer module for the many individuals and groups who give up their time to help the County Council look after the network.

Explore Somerset

If you have any queries about Explore Somerset please email: rightsofway@somerset.gov.uk,

or if you’re interested in volunteering opportunities on the path network then please visit www.somerset.gov.uk/rightsofway or email rowvolunteers@somerset.gov.uk.

Website:  www.roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/map

 If you have any queries about “Report a problem” on our Highways please email: Geoff Dight, on: Highways@somerset.gov.uk.



The Highways ‘Report It, and “Explore Somerset” online systems continue to be improved and will work in co-ordination with the all new Travel Somerset website, (www.travelsomerset.co.uk).

Residents can also report issues to Highways and Public Footpaths and Rights of Way through our dedicated Contact Centre on 0300 123 2224.

We are encouraging people to use this online option, so please share this information with residents as you feel is appropriate.

North Cheriton & District Garden Club



Hello everyone

First of all I’d like to thank everyone who helped at the show last month and hope you enjoyed it. Can’t believe it’s October already and it would be nice if the weather we are currently enjoying lasts a bit longer. The speaker next Tuesday (the 11th) is from Castle Gardens and will be advising on how we can lessen the work in our gardens, particularly useful for those of us with movement or time restrictions. Look forward to seeing you next week.

Best Wishes

Pat Holmes