Clock & Watch Repairs

If you have a Clock or Watch that needs repairing please contact me, we now have a Master watchmaker looking to start her  own business  in the area. She does NOT repair electric time pieces only clockwork. So if you thought the old Cuckoo or Grand Father clock was beyond repair think again this lady can repair anything.


Police Notice – Witnesses Sought

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The police are seeking witnesses following an incident in the Wincanton area at the weekend.

On Saturday 18 August 2018 two motorists were involved in an altercation on the B3145 between Wincanton and Charlton Horethorne.

The incident happened at about 11.35am at Charlton Hill and involved a silver coloured Honda Jazz and a small blue hatchback – possibly a Vauxhall Corsa.

The two vehicles were travelling away from Wincanton and both stopped at North Cheriton, where an altercation took place between the two drivers. The driver of the Honda suffered an arm injury.

The driver of the blue car left the scene, heading in the direction of Charlton Horethorn.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help our enquiries – 101 quoting reference 5218185444 .

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

Local wedding activity !


Just to make you aware that there will be a drone flying around the village over the weekend !  It will be taking pictures of the wedding of Annabel and Simon who are getting married tomorrow at St John the Baptist Church.

We hope that it will be a happy day for everyone and send best wishes to the bride and groom !

Useful advice from the Police

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This message is put out at the request of our corporate communications department following a spate of vulnerable victim frauds. There are a number of `stories’ that are used, one describes being from the NCA investigating the bank, others refer to errors on computers etc.

Scammers are quick-witted and their stories are very convincing. We urge you to read this advice from @GetSafeOnline and start a conversation with older relatives, neighbours and friends to make sure they are confident to say no to #TelephoneScams

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

Neighbourhood Watch

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FOR INFORMATION – Do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers, take time to get three quotes from reputable businesses you trust and make your decision on who to use in your own time. Get recommendations from friends or via If you are concerned someone is at risk, always call the police. If you are concerned rogue traders are operating in your area, always report it. If someone knocks on your door and you are not sure, don’t open the door


Below figures relate to the Wincanton rural south beat area (AE030)

245 calls to the police from members of the public in the beat area

40 reports of crime, including:

4 Assault

0 Assault on Police

2 dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

0 non dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

2 criminal damage – property

1 criminal damage – vehicles

2 theft from motor vehicles

0 theft of motor vehicle

0 theft of pedal cycle

0 theft from shops

remainder miscellaneous

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) -14 reports across the beat. Reports range from fires being lit to travellers, neighbour issues and loud music.

Beat Surgeries – officers attend at local coffee mornings when their shifts allow. These are publicised locally.

PACT/Have Your Say – likewise this is an agenda item at parish council meetings as published locally.

Officers will be attending the Wincanton Family Day on 19 August from 10am-3pm

If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via the website link

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

Entrance to field at Marchant Holliday School

As mentioned in a previous Blog, work on the field entrance/stile at the corner of Hardings Lane will commence on Thursday of this week.

If you would be interested to know more about what is planned, you are welcome to come along and meet Danny the Headmaster at 9.30am on Wednesday morning (15 August) at the entrance to the field.  He will be more than happy to explain the alterations that they intend to undertake.

Also, if anyone in the community would like to visit the school, he would  be pleased to show them around the site and explain a little about the work they do.  This would preferably be before the start of term, probably in the week beginning 27 August but a definite date will be announced soon.

The school has an excellent website  – – take a look !

Hope to see you on Wednesday morning !

Disruption to field entrance at Hardings Lane corner

This is just to advise you that the Marchant Holliday School are shortly to have a new additional temporary (Portakabin-type) classroom installed.

As the lorry which will deliver them is very large, it will mean that the gateway entrance to the field on the corner of Hardings Lane will have to be widened.  The stone stile will be dismantled and tree branches cut back. However, once the works have been completed everything will be restored to its former glory!

Please be aware that there will also be additional lorry traffic on that corner over the next few weeks.



Church Cleaning helpers needed

In order that our village Church is kept looking clean and tidy,  we are looking to put together a team of volunteers who can help dust, sweep the floor and tidy up on a regular basis.  If you feel you can help, please let us know.  It is not an onerous job and would just entail a visit to the church to check all is looking good with a quick sweep and dust if needed – the more volunteers we get, the easier it will be and hopefully each person would only have to help once every month or so.

Please contact Sue Fitzmaurice, Churchwarden  01963 824582/email if you feel you would like to help.

Thank you.

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