SADLY, WATCHET CARNIVAL IN JULY CANCELLED FOR 2020.

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3 days ago

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🙂Watchet Market re-starts Wednesday 15th July at 9.30. Social distancing measures will be in place and a one way system will be in operation. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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For your safety, play parks are locked and remain closed to the public.This poster will be displayed on the gates of all Watchet Town Council play parks from today, following reports of people ignoring the padlocked gates and continuing to enter the play areas.

The gates remain locked at this time, following Government guidlines. The equipment has not been inspected since the beginning of lockdown and if any unauthorised person enters it will be at their own risk, but will be classed as trespassing and the police will be informed.

Play parks are locked and closed for the publics own safety.
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3 weeks ago

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🧐🗣PROPOSED CLEEVE HILL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

The Planning Committee decision on the 30th January 2020 was to defer this Application.

Following the previous post we have received a number of requests both by email, telephone and here on our facebook page asking how to object to this proposal. Firstly, your objections should be posted to the following address.

Planning Department, Somerset West and Taunton Council,

PO Box 866, Taunton. TA1 9GS.

Application No: 3/37/18/015 Outline application for 136 houses, Cleeve Hill, Watchet, Somerset.

You will know that the WCS has highlighted the importance of this site as the origin of the town of Watchet and that only very basic archaeological research has been carried out. This unfortunately, is unlikely to be considered important enough to affect the decisions of the Planning department.

Anyone who has lived in Watchet will be aware of the instability of the cliffs close to this site. It is well documented that this site is near to the ‘Watchet fault’ and is constantly subject to regular coastal erosion. The geological aspect is of great importance. Clearly the B3191 road has to be constantly monitored and will be re-routed. ‘There is no possibility that West Street or Swain Street can be widened. This already has traffic problems, and an additional minimum of 136 cars a day will add greatly to this.

You may wish to question where the jobs are to come from to accommodate the influx of new residents.

You may also want answers as to how our schools, doctors, etc will cope.

The likelihood is that the majority of purchasers will be retirees putting a substantial added burden on our health services.

You might also ask why green field sites are even being considered when a brown field site is now available with the potential to build more houses than could possibly be justified in our small town (i.e. the Paper Mill site).

The important thing is that if you feel strongly about this issue, take the time to write to Somerset West and Taunton Council.

The Conservation Society has submitted a detailed and considered objection with expert opinion to this development and you are welcome to view it on request. It can be sent in an email or as a hard copy, or directly from our Facebook page. The Society feels strongly that even considering this as a site for such a development is completely unjustified. You may know of someone who has concerns about this development or will be directly affected by it. If so, we can write directly to them.

We have also been asked about other developments at Liddymore and Parsonage Farms and what our position is regarding these proposed developments. It is very much the same. These are green field sites and these proposals were submitted well in advance of the Paper Mill closure, which now means that an extensive brown field site is available for development. This in effect means that none of these green field sites should be considered. We will try to attempt to answer any general questions on this post.

If you wish to speak directly to someone from the WCS, contact Bob Cramp (chairman) bob2cramp@gmail.com 07989723183 or Nick Cotton (01984) 631814. Any written correspondence should go to: Ali Foyle, Secretary, Watchet Conservation Society 6.Stoates Mill, Watchet TA23 OFG
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1 month ago

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Secret World Wildlife Rescue
We may need to get an eye check for our resident Peacock! 🦚
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