Crewkerne Town Council’s next meeting on Monday November 9th, beginning at 6.45 pm, covers three different agendas. The evening begins with a meeting of the Planning and Highways Committee, followed by a meeting of the Amenities Committee and concludes with a meeting of Full Council. Members of the public who wish to attend can access the meeting through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTA9K-7L4Onjcli2Gtz7tCg Please note that, when accessing this link, users should click on ‘videos’. If there is no live-stream already in progress, then it may be necessary to click on ‘refresh’ to start the live-streaming. Members of the public who wish to speak at the “Open Forum” section of the meeting are kindly requested to contact the Town Council office on 01460 74001 or email email@example.com where they will be given joining details.
The Planning and Highways Committee meeting will include an update from Cllr Charles Aslett regarding the Millers Garage development and correspondence received regarding the potential development of land at Goldwell Farm and actions to make the town’s pavements more Covid safe. Councillors will be notified of five new applications for tree surgery work to be carried out in Poples Well and in Christchurch Court and receive recent planning decisions made by South Somerset District Council – the approval for the removal of an existing boundary wall and erection of close boarded fence at 56 Winyards View and refusal of outline planning for the erection of one dwelling on land at the rear of 8 to 10 Market Street. A shorter agenda has been put forward for the meeting of the Amenities Committee, which will include an update from Cllr Dan Wakeman on the amenities project/maintenance task list.
During the meeting of the Full Council, item 5 on the agenda is of particular interest to members of the local community covering Somerset County Council’s proposed re-organisation of local schools from a three-tier system to a two-tier system and the implications for existing schools in the Crewkerne area, with the proposed closure of Misterton First School and change of status for Maiden Beech Academy from a middle school to a primary school, and Wadham School taking on secondary school status for all pupils in the Crewkerne and Ilminster area.