East Brent Parish Council

Welcome to East Brent Parish Council Website

Our Objective in designing this website was twofold.  Firstly The Parish Council wanted to create a website that informed all parishioners and interested parties of the work of the council and to make more readily available public documents which had previously only been available as hard copies upon request.

Secondly, we wanted to create a wider community site where organisations within the parish could also provide information about the work that they undertake.  We hope that this section of the website will grow and provide feedback to the parish council and inform future decisions to be made.

We also hope that organisations within the parish will find it a useful resource to  enable them to broadcast the voluntary work that they are undertaking within the community.

If you would like your village organisation to be included within the website please email webadmin@eastbrentparishcounil.org.uk

The website was created under the direction of a sub committee of The Parish Council, I should like to thank the committee for their hard work in creating what I hope parishioners will find a useful resource.

All parishioners in the villages of East Brent, Rooksbridge and Edingworth are stakeholders in our community and we would welcome comments on how we can improve the website.

Please email The Clerk at theclerk@eastbrentparishcouncil.org.uk with any feedback that you might have.

I do hope that you find our website helpfull and informative.  

Chairman, East Brent Parish Council.

Affordable Housing Project 2018

For more information regarding the Affordable Housing Project 2018 and the possible location, please go to;

Information/Affordable Housing

06 Sep 2018

Hinkley Point - Project Update, Autumn 2018

06 Oct 2018

Somerset Libraries Service Redesign Decision.

From: Jackie Swabey <JSwabey@somerset.gov.uk> 
Sent: 16 October 2018 15:07
Subject: Recommendations for the Libraries Service Redesign decision



To All Parish/Town Clerks in Somerset


Dear Sir / Madam


I write to advise you that the recommendations for the Somerset Libraries Service Redesign decision have been published today. (16 October 2018)


It shows 19 existing library buildings are recommended to be retained by Somerset County Council.


For the remaining 15 library buildings, Somerset County Council would seek to develop ‘Community Library Partnerships’ (CLPs) where communities would support library buildings in partnership with the County Council.


Where this proves not to be possible, library buildings would close and alternative means of delivering library services in communities such as outreach services and/or mobile library stops would be implemented.


The 19 libraries where services are recommended to remain the same are: Bridgwater town centre, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Frome, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Langport, Martock, Minehead, Shepton Mallet (likely to move to a new location, which would be determined next year), Taunton town centre, Wellington, Wells, Williton, Wincanton and Yeovil town centre.


(This includes the seven libraries that were earmarked for potential change in this year’s consultation but are now recommended to remain Somerset County Council operated libraries: Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Ilminster, Martock, Shepton Mallet and Wellington.)


The remaining 15 communities are:  Bishops Lydeard, Bruton, Castle Cary, Highbridge, Milborne Port, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Porlock (with the aim to continue their existing Community Library Partnership in its present format), Priorswood (Taunton), Somerton, Street, South Petherton, Sunningdale (Yeovil), Watchet and Wiveliscombe. 


The recommendation report will go to Scrutiny Committee for Policy and Place on 24 October before Cabinet will make a final decision on 5 November. If approved, implementation would start from January 2019.


For a link to the full recommendation report, please click:



Further details about the library services redesign, including further information on Community Library Partnerships, and other background documents are being uploaded this afternoon please click www.somersetlibraries.co.uk/redesign/  after 4pm today.


If you have an questions please email librariesmail@somerset.gov.uk


With regards


Jackie Swabey

Project Officer – Library Services

Business Change

Somerset County Council

B2E County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY

( 01823 359601

20 Oct 2018

Temporary road closure-West Road, Lympsham & Brent Knoll




Temporary Closure of West Road TAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the County Council of Somerset propose to make an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along West Road from the junction with South Road to the junction with Burton Row, a distance of 1912 metres. This order will enable Telent Infrastructure Services on behalf of Gigaclear to undertake duct installation works in this road. The Order becomes effective on 08 October 2018 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to last for 12 days (including the weekend). Please visit www.roadworks.org for further information on the alternative route For information about the works being carried out please contact Telent Infrastructure Services on 0800 526015.

Patrick Flaherty Chief Executive

Dated: 18 September 2018

For details of alternatives routes and or diversions, please click here.

09 Sep 2018
Joseph’s Pound Children's Play Area, Rooksbridge
Last year the East Brent Parish Council opened a new play area, off of Pill Road, for all of the children of Rooksbridge. The Parish Council is delighted to announce that the more equipment has now been installed which includes swings and rides for younger children. The Parish Council would like to stress however, that the equipment and area is for the enjoyment of ALL the children of R
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Council subsidised loans to homeowners and landlords for essential home repairs
Sedgemoor District Council fund a loan scheme for homeowners and landlords for essential home repairs and improvements?*
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Hinkley Point C Connection - Ground Surveys in East Brent Parish
Hinkley C Connection – Ground Surveys in East Brent Parish. An extract from a letter received by the Parish Clerk from the National Grid Community Relations Team:
Our Parish Rights of Way
A note from our Parish Path Liaison Officer
Spotted a Pothole or other road problem
Travel Somerset isssue notice urging people to report potholes and other road problems to Somerset County Council using the council's new online map at, www.travelsomerset.co.uk
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