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.

Rooksbridge A38 Road Crossing Consultation Plan

A discussion of the Consultation Plan took place during a meeting of the East Brent Parish Council on Monday 2nd October 2017. The result of those discussions was that the following letter was sent by the Parish Clerk:

Good Morning Juan

Following our Parish Council meeting held on Monday 2nd October – 12 Parishioners from Rooksbridge and 9 Parish Councillors, County Cllr B Filmer and District Cllr A Gilling attended the meeting to which we allotted 1 hour for “discussion” to take place 2 letters were read out together with a copy of an email from Martyn Evans at SCC, (copies attached). After much discussion, the PC felt that there was no clear choice to make – as the attendees were clearly split as to which would be the best course of action to take. One Parishioner pointed out that 84 houses were on the opposite side to the Post Office and public house – which wanted the crossing – whereas only 25 houses were situated on the same side of the road as the post office and public house and were largely against the proposal - from a purely economic point of view. To that extent – the PC wondered if any other solution could be found re the following as these were to 2 main points that came from the discussion: PARKING - as your colleague has stated in his email – “that the parking bays will make no difference” LIGHTING – gauging the reaction to the meeting – the lighting – although important – the actual speed of the traffic was more of a concern Basically, the Parish Council did not get a conclusive feeling of support from the parishioners as to what they want. The PC fully understands that County are not imposing this scheme on the Parishioners – hence we were wondering if, with your valuable experience, that other solutions might be found from further discussions with the stakeholders/residents/PC. Any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me

Regards Jim Murray

Clerk to East Brent Parish Council The Robins Robins Drive Burtle Somerset TA7 8NY Tel: 01278 450406 - Daytime Tel: 01278 722577 - Evening


07 Oct 2017

Temporary Road Closure - Pill Road, Rooksbridge

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT OF SEDGEMOOR PARISH OF EAST BRENT Temporary Closure of Pill 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 Pill Road from the junction with (A38) Bristol Road, southwards for a distance of 2.225 metres. This order will enable the Environment Agency to cut weed from the river in this road. The Order becomes effective on 02 November 2017 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to last for 1 day. While the closure is in operation an alternative route will be signed as detailed below. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE Please visit www.roadworks.org for further information on the alternative route For information about the works being carried out please contact A Plant Lux Traffic Control on 0370 0500 792 Patrick Flaherty Chief Executive Dated: 17 October 2017


21 Oct 2017
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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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:
Strange Road Markings in Church Road
The Drainage Board are proposing to install a new culvert (500mm diameter storm water drain) within Church Road to help reduce localised flooding caused by the rapid water runoff from the Knoll during extreme rainfall events.
Our Parish Rights of Way
A note from our Parish Path Liaison Officer
Draft Local Plan
The draft local plan has now been published and is in consultation phase.
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