Wedmore Parish Council
Wedmore Information & History
Wedmore has been a settlement since early times; recent discoveries have unearthed remains of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Several Roman sites have also been found, and in Saxon times Wedmore belonged to the Kings of Wessex.
King Alfred is said to have signed a peace treaty with Guthrum of the Danes in Wedmore. The village has pubs and restaurants with a Post Office, village store, delicatessen, chemist and fashion shops. There are also gift shops, hairdressers, butcher, fishmonger and many more retail outlets.
Parish Council Business
Well what happened to July?
I'm starting to get to grips a little more with my role here at the Council now, and
one thing I have come to realise is, certainly, there is never one day the same! Last
month alone I was called this way and that. Inspections of the brook due to overgrown
vegetation, a snake at the allotments (although thankfully I was not needed on site
to deal with that - who knew a grass snake could get as big!). I've also been putting
together Platinum Jubilee benches, which hopefully some of you will have had the
chance to enjoy.
The Council members have obviously been busy too - with allotment inspections,
multiple trainings and yes, still trying to recruit new members!
The meeting in June raised some interesting points which I wanted to convey
to you here, in case you haven't had the opportunity to read the minutes, which are
published on the website.
Firstly, to clarify - ALL of the Parish Council Members are volunteers, they are
not paid for any of the time they dedicate to making improvements to our community.
Each of them will have different reasons for willingly committing this time, and each
of them should be held in great esteem for doing it.
You will have noticed from my numerous pleas to you all, that people willing to
give time freely are very few and far between, and yet the expectations placed onto
these people are somewhat disproportionate to the regard that is given to them when
progress is made. Please be mindful of this when emailing or using social media,
telephoning or speaking with your neighbours in the street.
Surely the reason we love this place is because we have such strong community
values and want the same things!
Secondly, as you are aware, there is an ongoing project to ensure safe passage around
Wedmore for walkers and cyclists alike. Currently though, the paths that are in place
are often narrow which can in itself become a hazard with the speed many like to travel.
I would like to ask those of you with property near to paths and roads to maintain
the vegetation that grows; let's all do our bit to ensure we are taking responsibility
for keeping each other safe.
Finally, and I'm hoping you haven't already turned the page, because genuinely
all of the people I have come to meet through my job here so far have been lovely,
I would just like to say, please, let’s be a little kinder to each other. A little more
tolerant of each other, and lets work together to create an even greater place to live!
I'll stop lecturing now and get on with the task in hand!
Trim those bushes! ;)
Parish Clerk, Wedmore Parish Council,
Grant’s Lane, Wedmore Somerset BS28 4EA
Telephone 713087, email email@example.com