IMPORTANT PARISH COUNCIL UPDATE
The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th January 2021. This will be a REMOTE MEETING (over zoom) please check the agenda for joining instructions. Residents and members will be able to join over the internet or dial in by telephone and there will still be a public participation session at the start of the meeting. Please mute your microphone when joining the meeting.
Coronavirus useful information and resources
Available on the Somerset County Council website website – just scroll down to ‘Covid-19 dashboard’. These are updated daily.
Local Coronavirus support
The local farm shop, Farleigh Road Farm, Norton St Philip has started doing deliveries of essentials. Contact – email: firstname.lastname@example.org telephone: 01225 720006
There is also a new Facebook Page which has been set up to help residents during this time of need: Faulkland Covid-19 Mutual Aid or https://www.facebook.com/groups/225658978580514/
About the parish
Hemington, Hardington and Foxcote Parish lies at very north-eastern edge of Somerset. It is a rural parish containing 260 homes, many farms and several small office businesses. There are two pubs and a thriving primary school. There are approximately 650 parishioners, many of whom have a strong sense of cooperation that is demonstrated by voluntary community projects and collective events such as the Hemington Open Weekend.
Historically, employment was in farming and coal mining. The last mine in the area closed in 1973. In common with other rural parishes the number employed on the land has reduced considerably and some farmers have diversified. Over half the people now work outside the parish, many commuting to Bath, Bristol, Frome or Trowbridge. A quarter of parishioners are retired. There are also many young families.