Welcome (notice of election)
Welcome to the Huish Episcopi Community Website.
Our village of Huish Episcopi lies in the heart of Somerset. We have good recreational facilities, well-regarded schools for children of all ages, fine level walks, cycle ways and footpaths beside the beautiful River Parrett.
The boundary of Huish Episcopi is not all that easily understood, for clarification please refer to the boundary map on this site.
We are closely aligned with the town of Langport with all the advantages that this brings. Within a 15-mile radius lie the larger towns of Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater and Clark's Village at Street, as well as ready access to the M5 and A303.
We have the magnificent church of St Mary’s with its south porch entry dating from the mid 1100’s also a window depicting the Nativity Scene, designed by Edward Coley Burne-Jones one of the leading painters and designers of late 19th-century. This window attracts visitors from around the world.
In addition to the general day-to-day activities of the Parish Council, we have seen the provision of a defibrillator for use by all at all times and road safety (Wig-Wag) speed awareness lights either side of the Academy in Field Road. A “dropped kerb” at the St. Mary’s Church corner, complementing the existing one on the opposite side of the road, has been installed to assist the disabled and mothers with prams. Five new Village road signs have also recently been installed.
Twelve further plots have been added to the allotments bringing the total to thirty-six.
All parishioners are very welcome to attend our Council Meetings, which are held bi-monthly, usually on the third Monday of the month at Huish Sixth. We occasionally have additional meetings to action, in the main planning applications. All meetings are published under ‘Upcoming Events’, likewise the Councillors’ Surgery, which is held on the last Saturday of each month at Langport Town Hall from 11am to 12 noon and attended by at least one Councillor from both Huish Episcopi Parish and Langport Town Councils.
We continue to support Langport town, two thirds of our precept going towards maintaining both communities’ amenities, the details are as shown in the Chairman’s Annual Report.
We are pleased that our advertisers are continuing to support our Website as not only does this increase their presence in our community but their contributions also benefit good causes in and around our village. Please kindly support the Huish Episcopi Community Website and the businesses displayed on this site by making them aware of where you saw their advertisement. Fortunately, as we do not incur any Webmaster's costs, we are able to accumulate and distribute funds within our community. During 2015 funds were allocated to our Local Primary School and in 2016 to the Forget-me-not Memory Café who provide help to people with memory problems and the Ridgway Group who support the physically disabled.
If you would like to make a constructive contribution to this website, say in the form of suggestions, articles or photographs (the album ‘Seen in our Gardens’ particularly suiting the younger ones), please click on the ‘Webmaster’ link that is to be found lower right.
Chairman Huish Episcopi Parish Council. 3rd March 2017