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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 extensive and not easily understood, for clarification please click on the image below to preview the full size PDF map. 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 Street with its popular Clark's Village. The major roads M5 and A303 are readily accessible. We have the magnificent St. Mary’s Church, Huish Episcopi, with its south porch entry dating from the mid 1100’s and a window depicting the Nativity Scene designed by Edward Coley Burne-Jones a leading painter and designer of the late 19th-century. This window attracts visitors from around the world.
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Jane Redfearn, Clerk to The Huish Episcopi Parish Council
retires after twenty years service.
Following the Parish Council meeting 19th March 2018 (held at Langport Town Hall, not the usual Academy venue, due to adverse weather conditions) a presentation was made to mark the retirement of Mrs Jane Redfearn from the position of Clerk to the Council.
Shirley Nicholas, Chairman of the Council, said of Jane:
“Jane joined us at quite a difficult time for her, however, she did not let the problems detract her from the role of the Huish Episcopi Parish Council Clerk. She had to pick up the pieces and quirks left behind by her predecessor.
Since then Jane, has given unstinting, dedicated, loyal service to the Council over and above what her role demanded. Jane is not a clock-watcher, always on the end of the telephone if needed, ready to see parishioners regarding contentious planning applications at the ‘drop of a hat’, even to the extent of seeing them in her own home, sometimes even on a Sunday. Jane has always been only too happy to do this, as we all know of her strong commitment to our community. This she has been doing for the past 20 years.
Another example of her commitment to the wider community is the fact that Jane served as a Governor for many years at the Huish Episcopi Primary School.
Jane was a Scout Leader for over 30 years, again giving up her free time to help local lads and lassies to enjoy the benefits that Scouting can bring.
With the departure of Jane, we will be losing someone who has extensive local knowledge and a proven record of dedication to our Council and to the wider community.
Jane has not only been a Clerk as far as I am concerned, but has become a friend who can be relied upon in many circumstances.
I know that Jane in some ways was reluctant to leave us, but the pull of having three lovely grandchildren was, I think, the catalyst for giving us notice, albeit, in plenty of time to allow us to appoint her successor.
I know that the whole Council wishes her a happy and lengthy retirement, she deserves it”.
Councillors’ Presentation to Jane