It has been announced that West Somerset and Taunton Deane Councils are to merge.
THE Leaders of two Somerset councils are welcoming the Government’s announcement that it is “minded to” approve the creation of a new district council covering their areas.
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, told Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils of his intention to allow the proposal to go forward, subject to a period of further representation until 19 January 2018 and Parliamentary approval.
Full details of the proposed changes can be found at :
The Parish Hall now has its own dedicated website, which can be found at:
There is now a new “Welcome Pack” for all newcomers to the Parish.
It contains a host of information, from useful telephone numbers to recycling facilities, from suggestions for eating out to where to shop – the list is very comprehensive!
If you have recently joined our Community, and would like to know more, please call the Clerk on 01398 324015
for your copy.
The Parish Council has for a long time worked on the introduction of a Traffic Calming Scheme along the main B3222 road which runs through from Exebridge to Dulverton as speed checks have continuously reflected high speeds, with a large number of vehicles exceeding 50mph.
The new scheme is now in place and early indications are that speeds have appeared to have been reduced.
However, the Parish Council has arranged for further Speed Indicators to be put in place in order to monitor the situation.
The Parish Council is working in conjunction with the Morebath Parish Council to provide a store of sandbags for use in emergency, should the village be hit by floods again.
South West Water have kindly offered to permit the siting of a new shed at the Exebridge Industrial Estate, on their land near the pumping station, opposite Exebridge Motors.
Planning permission has at last been received and the order placed for the sandbag shed. This is due for delivery in September.
We will update this site with information as the project progresses.
In the mean time, if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, Brushford is still a small community of 535 parishioners. The Parish is made up of Brushford, that part of Exebridge on the Somerset side of the River Exe to the South and the hamlet of Nightcott to the West. (See Parish Statistics Page)
We have a thriving and active community and the village is justifiably proud of its recreational facilities including a purpose built games court which accommodates tennis, hockey, basketball and netball to name but a few of the sports available.
The Parish Hall is a thriving hub of activity, with widely differing groups enjoying the amenities, from Line Dancing to Tae Kwan Do, from the Luncheon Club to Short Mat Bowling. Indeed, there is not an evening goes by, winter or summer, when the Hall is not in use. Please see the Hall’s own page for full details of events.
During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Brushford enjoyed the contact of the Barnstaple to Taunton and Tiverton Railway, which resulted in Lord Carnarvon building the Carnarvon Arms in the mid 19th Century. There was a thriving saw mill on the other side of the river in Exebridge and a stone quarry behind Hulverton Hill. Sadly, all have now gone.