DIRECTORY of VILLAGE ACTIVITIES and ORGANISATIONS
(Also contains other useful contact numbers)
KINGSTON ST MARY
Link-up March 2011
Held annually in the autumn in Kingston Village Hall.
Contact: Barbara Hastilow 01823 277784
ART CLASES at Broomfield Village Hall
Regular sessions – for more information
Contact: Lindy Mansfield 01823 451374
Every Monday evening in Kingston Village Hall. September to May. From 8.00pm onwards. Contact: Jean Venner 01823 451974
Janet Braund 01823 283998
If you would like to join any of the teams or require further information please telephone.
Broomfield: Edwin White 01823 451348
Cheddon: Mervyn Cole & Linda Cole 01823 412863
Kingston: John Lock firstname.lastname@example.org 01823 335776
BENEFICE OFFICE (CHURCH)
Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Secretary: Barbara Porter email@example.com 01823 451257
Rev’d Geoff Boucher (West Monkton and Cheddon) 01823 412226
Rev’d Ann Fulton (Kingston St Mary and Broomfield) 01823 451257
Produce annual productions – pantomimes/plays/cabaret. New members always welcome.
Contact: Bruce MacKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH CHOIR – KINGSTON
If you would like to join or require information, please contact:
Dorothy Earp email@example.com 01823 338348
CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL OFFICERS
Kingston: Sonia Pether 01823 451311
Cheddon: Vacancy – contact Churchwarden Joan Osmond
Broomfield: Liz Fackrell 01823 451645
CHURCH FLOWER & ALTAR GUILD, KINGSTON
A group who launder the altar linen and arrange flowers in the church. Help would always be welcomed.
Contact: Shirley Earl 01823 451511
COMMUNITY CHOIR – Voice of the People Quantocks
Open to all, no need to read music, all abilities welcome. See www.yvettestaelens.com or contact: Sheila Jones 01823 451170
Monday afternoons at 2.00pm, April – October at the Playing field, Kingston St Mary.
Contact: Margaret Bigg 01823 451431
EDUCATIONAL TRUST, BROOMFIELD
A small bursary is available each academic year. Any full-time student, residing or parents residing within the Broomfield area, can apply in writing to Sue Goldfield, Duckspool, Broomfield, TA5 2EG
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION TRUST, KINGSTON
Grants are available for educational and social purposes for those aged 25 years and under and living within the Kingston parish
Contact: Tony Jones 01823 451170
Lindsay Thorne 01823 451469
Lois Miles 01823 451676
FLOWER SHOW, CHEDDON
Annual Flower Show at the Memorial Hall, last Saturday in July
Contact: Jane Lown 01823 412750
Stuart Triggol 01823 413459
FLOWER SHOW, KINGSTON
Annual Flower Show in the Village Hall, first or second Saturday in August. Classes open to residents of KSM and Broomfield and members of KSM WI and KSM Gardening club.
Contact: Annie Trolley 01823 451312
FRIENDS OF CHILDRENS HOSPICE SOUTH WEST (CHSW) – KINGSTON (A fund-raising organization)
Contact: Audrey Ainger 01823 451340
Carol Platt 01823 451605
FRIENDS OF ST MARY’S, KINGSTON
The Friends were founded in order to provide funds for the fabric of the church. Many people help through annual covenants or legacies
Contact: John Leahy 01823 451373
Mrs Diana Lock 01823 451303
FYNE COURT, BROOMFIELD- National Trust
The former pleasure grounds of the partly demolished house of pioneer 19thC electrician Andrew Crosse. Learn about Andrew Crosse the ‘thunder and lightning’ man, walks, nature trails and games in the courtyard. Open daily: 10.00- 17.00
firstname.lastname@example.org 01823 451587
3rd Wednesday of the month – in Kingston Village Hall. Doors open 7pm for the sale of plants, coffee etc. Monthly speakers and occasional outings.
Contact: Carla Griffiths 01823 451513
HALL – BROOMFIELD VILLAGE HALL
A registered charity held in trust for the villagers of Broomfield. Venue for local groups and also available for hire.
Contact: Maggie Hall (Bookings) 01823 451981
Lindy Mansfield (Treasurer) 01823 451374
HALL – CHEDDON MEMORIAL HALL
Available for hire for parties, weddings, meetings and conferences
Booking hire/ Caretaker: James Napper 07999464501
Emergency Numbers: 07837 893556 01823 451 935
For more information: www.cheddonmemorialhall.com
HALL – KINGSTON VILLAGE HALL
Managed by a Committee, consisting of representatives of the local organizations’ who use it.
It is an ideal location for wedding receptions, parties and other social events, with a secluded garden at the rear. www.ksmVillageHall.co.uk
Contact: Nick Townsend (Chair) 01823 451151
Betty Berry (Bookings) 01823 451584
Meet for practice on Tuesdays at 2.15pm in members’ houses. New ringers welcome.
Contact: Julie Dickinson 01823 451224
Janet Braund 01823 283998
50-acres of Grade I listed historical gardens. Open to the public all year.
Contact: Office 01823 413923
Every Tuesday, 12.45pm to 1.45pm during term time in KSM Village Hall. Basic clothing (slacks, tee shirt) and trainers.
Contact: Alison Roberts (Teacher) 01823 423122
or Jane Clarke 01823 451452
For skittles, snooker, pool, darts and a licensed bar. The club is also available to hire for function, childrens parties and discos.
New members and families welcome.
Contact: Rob Chapple Home: 01278 422811
Club: 01823 451861
Village drama group meets regularly to produce two full length plays each year. New members welcome, acting and supportive.
Contact: Richard Baker (Secretary) 01823 451699
Margaret Bigg (Chair) 01823 451431
KINGSTON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Aims to collate and catalogue local historical material and arrange talks, events, etc. Meets 6-8 weekly in members homes.
Contact: Jean Hudson (Secretary) 01823 451651
A monthly community magazine distributed to all homes in the three parishes of Broomfield, Cheddon Fitzpaine and Kingston St Mary. Run by a voluntary body. Help is always welcomed.
Contact: Sheila Jones (Secretary) 01823 451170
MEET THE VILLAGE
Every 2-3 months to make new friends in Kingston Village Hall – and chat with old ones.
Contact: Lois Miles 01823 451676
Jane Clarke 01823 451452
This service is currently provided, once every three weeks, by the Bridgwater mobile library. (Schedules only available until end of March 2011; call or check web site for details)
Route F calls on a Tuesday at the church in Broomfield.
Route L calls on a Thursday at Cheddon Fitzpaine, Nailsbourne, Kingston St Mary, Fulford and Yarford.
For more information: 0845 3459177 www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries
Provides assistance and help to members on security matters. Details and area contact names available on request.
Contact: Kingston: Mike Gambier 01823 451253
Cheddon: John Smeaton,: 01823 412830
NSPCC – KINGSTON GROUP
For those interested in fundraising for the NSPCC
Contact: Carla Griffith 01823 451513
Statutory bodies – the lowest democratic tier of local government. Regular meetings, which the public may attend.
Broomfield: every quarter in the Village Hall
Chair: Peter Hall email@example.com
Clerk: Ann Manders firstname.lastname@example.org 01278 671500
Cheddon: in the Memorial Hall committee room at least 4 times a year.
Clerk: Nena Carter email@example.com 01823 331977
Kingston: second Monday of every month at 7.30pm (except August) in the Village Hall committee room.
Chair: Ray Stokes 01823 451420
Clerk: Caroline Roche firstname.lastname@example.org 01823 430876
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCILS
Each PCC consists of members who are elected at the Annual meeting of parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church meeting. Meetings of the PCC are held between five and six times a year to discuss church mission and ministry matters.
Broomfield: Mary Johnson 01823 451380
Mrs Bez Purdy 01823 451632
Cheddon: Joan Osmond 01823 321829
Kingston: John Palmer 01823 451264
PARISH PATH LIAISON
Let them know if you want to get involved in monitoring paths and rights of way; also let them know about overgrown paths broken stiles etc.
Cheddon: Linda Bridges 01823 451179
KSM: Eric Lovell 01823 451427
Broomfield: Alicia Aras email@example.com
A group of people who visit newcomers, young families, the elderly, sick and bereaved.
Cheddon: Liz Thompson 01823 451529
Kingston: Pauline Holmes 01823 451493
Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 08.45-14.45, Thurs 08.45-12.45 this is now housed on the Kingston St Mary Primary School site. For children aged 2½ years and over.
Contact: Sarah Trott 01823 452319
PLAYING FIELD ASSOCIATION, KINGSTON
The playing field is available to all, including a toddler area and equipment for older children. Pavilion for hire for children’s parties, meetings etc. Can be found via the footpath opposite The Swan public house (backing onto Leach’s Field)
Contact: James Gray 01823 451316
Floss Keates (Bookings) 01823 451461
PRAYERS FOR HEALING
The Healing Ministry and Prayers for the Sick.
contact the Benefice Office: 451257
If unable to contact benefice office telephone
Contact: Margery Gillett01823 451537
RELIEF IN NEED CHARITY, KINGSTON:
Can provide help for those living in or near KSM with items not supported by social services.
Contact: Dilly Bradley 01823 451350
SCHOOL – CHEDDON CHURCH OF ENGLAND VC PRIMARY
Contact: Nicky Bradford, Head Teacher 01823 451335
Ann Bacon (School Secretary) 01823 451335
SCHOOL – FRIENDS OF CHEDDON SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
A committee of parents and teachers who raise money to buy equipment etc for the school. Support is needed and appreciated.
Contact: Ann Bacon (School Secretary) 01823 451335
SCHOOL – KINGSTON CHURCH OF ENGLAND VC PRIMARY
Contact: NB Currently interviewing for a new Head teacher
contact school to check
Stephanie Hoare (Office Manager) 01823 451353
SCHOOL – KSM PARENTS, TEACHERS AND FRIENDS ASSC.
The main function is to provide social events for the school, parents and friends. Through these events money is raised for the school to provide equipment for creative activities.
Contact: School Office: 01823 451353
Meets in members’ homes every Tuesday at 7.00pm. New members/visitors are always welcome.
Contact: Janet Braund 01823 283998
SPEED WATCH – KINGSTON
Trained volunteers monitor road traffic speeds. For more nformation,
or to join the team of volunteers.
Contact: Ian Barrie 01823 451388
TODDLER GROUP –KINGSTON
Monday mornings 9.30am during term time in Kingston Primary School’s hall. Age 0 upwards. Toys and activities for young children to enjoy. Coffee and chat for parents.
Contact: School Office 01823 451353
TODDLER GROUP – CHEDDON – Cheddon Cherubs
Mondays in term time from 14.15- 15.15 in Cheddon Fitzpaine Primary School’s Hall.
Contact: Mrs Mullins or Mrs Wyatt 01823 451335
Meets in the Church car park at Kingston at 10am on alternate Thursdays. Share cars to travel to the walk location. Anyone can come along for a walk of 4 to 5 miles, stopping for a picnic lunch on the way.
Contact: Janet Braund 01823 283998
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE, KINGSTON
Meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Many interesting speakers, demonstrations etc. Sub-groups include skittles, art and craft. New members are always welcome.
Contact: Margaret Bigg 01823 451431
DISTRICT & COUNTY COUNCILS NB election May/June 2011
Kingston and Cheddon Fitzpaine:
Elaine Waymouth firstname.lastname@example.org 01823451802
Conrad Guerrier email@example.com 01823 451277
Jayne O’Brien firstname.lastname@example.org 01823 451791
Elaine Waymouth as above
Norman Cavill email@example.com 01823 412663
Denise Webber firstname.lastname@example.org 01823451720
John Edney email@example.com 01278 653026
Anne Fraser firstname.lastname@example.org 01278 662236
Western Power Distribution. www.westernpower.co.uk
Emergency Service 0800 365900
Transco. Emergency Service 0800 111999
NHS DIRECT www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/contact/ 0845 4647
Main Switchboard, which will put you through to the local police station: phone 0845 456 7000and ask for relevant officer.
PCSO Karen Evans covers Broomfield and may be contacted on her mobile 07917 529456.
In emergencies always dial 999
Wessex Water. For sewage and supply problems ring
Customer Services (24hr) 0845 6004600
Sewage Floodline 0845 8505959
The first of our Directories was produced in 1995 and since then we have tried to update it every couple of years.
Our aim is to provide brief details and contact telephone numbers of local organisations and activities for both new and not-so-new residents of Broomfield, Cheddon Fitzpaine and Kingston St Mary.
Although every effort is made to give up-to-date
information remember that details may change, so always ring the contact number for the most recent information.