Village Directory

ART EXHIBITION

Held annually in the autumn in  Kingston Village Hall.

Contact:           Barbara Hastilow                                      01823 277784

 

ART CLASSES at Broomfield Village Hall

Regular sessions – for more information

Contact:           Lindy Mansfield                                        01823 451374

lindymansfield@btinternet.com

 

 

BADMINTON

Every Monday evening in Kingston Village Hall. September to May. From 8.00pm onwards.

Contact:           Jean Venner                                              01823 451974

Janet Braund                                             01823 283998

 

BELLRINGERS

If you would like to join any of the teams or require further information please phone.

Broomfield:      Edwin White                                              01823 451348

Cheddon:        Mervyn Cole &  Linda Cole                        01823 412863

Kingston:         John Lock                                                  01823 335776

john.lock@live.co.uk

 

 

CHEDDONERS AMATEUR DRAMATICS

Annual productions – pantomimes/plays/cabaret. New members always welcome.

Contact:           Bruce MacKenzie                                      01823 254609

mackenziedesign@virgin.net

 

 

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST,  FRIENDS OF (CHSW) – KINGSTON (A fund-raising organization)

Contact:           Lorraine Cross                                           01823 451112

lmc@broadway17.plus.com

Carol Platt                                                  01823 451605

RichardPlatt100@aol.com

 

 

 

CHURCH

BENEFICE OFFICE

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Contact:           Barbara Porter (Secretary)                       01823 451257

Rev’d Geoff Boucher (Cheddon)                   01823 412226

Rev’d Ann Fulton (Broomfield / Kingston)         01823 451257

email: kbcparishes@btinternet.com

CHOIR,  KINGSTON

If you would like to join or require information

Contact:           Dorothy Earp                                             01823 338348

email: earpj@talltrees99.freeserve.co.uk

ELECTORAL  ROLL OFFICERS

Kingston:       Sonia Pether                                              01823 451311

Cheddon:       Sheila Horton                                             01823 412052

Broomfield:    Liz Fackrell                                                01823 451645

 

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

 

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

Diana Lock                                               01823 451303

 

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCILS

Meetings are held between five and six times a year to discuss church mission and ministry matters.  Contact Churchwardens:

Broomfield:    Bez Purdy                                                  01823 451632

Cheddon:      Joan Osmond                                            01823 321829

Kingston:      Richard Flood                                            01823 451181

Julia Hammett                                           01823 451642

 

PRAYERS FOR HEALING

The Healing Ministry and Prayers for the Sick.

Contact:           Benefice Office:                                        01823 451257

If unable to contact benefice office, telephone

                         Margery Gillett                                          01823 451537

 

COMMUNITY CHOIR – Voice of the People Quantocks

Open to all, no need to read music, all abilities welcome.

Contact:           Sheila Jones                                             01823 451170

sheilayarford@yahoo.co.uk

Yvette Staelens                         www.yvettestaelens.com

 

CROQUET

Monday afternoons, 2.00pm, April – October, Kingston Playing field.

Contact:            Trish Williams                                           01823 432691

 

 

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

tonyjonesmeta@gmail.com

Lindsay Thorne                                        01823 451469

ljfb56@hotmail.com

Lois Miles                                                01823 451676

lomiles@o2.co.uk

 

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

 

 

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, second Saturday in August.  Classes open to residents of Kingston and Broomfield and members of Kingston WI and Kingston Gardening Club.

Contact:           Annie Trolley                                             01823 451312

annie.trolley@lineone.net

 

 

 

FYNE COURT, BROOMFIELD

Open daily dawn to dusk.  Fyne Court is a National Trust owned nature reserve and visitor centre.

Contact:                                                                            01823 451587

fynecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

GARDENING CLUB

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 Griffith                                             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:           Bez Purdy    (Bookings)                             01823 451632

Lindy Mansfield (Treasurer)                      01823 451374

hallbookings@broomfieldparish.org

 

HALL – CHEDDON MEMORIAL HALL

Available for hire for parties, weddings, meetings and conferences.

Bookings:        Marcus Walker                                           075864 13290

Answerphone:                                                                    01823 413925

Chairman:       Dick Macey                                                01823 413986

www.cheddonfitzpainevillagehall.co.uk

HALL – KINGSTON VILLAGE HALL

Managed by a committee of representatives of 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.

Contact:          Nick Townsend (Chair)                              01823 451151

Betty Berry (Bookings)                              01823 451584

mail@ksmVillageHall.co.uk

www.ksmVillageHall.co.uk

 

HANDBELLS, KINGSTON

Meet for practice on Tuesdays at 2.15pm in members’ houses.  New ringers welcome.

Contact:           Julie Dickinson                                          01823 451224

Janet Braund                                             01823 283998

HESTERCOMBE GARDENS

50-acres of Grade I listed historical gardens. Open all year.

Contact:           Office                                                         01823 413923

www.hestercombe.com

 

 

KEEP FIT

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

Jane Clarke                                               01823 451452

 

 

KINGSTON CLUB

For skittles, snooker, pool, darts and a licensed bar. The club is also available to hire for function, children’s parties and discos.

New members and families welcome.

Contact:          Rob Chapple    Home:                               01278 422811

Club:                                 01823 451861

 

KINGSTON PLAYERS

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

richard.lcm@virgin.net

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:           Ray Stokes                                               01823 451420

raymstokes@tiscali.co.uk

Alan Hughes                                              01823 451633

LINK-UP MAGAZINE

A monthly community magazine produced by a group of volunteers and distributed to all homes in the three parishes of Broomfield, Cheddonand Kingston.  Help is always welcomed.

Contact:           Sheila Jones (Chair)                                  01823 451170

sheilayardford@yahoo.co.uk

 

MEET THE VILLAGE, KINGSTON

Every other month we meet in Kingston Village Hall on a Saturday morning to make new friends – and chat with old ones.

Contact:            Lois Miles                                                 01823 451676

lomiles@o2.co.uk

Jane Clarke                                               01823 451452

 

MOBILE LIBRARY

This service is in the process of being reviewed.  To find out dates, times and venues phone the Library Operations Team or visit the Somerset Library Service website for up-to-date information.

0845 3459177

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries

 

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Provides assistance and help to members on security matters.  Details and area contact names available on request.

Contact:           Kingston:  Mike Gambier                          01823 451253

Cheddon:  Malcolm Lown                          01823 412750

 

 

 

NSPCC  – KINGSTON GROUP

For those interested in fundraising for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Contact:           Carla Griffith                                              01823 451513

 

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCILS

Statutory bodies – the lowest democratic tier of local government.  Regular meetings, which the public may attend.

 

Broomfield:    every three months in the Village Hall.

Contact:           Peter Hall (Chair)                                      01823 451981

                                                          email: peter@broomfieldparish.org

                        Ann Manders (Clerk)                                 01278 671500

email: clerk@broomfieldparish.org

http://www.broomfieldparish.org

 

 

 

Cheddon: in the Memorial Hall at least 4 times a year.

Contact:           Denise Webber (Chair)                              07788 522266

email: denise.webber@cheddonfitzpaine-pc.org.uk

Jo Pearson (Clerk)                                     07891529809

email: clerk@cheddonfitzpaine-pc.org.uk

 

Kingston:  second Monday of every month at 7.30pm (except August) in the Village Hall.

Contact:           Ray Stokes (Chair)                                    01823 451420

Caroline Roche (Clerk)                              01823 430876

croche@pellfrischmann.com

http://www.kingston-st-mary.org.uk

 

 

PARISH PATH LIAISON

If you want to get involved in monitoring paths and rights of way or to report overgrown paths, broken stiles, etc.

Contact:

Cheddon:       Linda Bridges                                            01823 451179

KSM:               Vacant                                                                             

Broomfield:    Alicia Aras

pplo@broomfieldparish.org

 

 

 

PASTORAL VISITING

A group of people who visit newcomers, young families, the elderly, sick or bereaved.

Contact:

Cheddon:       Liz Thompson                                            01823 451529

Kingston:       Pauline Holmes                                         01823 451493

 

 

 

PILATES

Every Tuesday, 11.30am to 12.30pm during term time in Kingston

Village Hall.  Basic clothing (slacks, tee shirt) and trainers.

Contact:           Alison Roberts (Teacher)                          01823 423122

Jane Clarke                                               01823 451452

 

 

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, via Leach’s Field or Sawyers Leigh.

Contact:          James Gray                                               01823 451316

Floss Keates  (Bookings)                          01823 451461

 

 

RELIEF IN NEED CHARITY, KINGSTON:

Can provide help for those living in or near Kingston with items not supported by Social Services.

Contact:           Dilly Bradley                                              01823 451350

 

 

SCHOOLS -

CHEDDON CHURCH OF ENGLAND VC PRIMARY

Contact:           Duncan Gordon (Head Teacher)               01823 451335

Claire Lankaster (School Manager)           01823 451335

www.cheddonfitzpaine.somerset.sch.uk

 

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:           Claire Lankaster (School Manager)           01823 451335

www.cheddonfitzpaine.somerset.sch.uk

 

KINGSTON CHURCH OF ENGLAND VC PRIMARY

Contact:           Kim Greenslade                                         01823 451353

Stephanie Hoare (Office Manager)           01823 451353

www.kingston-st-mary.somerset.sch.uk

 

KINGSTON PARENTS, TEACHERS & 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

www.kingston-st-mary.somerset.sch.uk

 

 

PRE-SCHOOL, KINGSTON

Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 08.45-14.45, Thurs 08.45-12.45, on the Kingston Primary School site.  For children aged 2½ years and over.

Contact:          Sarah Trott                                                 01823 452319

 

 

SCRABBLE CLUB

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 information,

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 2.15pm – 3.15pm in Cheddon Primary School’s Hall.

Contact:           Mrs Mullins or Mrs Wyatt                           01823 451335

 

 

WALKING GROUP

Meets in Church car park, Kingston, 10.00am 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.   New members always welcome.

Contact:         Margaret Bigg                                             01823 451431

 

OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS

 

COUNTY & DISTRICT/BOROUGH COUNCILS

Kingston and Cheddon:

SOMERSET COUNTY:

Daniel Wedderkopp    DWedderkopp@somerset.gov.uk            07913 820086

TAUNTON DEANE BOROUGH:

Bruce Nottrodt            cllr.b.nottrodt@tauntondeane.gov.uk          01823 451766

Elaine Waymouth       cllr.e.waymouth@tauntondeane.gov.uk     01823 451802

Norman Cavill             cllr.n.cavill@tauntondeane.gov.uk            01823 412663

Denise Webber           cllr.d.webber@tauntondeane.gov.uk         07788 522266

Umi Palmer                    cllr.u.palmer@tauntondeane.gov.uk          07767 678280

 

Broomfield:

SOMERSET COUNTY:

Richard Brown rjbrown@somerset.gov.uk                                 07968 744957

SEDGEMOOR DISTRICT:

Alan Bradford             alan.bradford@sedgemoor.gov.uk              01278 664326

Anne Fraser                anne.fraser@sedgemoor.gov.uk              01278 662236

John Swayne              john.swayne@sedgemoor.gov.uk                01278 662188

 

ELECTRICITY Western Power Distribution                        0800 365900

www.westernpower.co.uk

GAS Emergency No:                                                           0800 111999

www.nationalgrid.com

                                                                                                                  

NHS DIRECT  Emergency                                                                 999

When it is less urgent than 999                                  111

                                                                              http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

POLICE

Main Switchboard, which will put you through to the local police station.                   0845 456 7000

 

WATER          

Wessex Water. For sewage and supply problems ring

Customer Services (24hr)                                                 0845 6004600

www.wessexwater.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first of our Directories was produced in 1995

and has been updated every couple of years or so.

Our aim is to provide brief details, contact telephone numbers, email addresses and websites where

possible, of local organisations and activities.

We hope this information is useful for both

new and not-so-new residents of Broomfield,

Cheddon Fitzpaine and Kingston St Mary.

We endeavour to give up-to-date information.

However,  details will change, so always make

contact for the most recent information.

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