Village Directory

ART EXHIBITION

Held annually in the autumn  in Kingston Village Hall.

Contact:          Sheila Jones                                             01823 451170

 

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

 

BEADWEAVERS- CHEDDON

Second Thursday each month.  10.00am – 4.00pm

Contact:         Maggie Goode                                      01643 862067

07813 996135

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:         Kiff Miles                                                   01823 451676

John Lock                                                  01823 335776

johnlock@live.co.uk

 

CHEDDON LADIES CIRCLE

Meets every other month in Cheddon Fitzpaine (usually in one of the member’s houses).  Themed meeting – very social, informal and fun!

Contact:          Alannah Hunt                                             01823 412824

alannah@alannahhunt.co.uk

 

CHEDDONERS AMATEUR DRAMATICS

Annual productions – pantomimes/plays/cabaret. New members always welcome (front and back stage),

Contact:          Annie Trolley                                             01823 451312

annie.trolley@lineone.net

 

 

CHURCH

 

BENEFICE OFFICE

Open Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat.   9.30am to 12.30pm.

Contact:          Benefice Office                                        01823 451257

kbcparishes@btinternet.com

CHOIR,  KINGSTON

If you would like to join or require information

Contact:          Dorothy Earp                                             01823 338348

earpj@talltrees99.freeserve.co.uk

 

ELECTORAL  ROLL OFFICERS

Broomfield, Cheddon, Kingston

Contact:          Benefice Office                                         01823 451257

 

FLOWER & ALTAR GUILD

A group who launder the altar linen and arrange flowers in the church.  Help would always be welcomed.

Contact:          Benefice Office                                         01823 451257

 

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

 

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CHI-GUNG  TAI CHI

Cheddon village hall.  Wednesdays,  10.15am – 12.45pm

Contact:          Clive Tempest                                           01823 430061

 

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

platt29@icloud.com

 

COMMUNITY CHOIR – Voice of the People Quantocks

Open to all, no need to read music, all abilities welcome. Held in Broomfield Village Hall.

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

 

DANCING CLASSES – CHEDDON

Held in the hall Mondays and Tuesdays, 5.00 to 10.00pm.

Contact:          Martyn Knight                                            07851 351011

stepintime@hotmail.co.uk

DOG TRAINING

Cheddon village hall. Thursday 6.00pm – 9.00pm.

Contact:          Jo Williams                                                07919 157201

 

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

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL TRUST, BROOMFIELD

A small bursary available each academic year.  Any full-time student residing, or parents residing, within the Broomfield area can apply in writing : Sue Goldfield, Duckspool, Broomfield, Bridgwater, 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:          Office                                                       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                                          07586 413290

Answerphone:                                                                    01823 413925

Chairman:       Malcolm Lown                                           01823 412750

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:          Marcus Anderson (chair)                           01823 451644

Lois Miles   (bookings)                               01823 451676

 

 

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 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, Cheddon and 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

loki@complins.co.uk

Jane Clarke                                               01823 451452

 

MOBILE LIBRARY .

Contact:         Libraries Direct:                                        0300 123 2224

generalenquiries@somerset.gov.uk

 

NEWSLETTER – CHEDDON

www.cheddonfitzpaine-pc.or.uk

http://www.cheddonfitzpainevillagehall.co.uk

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

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

Contact:

Kingston:  lindsey.stone@avonandsomerset.police.uk

(Bridgwater police HQ)                                                                  101

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:          Duncan Henderson        duncan@broomfieldparish.org

Peter Hall (Clerk)                                      01823 421675

clerk@broomfieldparish.org

 

 

 

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

Contact:          Denise Webber (Chair)                             07788 522266

denise.webber@cheddonfitzpaine-pc.org.uk

Jo Pearson (Clerk)                                    07891 529809

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:            Jan Johnston                                                                                                  pplo@broomfieldparish.org

 

 

PARKINSONS’ SUPPORT GROUP

4th Tuesday each month.  Cheddon Village Hall

Contact:          Diane Smith                                               01823 400830

Richard Hill                                                01984 656628

 

 

PASTORAL VISITING

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

Contact:          Liz Thompson – Cheddon                          01823 451529

                        Sonia Pether – Kingston                            01823 451311

 

PILATES – CHEDDON

Mons 2.00am – 10.30am, Weds 1.45pm – 2.45pm

Thurs 5.45pm – 6.45pm.

Contact:          Amanda Macullum                                    07889 271109

 

 

PILATES – KINGSTON

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:          Jonathon Bradshaw                                   01823 451163

jonathon.bradshaw@gmail.com

Floss Keates                                               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.

Provides social events for the school, parents and friends and raised funds 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

 

TAUNTON SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Grange, KSM.

Contact:          Mary Allen (Head)                                     01823 703222

tsims@tauntonschool.co.uk

SCRABBLE CLUB

Meets in members’ homes every Tuesday at 7.00pm.  New members/visitors are always welcome.

Contact:          Janet Braund                                             01823 283998

 

SEWING BEE

Cheddon village hall.  Mondays, 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Contact:          Pat Walker                                                 01823 412230

Janet Smith                                               01823 412418

 

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

 

YOGA – CHEDDON

Village Hall,  Wednesdays 6.15pm – 9.30pm

Contact:          Ranju Roy                                                 07981 419688

ranju@yogamala.co.uk

 

YOGA – BROOMFIELD

Yoga for Everyone. Thursday evenings in village hall.

Contact:          Penny Phillips                                             07712580520

pennylyddons@outlook.com

 

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

 

WEDNESDAY CLUB, KINGSTON

2nd Wednesday each month  in the village hall.   Social afternoon with activities for retired folk.  2.00pm – 4.30pm.

Contact:          Annie Trolley                                             01823 451312

 

WEST SOMERSET DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY

1st Tuesday each month.

Contact:                                                                             01823 431417

 

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 CONTACTS

 

All Emergencies requiring police, ambulance or fire brigade               999

 

NHS Non-emergency                                                                       111

 

POLICE Non-emergency                                              0845 456 7000

 

GAS Emergencies                                                             0800 111999

 

ELECTRICITY Western Power Distribution                                         0800 6783 105

www.westernpower.co.uk

www.nationalgrid.com

WATER         

Wessex Water. For sewage and supply problems (24hrs)

Spotted a leak                                                                                                 0800 692 0692

No water or low pressure, and all other problems                                  0345 600 4 600

www.wessexwater.co.uk

 

KINGSTON AND CHEDDON:

 

MP Rebecca Pow (Con)    rebecca.pow.mp@parliament.uk                  01823 443062

 

Somerset County Councillors:                                                                 

Daniel Wedderkopp           DWedderkopp@somerset.gov.uk                 07913 820086

David Fothergill                  DJAFothergill@somerset.gov.uk                  07765 256256

 

Taunton Deane Borough Councillors:

Nicholas Townsend           cllr.n.townsend@tauntondeane.gov.uk       01823 451151

Caroline Tucker                  cllr.c.tucker@tauntondeane.gov.uk              01823 251922

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

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

Richard Parrish                   cllr.r.parrish@tauntondeane.gov.uk             01823 352222

 

BROOMFIELD:

 

MP Ian Liddell-Granger (Con)    ianliddellgrainger@hotmail.co.uk      01278 458383

Somerset County Councillor:

Richard Brown                    rjbrown@somerset.gov.uk                              07968 744957

 

Sedgemoor District Councillors:                                                              

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

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

Bill Revans                           bill.revans@sedgemoor.gov.uk                    01278 663817

 

 

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