REPAIRS TO MANOR DRIVE PILLARS

As previously posted here in November, one of the listed pillars at the entrance of the old Manor Drive was hit and seriously damaged by a lorry.

The repairs to the pillar are scheduled to start on Monday 16th January.

While repairs are in progress, the drive will be closed to pedestrians for reasons of safety.

Please read and comply with the instructions from the builders and any signs that are on display in their absence.

The Manor Drive is private and not a public right of way but is is normally available to villagers as a permissive footpath with the generous permission of Mr and Mrs Hall.

When work has been completed, it will be reported here.

Thank you in anticipation.

JURASSIC FIBRE UPDATE

IT’S ON THE DOORSTEP!

(See Edit below 11th Jan 2023)

A clever bit of investigation by Robson James has established that Jurassic Fibre are on our doorstep and it is they who are responsible for the traffic lights between Haselbury and North Perrott. At the moment they are in the process of laying a new Superfast fibre connection to our village.

Jurassic Fibre offer a true fibre service that can include “dedicated telephone”Homephone” if required. It is unlikely to improve your existing telephone or broadband performance, as they will fit a new fibre connection directly to your property. To benefit you will either have to wait until you can cancel your existing agreement (without penalty) or run two contracts until your existing one runs out.

You can see the different contracts on offer by clicking here and it would be a good idea to register your interest by filling in their online form. At some point soon, I assume that we will be included in their coverage and new customers will be able to sign up online?

As soon as the first properties are connected, it will be reported here so that everyone can fully understand what service is on offer and the true costs.

EDIT 11/01/2023 – The response from Jurassic Fibre currently is that “full fibre” in North Perrott is only months away. Probaby a bit soon to be standing by our beds?

Thank you for registering your interest with Jurassic Fibre 
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MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

This message is a reminder that the Bi-Monthly meeting of North Perrott Parish Council will take place in the Hoskyns Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2023

The agenda and past minutes are available to vew on the Parish Website.

Please remember to sign up for email alerts on the website if you have not already done so.

N.B.

It would appear that the levels of Corona Virus are particularly high this week and so we will be taking a few extra precautions at the meeting.

  1. Please do no attend if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms
  2. If possible, please take a covid test before attending
  3. Do not attend if you are testing positive!
  4. Pease feel free to wear a mask when indoors
  5. We will spread out chairs to maintain safer social distances.
  6. IF THE MEETING HAS TO BE CANCELLED because we cannot form a quarum of 3 Councillors, it will be announced here and on face book, so please check before setting out.

Fingers crossed

Jonathan Hoskyns

Chairman

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

There’s nothing like singing carols to really get everyone into a festive mood for Christmas.

This year there are two opportunities in North Perrott to clear out your wind pipes and really belt out your favourite tunes.

Everyone is welcome at both events, so lets have a good start to the festive season.

SUNDAY 18th December at 3pm, there will be a Carol Service at St.Martins Church led by Rev. Bob Keys. Mince pies etc following. (There is no nativity this year but anyone wishing to get involved next year, please contact Alison Stevens)

WEDNESDAY 21st December at 6pm, on the Village Green. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL.

MANOR DRIVE PILLARS DAMAGED

The hamstone pillars at the entrance to the Manor Drive have been seriously damaged by a lorry.

The damage is thought to ave happened in the last week or so but did not come to light until a few days ago.

The pillars, which are Grade 2 listed, were designed by TH Wyatt in 1877 and formed the entrance to North Perrott Manor, which was designed and built at the same time.

The left hand pillar has been twisted at the base and will need completely dismantling and rebuilding to complete the repair.

If anyone saw the damage taking place, please contact Mrs Judith Hall at the Manor Farm. She is anxious to know the name of the person or business that was resposible for the damage.

ACT of REMEMBRANCE

At 11am there will be an Act of Remembrance on the Village Green. A wreath will be laid at the Village War Memorial and 2 minutes silence will be observed.

Preceding the Act of Remembrance, there will be Service of Remembrance at St.Martin’s Church at 10am, Sunday 13th November.

Let us remember with gratitude those who, in the cause of peace and in the service of their fellow men, died for their county in time of war, especially those from North Perrott.

G. Bishop, H. Dabinett, G.C.Elson, J. Osborne, A.G. Saint and J.Saint,

RIP

A THIRD REPORT OF SERIOUS SHEEP ATTACK

For the third time in almost as many weeks, there has been another incidence of a serious attack of sheep which has resulted in the loss of valued animals.

Two occurances were in Hardington Marsh and last night at the Manor Farm, North Perrott.

In all cases, dogs are the chief suspect and all incidences are reported as having taken place overnight.

Please report on 999 if you see a dog attack on stock or if you witness evidence of people “working” dogs at night.

When walking on farmland, please keep your dogs under close control and in sight at all times. An alarming rise in dogs attacking sheep in the North Perrott, Haselbury and Hardington areas has been reported over the last few years and the Police are involved in trying to aprehend those responsible.

MISSING DEFIBRILLATOR

North Perrott Defibrillator is located in East Street.

The village defibrillator was reported missing this morning.

It was last checked only a few days ago as being present and correct.

Does anyone know if it was used legitimately in the last few days?

If so, there’s no panic and I’m sure it will be returned in good time.

Otherwise, it will be reported lost and the Parish Clerk will have to make an insurance claim.

In the meantime, everyone (including me) will have to be careful to keep taking their pills!

Hopefully there will be a logical explanation and it will be returned safely…….

A National Moment of Reflection

Those wishing to reflect on the momentous events happening at the moment and mark the selfless service of Queen Elizabeth II during her reign, are invited to gather on the village green at 7.45pm this Sunday 18th Sept.

A minute’s silence of National Reflection will be observed at 8pm followed by the National Anthem.

The Queen is dead. Long live the King!