This is not good news!

The fault detialed on the last message is clearly more serious than was first thought. BT is currently sending this message to their customers reporting a fault in North Perrott.

BT here. Our reference is: IMP-111266963. Thank you so much for the response. I have checked that this line is impacting with major service outage in your area issue and that’s why this fault is associated with an incident: AF-IE-1898344969 currently affecting 309 services according to this I can see main issue is e/side breakdown and team already working on this and provided targeted fix date as on 17/02/2023. We are trying to get this fixed soon but it will take time. Also please know that as this is declared as a major service outage for 309 other servoces as well we will not be able to compensate with a rental rebate for the same. We regret for the inconvinience.

This is a similar message that was given out by TalkTalk earlier in the week except that the target fix date has been extended to 17th Feb!

This is clearly a major incident that will take time to fix but I’m making enquiries to see why service prividers are not obliged to pay compensation and if not, whether customers can persue OpenReach instead?

Please post any relevent information that might help other phone users with problems at the moment.

When exactly is the Sun over the Yard Arm?

The sad passing of HRH Prince Philip has made those planning to mark a major step in the relaxation of lock-down rules on 12th April, to re-evaluate and perhaps make the celebration more fitting to a country in mourning?

(Anyone wishing to display a small Union flag from their property is welcome to collect one from the Farm Shop on Sunday or Monday.)

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Earl of Merioneth 1921-2021 RIP

Monday is still the first day this year that the public can meet outside a hospitality business to drink and socialise. It therefore seems sensible to use this opportunity to celebrate the life of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

If anyone is interested, The North Perrott Farm Shop will be open at 6pm on Monday 12th April, when we are assured the “sun will be over the yardarm”. Drinks will be served to those seated outside only and benches and chairs will be arranged in groups of 6 at the required distance. To help with planning, please let the Farm Shop know if you wish to attend. Click here to see more details


From 6th April, the A356 will be closed at Misterton for repairs to the culvert at the Globe Inn. The works are expected to take up to 6 weeks. This will disrupt the 96/96A bus service through North Perrott.

Tony Reese from Friends of Yeovil Bus Station has negotiated for the 96/96A bus route to still service North Perrott but instead of travelling through the village, it will approach from Haselbury and stop at Townsend, in front of the Farm Shop. The bus will turn around at Townsend and return to Haselbury on both legs of the Crewkerne to Yeovil route.

There will be no collection from the village green.

Please pass this information on to anyone you know who uses this service and if you see anyone waiting for the bus on the Village Green, please advise them to move to the Farm Shop.

This post will be updated when the road re-opens.