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Woolavington Pharmacy

You will remember in 2018 the discussions over the Woolavington Pharmacy and the adverse effect on residents in Bawdrip, Cossington and Woolavington in that if you are within a mile of the pharamacy as the crow flies the doctor's surgery is no longer able to dispense prescriptions and you have to collect from a Pharmacy.

 Therefore from 20th January 2019 they will no longer be able to provide you with medication when you go to the surgery. In future, your medication will have to come from a pharmacy. This includes prescriptions after an appointment at the surgery. The extra journey this will involve to collect medication after an appointment is going to be a real inconvenience to many patients who are unwell, frail or have limited transport and they hope local pharmacies will try to limit the impact this has on patients. You do not have to use the same pharmacy all the time. You will be able to use any pharmacy, although clearly the new pharmacy in Woolavington will be your closest one.

The level of complaints and confusion seems to be growing as things move forward. At the January 2019 meeting of Bawdrip Parish Council this was discussed and it agreed to endorse any attempt to try resolve this. It is understood that a number of villages in the Country are seeking to get a similar decision overturned.

It is the intention therefore to record the comments about the effects of the new arrangements and then decide whether there is scope for formulating some sort of action to try to improve the situation.

We would be interested in your comments on this on what is likely to be an ongoing issue for us all. 

If you wish to pass on your views whether they are for or against the new arrangements please complete the form shown on the right or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Similarly if you would be interested in being involved in some way please let us know.

These comments will be taken into account in any activity that might follow, but please note all views expressed will not be individually indentifed when compiling any statements produced as a result of comments received.

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Bawdrip History Group wins National Lottery support

Bawdrip History Group was delighted to receive the news on 16th January that their application for £7,600 of National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) had been successful.

The group can now create a Heritage Trail around the village. Three linked interpretation boards with digital interaction will tell the story.

On completion, a QR code will link the boards in to a trail app, which will be downloadable on a linked website. The information will be also be available in a hard copy pamphlet in the local pub (The Knowle Inn) and Bawdrip garage.

Bawdrip Heritage Trail gets ready for ‘go’.

A planning application has been prepared for the installation of the boards, which is an essential part of the project. As soon as this is granted the starting gun can fire.

Bawdrip History Group, working alongside Bawdrip Parish Council will receive £7,600 from (HLF) for this exciting project. This funding, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, is 85% of the total project cost.

Local grants and donations will make up the remaining amount.

The project will focus on the historic listed buildings in the village, the origins of the railway line that once passed through, links with the Sedgemoor rebellion and the changes over time in the landscape and drainage.

Local people and schoolchildren will be able to discover the village’s origins and explore their history through a series of walks and talks.

Throughout the year, Bawdrip History Group will be learning and sharing their local history, trailing through the past to create footsteps for future generations to follow.

Pam Earnshaw and Jan Culverhouse , Bawdrip History Group, said: “We are thrilled to have received support thanks to National Lottery players and are confident the project will strengthen the sense of community in our lovely village.”

Nerys Watts, Head of HLF South West, said: “Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we’re delighted to support this project which will enable people of all ages to discover, share and celebrate the story of their village.”

Anyone for Table Tennis?

The long promised Table Tennis is now stored in the Parish Hall and available for use.

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Did you know that there is a Defibrillator sited at the Bawdrip Parish Hall and would you know how to use it if you had to?

If you need to open the case enter the code 0000 followed by the tick button.

The unit is part of the accreditation scheme which means that the details can also be given out by the Ambulance Service by ringing 999.

In order to support our local community and in the event of a friend, neighbour or a member of your family requiring urgent medical attention there is the opportunity for all to receive training in basic life support including; CPR and de-fib training. This is will be made available and it is hoped that basic training can be given at the future Community Cafe openings on 4th Saturday of each month. Professional trainers will be available on hand for any first aid queries you may have. If you would like to receive  training please contact Gail Burfitt on 07808243148 to discuss.



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Parish Council 4th November
The transfer of the Railway Embankment has been signed by the Council and now awaits confirmation that completion has taken place. The Conservation Volunteers are being contacted over the possible options for help with its maintenance.

The Chairman reported on a meeting with the new owners of Knowle Hall. The Chinese School currently based in Chedzoy will eventually cater for 100 students. This is unlikely to be operational until after September 2015.

The discussions over the siting of a possible Play area are continuing.

A grant to the Mendip Community Transport was agreed.

County Councillor David Hall outlined the reasons for the further delay in the operation of super fast broadband for the Village. The website is showing the wrong date and it should be operating by this December. He also mentioned the completion of the dredging works on the River Parrett and the forthcoming discussion over the Budget for 2015-16.

District Councillor Derek Alder spoke about the ongoing difficulties in balancing the finances in the forthcoming budget in Sedgemoor.

Bawdrip History Group
A very enjoyable and infomative evening was held with The Edington and District History Group in the Old School Room. The next meeting will be at the Parish Hall on Thursday 20 November at 7.30pm.

Community Cafe
The second opening in October was another success with more attending this Social occasion. The next opening in on Saturday 22 November from 10 til noon. You are encouraged to come and have a friendly cuppa!