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Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

Latest Local Music News

Under One Sun News 

1. Save the date : Saturday 8th October_ Ed Bateman’s West African Love Affair @ the EMN Hall

2. Pop-up gig : Friday 19th August, Benjo (from France), The White Horse Stogumber

3. Stogumber Festival 2nd to 4th September

4. Gigs in and around West Somerset

Saturday 8th October_ Ed Bateman’s West African Love Affair @ the EMN Hall, Monksilver

 British bass player Edd Bateman has spent 15 years collaborating with African musicians throughout the world, and has appeared at the EMN Hall several times. Now he’s formed his own band,

“Edd Bateman’s in love – and he wants the whole world to know!  Summer 2016 sees the launch of Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair – a band, an album and a world tour.  Scintillating kora and balafon combine with relentless soukous guitar and subtle Senegalese mbalax grooves over a captivating Cameroonian backbeat – and all underpinned by Edd’s pulsating basslines.  If this doesn’t get you on your feet, bopping and swaying, after the first four bars, you’re obviously in need of an emergency groove transfusion… Go and share the love with Edd and his amazing West African band this Summer 2016.  Because when love calls – you’d better listen”!  (©Glyn Phillips – WorldMusic.co.uk)

Tickets on sale soon.

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Friday 19th August, 8pm : Benjo

The Alley at The White Horse Stogumber

Ben and Jo – Benjo – have travelled to the West Country from Strasbourg, have played at the 2016 Dartmoor Folk Festival, and now are popping-up in the intimate surroundings of the Alley of the White Horse in Stogumber. Free entrance but collection. Do come along.

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Stogumber Festival 2nd to 4th September

Lots of free events, and an eclectic range of ticketed concerts including Sally Barker,  Kadia, Club of No Regrets, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Johnny Mars, Kizzy Crawford, Jacob and Drinkwater. For the singing and creative writing workshops book by 23rd August. Outline programme below, full information and tickets, including day and weekend passes, from www.stogumberfestival.com

Friday 2 September

The Square, 6pm

LA Dancers Free

Jekyll & Hyde

 

St Mary’s Church 7.30pm

Sally Barker with Trio  £16/£12

 

White Horse Skittle Alley 9.45pm Free

Thirsty Jenny

 

Saturday 3 September

The Skittle Alley of The White Horse Inn 10 am-12.00

The Big Sing

Singing Workshop with Yvette Staelens

£10 to include refreshments. Book online by August 23rd.

St Mary’s Church 10.30am

William Whitehead, Organ

The Phoenix Singers

£8

Village Hall 12.30pm

Kadia Folk Trio

£8

St Mary’s Church 2pm

Norman Bowler reads the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge with accompaniment by Ruth Molins on Flute

Free  – Donations in support of the Aikiyam School, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India where Norman Bowler teaches English and drama to the children.The school needs your help to enable it to continue to provide education to more than 225 children from underprivileged backgrounds living in villages around Auroville.

 

The Square 3pm  Free

Voice of the People Choir

Jekyll & Hyde

Thirsty Jenny

 

Village Hall 4pm

Club of No Regrets, Swing Jazz £12

 

St Mary’s Church 6.30pm

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet  £20/ £15

 

Village Hall 9pm

Johnny Mars – In Conversation and Concert £10

Blues

 

Sunday 4 September

 

St Mary’s Church 10.30am

Somerset Young Musicians £5

Jess Hughes Harp

Evie KIng from the Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians Flute

 

Skittle Alley 1pm- 3.30pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Cynthia Hurn and Graeme Ryan £10

Book online by August 23rd.

This will be followed by a Tea-Time Poetry Performance in the Skittle Alley at The White Horse Inn at 3.30 – 4.30 pm  on Sunday 4th September featuring some of the Taunton-based Fire River Poets group, plus an invitation for any workshop attendee to read what they have written that very afternoon!

 

Village Hall 1pm

Kizzy Crawford £8

Soul/ Jazz

 

 

The Square 3.00pm Free

Stoggymen

Mitchell & Vincent

Soalcake

 

Village Hall 4pm

Jacob and Drinkwater £10

Indie Acoustic  Folk Duo

 

St Mary’s Church 6.30pm

Choral Evensong with Visiting Choir In Ecclesia Free

 

Music in and around West Somerset

Please see below also for excellent musical offerings from friends such as The Mineral Line,

Halsway Manor, Silver Street Sessions, the Acorn Shanty Crew, the Dolphin, Wellington, Pebbles, Watchet, The Farmers Arms Coombe Florey, Roger Collett, Take Art, Artsreach, and Villages in Action.

Halsway Manor http://www.halswaymanor.org.uk/

 

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, Tom McConville

Saturday 1 Oct 8pm

 

Dipper Malkin

Sunday 2 Oct 6pm

 

Give Voice!

Sunday 16 Oct 6pm

 

Tales in Trust – Merry Neet

Saturday 22 Oct 8pm

 

Máire Ní Ghráda and Conal Ó Gráda

Saturday 29 Oct 8pm

 

 

SILVER STREET SESSIONS http://www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk/

All concerts at Cotleigh Brewery in Ford Road, Wiveliscombe. Tickets from Wiveliscombe Post Office (tel 01984 623308):

O’Hooley& Tidow    16th Sep, 8.00pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as ‘one of British folk’s mightiest combina-tions’ (Mojo).

Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RE

£12/£10 concessions

Pete Coe    26th Sep, 8.00pm

Pete has been a professional musician since 1971, playing at festivals concerts, clubs, dances & schools throughout Britain, Europe, Asia, New Zealand & USA . During the ‘70s he toured and recorded with Chris Coe, was a member of the legendary New Victory Band & with Nic Jones, Tony Rose and again, Chris Coe, he was a member of Bandoggs.

Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RE

£12/£10 concessions

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ACORN SHANTY CREW   www.acornshantycrew.co.uk    and fb The Acorn Shanty Crew.

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PEBBLES TAVERN, Watchet

http://www.pebblestavern.co.uk/news/

 

25th August 2016 – 8:00 pm  Jon Maybey

27th August 2016 – 11:00 pm  ‘Busk Stop’ as part of  Watchet Live

2nd September 2016 – 8:30 pm  Mitchell & Vincent

9th September 2016 – 8:00 pm  Friendly Spirits

15th September 2016 – 8:00 pm  Adam Scriven

7th October 2016 – 8:30 pm TwomanTing (Ticket only £7 each)

8th October 2016 – 8:30 pm Mitchell & Vincent

13th October 2016 – 8:00 pm Damian Kingsley & guests – Comedy night (Ticket only £7.50 each)

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THE DOLPHIN, WELLINGTON, THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE!

http://www.thedolphinwellington.co.uk/what-s-on

25th August, 2016: Tom Winsborough

1st September, 2016: Jon & Alfie

8th September, 2016: Steve Dagleish

15th September, 2016: Rumours

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The Farmers Arms, Coombe Florey

http://www.farmersarmsatcombeflorey.co.uk/live_music_taunton_somerset.html

Saturday 20th August 2016 (8pm) Mike Reinstein

Saturday 3rd September 2016 (8pm) Ash Mandrake

Friday 9th September 2016 (8pm) Mazy House (outside weather permitting)

Friday 16th September 2016 (8pm)

Adam Scriven Australian multi instrumentalist

 

Friday 23rd September 2016 (8pm) Suitcase Slim Semora

Friday 30th September 2016 (8pm) Gary Hall

 

Friday 7th October 2016 (8pm) Bert Miller

 

Saturday 8th October 2016 (8pm) Ben Maggs

 

Friday 21st October 2016 (8pm) Bert Miller

 

Saturday 22nd  October 2016 (8pm) Tim Manning of Blind River Scare

 

Wednesday 9th November 2016 (8pm)

Peter Knights Gigspanner Ticket only

 

Friday 25th November 2016 (8pm)

Sunjay

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Rural Arts promoters Take Art (Somerset http://www.takeart.org ), ArtsReach (Dorset http://www.artsreach.co.uk ), and Villages in Action (Devon, http://villagesinaction.co.uk ) all have some great acts and events, do check them out.

 

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Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

Under One Sun

Under One Sun News

Don’t forget that Under One Sun have their own pages on this website (see ‘EMN Hall’)!

Further information may be found on www.underonesun.org.uk or ring 01984 656727.

Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

Somerset County Council Contact Numbers

Somerset County Council telephone numbers changed in March 2015.  There is now one number for all public services which is 0300 123 2224.

SCC old numbers that are no longer valid:

0845 345 9122
0845 345 9133
0845 345 9144
0845 345 9155
0845 345 9166
0845 345 9177
0845 345 9188
0845 345 9199
0845 456 4038

If you have any queries please contact myself using the contact details below.

Many Thanks.

Elaine

Elaine Channon

Business Optimisation Project Officer

Working Mon 8-5.30, Wed 8-5.30 & Fri 8-2

Southwest One (Working in partnership with Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and Avon and Somerset Police)

Direct Dial 01823 359907

EXTN 59907 (Openscape)/70059907 (within TDBC)

elchannon@somerset.gov.uk

Customer Contact

The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton TA1 1HE

www.southwestone.co.uk

Southwest One Limited – Registered in England and Wales with number 6373780. Registered office: PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hants PO6 3AU

 

Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

Library Services

Please see the following information regarding local library services:

Dear Parish Clerk

I recently wrote to you about the outcome of the Library Services Review consultation, which included changes to the Mobile Library Service.

In order to accommodate these changes we may have changed the day and possibly the time the service is normally delivered to your community. This is a result of having to re-align our routes and deliver to all the stops. The revised routes are available to view at www.somerset.gov.uk/libraryconsultation and will take effect from 01st August 2015. Where mobile library stops have been combined we have tried to take into consideration the views of the Parish Councils as where to hold the remaining stop/s.

I would be grateful if you could notify your local residents of any changes and continue to promote the service where possible, perhaps through local parish magazines or on notice boards. We will also be providing information about the changes on our mobile libraries and within local libraries over the next few weeks.

As a result of introducing new criteria for mobile library visits some stops will have been withdrawn. We understand that some individuals may be affected by the withdrawal of this service; therefore we would like to suggest some alternative options to support your local residents:

SCC Transporting Somerset – Many communities have local transport schemes. If you would like to know more about what is available in your community please visit http://www.movingsomersetforward.co.uk/public-transport or call Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224

SCC Grants Scheme (only available to communities where the Mobile Library service is being withdrawn) – Grants of up to £500 are available for one-off initiatives to support your local community access reading and library resources. For example, a grant could be used to create a library facility in your local village hall, or to purchase community transport to enable parishioners to visit their nearest library.

If you would like to know more about this scheme please view the attached flyer.  An application form has also been included for your consideration.  Grant funding flyer       Grant application form

Library Outreach Services – The Library service provides the Home Library Service and the Good Neighbour scheme for those who are unable to access Library Facilities. To find out how to access these services please contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224 or you can email the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) at Kirsty.Jenssen@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions relating to these changes, please contact please contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224 and/or email LibraryServicesReview@somerset.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Sue Crowley

Strategic Manager Library Services

Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

Help Needed – EMN Hall

If you enjoy the facilities and entertainment provided at YOUR community hall, please read the poster that can be found at the following link:

 

We Need You 2014EMNHallA4

 

Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

Parish Plan

Please follow this link to view the Parish Plan:

http://www.visitwestsomerset.co.uk/nettlecombepp.html

 

Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

Check for New Entries

Please check the various pages for updated information – particularly the ‘Events’ page.

Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

SNOWDROPS

Nettlecombe graveyard

We are so lucky in Nettlecombe we are surrounded by beautiful countryside with amazing trees but an added joy at the end of the winter snowdrops appear everywhere: gardens, roadside banks and in the little graveyard at Nettlecombe Court. If you are passing just stop for a minute and peer through the litch gate and there they are.

I suppose a few bulbs were planted on a grave years ago and now they spread among the tombstones, up the banks and along the drive to Nettlecombe Court.

The drive to Nettlecombe Court

Welcome to Nettlecombe

The aim of this site is to act as a welcome pack to newcomers as well as a useful reference site for existing residents. It is a place to share stories and pictures, advertise your events and keep in touch with your fellow parishioners. If there is something you would like to see added – let us know.

Beautiful Nettlecombe

 

pictures

If you have any pictures of the Nettlecombe Parish old or new please will you send them to me.