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Community Notices

To see your community events and notices posted on our website contact the Town Council offices: clericalofficer@watchettowncouncil.org

Community Notices can also be posted in the Community Notice Boards around the town:

The Triangular Notice Board located on the Esplanade - There are 2 sides for community notices, the Market House Museum side for A4 Annual/Seasonal events calendars, and the Esplanade side for A5 Single Events

The Swain Street Notice Board located at the Swain Street entrance to the Car Park - For A5 Single Event notices

The Mineral Yard Notice Board located at the entrance to the Mineral Yard Car Park - For A5 Single Event notices

Watchet Town Council reserve the right to amend notices that do not fit this criteria

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD 2019

 

NOTICE TO ALL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND CHARITIES!

We are designing a new website, and we would like to make you part of it. If you are interested in having your Community Group or Charity advertised on our website, with a link to your information please contact Jo on 01984 633344 or email clericalofficer@watchettowncouncil.org for further information.

 

COUNCIL OF THE YEAR 2018 - RUNNERS UP!

At the National Association of Local Council (NALC) awards event on Tuesday 30th October 2018, Watchet Town Council were announced as runners-up as the Star Council of the year. Councillor John Irven, Chairman of Council and Mayor of Watchet accepted a plaque and certificate on behalf of the council, and is pictured with Councillor Loretta Whetlor, who was present as Somerset’s representative to NALC.


NALC is the national organisation representing the 10,000 community, neighbourhood, parish and town councils in England. Finalists were selected by a NALC panel from over 120 submissions, with the final winner chosen by public vote. Award winners were Northwich Town Council (population 20,000), runners-up Watchet Town Council (population 3,785).

John Irven said, ‘We were very proud to become runners-up and be recognised by our peers and our local public for the quality and effectiveness of the work we do. This wonderful award recognises the hard work and commitment of all our councillors and staff, and I would really like to thank all my councillor and staff colleagues, especially Sarah Reed our fantastic clerk who co-ordinated our application, and of course all the people who supported us by voting’

 

CONCERNS - WEBCAM ON THE ESPLANADE

Watchet Town Council are aware of the concerns that have been raised regarding the installation of a webcam on the Esplanade by the WACET Organisation. The Town Council has no standing on this matter and would ask that any queries are made to the WACET Organisation direct, contact details can be obtained from the WACET website www.visit-watchet.co.uk.

 

WATCHET STREET FAIR

Watchet Street Fairs begin again from 10am - 4pm every first Sunday of the Month through to October - Music, entertainment, Workshops, Street Food and a fantastic selection of stalls. Click here for flyer.

 

WATCHET COMMUNITY CENTRE

Watchet Community Centre is available to hire for one-off events such as parties and meetings, and is also available for regular bookings! Click here for more information on the Centre and also hire costs etc.

 

FUN - FAMILIES UNITED THROUGH NATURE

FAMILY EASTER FUN with Exmoor National Park at WATCHET COMMUNITY CENTRE ON Tuesday 16 April 2019, 10am to 11.30am - Plant a giant sunflower seed, Make nature bracelets, make an Easter Bunny and take part in an Easter Egg Hunt ALL FOR FREE! Click here for flyer.

 

COAST TO COAST CYCLE CHALLENGE 2019

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance will be hosting their 9th annual Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge on 12 May 2019 starting at 11am in Watchet and ending in West Bay.

In 2018 524 supporters took part in the event to help raise funds to keep Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance flying, and in doing so collaboratively rode over 28,296 miles and raised over £62,000 - thats enough to fund approx 17 missions by the air ambulance.

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance are aware that this event can cause some slight disruption to the town and would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support.

 

WATCHET MARKET

Come along to Watchet Town Council's Market every Wednesday from 1st May 2019 to 25th September 2019 9.30am to 4pm on the Esplanade. There will be a beautiful variety of stalls ranging from, baked goods, fresh fish, gifts & crafts, homemade chocolates, bed linen, photography, cheeses, and much much more. Click here for more information

 

ELLIOTS TOUCH

EASTER EGG HUNT 1.30-3.30pm 21 April 2019. Start at the Bell Inn, Watchet. Entry £2 to include clue sheet, map and egg at the finish. Last entry 3.30pm or when all tickets are sold. Under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Refreshments and stalls at the finish (Watchet Town Football Club). Click here for flyer.

 

The METHODIST CHURCH

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION, Saturday 13 July 10am-4pm & Sunday 14 July 1pm-4pm. Click here for flyer.

 

WATCHET CINEMA

Presents KING OF THIEVES, Friday 12th April at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm, bar and cafe available. £4 per person. Click here for more information.

 

WEST SOMERSET MINERAL LINE ASSOCIATION

2019 EVENTS PROGRAMME

Bus trip - A guided tour of one of West Somersets finest feats of Victorian Engineering: the remains of the Iron mines, a railway, the incline and the engine houses. Easy walking. Meet 10am at Watchet Railway Station Bus Stop on Sunday 28 April 2019. Returns back approx 3pm. Fare: £14 per person. Click here for more information.

 

QUANTOCK FOODBANK

Quantock Foodbank are seeking items for its store - please click here to see a list of items required.

February 2019 Newsletter

 

THE SANCTUARY

FORGET-ME-NOT CAFE Spring Programme 2019

 

WATCHET PHOENIX CENTRE

2019 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Click here

 

HINKLEY POINT C

COMMUNITY BUS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Due to contractual reasons, this service cannot be used for routes already covered by the First Bus Service 28, e.g. Harbour Road to Minehead and all stops in between. However people alighting at any point between say Donifod and Liddimore Road are entitled to use the service.

For more information on this service and an up to date time table please Click Here

 

THE WATCHET COMMUNITY MAKERS

The Community Makers are a group of volunteers, lead by experienced builder, Ian Wedlake. The group aim to help other local Community groups with Designing, Building & Fixing projects. To see the Watchet Community Makers flyer, Click Here.

 

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT HUB

The Community Employment Hub runs every Thursday between 9.30am and 12.30pm at The Sanctuary, Swain Street, Watchet. To see the flyer, including contact details and other Employment Hub locations, Click Here.

The Community Hub are looking for Volunteers. Click here for more information.

The Phoenix Centre's Seasonal Calendar can be found by Clicking Here!

 

WATCHET BOWLING CLUB

For more information on the club, Click Here.

Watchet Bowling Club are looking to promote a Youth Development Scheme to follow on from our previous group of young bowlers, some have gone on to become England and County Bowlers. Come along to the club on Monday 15 April 2019 between 5pm and 6pm for a taster session. Click here for more information.

 

WWT WILLITON PROJECT

Are you looking to gain experience in practical river habitat and geomorphology surveying, and volunteer within an internationally renowned wetland organisation? Sign up as a Wildlife Recording Assistant now!. Click here for more information.

 

WATCHET DEMENTIA ALLIANCE 

Watchet Dementia Alliance offer support for anyone living with dementia or other memory problems, and their carers. Compass Carers will be attending some sessions. All are very welcome to attend at The Sanctuary, Swain Street, Watchet.

 

SOMERSET YOU CAN DO

Somerset You Can Do are looking for Volunteer drivers to help out in the Community. All you need to be is over 18 years old, have less than 6 points on your license, and have access to your own 4 door car. Reimbursement for fuel available. For more information and the flyer, Click Here.