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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 or Harriet 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 on Sunday 7 April 2019, and 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.

 

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.

 

F.U.N - FAMILIES UNITED THROUGH NATURE

FAMILY HALF TERM FUN at Williton Memorial Ground and Pavilion on Tuesdays 19 February 2019 10am - 11.30am. this event is FREE OF CHARGE and includes Outside Obstacle Course, Parachute Games, Bird Feeder Making and Nature Crafts. Drink refreshments will be available. Please bring along some cake or biscuits to share. ALL AGES WELCOME. Click here for more information.

 

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

MOTHER'S DAY HIGH TEA Saturday 30th March 2019 at Knights Templar School. Hosted by Littlest Bee. Come anf treat your Mum or yourself to a delicious High Tea and see the Hall transformed into a wonderful setting. £14 per adult and £4 per child. There will be two sittings - 12noon - 2pm & 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Booking essential, call Jo on 07766557542. 

 

WATCHET CINEMA

Watchet Cinema presents WATCHET FILM FESTIVAL 2019 'CELEBRATING NATURE IN FILM', starting from Thursday 14 February 2019 through to 17 February 2019 Friday at Knights Templar School. Click here for more information about what's on and how to obtain tickets.

 

RECRUIT WEST SOMERSET 2019

CAREERS & JOB FAIR. Thursday 7 March 2019 12.30 - 3pm at Butlins, Crazy Horse, Minehead TA24 5SH. For more information please click here.

 

ST AUDRIES COURT SOCIAL CLUB

BINGO! Friday 15 February 2019 eyes down at 2.30pm. This is a fortnightly event every Friday. For more information please click here.

 

WEST SOMERSET MINERAL LINE ASSOCIATION

2019 EVENTS PROGRAMME

Join West Somerset Mineral Line Association on 18 February 2019 at 9.45am for a short, easy walk around Langham Engine House, followed by exploration of other sites. Meet at Chargot Woods Forestry Commission Car Park. 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

2018 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!

 

HAVE YOU TAKEN A NICE PICTURE OF WATCHET?

Watchet Town Council would like to update the gallery on the Council's website. If you would be happy to share your photos of, or in Watchet with us, send them to clericalofficer@watchettowncouncil.org

 

WATCHET BOWLING CLUB

For more information on the club, Click Here.

 

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.