East Coker Parish Council

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East Coker Parish Council

We meet every second Wednesday of the month at the East Coker Pavilion 19.00 – 21.00,  All welcome.

Bus timetable

To view the latest bus timetable please follow this link below http://www.firstgroupgamestravel.com/somerset/plan-journey/timetables/?operator=31&service=east+coker&page=1&redirect=no


Calendar Winners

Calendars can be purchased from the Clerk at a reduced cost £3.50   Graham Trott – Winner   Katy Palmer – Junior Winner

Annual Parishioner meeting Thursday 18th May

The Annual Parishioner meeting will be held on Thursday 18th May, 7pm – 9pm.  It will be an opportunity for Parishioners to meet the Parish Council and Community Group Leaders. Refreshments will be provided.  The meeting is open to everyone who lives in the Parish and will be held at the Village Hall and not the Pavilion.

The invitation is also extended to community group leaders.

The East Coker Parish Council looks forward to meeting you.

Queen Elizabeth rose to commemorate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

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The East Coker Parish Council have planted a Queen Elizabeth rose to commemorate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Sandra Snelling, Kathryn Sturtridge,  Bridget Sugg and Ranger Darren Sothcott planted the rose along with a plaque commemorating the event in the garden at the “Tree” by East Coker School.

Bridget Sugg Chairman of the East Coker Parish Council said “ We wanted to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday and what better way than with a rose that is named after her  that will be here for many years to come for the many visitors who come to East Coker to see the wonderful village that it is.

Photograpgh John Snelling

Queen’s 90th Birthday

queen90birthdayQueen’s 90th Birthday Celebration Picnic at the Pavilion, Long Furlong Lane, Sunday 12th June 12 noon to 4pm. There will be music, bouncy castle, children’s activities and a Royal singalong. Bring your own food and drink. NO GLASS PLEASE.

Everyone is welcome – Free event

East Coker Parish Council Objections Against SSDC’s Local Plan

Yesterday, East Coker Parish Council submitted their Objections against South Somerset District Council’s Local Plan.  This Local Plan includes a Urban Extension to Yeovil of 2500 homes to be built predominantly within the Parish of East Coker.

ECPC’s submission consisted of three sections:

  • Section 1, ECPC objections against the Urban Extension;
  • Section 2, an independent assessment of SSDC’s sustainability appraisal, which was used to choose the location of the Urban Extension;
  • Section 3, several documents created by ECPC in response to past SSDC consultations which were felt to be still relevant.

Section 2 was carried out by Vertex Planning on behalf of the Parish Council to ensure that an independent and unbiased review of the Sustainability Appraisal was performed.

Copies of Sections 1 and 2 are posted here for your reference.

Objections against the SSDC Local Plan
259.0 KiB
Sustainability Appraisal Assessment
798.7 KiB

Calendar Winners

Calendars can be purchased from the Clerk at a reduced cost £3.50


Graham Trott – Winner


Katy Palmer – Junior Winner


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FLU VACCINATION: It is now time to think about plans for the winter.
Flu can be a real killer. It is easily transmitted and even people
with mild or no symptoms can still infect others. The vaccination is
the best protection that we have. Details of vaccination centres will soon be
available so please check with GP’s or local pharmacists.

New General Data Protection Regulations

New General Data Protection Regulations will be instated by the East Coker Parish Council from 25th May 2018. The East Coker Parish Council takes your privacy seriously.

Your personal information will not be used without your permission and you can opt out at any time.

Personal information will only be stored by the Clerk and not shared with a third party.

If you have any questions regarding data held by the Clerk, please contact her on email: clerk@eastcokerparish.com.

James, or Jimmy as he preferred to be called

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It is with great sadness that we are writing this, our fellow Councillor James New passed away on Sunday 22nd October. We are all deeply saddened by his passing and our heart felt thoughts go out to his wife, Helen and their baby son, Tobias.

James, or Jimmy as he preferred to be called, was an active member of the Parish Council and served for many years. He will be dearly missed by the Parish Council and Parishioners.

East Coker Photography Competition

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East Coker Parish Council is inviting submissions for its 2017 photography competition. We would like you to get creative with photography and celebrate your life and the place we live. Explore our Parish and take inspiration from our beautiful rural landscapes, or get personal with portraiture. It’s OPEN to you.

The judges will select 12 photographs for Inclusion in the 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar. All selected will receive a free copy of 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar.

We have two age groups:

  • Under 16’s
  • 16 and over


Under 16’s

1st Prize  £50 voucher and a free copy of 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar


16 and over

1st Prize  £50 voucher and a free copy of 2018 East Coker Parish Calendar



Submission Requirements:

Number of Images submitted (Maximum of 5)

Image title

Where the image was taken

File size (less than 3mb we will ask for a higher file if selected for the calendar)

Send images to: councillorhenocq@fireandicecreative.com


Submission deadline 30 September 2017 (Extension)

Email councillorhenocq@fireandicecreative.com


Judges John Snelling (Professional Photographer), Pauline Burr (SSDC Arts Officer), Chantelle Henocq (Graphic Designer/EC Councillor)


Winning photographs will be selected by 1 November 2017

Winning photographs and runner up’s will feature in the East Coker Parish 2018 calendar. First Place Winners and runners up will receive a free copy.


Submissions Terms & Conditions:

  1. All photographs must be taken within the boundary of the Parish of East Coker.
  2. The competition is open to all and not restricted to residents of East Coker Parish.
  3. No hard copies will be accepted. Please follow the submission requirements provided.
  4. Entrants agree to the reproduction of any photograph submitted in East Coker Parish Council publications, website, social media or any other official use. Photographs will be credited.



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