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Village Newsletter - December 2014 (.pdf)
Village Hall - Burns
It's time for the
annual Burns Night Supper at the Village
Hall on Saturday, January 24th.
Tickets, priced at £10, as last year, will
include a sumptuous three course banquet
including the essential haggis, neeps and
tatties, lovingly prepared and served by the
nubile handmaidens of the WI, and copious
volumes of liquid to toast the Haggis, the
Queen, Prince George, the WI, the Village
Hall Committee (maybe not!) and anyone else
thought worthy of the accolade. Numbers are
limited so book your place now - tickets and
reservations from Des Wighton on
Highways Agency - Advance
Notice of Closure of Warminster Road (A36)
The scheme will deal with a slope
failure on the A36 between Brassknocker Hill
and Hantone Hill. The consequence of this
failure can be seen in long cracks in the
road surface near the southbound verge.
These essential works
include the provision of a reinforced
concrete piled wall to stabilise the road, a
new steel barrier and surfacing repair over
a section approx 350m long starting just
north of the junction with Trollope's Hill.
Highways Agency is consulting with the Local
Authority to finalise the start date but the
scheme is provisionally programmed to start
in March 2015 and last for up to 16 weeks.
Due to the size if the
equipment being used it will be necessary to
close the A36 to through traffic. There will
be signed diversions for heavy vehicles to
the A350 but vehicles under 7.5t can
continue to use Brassknocker Hill, which,
along with Midford Road, will become the
major route in and out of Bath to the South.
I will update as and when we
get more information
Photos Village BBQ
2014 can be viewed
Planning Application and general village
Please contact the
clerk of the Parish Council, or any
councillor, for information regarding
Planning Applications or information
relating to the village i.e. bus, road
works, rubbish collection etc. The Parish
Council has decided to no longer supply the
village website with any village related
Road Closureses within
the B&NES area can be
and a map view of current road works can be
found here . Alternatively please contact the clerk to the
Parish Council or any Councillor for
Local Traffic Reports
Click on diamond shapes to view traffic report.
Left click on map and drag to choose new location.
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About Monkton Combe
Read about the beauty of
the village and why people living there love
it so much. For those visiting the Bath area,
the village is well worth a visit with some
breathtaking views from the top of the hillsides.
There are a selection of walks you can follow
- and at the centre of the village you will
find the Wheelwright Arms - a welcoming place
for a meal or some light refreshments.ts.
History of the Village
Portrait of a Parish
- As a Millennium project, the Women's Institute
(W.I.) compiled a book called "Portrait of a
Parish". With input from residents past and
present - it describes the last 100 years of
Monkton Combe. A must to read! See how different
life was then compared to now. Read brief extracts
here, then click on the History link on left
to read more.
Walks in and around Monkton Combe
The countryside around here
is stunningly beautiful. There are a variety
of walks in the immediate area for you to explore.
Some are quite easy going, while others take
a bit more stamina.
Addition of a Village
Green - organised by Village Hall Committee
and the land kindly donated by Monkton Combe
Foot Bridge over
the Mill Leat - after a 20 year + absence,
thus enabling the footpath to be fully used.
Thanks to Parish Council and Colin Hudson
from B&NES. This was a Millennium Project.
The bridge is unofficially named
"Millennium Bridge" A
name plaque was added to the bridge in
20mph Speed Limit
- through village - organised by Monkton
Combe School and Parish Council as a joint
venture. Hopefully this will make vehicles
slow down when driving through the single
tracks and where roads are frequented by
Lock up - repairs
to the Lock up.
Playground - replacement equipment and new safety
Here you will find a selection of photographs
taken in and around the village. If anyone has
any pictures they would like shown, then please
let me know via the contact page.