The Parish Council welcomes three new members of the community who have recently been co-opted as members of the council. Welcome Simon Scarborough, Terry Mounter and Ed Roser.
The Parish Council meets once a month in the Robert Sewers Village Hall, Church Street, Curry Rivel, TA10 0HD; on the first Thursday of the month. Members of our community are welcome to attend or submit their concerns to the clerk.
Chairman Andy Anderson.Cllr Andy Anderson and his wife Claire set up home in the village in August 2014, when Andy was re-appointed to take up the role as Head of the Aircraft Control School at RNAS Yeovilton. Following over 33 years of dedicated service in the Royal Navy, he decided to retire from full time service in 2016 but continues to serve as an MOD Civil Servant and as an Air Traffic Control Officer, at Yeovilton, within the Royal Navy Reserve. Having decided to remain within the beautiful village he applied for the vacant post of Parish Councillor and was co-opted in July 2016. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for all within the village and striving to maintain the many attributes that this village has to offer; he is honoured to serve on the Parish Council and will do his utmost to contribute to the continuing good work that is carried out by the Parish Council. Taking the lead to establish a solution for the current parking issues and congestion, particularly around our Village Green and the High Street Andy is investigating possible solutions and he would welcome, relevant and sensible, suggestions and ideas on how these issues could possibly be resolved.
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Peter Goodenough. (Deputy Chair)
After graduating from London University with a doctorate in Plant Biochemistry Peter worked as a research scientist for his entire career, for most of the time for a Research Council but latterly for the University of Reading. During this time he published over 100 peer reviewed papers, wrote several books, travelled extensively and edited an international scientific journal. Married with 2 grown up children, Peter moved to Curry Rivel in 2009. Since then he has been involved in the community in several ways, and is currently Chair of Sedgemoor Gardens Club, on the Village Flower Show Committee, the Village Hall Committee and in the Twinning Association. He was a Theme Leader and as member of the editorial team for the Parish Plan, and s a Councillor aims to ensure that the Parish Plan is implemented as soon as possible.
The Woods, Dyers Hole, Curry Rivel, Langport, TA10 0PW
Pwgoodenough@aol.com Tel: 250091
After serving in the Merchant Navy, Fleet Air Arm and Royal Fleet Auxilliary for over 40 years I was elected to to the South Somerset District Council in 1999 and the County Council in 2001 and only recently retired from my County Council seat. I was Chairman of the Somerset Waste Board and the Regulation Committee at the County Council and served on several other committees, including those concerned in Auditing, in both Councils. My interests are the preservation of the worlds natural environment and diversity and the maximum reuse and recovery of all waste as the valuable resource that it is . I have been on the Parish Council since 1998.
Holly Cottage, High Street, Curry Rivel, Langport, Somerset TA10 0EZ
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I have lived in Curry Rivel with my wife for 37 years and am now retired. In the past I have helped to develop the Youth Club, cricket club and, most recently, the Parish Plan. I am part of the team that manage the Community Website. My main interests are cycling, snooker, table tennis, walking, music, hi fi and have recently discovered the joys of croquet.
As a Councillor, my main priorities are
improve the road surfaces in and around the village
support the growth of new and existing enterprises
to support the development of a new village hall
Edenhurst, 5 Dyers Close, Curry Rivel, Langport, TA10 0PX
Les Hood. Having lived in the local area for the past 20 years, my wife Ann and I moved to Stoney Lane in 2017. I am a retired publican and enjoy being a part of the community and walking in and around the village. Whilst walking I meet many other local residents.
My daughter and grandchildren also live in the village, which gives me a focus to help ensure our village remains a safe and enjoyable area for the future, for all generations.
Ed Roser — information awaited
I was 'educated' at Curry Rivel Primary and Huish's Grammar school, Taunton, have lived in the village all my life & am now semi- retired from employment with UK based earthmoving companies. I have previously represented Curry Rivel for 16 years as the district councillor and also as chairman of the parish council .
My particular interests relevant to the Council are rights of way and planning with emphasis on ensuring that Curry Rivel does not become a target for high density housing development. I also believe that having 3 tiers of local government, County, District and Parish, is expensive and inefficient and should be reduced to 2 with greater powers (and finance) devolved to Parish level.
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Simon Scarbough (Picture Awaited)
I moved into Curry Rivel in 2018, but have lived in and around the area since the early 1990s, and was brought up in nearby parishes, leaving somerset in the 1970s to pursue a career in the south east.
My career was spend largely in the services sector, working for British airways, the Automobile association and Reliance Security in Marketing and General management positions. Towards the end of my career, I ran a careers management organisation and taught Business and Economics at Somerset College in Taunton.
I am retired now and my interests include walking, golf, gardening, tennis and cooking.
The things that are important to me include keeping the environment safe and enjoyable for everyone, ensuring the footpaths are maintained, and helping to develop the childrens play grounds/ facilities and sports facilities.
Tiffany Osborne. Curry Rivel has been my home for more than 40 years and I care deeply about its future. As your South Somerset District Councillor my commitment to this ward will be the following:
Listen to the needs of local residents.
To increase confidence in our planning system whilst protecting and preserving the integral character of our community.
To focus on community welfare and assist in funding and providing for the vulnerable young and elderly and those in need.
Support local businesses and work towards providing superfast broadband and mobile coverage for all.
Prevent future flooding and ensure maintenance and dredging remains high on the agenda to protect all properties.
Ensuring all have good access to local leisure and encourage the use and support of our local amenities.
During my working career I have gained valuable experience in areas such as business and project management, journalism, TV and media and the organisation of international sporting events. I currently work as a Community Involvement Manager ensuring the vulnerable young people of our County are supported and encourage by volunteers to fulfil their potential. I also represent this community as a parish councillor.
Curry Rivel and Drayton is a wonderful part of Somerset to live and work. Yet the next few years will be difficult. My challenge will be to ensure that all available capital and revenue budgets are focused on statutory duties along with the needs of our parishes.
Morningside, Stoney Lane, Curry Rivel, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0HY
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County Councillor — Clare Aparacio-Paul
Clare lives in Stembridge with her young son and can be found traversing the division bringing her own unique brand of enthusiasm with her. Clare works in her District council ward of Langport and Huish and has now bought about some continuity from parish level to county level for the benefit of us all. Clare sits on various committees at the district council and was appointed Junior Cabinet Member to the Deputy Leader, David Hall and cabinet member for Resources and the Economy at the County Council.
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Jenny Ludgate 14 Brookland Road, Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset TA10 9SZ
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