The Parish Council says good bye to two of its hard working councillors and I am sure the community would wish to join me in thanking Paul Deacon and Mike Cousins for their massive contribution to the community over the past few years.
At the same we welcome two new members of the community to the Parish Council. Les Hood and Tina Paul attended their first meeting on 9 May and I am sure they will make a very useful addition to the team.
The Parish Council meets once a month in the Robert Sewers Village Hall, Church Street, Curry Rivel, TA10 0HD; the first Thursday of the month.
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.
3 Stanchester Mews
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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Rob has worked on infrastructure development projects in developing countries. He is conversant with donor procedures for public procurement. He is keen to retain the community's green and open spaces, discourage development creep beyond present limits, maintain our footpath network and generally keep Curry Rivel a safe and pleasant place to live. He acts as the point of contact between the Parish Council and the committee of the Heale Lane Allotments Club. He is advertising manager and treasurer of the Curry Rivel News. He is a committee member of the local branch of The Royal British Legion. Stoneleigh Cottage, Heale Lane, Curry Rivel, Langport, TA10 0PG email@example.com Tel: 253008
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
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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
Tina Paul. In 2016 my husband and I moved to Curry Rivel and have found it to be a thriving, friendly village to live in. I currently work performance managing contracts with training providers across Somerset & Devon on a strategic level. I support them to engage with local businesses, to upskill their workforce & increase the capacity of their business to meet the needs of the local economy. I am also the founder of a community interest group whose vision is to make a sustainable impact on improving the quality of life for those with life limiting/life-threatening illness & their families and to promote positive health & wellbeing for all. Whilst living in Northamptonshire, I served as a Town Councillor. I found this a very rewarding role, and it was great to be part of so many positive changes within the town. As Vice Chair of the Recreation and Leisure committee, I worked with the Mayor, local community and in particular the young people to create a new skatepark, upgrade local playparks and improve the local youth centre.
I am passionate about assisting rural communities and local enterprises. As a parish councillor I would work to improve local services, support community groups: which serve as an integral part of village life and improve the services for the youth of the community.
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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.
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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