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Jul 24th 2018

Earlier pickup for bins in hot weather.

Somerset Waste Partnership which collect all of the bins and recycling have posted a temporary change to the start time for the collection of bins...

"Recycling and rubbish collections will start daily at 6am from now on due to the high temperatures.

Please ensure your bins and boxes are all out in time for the early start (and no earlier than the night before), and note that some collections times may change.

The new start time will continue until cooler weather returns. Crews have been reminded to keep the noise down; apologies in advance for the sound of glass and cans."

To help crews get your waste collected, please:

  • Sort and roughly segregate materials in boxes without using carrier bags.
  • Rinse all containers and squash all but glass and aerosols.
  • Cut up all large card and flatten all cardboard boxes.

For links to their website and a reminder about what materials go in which bins then see the recycling and bins page.


Jun 28th 2018

Road Restriction - One way system imposed around Godney between 21st and 22nd of July.

Due to Godney Gathering event. For more information see the Council Notices Page.";


Jun 27th 2018

Road Closure - Station Road 27th August.

Station Road will be closed for 3 days from the 27th August. For more information see the Council Notices Page.


Jun 6th 2018

Road Closure - Meareway 26th June.

Meareway Road will be closed for 2 days from the 26th June. For more information see the Council Notices Page.


Apr 28th 2018

The new privacy laws and this website.

In just under one months time, on the 25th of May, the law regarding how people must manage personal information is changing and this will affect The Meare and Westhay website.

The General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) comes into effect which dramatically enhances your protections regarding the way all companies, institutions and people use your personal information.

This pan European law puts you in charge of your personal information and the main effects are that:

  • Companies and other institutions need your consent to use your personal information.
  • You have the right to withdraw that consent.
  • The supplied information can only be used in the manner that you consented to.

This website has been attempting to get consent from each and every person listed on it who run clubs, allotments, churches etc otherwise the site cannot list those details.

The site stores only the information as displayed on the pages and on the 25th of May the site has been programmed to not display any personal information that has not been consented to.

Most of the people for whom this affects have been contacted and as the editor of this site I would like to thank all those people who have already got back with their consent information. If you are listed on the site, even just by name only, and have not been contacted yet then I would urge you to get in touch by email by clicking on the menu item on the left "Web Editor" and sending an email.

Steve the Web Editor


Apr 17th 2018

Annual Parish Assembly.

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Rosie Lander.

The members of the parish were treated to a concert from the recently formed group of ukulele players called the Meare Pluckers at the Annual Parish Assembly.

Also, Emily Macpherson was awarded the Villager of the Year award.

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Rosie Lander.


Mar 8th 2018

Environment Agency Briefing Note.

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The environment agency have issued a briefing note regarding the permit application and enforcement position for South West Wood Products.

The document can be found by clicking here or on the image above.