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November 2023

Somerset Rivers Authority - SRA Strategy and Flood Plan 2024-2034
Have you say on Somerset Rivers Authority's proposed new Strategy and Food Action Plan for 2024-2034Our core purpose is to reduce the risk and impacts of flooding across Somerset.Give us your views and take a part at srastrategy.co.uk by 31 December 2023. Visit www.srastrategy.co.ukFor more info please click here.

October 2023

Notice of Audit 30/09/2023The Notice of Audit and uncertified Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) 22/23 are available for inspection until 1st November 2023. Please click here.
Paper copies can be viewed at the office of Minehead Town Council, 1-3 Summerland Road, Minehead, TA24 5BP during opening hours. Mon & Thurs 10am – 1pm.
Photocopies of these documents will 50p each.

June 2023

New Clerk Statement - 28/06/2023
A Full Council meeting of Minehead Town Council has confirmed Helen Nathanson as the new Council clerk. 
Due to the recent resignation of Sam Rawle (Clerk) and the imminent retirement of Bryan Howe (Deputy Clerk) there was a need to fill the role of the Clerk (Proper officer and responsible finance officer) 
Helen is an experienced Clerk and holds the CiLCA qualification, which is recognised as part of the requirement for a Council to apply for the general power of competence. She is an experienced Town Clerk having worked at a number of Town Councils in the South West including Totnes Town Council.
Helens official start date will be Tuesday 4th July 2023. This will include a comprehensive handover period with the outgoing Deputy Clerk.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return
To see the Notice please click here
Local Authority Accounts: A Summary of your Rights
To see the Summary please click here  
Confirmation of the dates of the period for the exercise of public rights
The dates set for the period for the exercise of public rights are as follows:Commencing on Monday, 19 June 2023 and ending on Friday, 28 July 2023.

Cancellation of Meeting

Please note that the Finance & General Purposes Committee meeting scheduled for 13 June 2023 has been cancelled. All business will be taken to the Full Council meeting on 27 June 2023. 

May 2023
Quirke’s Almshouse Charity - Clerk to the Trustees
The Trustees of Quirke’s Almshouse Charity are looking for a Clerk to manage the overall day to day running and administration of the Charity.
For details see "Vacancies" page.

May Bank Holiday - Waste Collections Please be aware that although Monday, 1 May 2023 is a bank holiday waste collections will be made as usual. Collections during the rest of the week will also be on their normal day.

April 2023
Change of date for Finance & Staffing Committee Meeting
Please note that the Finance & Staffing Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 11 April 2023 has now been postponed to Tuesday, 18 April 2023.

March 2023

A New Home for Minehead Museum

An appeal from the Chair of Trustees of Minehead Museum
Minehead Museum needs your feedback - Nearly 60,000 visitors have viewed the exhibits since we first opened. This is a great success story but our existing premises are too small to deliver the exhibitions and services we would like to provide. We are actively seeking new premises and fundraising is well underway. We need to identify what interests potential users of the museum, and what improvements can be made in new larger premises. This will help identify areas for development and services which could be added. The same questionnaire or variants are going out to as many local groups, schools and organisations as possible. For example if we can identify particular “access” issues such as provision of audio description for the partially sighted then we also have time to pursue targeted funding to provide such services.Our existing premises, although in a prime site, are way too small to provide a full range of displays, provide adequate storage and workroom space or to adequately accommodate class or group visits. The lack of security of tenure is the other main issue and we still remain optimistic that we can obtain new premises by March 2024.
To download Minehead Museum Consultation questionnaire please click here

Bands in Blenheim Gardens 2023

Minehead Town Council is pleased to announce that 27 of the 31 dates for Band concerts in Blenheim Gardens are now filled. The remainder will be booked in the near future. There will be music for all tastes from brass bands to rock bands. To see the programme please click here     

January 2023Recycle your Christmas Tree
Turn your Christmas tree into mulch for next year’s flower displays – take it to the Marshfield Road compound between Thursday 5 January and Sunday 15 January 2023 inclusive between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm. If closed, please leave tree outside the compound.

November 2022To see the November Neighbourhood Newsletter from Avon and Somerset Police please click here
November 2022Minehead Town Council has published "Reasons to be Cheerful" - a summary of recent achievements and proposed improvements.For details please click here 

Changing Places Toilets - Summerland Car Park

Somerset West and Taunton Council have been awarded Government funding to deliver two new Changing Places Toilets.The Council has been allocated £96,360 from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities towards the facilities in Taunton and Minehead.
The larger, accessible toilets are for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets and include specialist equipment such as hoists, curtains, adult-sized changing benches, and space for carers. One is planned in Tower Street, Taunton, and another in the Summerland Car Park, Minehead, which will be delivered by Minehead Town Council who worked in partnership with SWT to prepare the bid.
Chris Hall, Director of Place and Climate Change at SWT, said:“SWT is committed to promoting equality and improving the quality of life for everyone, regardless of their background or personal circumstances. Securing this funding means we can make a real difference to the residents and visitors who need to use our facilities and cannot use standard accessible toilets.”
A spokesperson for Minehead Town Council said:“We are very pleased to have a share of this funding which means local authorities can provide specialised toilet facilities enabling everyone to get out and about and enjoy visits to places like Minehead.”