Tag Archives: West Monkton

1,600 trees and counting: Somerset Wood organisers say thank you

The first phase of Somerset Wood tree planting is now complete, with organisers thanking volunteers for their “extraordinary” response. More than 200 volunteers have given up their time to get involved in the project that will create a lasting, living memorial to the 11,281 Somerset residents who lost their lives in the First World War. […]

Earth from Ypres for the Somerset Wood

Local schoolchildren will scatter soil from the battlefields of Belgium when the Somerset Wood is dedicated next month. The sample of earth has been provided by the Mayor of Ypres, Jan Durnez, to help Somerset remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War 1. It will be scattered by youngsters from West Monkton […]

Wood to commemorate the Fallen of WW1

A memorial wood is being created for future generations to enjoy in memory of the Fallen from Somerset who lost their lives in WW1. The “Somerset Wood” is being established through a joint partnership of Taunton Deane Borough Council, Somerset County Council, Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish Council and West Monkton Parish Council. It will cover 23 […]

New crossing to be installed on busy road in Monkton Heathfield

Work to install a new crossing to provide safe access to two schools in Monkton Heathfield is due to start on Monday (23 March). Somerset County Council will be constructing the puffin crossing on the A3259 Heathfield Road between the junctions of Mead Way and Elms Estate. This is on one of the main routes […]

Primary school set to move and expand

Proposals to relocate and expand West Monkton Primary School will be available to members of the public at a special drop-in event next month. The expansion is needed because the current school building in School Road does not have the capacity to cope with the expected demand from nearby developments which will bring around 1,000 […]