The Parish Council
The Parish Council is an autonomous local authority within the meaning of various acts of parliament. It is composed of representatives elected by the people of the parish to make decisions and speak on their behalf. It is a corporate body which means it exists as a legal entity, which is distinct from the rights and responsibilities of individual members.
Keinton Mandeville Parish Council has 9 members and meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the village hall at 7.30pm. Minutes and agendas of the meetings are displayed on the Parish notice board situated on the side of the village shop.
To view the Parish Council Standing Orders click - here
A series of 4 'Health Walks' have been organised from the village during September. For further details - click here
Date of Next Meeting
July 7th 2020
Click here to view the last set of minutes.
Click here to view archive minutes and other documents.
Parish Council Publications
Parish Council Members
Parish Clerk - Sue Graham
Sun View, Babcary Lane, Keinton Mandeville, TA11 6DR
Tel: 01458 224593 or
District and County Councillors
District Councillor: Dean Ruddle
County Councillor: David Norris
South Somerset 'Wellbeing'
For support to improve your health and wellbeing click on the following link
PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS 2019-20
THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND THE ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS, BANK RECONCILIATIONS AND THE ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE TRANSPARENCY CODE TAB. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE THE RIGHT TO INSPECT THE ACCOUNTS, PLEASE SEE THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS. THE ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE AGAR FILE.
There is a Vacancy on Keinton Mandeville Parish Council which will be filled by co-option at the July meeting.
If you would like to apply or require further information please contact the clerk.
Anyone wishing to fill a vacancy must be qualified to be a member of the council in the same way as if standing for election.
Please note the many temporary conditions/restrictions of recycling site use to ensure safety, manage numbers and maintain social distancing.
If you have any queries, channel them through their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/somersetwaste where they will be dealing with any and all comments from now to Monday and all next week, including over the bank holiday and weekend.
Age UK Somerset has adapted its services to meet the needs of local older people in these uncertain times. Aiming to reach those who are feeling particularly cut-off during self-isolation, the charity have set up a new service to alleviate the sense of loneliness experienced by many especially those shielding alone.
The Friendly Phone Calls service involves each client receiving a regular friendly phone call from a member of Age UK Somerset staff, to check in on them and help them to feel more connected. The regular calls lessen anxiety and offer clients an opportunity to talk about their concerns, allowing staff to signpost them to any other services which may be of further help to them.
This is a vital service for older people during the lockdown, many of whom do not speak to anyone else for days or even weeks.
As more older people register for the service, or are referred to the service through partner organisations such as Mind with whom Age UK Somerset works as part of the Somerset Mental Health Alliance, so to meet demand the local charity has now increased the size of the friendly team so anyone over 60 in Somerset or North Somerset can hear a friendly voice on the end of the phone to cheer up their day if they request the free service. To register for these Friendly phone calls you call 01823 345610, email email@example.com or visit the charity s dedicated new website www.ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk
Are you willing to volunteer to deliver orders / collect medicines/ run errands for our self-isolating over 70s and vulnerable members of our community? Please let us know. Call 07421700242. If you are isolated and need help please also call this number and arrangements will be made to find a volunteer for you.
KEINTON STORES ORDERING SERVICE
The service is for villagers over 70 years and for those who are vulnerable and who cannot go out / are self-isolating, particularly if they do not have family or friends to help.
Orders should be placed 9 - 11am, Monday-Friday. The caller will be advised when our volunteer will deliver the goods.
To order - call 01458 223187
Our volunteers will bring a receipt with the shopping.
We can only accept either - Cash on delivery or direct internet payment to the following account:
THEEPANARAYANAN LTD Sort code: 30 91 91 Acct, No. 37190960
Supplying milk, cheese, butter, yoghurts and eggs all locally produced and delivered to your door. Contact 01458224660 or 07770608079.
Wheathill Benefice Support. Whilst there may not be physical Church Services at this time the churches in Kingweston and Keinton Mandeville remain open for private prayer, and in the next few days we hope to have some resources available for you in the churches.
There is a weekly email from Wheathill Benefice with a short thought for the week and prayers, if you would like to receive this then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 07421700242 or 01458223417
If you would like to talk to Jane in confidence then please contact her using the contact details above.
Local Facebook Page: Keinton Mandeville residents (and surrounding locals)
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for information about the virus and how to protect yourself.
Annual Parish Meeting
At the moment there is no date arranged for the Annual Parish Meeting, whether this takes place at all this year will be further considered by the council in relation to Government advice as well as guidance from the National Association of Local Councils.
If you wish your views on a planning application to be taken into account by the Parish Council please contact the clerk via email with your comments. email@example.com In any event, all planning application comments should be directed to South Somerset District Council.
This page will be updated with relevant information in relation to council business if and when the situation regarding council meetings changes. All meetings will be published at least three days before hand on this website.
For advice on looking after yourself please see the following:
Follow the latest stay at home advice at www.nhs.uk/ conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice
Overview of COVID-19 " what is it? www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Number of COVID-19 cases in the UK, including the affected areas " information can be found here, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases
Common questions and answers on COVID-19 including advice for families, prevention, how it s caught and spread, self-isolation, testing and treatment, foreign travel www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ common-questions
What is social distancing? https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing- and-for-vulnerable-people South Somerset s COVID-19 information page https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/your-council/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and- guidance/
This sort of incident could cause undue pressure and anxiety. The NHS Every Mind Matters website has some really simple useful tips and advice to support good mental health " www.nhs.uk/oneyou/everymind-matters
Useful contact numbers:
NHS 111 " only call 111 if you cannot get help online
Education queries "phone the Department for Education on 0800 046 8687
South Somerset District Council - contact us on 01935 462462
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY)
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019
Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
1. Date of announcement________16 June 2019 ___________(a)
2. Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor s review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
(b) Sue Graham (Clerk)
Sun View, Babcary Lane, Keinton Mandeville.
commencing on __Monday 17 June 2019 _______________________
and ending on ___Friday 26 July 2019 ________________________
3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:
The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.
The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.
4. The smaller authority s AGAR is only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor. The appointed auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
1 Westferry Circus
London E14 4HD
5. This announcement is made by Sue Graham (Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer)
See notice under the annual return section for a summary of public rights
The Parish Council has a grant budget for local groups and organisations. If you would like to apply please write to the clerk at the above address including the following information:
The number of members from the village regularly attending the organisation.
The amount you would like to request and on what it would be spent.
The likely benefit to residents of the village.
When a planning application is made, the District Council have a duty to inform residents of neighbouring properties and to invite their observations. Similarly, the Parish Council is asked to consider and make observations on all planning applications in the village. Please note that South Somerset District Council DOES NOT routinely inform the Parish Council if it has received objections about the application. If you wish the Parish Council to take your comments into account in their deliberations, please make sure you either attend the Parish Council meeting in person or copy your comments to the Clerk in time for the meeting (check the date with the clerk beforehand.) You will still need to submit comments directly to the District Council. Residents submitting applications are also welcome to attend the meeting at which their application will be considered. Agendas for all parish council meetings are displayed on the noticeboard on the side of the shop at least 3 clear days in advance of the meetings.