Stogumber with the Quantock hills behind
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Stogumber is a picturesque but thriving village set in a valley between the Quantock and Brendon Hills in West Somerset. With a population of approximately 600, the main enterprise is agriculture and the village is surrounded by rolling farmland. The Parish comprises the village itself and several hamlets, including Vellow, Capton, Kingswood, Coleford Water and the "Vexfords". The focal point of the village is the Square, which contains the pub shop and St. Mary's Church, a large Norman church with an interesting William Morris style ceiling. The street leading up to the Square, High Street, is the most photographed part of the village, with its mix of colour-washed and thatched properties. The Village Hall and School are situated next to each other and both are a valuable asset to village life.

 
Looking overthe village towards the Quantocks
 
The full result is here.
 

Fracking

A petion against fracking was circulated recently and 201 parishioners were asked to sign. 164 signed, 22 declined to sign as they didn’t support it, 15 declined as they didn’t know enough to comment

At the Parish Council Meeting on 14th September the following resolution was carried by 6 votes to none with 1 abstention: “This council notes that areas in the proximity of Stogumber have been licensed for onshore unconventional oil and gas drilling/exploration and concurs with the concerns expressed by many residents. The council is also of the view that any such drilling, exploration, or extraction activities could be detrimental to residents. Stogumber Parish Council therefore states its opposition in principle to onshore unconventional oil and gas drilling/exploration.”

 
A358 Closure

The A358 East of Woolston will be closed for 3 nights. The closure order becomes effective on 18 September and is in force for 18 months. For details see here.

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We are most grateful to the Community Champions Fund South West and Church Restoration And Stogumber Heritage (C.R.A.S.H.) who have made this Website possible.