Come and join us – A chance to help your village

2nd December 2019

We need a new parish councillor to fill the very big space left by Peter Corbett who has recently retired!  The village hasn’t requested the election offered so it is up to the 6 people, who would be your new “colleagues”, to find and appoint someone

How about you?  Fancy doing something different?  We wouldn’t expect you to fill all that big space left by Peter immediately!  You would be taking the current great team back up to the seven that is essential. So, if you’re interested, get in touch with any of the other councillors – John Reckless, Alan King, Bob Tucker, Ian Blair, Jon Swift or Viv Street – or email me, with your address and numbers, to I will ask one of them to make contact and tell you the truth about it all.   Do it soon please!


Resignation from the Council

31st October 2019

Our Chair of the Council, Peter Corbett, has recently resigned from the council and will be greatly missed! Peter has been a councillor for around 30 years, always giving his time freely to help the village. Thank you Peter for all you have done for us in that long time!

Due to this resignation a bye-election will be held to fill the vacancy if 10 electors from the parish request one by giving notice in writing to the Returning Officer at Mendip within 14 working days of 31 October. If no such notice is given the remaining councillors will fill the vacancy by co-option. Click here to give you all the details needed to request an election

The Parish Council needs you

1st May 2019

We need more councillors! How about you? If you are interested, talk to Peter Corbett, Alan King, John Reckless or Pauline Short to hear more about what being a councillor involves

Peter, Alan and John have already been appointed to the new council without election. Great to have them back, but nobody else volunteered!! We need another 4 willing volunteers please!!

District and Parish Council Elections, 2nd May

17th March 2019

Elections are coming! Are you interested in being a District Councillor or a Parish Councillor in Buckland Dinham? If so, Election Notices from Mendip District Council are below

These are the main actions to take now:-
1.Get a candidates pack with all the details by downloading from or by phone or visit to Mendip District Council.
2.Remember the important date and time of 4 pm on Wednesday 3rd April. This is the last time for delivering your completed forms to Mendip

Go on, give it a go! Election Day is 2nd May. You need to act soon!



Next meeting is now on 21st, not 28th, of February

25th January 2019

Please note that meeting date for January has been changed from 17th to 10th

3rd January 2019

Notice of Road Closure in November 2018

22nd October 2018

See pdf document for formal notice of the road closure planned to start on 12 November.  Please note that the alternative route shown on the map in the document has to be planned to be suitable for the largest vehicles normally using the A362. Small vehicles will have other options by using the minor roads we all know well.

This may be a temporary inconvenience but the work is badly needed to repair drainage at the bottom of the hill and, hopefully, rid us of the winter problems with ice there.  We are assured that everyone will be able to access their homes


Hot weather waste collections start at 6am – see note from Somerset Waste Partnership

24th July 2018   Waste-collections-start-from-6am-2.docx

There’s a vacancy on the parish council. Are you interested?

4th May 2018

Click “councillor vacancy” below to find out about the procedure


Whether we have an election or whether the current council co-opts a new member, it is best to have willing volunteers.  The time involved need not be huge and it will give you the opportunity to make a contribution to your village

If you would like an informal chat about standing please contact  Tamsin Aston, chair of the council, or any of the other Parish Councillors

New Constitution for the playing field – Have your say

13th December 2017

Buckland Dinham Playing Field Association have updated their constitution and part of that process is that all residents should be given 21 days notice of the proposed amendments.  Here is a copy:- playingfield-constitution

If you have any comments to make please contact Susie Hicks, chair of the association, by 8th January 2018.  Susie can be contacted on 01373 464156 or by email at

Get ready for the Christmas waste and recycling

2nd December 2017


Annual Parish Meeting 18 May – Voneus will be there to answer questions

16th May 2017   Agenda 18th May 2017 Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of Council

More from Somerset Waste Partnership

4th April 2017


Bank Holiday waste collections

23rd February 2017

Want to know about Bank Holiday waste collections for this year?  Open this


Newsletter from Somerset Waste Partnership

22nd February 2017   SWPnewsletter2.17.pdf

Bird Flu – Do you keep poultry?

16th January 2017

See this advice on how to keep all types of poultry safe from Avian Influenza


All you need to know about Faster Village Broadband

10th November 2016

Notes from village meeting with Voneus, 9 November 2016, to discuss potential for bringing faster broadband to the village

These notes are not full minutes of the meeting but encompass facts provided about the proposed new system

Voneus ( and overview of service to be provided

Company established in 2011 and focused on broadband, as one part of their service, since 2015. Appointed as an approved installer by the Connecting Devon and Somerset Project.  Has service level agreements in place and they are available to view on their website

Briefly the plan is to install the necessary equipment to create a network covering the whole village, with the potential to include surrounding villages and hamlets too.  Each house will have a CE radio receiver on the outside wall in line of sight with the sector antenna, a wired connection inside the house appropriate to the thickness of walls and a 4 point wireless router

Click here to read more…