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Have your say on the new political map of South Somerset

town hallThe Local Governmenr office for boundary commission has set the following information to Parish Clerks in the area.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across South Somerset to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.

A ten-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today and will end on 19 March 2018. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across South Somerset.

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R E M E M B E R I N G . . .

poppyOn Thursday 1st February at 6pm the bellringers of St John's will commemorate the life of :

 Edward HAM died 01.02.1918
59th Field Company, Royal Engineers

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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) - January 2018

Black FOMPL logo002The lovely Christmas Tree in our Library, so kindly donated by Spirit of Milborne Port, has been giving everyone joy, and we do thank them for it. They tell us that they selected it precisely for the space in our Library, and they certainly got it right!

SheepThere has been something mysterious going on, though. Our flock of sheep were safely gathered in from their hiding places and placed on the tree by the children, but the Black Sheep keeps disappearing! My fellow Trustee, Jill Spring, says: “I think the Black Sheep is living up to its name and has Done a Runner or is Up To No Good, somewhere down the back of the filing cabinet.”   Ho, Ho, Ho is all I can say to that. Or perhaps: “He’s BEHIND you!”

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A family update on Arthur Harold Parsons

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Naomi Thorp writes: A short time ago I received an e-mail from a gentleman in Canada who is the great-great nephew of Arthur Harold Parsons.  He had seen Pte Parsons' story on the Milborne Port website and contacted me with additional information and a photograph.  He is thrilled to know that present generations here in the village know his uncle's story over 100 years since his death. Here is Arthur’s story.

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