Public Consultation – proposed new solar farm

On 23rd June from 4pm to 7pm at Walton Village hall there will be a public engagement event by Elgin Energy,

you will be able to view information about the proposed solar farm and there will be an opportunity for you to complete a survey expressing your views, response and queries.

Elgin Energy Press release

Nythe Road Booklet

Press Notice_Nythe Road

Public Consultation poster


Local Road Closure 16th June 2022


16th June –  6.30pm to midnight

Castlebrook – from the junction with Compton Street, Southwards for a total distance of 50 metres

road closure notice with maps


Somerset County Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulation
Act 1984 as amended, have made an Order prohibiting all traffic from proceeding along;
Castlebrook – from the junction with Compton Street, Southwards for a total distance of 50 metres
This Order will enable Wessex Water to replace a cover in the carriageway.
The Order becomes effective on 09th June 2022 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 16th June 2022 and last until 16th June 2022 between the
hours of 18:30 – 23:59 for a total of 5.5 hours.

For further information on the alternative route go to
Please note that should you require to view a closure which is more than two weeks ahead, you will
need to register for free with One.Network.
For information about the works being carried out please contact

Wessex Water on telephone
number 0345 600 4 600 quoting reference number ttro999847SS

Patrick Flaherty
Chief Executive
Dated: 09th June 2022

Queens Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at the Church – Sunday June 5th

Queens Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea,

To celebrate the Queens Platinum jubilee we are holding an afternoon tea inside and outside the Church on Sunday June 5th. This will start at 3.00. Dainty sandwiches and savoury foods followed by a lovely assortment of cakes and fruit jellys accompanied by music.
The charge is £7.50 per head. So much is being arranged to celebrate this amazing milestone and a life of dedication given by our Queen. Do come and join us for this special treat.


The Big Walton Jubilee Picnic Friday 3rd June

flyer advertising jubilee event

There will be a Big Walton Jubilee Picnic at the village playing field and Hall on bank holiday Friday 3rd June from 2pm

Lots of  fun for all the family!

Mini games of football and rounders, hula hooping, face painting, sweetie stall, craft crown making, jubilee items to buy!

Competitions for the children

Walton Wacky races including 3 legged races, wheelbarrow races, and many others,

there will be Hot food from a pop up kitchen, and a bar selling a range of beverages.

Local Singer Rosie Smith will be performing at 5pm

A Blondie and Ska tribute at 7pm

9pm – dance the night away & celebrate the platinum Jubilee in Style!

Saturday 14th May – TABLE TOP SALE!

poster for under 5's table top sale      There will be a table top sale on Saturday 14th May at 11am at Walton Village Hall in aid of Walton under five’s pre school

Grab a bargin or get rid of your clutter!!

Local crafts, face painting and hair tinsel – food and drink available

£5 a table – to book call Lian 07985435882 or Rachel 07790406241


Family Fun – wilder churchyards

At the Holy Trinity Church Walton -10.30am to 2.30pm

Saturday May 7th there will be a fun day with the opportunity of learning more about wilder churchyards and how we are trying to encourage insects, birds and plant life in coordination with Somerset Wildlife Trust and the Diocese. There will be Worm charming, welly wanging, hook a duck, table football, boules and other games. A family charge of £5 or £2 for individuals to come in and then as many turns as you like for free.
There will also be stalls selling tempting things and a bbq serving bacon rolls. The day will run from 10.30 to 2.30.

Planning Application – Whitley Solar Park

The planning application for a Battery Storage scheme at the Whitley Solar Park Ashcott Somerset

Ref. No: 2022/0504/FUL

will be discussed at a parish council meeting on THURSDAY 21st APRIL – 7pm in the village hall lounge.

The documents related to this application can be viewed below or on the Mendip District Council website – planning portal.



Somerset waste partnership have provided information on your Easter collection dates and recycling Easter waste.