Horton, Ilminster, Somerset

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Welcome

WELCOME TO HORTON and BROADWAY

 

This leaflet has been prepared on behalf of the Parish Churches of Horton and Broadway to give you an introduction to the area and help you settle into your new home.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Horton was part of a tything of Ilminster called Ilminster Without until 1982 when it became a civil parish.  The Ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1994 although St Peter’s Church was built in 1900.

 

Broadway is an ancient Ecclesiastical parish with the Church of St Aldhelm and St Eadburga half a mile from the village.

The whole area was originally in the Royal Forest of Neroche.  Historical information for Broadway is available in the church.  Many facilities are shared between Horton and Broadway and, to a lesser extent, with neighbouring Donyatt and Ashill.

 

Horton and Broadway are in the Yeovil Parliamentary Constituency and Marcus Fysh is the MP.

 

Somerset County Council has offices in the county town of Taunton. [0845 3459166].

South Somerset District Council has its main offices in Yeovil, an area office in Chard, [both 01935 462462 ] and a local office in Ilminster with limited opening hours.

District & County Councillor - Linda Vijeh [07971 785069] .

The chairman of Horton Parish Council is Mr Christian Guppy [52642], and the Horton Parish Council Clerk is Mrs Charlotte Duff email:- Hortonparishclerk@gmail.com . Broadway  Parish Council - Clerk Mrs Jacky Davidson email broadwaypc@outlook.com

 

SERVICES

Domestic Refuse collection – Thursdays (Fortnightly). ** Wheeled Bins need to be put on the roadside in the morning.

Recycling (Green boxes), White paper, glass bottles, foil, clothes & shoes.  (Black boxes) cans, plastic bottles (no tops), cardboard & Food Waste (Brown food waste bin) collections –Thursdays (Weekly)***.  The day may be different in some areas. - One day later after Bank Holidays.

Bulky items and garden waste – Waste Disposal Centre, Chard, which is well signed on the East side of A358 on the northern outskirts of Chard. (closed Tuesday & Wednesday). You can subscribe to the green garden waste bins from South Somerset District Council.

 

Water and Drainage – Wessex Water [0845 6004600]

 

Electricity – EDF Energy [0800 0566341] and Power Gen [0800 363363] are two of many suppliers.

 

Natural Gas is not available in either parish.

Social Services – [0845 3459122]  

Benefit Agency offices - Taunton and Yeovil [01823 349100]

 

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Dial 999 in an emergency.  The ambulance station in Ilminster is not always manned. The police are always available for non emergencies on [101].  Major accidents are dealt with at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton [01823 333444].  Minor injuries may be treated at the surgeries [see below] or at Chard Hospital [238220].

 

DOCTORS AND DENTISTS

Medical practices :

Summervale Medical Centre [52354] and The Meadows Surgery [52284] are together on Canal Way, in Ilminster Church View Surgery, Broadway, behind Broadway Village Hall [55300].

 

Dentists - Ile Dental Centre [52480] in Ilminster.& the Chard Dental Practice  [01460 67022]  are known to take NHS patients.  There are other practices in Chard.    

 

NHS Direct [111] has nurses available for advice at all times.

 

VETERINARY SERVICES

Minster Veterinary Surgery [52847], OakApple Surgery [54541] in Ilminster & in Chard the Glynswood Centre [66111].

The County Veterinary Clinic, Ashwell Park, Ilminster [259509]

 

EDUCATION

Most local children start at Neroche County Primary School in Broadway.

Secondary Schools are in Chard [Holyrood] & Crewkerne [Wadham] and there are Public Schools in Taunton and Wellington.

For the pre-school child in term time there is Neroche Play Group in Broadway Village Hall [Contact No. 07717831092 or email nerocheplaygroup@gmail.com.]  

 

There are two children’s playgrounds, one adjacent to Neroche School, access via the lane alongside the west side of the school and the other in Channels Lane, Horton.

 

VILLAGE AGENT 

Audrey Mansfield  email:- Audrey@somersetrcc.org.uk  Tel No 07870577925 -  Providing people in Somerset rural communities with easier access to information and services.

See the village agent webpage:

 

SHOPS and OTHER TRADERS

Sub Post Office in Goose Lane, Horton, closed on Wednesday (Post Office only) and Saturday afternoons, also sells groceries, newspapers etc.

Milk delivery - Dairy Crest [01823 350895] deliver three times a week

Public Houses - The Bell Inn in Broadway [ 52343 ] ( closed at present ) & the Five Dials in Horton [ 55359 ].

Mobile library - stops on Thursdays on a four week cycle at Neroche School 10.35am - 11.15am starting  Thursday 22nd June 2017.   Further information from Libraries Direct on 0845 3459177 or visit www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries  

 

There are good local shopping centres in Ilminster and Chard and many larger stores in Taunton.  Some of the Ilminster traders will deliver.

 

TRANSPORT

Trains – Taunton [11 miles] main line to Paddington, the South West and the North – Axminster [13 miles], Crewkerne [10 miles] and Yeovil Junction [17 miles] are on the Waterloo-Exeter line.

Buses –  You need to contact Nippy Bus, and register to arrange pick up from Broadway & Horton to take you into Ilminster to pick up the Taunton bus. [01935 823888]. Slinky bus [ 01935 477399 ] for those with no transport

Taxis – Angel Taxis [55987] BW Taxis [53400] & Minster Taxis [ 07917101735 ] operate from Ilminster.

 

 

CHURCHES

St Peter's, Horton , and St Aldhelm and St Eadburga, Broadway.

Rector  -  The Revd Philip Denison The Rectory, Broadway, Ilminster TA19 9RE  Tel No  01460 259155

email:- denisonphil15@hotmail.com

 

Broadway Hill Methodist Church.  Contact Sue Parsons [54581]   Minister - Rev. Anna Flindell [email: flindell.anna@yahoo.com]

 

St Peter’s Church, Horton, and Broadway Hill Methodist Church are joined together in partnership under a covenant agreement.

 

Ilminster Roman Catholic Church.  

Ashill Baptist Church. Mr George Baker email:- georgebaker.ashillbaptistchurch@gmail.com

Society of Friends [Quakers], Ilminster. Contact Mrs Judith Chislett  [51976]

Monks Yard Church, Horton Cross, contact Liz Tozer [01460 200020] email:- mycommunity@themonksyard.co.uk

Several other denominations hold services in neighbouring towns.

 

The Isle Valley News, published monthly, covers the eight parishes that form part of the Anglican Benefice and gives details of many clubs and organisations.  Copies are available in churches [50p] or delivered to subscribers £5 for the year.

 

Local events are reported in the Chard and Ilminster News, The Weekender, and other local papers.  The Horton Gazette published quarterly.  Notice boards: Horton - Bus Shelter, Goose Lane and Horton Village Hall.  Broadway Parish Council boards - opposite the Rectory & by the Post Box opposite the War Memorial & outside the old Hilltop Salon in Pound Road.

 

Brief details of some of the local groups are given below:

 

Meeting Monthly –

 

Mothers’ Union, Church Room, Horton – Mrs Lydia Munday [54145]

Ding Gardening Club, Horton Village Hall – Stuart Davey [55069]

Women’s Institute, Horton Village Hall –  Katrina Ready [ 250859 ]

Broadway Ladies Friendship Club, Miss Hilary Bolitho - [53247]

Horton Film Club – Horton Village Hall – Details at Horton PO and on this webpage: Film Club

Isle Valley Flower Club, Broadway Village Hall

 

More Frequently –

 

Broadway and Horton Baby and Toddler Group - St Peter's Church Room, Horton. - Tuesdays during term time  10.00am - 11.30am - Sarah [ 07736 228180 ] or Facebook

1st Ilton & Broadway Scout Group  Contact Tom Vaughan [ 55592 ]Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet in Broadway Village Hall

Badminton - Broadway Village Hall

Broadway Amateur Theatrical Society [BATS] – Mr Phil Hunt [53113]

Broadway and District Short Mat Bowling Club, Village Hall, Broadway

Broadway and Horton Cricket Club - Mr Brian Hockaday [53412]

Karate - Broadway Village Hall

U3A Short Tennis - Broadway Village Hall

Whist Drives - Horton Village Hall (fortnightly) - Mr David Ireland [54895]

Pilates—Horton Village Hall—Thursday mornings.

Zumba - Horton Village Hall - Wednesday 10am - 11.00am

Dancing - Horton Village Hall.  Sunday evenings Line Dancing & Ballroom, Monday evenings Latin & Ballroom - Friday evenings Latin & Ballroom—Mrs Val Turnock [65007].

Broadway Health Walking Group Details from Mrs Elaine Labrom [55849]

Horton Ramblers meet once a month for an informal walk around the local countryside [Contact Guy and Gill on 52033 or Glyn and Ann on 54622]

Chattabox Coffee Group - Thursdays 11-12 noon.  The Lounge, Broadway Hill Methodist Church.

Computer Hub - One to one tutorial, workshops & drop in afternoons.  Tuesdays 2.30 - 4.30 p.m.  Contact Sue Parsons [54581] [email: a.parsons028@btinternet.com]

 

Visit the website for Horton at www.hortonvillage.co.uk for Societies, Church service details and calendar of events in Horton or www.broadwayparishcouncilsomerset.org.uk/organisationdirectory  for Broadway

 

We hope this leaflet has been helpful and we would be glad to help in any other way we can.  Please contact a Churchwarden.

 

Horton –   Jan Allen [57702]    Rosie Reed [53434]

Broadway – Hilary Bolitho [53247]

To whom all suggestions for modifications should be sent                                                      June 2017

To whom all suggestions for modifications should be sent.

 

December 2016