East Chinnock

A small friendly village in Somerset, set halfway between Crewkerne and Yeovil, south facing on the side of East Chinnock Hill.

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Benefice Family Service (via zoom)

20 June 2021

The Benefice Family Service via zoom is continuing every Sunday at 9.45am. Please email Sheila Carpenter on robinsheila@icloud.com if you would like to receive the zoom invitation. for the Family Service.

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June 2021 - July 2021

09 June 2021

Welcome to the summer issue of the Chinnock Chimes!

With lockdown restrictions easing, let’s hope for a summer of social gatherings and celebration. There are some dates for the diary to take note of in this issue.

An Apology - I would like to apologise for any distress caused to the family and friends of Brenda Pippard. Her name was misspelled in the April/May issue. My deepest condolences – she sounded like an amazing lady and it was lovely to read about her.



Countryside Code

27 May 2021

The Countryside Code is your guide to visiting the countryside. It includes the rules you must follow when you’re enjoying parks and waterways, coast and countryside.

Respect everyone;

- be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside

- leave gates and property as you fnd them

- do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking

- be nice, say hello, share the space

- follow local signs and keep to marked paths


Help with getting to vaccination appointments

11 March 2021

If you have not yet had your vaccination, it might be worth preparing in advance how you will get there. If you are not able to drive yourself, but you have a family member or friend who might be able to support you – it’s always worth having that conversation now.

While many older and more vulnerable people will be able to attend a location close to their home, some will be relying on public transport.

We are working with bus operators and community transport provid


Tree down at Chinnock Hollow

25 February 2021

As residents may be aware, there is currently a tree down at Chinnock Hollow blocking the road. See pictures from Paul Taylor.


Chinnock Hollow was closed on 25 February after a tree and a substantial amount of soil fell from the bank on to the road.

Somerset County Council has confirmed this week that an investigation into the cause of the landslip is still underway. The local authority closed the road to "ensure the safety of the public" and wil


East Chinnock footpaths

11 February 2021

There are many beautify walks and trails in and around the village to explore.

Please see the attached map showing where these walks are and where they go.


No Kerbside Collections for East Chinnock

03 February 2021

A Facebook message from SWP -

"Sorry; missed recycling East Chinnock, Hardington Mandeville and Wells Coronavirus-related staff shortages mean missed recycling collections today Wednesday in and around East Chinnock, Hardington Mandeville and Wells. Road list below.

We regret that crews cannot immediately return; please re-present recycling next Wednesday from 6am.

For more recycling space, flatten and tear up cardboard; rinse, squash and put tops back on plastic bottles;


How to care for your feet - by Peta's Foot Clinic

03 February 2021

Our feet are one of the most important parts of our body. Without them we would not be able to walk and do many of the activities we take for granted. They carry our whole body weight, and therefore are under a huge amount of pressure every day! 

Taking good care of our feet is very important. Thinking about the pressure they have literally thrust upon them day in , day out , when our feet are not at their best, not only can it cause us discomfort on our feet but it can affect our


Dog Thefts

02 February 2021

There seems to be an increasing number of posts on local social media about dog thefts. This is the latest one from the West Coker Facebook Group references the RSPCA Cornwall Branch.

"Just want to pass on this message I got through aldon group. Good to let everyone with pooches know that there r some seriously disturbed people out there.

Be aware that there is a new ploy being undertaken by dog thieves.

Having a white van with  RSPCA stickers on and removing dogs fr


Cleaning Up After your Dogs

16 November 2020

Residents this a polite reminder to clean up after your dogs. We have had new reports of dog mess left outside peoples homes. Please remember to clean up after your dogs and keep our village clean and happy for everyone.

Bag it, Bin it or get fined.


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