Welcome to East Chinnock

 The Chinnock Chimes Has a New Editor!

My name is Julie Kneafsey and I am taking over from Alix Janes as the new editor of the Chinnock Chimes.
I'm looking forward to editing the newsletter very much, and my first edition will be delivered in April.

I would love to hear from anyone with useful or interesting information, features and/or photographs that may be of interest to our village community. In addition, if you would like to place a business advert in the Chimes, please let me know.

Feel free to email me on Chinnockchimes@gmail.com (this is a new email address),
or give me a call on 01935 864266.

as an avid reader of the Chimes myself, I would like to say thank you to Alix for editing the newsletter so brilliantly over the past few years.

Best wishes,
Michelle Haimes
PCSO 8913
Crewkerne Rural Beat Team 

Hi everyone

Having recently taken over the Crewkerne Rural Beat from Dave Lewis,  I have spent the last few weeks reacquainting myself with the area, making contact with Parish Councils, calling into local schools, businesses and coffee mornings.  I am keen to meet as many of you as possible to find out any issues or concerns you may have.  

Luckily crime is relatively low in our area, however in the run up to Christmas it is worth reminding everyone of a few tips to try and deter the opportunist criminal.

Top security tips
•    A well-lit home gives the impression someone is in
•    Use timer switches to turn lights on when you are out
•    Save energy and money with low-energy light bulbs
•    Lock windows and doors and keep gates and side entrances well secured
•    Don’t leave car keys or valuables near windows, doors or letterboxes, where burglars can reach through to steal them
•    Invest in external lighting

We urge you to property mark your valuables and make the details viewable to the police by registering them on
You can register your belongings for free, improving the chance of getting them back if they are lost or stolen.

If you suspect you are being burgled, you must call 999 straight away and wait in a safe place for help to arrive.
Do not enter your property if there is a chance the suspect is still inside.

If you wish to contact me, please ring 101 and leave a message or

Muddy Roads
The Parish Council have expressed concern about a report that a farmer's contractors have made a mess on the road whilst working in the village.

They would like to remind everyone that it is the responsibility of the land or house owner to ensure that any mud/spillage etc. is cleared up.