FAQs

Website

Q. How do I go about getting my club, business, group etc. on the Charlton Horethorne website?
A.    Please contact the Website Administrator on keithgudgeon@btinternet.com and give full details of what you would like to include.    Applications to be included on the website are normally only accepted from residents or businesses in the village of Charlton Horethorne or from within the parish.

Q.   Do you charge for inclusion on the website ?
A.    The charges for inclusion on the website are as follows:

Local Groups page (voluntary or charitable groups):
Up to 25 words giving basic details                                                 Free
Link page of up to 250 words with photos                                     £25.00 per annum

Local Groups page (groups run for profit):
Up to 25 words giving basic details                                                 £5.00 per annum
Basic details plus link page of up to 250 words with photos    £30.00 per annum

Businesses page:
Up to 25 words giving basic details                                                 £5.00 per annum
Basic details plus link page of up to 250 words with photos    £30.00 per annum

Events page:
Up to 25 words giving basic details                                                 £5.00 per event
Basic details plus link page of up to 250 words with photos    £10.00 per event

Village

Q.   Are there any buses from the village ?
A.    There is a limited bus service operated by South West Coaches in Wincanton.   Details of current services can be obtained from S.W.C. on 01963 33124

Q.  Where are the nearest train stations ?
A.    Main line stations can be found at Sherborne, Templecombe, Gillingham and Castle Cary

Q.   What primary and secondary schools are there in the area ?

A.     Charlton Horethorne has its own highly thought of primary school, Charlton Horethorne C. of E. Primary School,  which also runs a Toddler Group, Chipmunks, for mums and pre-schoolers – check the school’s website for dates and times.

Full information on the school can be obtained either by calling the School Secretary on 01963 220345 or by consulting the school’s website www.charltonhorethornecofeprimary.co.uk

The Local Education Authority is based in County Hall in Taunton and the secondary school serving pupils from Charlton Horethorne is King Arthur’s Community School in Wincanton.
Other state and private, primary and secondary schools can be found in Sherborne, Wincanton and Bruton.

Q. Which Local Authority covers Charlton Horethorne ?
A.
The parish of Charlton Horethorne is within Area East of South Somerset District Council and has its own Parish Council which meets monthly in Charlton Horethorne Village Hall.   Minutes of the meetings are posted on the village notice board.   The Parish Council website address is www.charltonhorethornepc.org.uk If you wish to receive information on Parish Council matters by email, please contact Tim Daniel on timdaniel@hotmail.co.uk
South Somerset District Council has it Head Office in Brympton Way, Yeovil (01935 462462 or www.southsomerset.gov.uk ) and the Area East Office is in Churchfield, Wincanton (01935 462462).
South Somerset District Council comes under Somerset County Council and information on services provided by the County can be obtained from County Hall, Taunton (0300 123 2224 or www.somerset.gov.uk ).

Q. Where can I find out information about medical services in the area ?
A.
Advice on health and medical services in Somerset is available from NHS Somerset Headquarters in Lufton Way, Yeovil (01935 384000 or https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/ )

Q. When is refuse collected in Charlton Horethorne ?
A.
South Somerset Waste Partnership (contact 01823 625700 or www.somersetwaste.gov.uk ) provide wheelie bins for waste material and boxes for recycling material.   Wheelie bins are collected fortnightly on a Friday and recycling boxes (for food waste, glass, paper, cardboard, food and drinks cans, clothes, shoes, plastic bottles and car batteries) are collected weekly on a Friday.   Collection days vary over Bank Holidays and details can be found either in the local press or from South Somerset Waste Partnership.

Q.   What library facilities are there in the area ?
A.
Libraries can be found in Yeovil, Sherborne and Wincanton, with Yeovil having a full range of services including reference and music.   The Taunton Mobile Library visits Charlton Horethorne once every 4 weeks on Wednesdays.   The next visits will be on Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 10.45 – 11.05 a.m. at North Road.   For further information, please visit www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries

Q. I am elderly and cannot always arrange transport to, say, the doctor.   Is there any help available in Charlton Horethorne ?
A.
Transport can be provided, via the Village Help Scheme, for those in need where other means are unsuitable or unavailable.   This is run on a voluntary basis and new volunteers for the Scheme are always welcome.   If you require assistance or would like to volunteer, please contact Kate Roberts on 01963 220055.

Q. Is there a Post Office in Charlton Horethorne ?
A.
There is a mobile Post Office van which visits Charlton Horethorne three times a week.   The mobile facility offers all the usual services, including banking, inland and overseas mailing, car tax and foreign currency.   The Post Office van is situated in The King’s Arms car park on Monday between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m., Tuesday between 2.00 p.m. and 4.45 p.m. and Thursday between 9.15 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.

Q. There was mention of the Millennium Green elsewhere on the website – can you tell me more ?
A.   The Millennium Green was established in the year 2000 to provide a public open space for all the village.   Located either via the driveway to De Combe House in the centre of the village or via a public footpath off Water Lane, the Millennium Green is a lovely place to walk or sit, overlooking the pond, or to take young children to use the various play equipment.   The Green is managed by a board of Trustees and to find out more about its use or to volunteer to help in maintaining the Green, please contact Simon Purcell, Chairman of Trustees on 01963 220221 or by email to j_b_p4@hotmail.com

Village Hall

Q.  How do I arrange a licence to sell alcohol at an event I want to organise in the Village Hall?
A.    Check with the Booking Secretary when making your initial booking as licensing arrangements vary from time to time. (Contact details on Village Hall page.)

Q.  Are there any restrictions on who can hire the Hall and what events can be organised there ?
A.    The Hall cannot be hired by anyone under the age of 21 and any event involving people younger than 21 must be supervised at all times by a suitable number of responsible adults.   In addition, music and noise must be kept to an acceptable level, both to meet the terms of the Hall’s Entertainment Licence and to ensure continuing good relations with the Hall’s neighbours.   All music must end by 11.30 p.m.

Q.  Is there a scale of charges for the use of different parts of the Hall ?
A.    Yes.   Please see Booking Form and Conditions of Hire (Village Hall page) and, in the event of a query or specific requirement, please discuss this with the Booking Secretary.

Q.  Is it possible to hire chairs, tables, cutlery etc. for events being held elsewhere ?
A.    Yes.   All requests are dealt with on an individual basis and charges will relate to the amount of equipment being hired, the duration of the hiring, the type of event for which the equipment is being hired etc.   Please contact the Booking Secretary to discuss. (Contact details on Village Hall page.)