South Petherton ......a market town with a village feel

South Petherton Carnival

The fun begins with Race night at the Brewers arms on Saturday 2nd, where you could win cash prizes from 8pm

Sunday is our family fun day 1-5pm, up the at the recreation ground, with stalls, Owls, Bugfest, Belly Dancing, Beat the Goalie, Rides and lots more to keep you entertained!

Followed by the Carnival Quiz in the evening at 8:30pm at the Brewers arms, £2 per person with a prize for the winner!

On Wednesday 6th the Fun fair arrives at the recreation ground which opens in the evening and stays until carnival night on the Saturday

Friday 8th is the grand carnival draw at the Brewers arms from 8pm, there are plenty of prizes up for grabs from £100, £50, £25, Berrys coaches tickets and lots of local shop vouchers. Draw tickets are available from the Brewers arms so why not go in and get yours now!

Saturday 9th, we have our Mile of Pennies in St James street, why not bring some pennies along and add to our mile, from 9am
Followed by a photo exhibition in the Blake hall from 10am

And last but not least, the Grand Carnival Parade. Roads close into the village from 6:30pm, the Bournemouth Carnival band will be leading the procession and playing in the centre of the village from around 7pm. The parade leaves the recreation ground at 7:30pm and the colourful array of walkers, floats and majorettes make their way through the village and back around to the social club where the prizes are given out.

Please come along and support all our events, without your support we would not be able to put on the carnival. All donations collected on carnival night will go towards worthwhile local charities and organisations so please give generously and most importantly enjoy carnival week!

Processions: Two Banners, One Voice

Exhibition open at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury from 16 June to 2 September

Somerset Rural Life Museum and Somerset Art Works are delighted to present a new exhibition marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. The Act gave the first British women the right to vote.
Processions: Two Banners, One Voice opens at Somerset Rural Life Museum on 16 June. It will display a rare original suffrage banner created by the Weston-super-Mare branch of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies alongside a contemporary banner created by students from Strode College in Street.
Artist Dorcas Casey worked with students from Strode College Art Department to design and create the contemporary textile banner. It is one of 100 commissioned centenary banners that formed part of PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork that took place on 10 June. Students from Strode College joined women and girls from across the UK who came together in London to process the banners.
The banner they made is influenced by original Suffrage banners and encorporates the unique culture of the county. Glastonbury Festival wrist bands are woven into the design.

Visit Somerset Rural Life Museum

To find out more about visiting the exhibition at 
Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury, click here.

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For more information about the project to create the banners visit the blog

PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Somerset Libraries - Time is running out to have your say!

Anyone with an interest in Somerset’s libraries has one more month to take part in the County Council’s consultation on the future of its Library Service.

The proposals show that for 12 libraries, there will be no change to the delivery of library services. These libraries include Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Frome, Glastonbury, Langport, Minehead, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Wincanton and Yeovil.

For 15 libraries, community support may be required to keep library buildings open. These include Bishops Lydeard, Bruton, Castle Cary, Highbridge, Milborne Port, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Porlock, Priorswood (Taunton), Somerton,
South Petherton, Street, Sunningdale (Yeovil), Watchet and Wiveliscombe.

The proposals also highlight that 7 library buildings may remain unchanged or may require community support to remain open. These include Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Ilminster, Martock, Shepton Mallet and Wellington.

The consultation ends on Wednesday 13 June and more than 4,000 responses have been received so far.

Somerset County Council is keen for anyone yet to complete the questionnaire to go online at, view the proposal on the future of the library they visit most often and give their feedback. Alternatively, complete the survey at your local library.

Decision makers want to know the impact potential changes to the library service would have on you, your family and communities. It also provides an opportunity to comment on the proposals and make alternative suggestions.

Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries, said: “With just a month to go before the library consultation ends, I encourage anyone who has yet to have their say to complete a questionnaire and make their voice count. It’s important to us as many people as possible tell us their views on our proposals and how they may affect them before we make our final decision.”

A final decision on Somerset’s library service is expected later this year.

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The events posted in the calendar may be impacted by the COVID19 isolation rules. Please ensure that you check with the organiser before attending


Fortnightly South Petherton Health Walk

Come and join the South Petherton health walk starting on Thursday 7th September, at 10.30am from South Petherton Medical Centre. The walk will last approximately 45- 60 minutes, and be mainly flat terrain, but some of the terrain may be muddy and uneven so please wear suitable footwear.
Walks are a great way to meet new people, stay active and explore your local area. It is also a great way to relieve stress and benefit your health, and is ideal for individuals of all ages and fitness levels.
A health walk is a free, regular, easily accessible walk which encourages a brisk pace and is run by a trained leader.

For more information about the South Petherton walk, please contact Angie Kinsey (walk leader and health coach) on 01460 240 707; or for information on other walks on offer in South Somerset, please visit:
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