Lympsham Resident Information

Rubbish Report!

Thanks to Mikhael in our Shop & Post Office for organising our village 'Litter Sweep' on 12th /13th May.
15 residents donned hi-vis jackets & wielded litter sticks during the week-end & the accumulated rubbish (15 bags) was collected by Sedgemoor early Monday morning.

Thank you to all who helped to keep our village tidy.

There are still areas in Lympsham & Eastertown we couldn't get to this time: please look out for the next 'Litter Sweep'.

If anyone wants to organise a 'Sweep' for their own 'patch' of the village, advice & equipment is available from Sedgemoor's Clean Surroundings Team:

Tel: 0300 303 7803 or email:

News from our Village Agent


Have you been diagnosed as suffering from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)?

If so, come along to a new support group that’s being held in Highbridge.

The monthly event will give you the opportunity to learn more about COPD and how to better manage the condition.

There will also be an opportunity to talk to local professionals working with people with COPD as well as meeting other local people living with the condition.  Teas and coffees will be available. You will also be able to find information on other local activities from your local Village Agent.

The new COPD group will take place on the second Monday of the month from 2pm to 4pm, starting on Monday 11 June and continuing on 9 July, 13 August, 10 September, 8 October and 12 November.

It takes place at Southwell House, Southwell Court, which is off Church Street in Highbridge, TA9 3AF. There is ample free parking and you can also park at the nearby Bank Street pay and display car park off Market Street.

For further information please contact your Village Agent, Kim Wilcox on 07943 555519 or

New Activity Groups

Age  UK have set up two new local groups, one is an EXTEND Movement to Music class which is a fun and friendly exercise to music session for those more active, however the class can still be adapted for any ability. The class will be held at Berrow Village Hall, Parsonage Road, TA8 2NL and commences on Thursday 17th May at 2pm – 3pm and weekly thereafter at a cost of £4.
The second class is the new Stay Strong Stay Steady group to help rebuild muscle strength, improve your balance, reduce the risk of falls and stay confident and maintain your independence. This is being held at Chichester Close, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2AR every Tuesday from 11am – 12 noon. This class needs a referral form as the class will be challenging balance and increasing leg strength but ideal for anyone who has a fear of falling or has had a fall or who suffers from Parkinsons or Osteoporosis.
For more information on either of these classes then please do not hesitate to contact me, Kim Wilcox on 07943 555519 or alternatively you can contact Age UK direct on 01823 345626.

Sedgemoor Health Walks

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership continue to hold regular health walks which are free of charge and lead by a team of volunteer Health walk leaders. The meeting point is Burnham on Sea Community Hall and are short walks on fairly flat routes at any easy pace and are 30 – 60 minutes long. There are Toilets and refreshments near the start and end of the route. The walks start at 12.30pm – 1.30pm and take place alternative Mondays with the next one being held on June 4th and fortnightly thereafter. For more information on either of these classes then please do not hesitate to contact me, Kim Wilcox on 07943 555519 or

Somerset Sight

The Mobile Advice Service is attending the following sites listed below between 10.30am until 3.30pm. The service is able to demonstrate items from liquid level indicators and talking watches to talking microwaves and video magnifiers. The vehicle also stocks mobility aids such as white walking sticks and canes, and games such as large print scrabble and playing cards. Somerset Sight also do a Volunteer Visiting Service which provides one to one support for people with sight loss in their own homes or care homes throughout Somerset. The Volunteer can visit a person on a regular basis, usually weekly or fortnightly and help with a variety of things such as Company and friendship, Reading and correspondence, Making and accessing appointments, Going out for a drive and a cup of tea or assisting with shopping. There is an annual charge of £25 for this service.  If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me. Kim Wilcox Village Agent 07943 555519

Burnham on Sea

B&M – Monday 4th June and Thursday 26th July


ASDA – Thursday 28th June and Tuesday 4th September

Kim Wilcox
Village Agent

Tel: 01823 331222
Mobile: 07943 555519

Check out the CCS website: and see the variety of work we are doing.




Lympsham Sports Club Email Address

Notice to Members

The club has a new email address for all correspondence.  It is

Please use this to contact us with any suggestions or comments you wish to make.
We plan to send out regular emails to all members whose email addresses we have in order to keep everyone up to date with club news, events and developments, so please make sure that we have your current email address.
If you have not received an email from us in the last few days, then that means that we do not currently have your email address.  Please let us have it so that we can add yours to our records and apologies if you have already given it to us.
Ros Dark
Membership Secretary
14 February 2018


Happy First Birthday to LEBE's Community Cafe!

Sophie Luff named in England Women’s Senior Cricket Academy

Somerset Vice Captain Sophie Luff, who is also a Member of the Western Storm squad, has this week been included on the England Women’s Senior Academy.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a restructure of the England Women’s Pathway and also named the players who will be supported and developed through the England Women’s Senior Academy and England Women’s Academy during the winter.

Sophie has played senior cricket for nearly 10 years and this summer lined up for Western Storm in the inaugural Kia Super League as well as fulfilling her Somerset commitments.  After the announcement she said: “It’s great to be involved once again.  This will be my fourth year on the programme so I’m probably viewed as one of the older, more experienced players but I can only see it as a positive.”


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Hopefully you will have seen the December 2015 copy of the Lympsham News when ‘our’ new editor, Malcolm Bennett, relaunched Lympsham’s parish magazine.

Malcolm has updated the style of the booklet to make it more attractive to readers and to advertisers. At the same time it was decided that, as income and expenditure is dealt with through the Parish Council, it was more appropriate that the Parish Clerk, Robin Leveridge, deals with the invoicing.

Charges for advertising are as follows:

Subject to availability- 1st come/1st served [billed in advance]

1 Issue Full Page Back Cover [Colour] £100
1 Issue Full Page Inside Cover Front/Back [Colour] £80
1 Issue1/2 Page Inside Cover Front/Back [Colour] £50
1 Issue 1/4 Page Inside Cover Front/Back [Colour] £35


4 Issues [billed annually in advance] Full Page £110
4 Issues [billed annually in advance] 1/2 Page £75
4 Issues [billed annually in advance] 1/4 Page £55

The first copy of 2016 will be the Spring edition, due to published before the Easter holidays, so if you would like to advertise please contact either Malcolm or Robin at the addresses below by 1st March:

Malcolm Bennett, Hope Farm, Brean Road, Lympsham. BS24 0HA
Tel: 01934 750506 Email:
Robin Leveridge Email:

The Lympsham News is delivered to every household in Lympsham and Eastertown and we are hoping that
it will also be downloaded onto our ‘new’ village website:

Article from the Sports section of The Independent: New Year's Day edition 'Ones to watch in 2016'


The Sports Club is proud and delighted to be able to congratulate Keith Hart on his award of a British Empire Medal, announced in today’s Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2016 for
Services to the community in Lympsham, Somerset

Attached is an article from the online local news outlet,, which contains more information.

Keith will receive his medal from the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset later in the year and he and Liz will be invited to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in the summer. 

The Club is looking forward to holding a party to celebrate Keith’s achievement in the very near future and will let everyone know the date as soon as possible.

Lympsham Sports Club Committee

31 December 2015

Published: December 31, 2015:

Long-serving community champion's surprise at New Year's Honour
A long-serving community volunteer near Burnham-On-Sea has been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Keith Hart says he is "hugely honoured" to have been awarded a British Empire Medal for his services to the community of Lympsham.   "It's come as a complete surprise," he told "I had to read the letter three or four times before I believed it.  It's a wonderful honour. Lympsham is a great community and I have been keen to protect its facilities over the years."

Keith played a lead role in safeguarding the village's school and village shop, and has been a central part of the community for over 35 years.

Keith and his wife, Liz, together with their three children, moved to the village in 1977 when he quickly established himself as an active member of the community.

He became a governor of the village primary school and remained in that role until the mid 1980s at a time when the school was threatened with closure. He, along with the other governors, fought an ultimately successful battle to ensure that the school remained in Lympsham and went on to become the success that it is now.

Keith has also been the chairman, treasurer and secretary of the village's sports club and pavilion at various times over the years. During his time as chairman, Keith was also responsible not just for the bar and for organising the bar rota but for ordering in and collecting supplies, liaising with the sport teams and keeping the diary of events, whilst also working behind the bar whenever that was needed.

"He was always there, through thick and thin, even at times when the club struggled through lack of help from others. On countless occasions, he would come at short notice to fill in for someone who could not do their 'duty'. It was he, more than anybody, who has kept the club going as the heart of this village," one villager, James Counsell, told
And in 1997, when Lympsham's village shop came under threat because the shopkeeper wished to give up and convert the shop into a private house, Keith again came to the rescue.  The village formed a committee to raise funds to build an annex onto the side of the sports pavilion so that the shop could move to new premises. Keith played a lead role in raising more than £10,000 to help proceed with the new building.
Keith brought his background as a bank manager and his more recent experience, running a retail and trade hardware business in Weston, to that role. He has always been prepared to 'muck in' to do anything, working many hours in the shop, all voluntarily, helping to recruit new shopkeepers from time to time, going out to buy stock, dealing with the weekly takings, sitting on the committee, and working behind the counter.

"It is through Keith's hard work that the shop has survived while many others in neighbouring villages have sadly gone," added James. Keith has also been a member of Lympsham Parish Council for several years and a member of the Manor Hall Management Committee, the charity which runs the village hall. He also set up an archaeological group in the village and has been involved in the Harvest Home since it re-started 13 years ago, and has been a key helper at the annual church fete for many years.”


Dogs have to be on a lead

on Lympsham Cricket / Sports Field

N.B.  No dogs are allowed in the Play Area by the Manor Hall

Sedgemoor District Council made Dog Control Orders to regulate, restriction of access by dogs to children's play areas and requirements to put dogs on leads in a specified area. The Order came into force on 18th November 2009.

Sedgemoor District Council made the order under The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and The Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations 2006 (S.I.2006/1059).
The effect of the Orders is:
1. A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence if, at any time on any land to which this Order applies (Schedule 1), s/he does not keep the dog on a lead of not more than 6 feet in length.
2. A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence if, at any time, s/he takes the dog onto, or permits the dog to enter or to remain on, any land to which this Order applies (Schedule 2).
Schedule 1:

  • Cricket/Sports field, Lympsham

Schedule 2:

  • Play Area between the Manor Hall & cricket field, Lympsham

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