Brent Knoll Village, Somerset

Brent Knoll Bus

After a long time the Parish Council are pleased to report the introduction of a trial bus service to provide Brent Knoll with a new communication link. The service will operate on Tuesday’s and Fridays initially with 3 return journey’s and will run for a period of 18 months.

It is hoped that further funding can be obtained after that trial period in order to maintain the service.

The Service will be monitored and it is essential that it is used as much as possible in order to continue its viability. 

Roadworks:

Station Road, Highbridge, Somerset
10 December - 17 December

Delays possible - Traffic control (two-way signals)

Description: 21m trenching in tarmac footway for new supply

Works location: O/S FLATS 1 & 2 WYNDOES

Public facing description: one.network has automatically assigned a category of Unclassified to this Works based on the information available. Please note: Works Descriptions are not published by Western Power Distribution.

Responsibility for works: Western Power Distribution

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: LN0682331781

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Brent Knoll is situated in the South West of England on the edge of Sedgemoor and within three miles of the Bristol Channel. It is an attractive village which clings round the western slopes of the Knoll, an outlier of the nearby Mendip Hills. From its summit of 137 meters, (449 feet) above sea level, it gives a spectacular panorama of the surrounding area, including the Bristol Channel, The Mendip, The Welsh, The Quantock and The Polden Hills, Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge. The M5 Motorway skirts the Knoll's eastern flank. The London to Penzance main line railway passes north-south to the west of the village.

Some 4,000 years BC, Bronze Age people lived on or near the Knoll which became an Iron Age Fort about 2,000BC. Later the Romans used its summit as a fortification. The surrounding area was held later by the Glastonbury Estates until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in AD 1,536. During the Second World War the Home Guard had a gun emplacement on the summit. The population of the village in 2,001 was 1,250.

Originally a farming village, Brent Knoll is now home to several businesses and amenities which can also be accessed through the separate links.

The architecture of the village is varied and includes seventeenth century farm cottages, now modernised, plus up-to-date housing.

A large information board by the Village Green gives more details of aspects of Brent Knoll.

 

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Please note all meetings of the Parish Council are now held on the first Wednesday of the month except August and are conducted virtually using the Zoom Format. If you wish to attend please send the Clerk Owen Cullwick an email and a link will be forwarded to you for admission

Owen J Cullwick - Clerk

 

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