Events for the Platinum Jubilee

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated between 2nd and 5th June.

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd are bank holidays so we will be making it a long weekend.
For your diaries these are the main events planned around Petherton:

More detail will be provided in May.

Thursday 2nd – Over Stratton Street Party
An afternoon Street Party with entertainment. Bring you picnic along with chairs and a table if you need them.

Friday 3rd June 2022 – Celebrations in and around the Parish Church from 2pm till 9pm
Includes a sing-along with Traditional Hymns, Royal Toast, Local History Group display, Drop-in arts & crafts for families, a family film followed by BBQ plus ringing of the Bells between 19.52 and 20.22pm

Sunday 5th June – Party from 2pm along St James Street
The Street will be closed, decorated with flags and bunting plus tables laid out in the road for people who cannot bring their own.

There will be music and a hog roast. We hope to repeat the event held for the last Jubilee in 2012.

Platinum Jubilee Window Competition

A prize will be awarded for the best decorated window.

Local people and groups are working together to make these events a community celebration. Volunteers to join the set up of our plans will be most welcome.

More other local events are being planned along with things not connected to the Jubilee such as the David Hall programme and the Brewer’s annual Beer Festival.

The Parish Council is providing sponsorship and is considering ideas for a permanent commemorative item. Suggestions please.


Please see attached for local publication Monday 21st March, copies of 1) the Notice of Election for the Parish Council elections and 2) the Notice of Election for the Somerset County Council.

I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on the timing of the counts for those elections that are contested. These will now take place on the afternoon of Friday 6th May at Westlands Entertainment Venue, Westbourne Close Yeovil BA20 2DD.

Notice of Election – Parish Councils

Notice of Election – Somerset County Council

South Petherton Parish Council Elections – 5th May 2022

The elections for Town & Parish Councils have been brought forward by one year to coincide with the County / Unitary Council elections on May 5th 2022.

Anyone who wishes to make a difference in the community by joining the Parish Council should read the attached pack which gives you all the details and forms to be nominated.

For further information on South Petherton Parish Council and whats involved in being a Parish Councillor, please have a look through the website, or contact one of our current councillors or the Parish office.

Nomination pack parish council election May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

South Petherton are organising a Street Party to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June 2022 and need helpers to organise the celebrations!

Please come to a meeting on Wednesday 23rd February at 6.30pm – to be held and St Peter & St Pauls Church, South Petherton and share your ideas.

If you can’t attend this meeting but still want to be involved, please contact the Parish Office and we will pass on your details ot the Working Group.



Platinum Jubilee Planning

On 6th February this year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

South Petherton Parish will be celebrating, along with lots of other parishes, on the 4 day weekend  (2nd – 5th June 2022).

There is a Working Group being set up to organise & co-ordinate the events for that weekend. If you want to be part of this Working Group please contact the Assistant Clerk Rose Swift on

More information will be shared soon – keep an eye on the website and Facebook page

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

South Petherton Parish Council wishes you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We hope that you manage some festive celebrations in whatever way you can.

Stay safe!


Parish Office Christmas opening times.

The Parish Office will be closed for the Christmas period from 24th December, and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Emails & telephones will not be monitored during this time.

All staff & councillors of South Petherton Parish Council would like to wish you a very merry Christmas a happy & peaceful New Year.


If you need urgent assistance, please contact any of the Parish Councillors direct. All contact details and councillor responsibilities can be found by visiting
In an emergency, please call 999.


Please be aware that due to unavoidable circumstances, both Clerks are out of the office this week and will NOT be accessing telephone messages or emails.

If you need to speak to someone or if you need a response, then please contact one of the Parish Councillors directly – their contact details and areas of responsibility can be found on the Parish Council website.

Please also note that it is likely that the November meetings will be postponed. Agendas will be issued when appropriate.

Our apologies for any inconvenience.



Gigaclear Works – a map

We understand that the current Gigaclear works are causing disruption in the village. Here are pictures of where the works are due to take place and the dates when this is expected to happen.

If you are experiencing an difficulties caused by these works please contact Gigaclear on 01865 591 137  or by emailing

Gigaclear Build phase plan dates South Petherton_