Book of Condolence

A book of condolence is now available to sign at St Peter & St Paul’s Chuurch, South Petherton.

It is sited in an area which the church has created , where you are able to light a candle, or sit in quiet reflection.

The church will be open from 9am to dusk for anyone who wishes to sign the book.

The pages will be sent to be part of the official Book of Condolence for Somerset once the mourning period ends.

HM Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty The Queen , Elizabeth II

21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022

Formal Statement from Buckingham Palace:

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

The King & Queen consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.

8th September 2022.


South Petherton Parish Council offers its sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her service, duty & devotion to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth was unparalleled. We have lived in a truly golden Elizabethan age, the likes of which we will never see again.

The Parish Council join with people around the world in mourning her loss.

A book of condolence will shortly be available for parishioners to sign at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, South Petherton.

These books of condolence are loose pages and will form part of the Official Book of Condolence for Somerset.

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