East Chinnock

A small friendly village in Somerset, set halfway between Crewkerne and Yeovil, south facing on the side of East Chinnock Hill.

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The latest from the village

April 2021 - May 2021

01 April 2021

Hello! A very Happy Easter to you all.

There has been lots of house moving activity in the village recently, so I would like to take the opportunity to welcome all newcomers and wish them every happiness in their new homes. Now that lockdown restrictions are easing, we hope to see you all at future village events.

As ever, your contributions to future issues of The Chinnock Chimes are most welcome, so please send your articles and photographs to thechinnockchimes@gmail.com. The


News from St. Marys - Easter 2021

31 March 2021

Hearts of Hope and more!

We thought people might like a hopeful message after all that we’ve been experiencing in the past year, so from 19th March have been hanging packages containing an Easter message of hope, a prayer of blessing, a hand crafted heart, ‘mindful’ colouring sheets for adults and booklets for both younger and older children, in various locations throughout the village. Look out for them in the Playing Field, along Weston Street, and


Hearts of Hope - UPDATE

11 March 2021

UPDATE: The hearts of hope envelopes are now up! Find them along Weston Street, in the Playing field, on the cross in front of the church, and you might find them in some other unexpected places around the village too. Don't hesitate to take one if there's only one left. We still have more to replace those that are taken. Do put your coloured  'hope is...' pictures up in your windows to lift all our spirits, and send photos of these and your hearts to eastchinnock.net  and the Chinn


Help with getting to vaccination appointments

11 March 2021

If you have not yet had your vaccination, it might be worth preparing in advance how you will get there. If you are not able to drive yourself, but you have a family member or friend who might be able to support you – it’s always worth having that conversation now.

While many older and more vulnerable people will be able to attend a location close to their home, some will be relying on public transport.

We are working with bus operators and community transport provid


Tree down at Chinnock Hollow

25 February 2021

As residents may be aware, there is currently a tree down at Chinnock Hollow blocking the road. See pictures from Paul Taylor.


Chinnock Hollow was closed on 25 February after a tree and a substantial amount of soil fell from the bank on to the road.

Somerset County Council has confirmed this week that an investigation into the cause of the landslip is still underway. The local authority closed the road to "ensure the safety of the public" and wil


East Chinnock footpaths

11 February 2021

There are many beautify walks and trails in and around the village to explore.

Please see the attached map showing where these walks are and where they go.


No Kerbside Collections for East Chinnock

03 February 2021

A Facebook message from SWP -

"Sorry; missed recycling East Chinnock, Hardington Mandeville and Wells Coronavirus-related staff shortages mean missed recycling collections today Wednesday in and around East Chinnock, Hardington Mandeville and Wells. Road list below.

We regret that crews cannot immediately return; please re-present recycling next Wednesday from 6am.

For more recycling space, flatten and tear up cardboard; rinse, squash and put tops back on plastic bottles;


How to care for your feet - by Peta's Foot Clinic

03 February 2021

Our feet are one of the most important parts of our body. Without them we would not be able to walk and do many of the activities we take for granted. They carry our whole body weight, and therefore are under a huge amount of pressure every day! 

Taking good care of our feet is very important. Thinking about the pressure they have literally thrust upon them day in , day out , when our feet are not at their best, not only can it cause us discomfort on our feet but it can affect our


Dog Thefts

02 February 2021

There seems to be an increasing number of posts on local social media about dog thefts. This is the latest one from the West Coker Facebook Group references the RSPCA Cornwall Branch.

"Just want to pass on this message I got through aldon group. Good to let everyone with pooches know that there r some seriously disturbed people out there.

Be aware that there is a new ploy being undertaken by dog thieves.

Having a white van with  RSPCA stickers on and removing dogs fr


Cleaning Up After your Dogs

16 November 2020

Residents this a polite reminder to clean up after your dogs. We have had new reports of dog mess left outside peoples homes. Please remember to clean up after your dogs and keep our village clean and happy for everyone.

Bag it, Bin it or get fined.


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