The village of CHEW STOKE sits at the northern end of Chew Valley Lake, 9 miles south of Bristol, 11 miles north of Wells and 12 miles west of Bath.
Listed in the Domesday Book as Chiwestoche the suggestion is it may have had some military connection at the time – the name “Stoke” comes from the old English stoc meaning a stockade.
Served by a pub, village restaurant, primary school, a medical centre and GP’s surgery and the multi-use Church Hall, the village also boasts a number of flourishing clubs and societies.
The buildings at Fairseat Farm, once a working dairy, have been converted to office and workshop use – spaces which include a hairdressing salon, a joinery, an artist’s studio, an osteopath practice, a flower design shop, and a TV and video business.
The village has a population of around a 1000 and lies at the foot of the Mendip Hills – designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
More information can be found on the Chew Stoke Wikipedia page.
The Mobile Library is now back out on the road.
Staff will be operating an amended COVID safe service. We will be out mornings only and staff can take returns, issue reservations placed via LibrariesWest and offer prepared book bundles (Grab and Go). We are currently not able to offer browsing on the vehicle. This will be reviewed in early summer.
Here is a link to the Press Release that you may have already seen.
This is a link to the complete timetable https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/mobile-library-service
Here is the part that shows Chew Stoke details:-
Route 5 – Friday. April 30. May 14, 28. June 11, 25.
||Sandy Lane, Village Hall
||10.00 – 10.30
||10.45 – 11.15
||11.50 – 12.20
||Mill Lane (school)
||12.35 – 13.05
To reserve items customers need a membership card and PIN. Here is the website but there is also an easy to use app.
Ready, steady, census. Households across Chew Stoke will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that following the resignation of Cllr Jeffrey Dowson, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Chew Stoke Parish Council.
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