At the Staplegrove Annual Parish Meeting held on 6th May 2021 by zoom, Michael Clark, chair of Staplegrove Parish Council for the last two years reported on the last two years and his report can be read here. His report includes an update on the North Taunton Development, the footpaths, the playground and the Grove, and a thank you to those who help in the community. The meeting also heard reports from the Staplegrove Trust, The Parish Paths Liaison Officer, Staplegrove Community Group and Staplegrove Youth Football Club.
The Parish Council, in its position as trustees of the Recreation Ground, has planted a hedge alongside the existing metal railings adjoining Kibbys Field, on the southern boundary of the playground. It is a broad mix of plants including Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Hazel which will provide blossom in spring and berries in autumn/ winter and would be good for nesting birds and some butterflies. The mix is in accordance with RHS guidance. It’s not easy to see at the moment but hopefully as it becomes established it soon will.
Staplegrove Parish Council were grateful to receive free trees from Somerset West and Taunton during Tree Planting week. Parish Councillors and friends planted the trees on the edge of the Children’s Playground.