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This website supports community groups, Leigh Village Hall, and the Parish Council. It is maintained by Leigh villagers.

Our Events Calendar is open to all Leigh events and also many events in our surrounding villages.

We rely on your input to keep this site up to date, so please contact us if you can contribute.

The 2017 Leigh Candle Auction

This year’s candle auction, believed to be the 285th, was held in the Village Hall on the 21st June, the hottest evening of the hottest year since 1976.

About 40 people gathered in the Village Hall to enjoy fish, chips and drinks. They sat, rivetted to the scene (well, most did - at least one was more interested in the food - see photo) during the auctions.

Alton Mead’s auction lasted for fourteen minutes before the flame finally, and very, very slowly, gave up the ghost just as the last, and therefore winning, bid of £160.00 was made by Sam Vincent.

The auction for Beer Mill Mead proceeded at a cautious pace, with all bidders on the alert for another flickering finish. However, after ten minutes the candle flame, which had burned steadily and brightly, suggesting a long life, died in an instant (see, you never know!), leaving Malcolm Wills the winner with a bid of £150.00.

Next year’s auction will be held on the 20 June. Don’t miss it!

 The 2017 Leigh Candle Auction

Follow this link for background information about Leigh Candle Auction.

Wriggle Valley Transport Working Party

We are continuing to explore the options in relation to providing some form of Community Transport after 24th July when the existing bus service will be withdrawn.

However, it is clear from our preliminary discussions with the General Manager for South Somerset Community Transport, that we need to establish the likely demand in order to progress things. As such we have designed a simple survey form and this is available at:


Alternatively you can use the link which has been posted on the Yetminster Village Facebook pages and on the Parish Websites.

It would be helpful if anyone affected by the loss of bus service could complete the survey. If you don’t have access to the internet (or if you know of anyone who doesn’t have access) then please contact WVTG member John Howes on 07989 018 436 and he will arrange for a form to be made available.

It would also be good to have “bus users” on the working group so if you would like to get involved please contact us on 07941 518 772 or at wvtgbus@gmail.com.

You can also download this item as a PDF.

Leigh contact for the Wriggle Valley Transport Group:
Richard Smith
Tel: 07976 517 088
Email: rgsmith2009@gmail.com

Village Poll Result

Question put to the vote:
Do you support the concept of a community open space for Leigh?

YES: 117
NO: 57

VIew the official notification document.

Leigh Neighbourhood Plan

The Leigh Neighbourhood Plan is now entering a new phase with funding being approved.

The Steering Group would welcome at least three new members to help engaging with our villagers. I will personally visit you, without obligation, to discuss how you can help.

Anyone interested please contact me.

Richard Smith - Leigh Steering Group Chairman
Phone: 07976 517 088
Email: rgsmith2009@gmail.com

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