Following requests from local community groups, Shepton Mallet Town Council have funded the installation of six wooden noticeboards in residential areas across the town. These open-faced noticeboards are aimed at enabling the local community to share details of events, classes, clubs and more happening in their neighborhoods.

The Town Council own and manage three noticeboards which are locked behind glass and are aimed primarily at sharing Town Council news. These will continue to be used for regular Town Council business and related matters. However, feedback received from local community groups suggested that additional noticeboards would enable residents to easily find out about what is happening locally and provide valuable means for organisers to promote their activities.

The Town Council partnered the with the local Men’s Shed for the construction of the noticeboards. Planning permission has been granted for each of the locations, five of which are located on Somerset Council land. Each one is fitted with a QR code directing to a page on the Town Council’s website with information about using the noticeboards. Anyone wishing to advertise on the noticeboards can do so directly, so long as the material adheres to the guidelines.

The six new noticeboards are located:

– on the Little Brooks Lane entrance to Tadley Acres
– by the footpath leading from Norah Fry Avenue to Barrington Place
– next to the Queens Road play area
– at the entrance to the West Shepton Playing Fields
– next to the basketball court on Draycott Road
– on the corner of Amulet Way and Chio-Rio close, off the Fosse Lane

Shepton Mallet Town Council is the tier of local government closest to the people. It takes pride in providing an energetic and diverse council to support, serve and lead the town.

The Town Council are looking to work with local volunteers to help keep the content on the noticeboards relevant and up to date. Anyone interested in volunteering to look after their local noticeboard should email to find out about how to get involved.