As well as North Petherton, the area covered by the Town Council includes several distinct communities such as Moorland, North Newton and the newer developments of Wilstock and Stockmoor. The longer established communities have village halls, community centres or similar buildings which can be used by organisations to provide activities for people who live near by.

At present, Wilstock and Stockmoor do not have a building at the heart of its community but a hard-working group of people are turning the dream of the Wilstockhub into a reality, with work on the footings now well underway. The costs of the project are currently estimated at just under £2M.

The Town Council is not directly involved in the Wilstockhub project but is a committed project funder and Somerset Council also supports the project.

There are various ways in which the Town Council can raise funds for the purpose of assisting the project and during the autumn the Town Council will be considering the financing options it can use in order to help move the hub project forwards.

As part of the Town Council’s process it is undertaking a consultation to obtain evidence of the level of support for the project.

A simple 2 question survey is available on-line and paper copies are also available from the North Petherton Library and North Petherton Tesco Express.

There will be drop-in events where information about the hub project will be displayed and Councillors will be available to answer questions.

  • Monday 23 October – North Petherton Library 10: 30—18:30hrs
  • Tuesday 24 October Somerset Bridge Primary School 10:30 – 20:00hrs TO BE CONFIRMED
  • Wednesday 25 October – North Newton Village Hall 10:30 – 20:00hrs
  • Thursday 26 October – Moorland Village Hall 10:30 – 20:00hrs

The consultation is scheduled to continue until 10 November.

So far we have raised £1,350,000

Our Mission

Our Charitable Aims

  • To fund and build a community hub for the benefit of the community.
  • To live a better quality of life in all aspects.
  • To positively Impact the lives of residents collectively and individually.

Where We Are

  • Raised: £1,350,000
  • Target: £1,860,000*
    *(Our original cost plan created in 2019 was £1.3 million. Due to inflation and and cost of materials the latest cost plan as of February 2023 is £1.86 million.
  • Working with funders and senior stakeholders to complete our financial target.
  • Maintaining strong partnership working and building new ones.
  • All works completed to stage of going out to tender.
  • Giving new volunteers personal development & skill sets.

Sustainability Plans

  • Lease out the Nursery unit – bringing in guaranteed revenue.
  • Renting out all other space for identified services needs.
  • Support Community Enterprise.
  • Value social capital.
  • Know and act on tangible and intangible outcomes.
  • Building and maintaining trust.