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Somerset Coronavirus Update – 23/03

Click here to view the latest briefing about Coronavirus – 23/03/20

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Self-isolating – a message for help

Westonzoyland Parish Council wishes to thank all residents and parishioners who hand delivered the attachment below to all, or at worst, most of the homes in the village. Your help was essential and may, in these difficult times, save lives as we take all action possible to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. If you did not receive a note feel free to follow up through the attachment. Stay well and stay...

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Mindline Somerset Emotional Support Helpline

To help Somerset residents manage their anxieties and worries Mindline Cornoavirus has been set up. Mindline Somerset, is an existing emotional support helpline that has extended its opening times to 9am-11pm Mon-Fri and 8pm-11pm Sat-Sun to target those effected by the Corona Virus. It is not a general advice line but they will be able to listen, support and try to help people if they need further emotional support. Self-Isolating? Worried about a loved one or what you’re seeing on the news? You are not alone. We are here to listen and support Monday-Friday 9am-11pm and Saturday-Sunday...

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Closure of Parks / play area and recreation field at Village Hall

Please be advised that following Government announcements designed to combat the spread of the Coronavirus virus the facilities in the village of Westonzoyland have been closed to public access. Signs will be erected tomorrow (Thursday) and individual items debarred within the site. This is the commitment from the Parish Council to public safety which we trust will be heeded by all. Stay safe...

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Somerset Coronavirus Update

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Countywide Community Pack Information

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Coronavirus – Hand Washing

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Music on the levels – Concerts postponed

Music on the Levels announces that the concerts scheduled to take place on 29 March and 26 April will now not take place as planned.

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The Songs that won the War

Sunday 15th March – 2:15pm at Westonzoyland Parish Church

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St Margaret’s Fundraising Volunteer Roundup

Click here to view the Volunteer Roundup – Spring 2020

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Latest Somerset Health, Care & Wellbeing news

We’re very excited to attach our first dedicated Councillor newsletter advising you of the latest Somerset Health, Care and Wellbeing News. We will start to send these updates bi-monthly in future – shortly after every Health and Wellbeing Board meeting. The aim is to keep all County, District and Parish/Town Councillors informed of the latest health, care and wellbeing updates as well as sharing articles we hope may be of interest to you and your communities. For example, in this week’s edition there is information about community transport schemes and our Talking Cafes, where...

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Have your say about providing care closer to home in Somerset

Health and care services in Somerset are running an engagement programme to gather feedback from local people about providing care closer to home. Health and care services in Somerset aim to support people to live independent, healthier lives by having the right services in the right place for their needs, available at the right time and delivered by the right people. The engagement programme runs until 12 April 2020. Everyone who lives and works in Somerset is invited to join in, think about and help shape a new way of providing services which is, where practical, closer to where they live,...

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School Admission Arrangements 2021/22 Consultation

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The Sedgemoor Conversation

We are looking to set up a panel of customers to understand their customer experience and needs with Sedgemoor District Council

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ACTS: Lights, Camera, Action

Bridgwater Town Hall – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2019

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Do something amazing this year.

For many, the start of a new year brings an opportunity for reflection, fresh starts and change – but could you change a child’s story this year?

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Music on the Levels: Wallscourt Brass Quintet

Music on the Levels announces details of its free concert on Sunday 24 November in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP.

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Notice of Election for Bridgwater and West Somerset

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Looking Back at The Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF37 ) Bridgwater

To explore the ROF Bridgwater, Sedgemoor District Council and the South West Heritage Trust are inviting the public to share their memories and help to create a community archive. On November 9 and November 13 public is invited to the 37Club near Puriton for tea and cake and to share their stories. ROF Bridgwater played an essential part in the manufacturing of defence materials during the Second World War. The project aims to gather as much information as possible to create a historical record of what life was like for those who lived and worked in this important local industry. Sedgemoor...

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Music on the Levels: Wildwood Jack

27th October 2019 at 3:30pm

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Bridgwater Carnival Day Programme 2019

Click here to view/download the 2019 Carnival Day Programme

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The Sedgemoor Conversation

Wednesday 6th November 2019 – 10am at SDC Offices

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National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

29th November 2019 – 12pm to 5pm

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Bridgwater Together 2019 at the Engine Room

Saturday 12th October 2019 – 11am till 5pm

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Westonzoyland Parish Council Meeting 30th September 2019

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Could you be a Marie Curie Helper or Companion?

Marie Curie are looking for dedicated volunteers for their Helper and Companion Services in Somerset.

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Mind in Somerset

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Police Beat Surgeries at Bridgwater Town Hall

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Liney Road – Westonzoyland – Public Consultation – 4th September 2019

3pm til 7pm at Westonzoyland Village Hall

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Publications and Correspondence Items 19th August 2019

Publications and Correspondence Items 19th August 2019  

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The Rural Bulletin – 6th August 2019

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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 31st July 2019

Subject: Announcing our new Chief Executive We are pleased to announce that James Rimmer will be joining us as Chief Executive for Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group from 01 September 2019. He will take over from David Freeman who has been acting up as Chief Officer. David will return to his substantive role as Chief Operating Officer as from 01 September 2019. David has provided much valued leadership and vision during the critical time following the departure of former Chief Officer, Nick Robinson. He has led us in making significant progress in improving the financial position in...

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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 24th July 2019

Subject: Have your say: help us put the patient and public voice at the heart of everything we do Somerset CCG Communications and Engagement Strategy Survey We want to put the patient and public voice at the heart of everything we do. Our communications and engagement strategy will help us to achieve this together. We want your views on our draft objectives. We also want your ideas about what actions may help us achieve our objectives. Click here to have your say: https://response.questback.com/nhssomersetccg/eciabqfizl The survey will remain open until 31 July 2019. Subject: Job opportunity:...

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Electoral Annual Canvass 2019

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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 17th July 2019

Subject: New 400k funding for mental health service to support children and young people in Somerset schools and colleges The work of Fit for my Future, Somerset’s integrated health and care strategy, is already paying dividends. Health, care and education services in Somerset have worked together with partners, schools, young people and parents to secure £400k of trailblazer funding, it was announced last Friday. The funding will help to create two pilot mental health support in school teams covering east and west of the county, giving almost 16,000 children and young people extra support...

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Your fire service is changing. Have your say now.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are consulting on proposed changes. Please take part in the consultation to have your say on how the changes could impact you and your life. http://bit.ly/DSFRSconsult @DSFireUpdates #SaferTogether...

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The Future of Inpatient Mental Health Services in Somerset

Click here to view the PDF regarding the Future of Inpatient Mental Health Services in Somerset

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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 10th July 2019

Subject: Join us at our next Governing Body meeting Our next public Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body meeting will take place on Thursday 25 July at 9.30am at the Canalside in Bridgwater (TA6 6LQ). Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting to listen to the items being discussed. There is an opportunity to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting. The agenda and papers will be available on our website about a week before. Subject: Jargon buster updated The NHS uses lots of jargon and new acronyms come into use all the time. From engagement activities our...

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Rural Housing Week

CLick here to view the Rural Housing Week Info Sheet PDF

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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Subject: Annual Review Summary and Infographic 2018-19 We have just published our Annual Review Summary for 2018-19 and a one page infographic. You can read them on our website at: https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/publications/annual-report/ along with our full annual report. If you would like hard copies of the Annual Review Summary for your organisation, please drop us a line at somccg.engagement@nhs.net and let us know how many you would like along with your address and contact details. Subject: Primary Care Networks launch in Somerset Thirteen Primary Care Networks started working in...

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Proposed Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Changes – Have Your Say

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Public consultation into the proposed dredging of the River Parrett between Stathe and Burrowbridge.

The scheme is being led for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board (IDB), working closely with the Environment Agency and Natural England. REGULATION 10 PUBLICITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENTS – THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (LAND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT WORKS) REGULATIONS 1999 (AS AMENDMED) This notice has been prepared by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board (‘Parrett IDB’) in accordance with the requirements of The Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) Regulations 1999 (as amended), referred to as ‘the Regulations’...

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The Sedgemoor Conversation June 2019

The Sedgemoor Conversation continues with the theme of Social Prescribing which was discussed at the February event.

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St Margaret’s Hospice Afternoon Tea

Click here to view the Volunteer Newsletter Summer 2019  

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The Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Notice is hereby given that: Sedgemoor District Council is to undertake a review of existing polling districts and polling places within the authority area. The Acting Returning Officer will make comment on the proposed polling stations and any elector within the authority (ARO) or within a parliamentary constituency inside the authority boundary may make representation. The authority would welcome any person or organisations with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability to make a representation or comment on existing polling stations, the authority’s proposals, the...

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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 26th June 2019

Subject: Carers’ Voice Somerset Partnership Board information Details about Carers’ Voice Somerset Partnership Board, the influencing body for unpaid carers in Somerset, can now be found on the new Somerset Community Connect Website: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/carers-voice-somerset-partnership-board/   Subject: Save the date! Somerset CCG Annual General Meeting We’re busy planning for this year’s Annual General Meeting. We will be sharing more news about it and how you can get involved over the next few months. But in the meantime, we’d love for you to...

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“Publications and Correspondence Items 24th June 2019” is locked Publications and Correspondence Items 11th March 2019

Publications and Correspondence Items 24th June 2019

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Spark Somerset – Volunteer Information

Give a little, change a lot. Have you thought about volunteering but don’t know where to start? Coming into what will hopefully be another nice summer, this is a great time to think about getting involved in the many community events taking place. These are ideal opportunities if you are looking to do some volunteering but don't have much time in your week. We also have lots of other great, more regular outdoor volunteering roles too! Have you got time to fill over the long summer holidays? Maybe you would simply enjoy being outdoors for a change of scene. Whatever your motivation,...

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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 19th June 2019

Subject: Somerset CCG launch Facebook page We’re expanding our digital channels and have launched a Facebook page to give us more opportunity to share our news and support people to get involved with our work. Please take a look: https://www.facebook.com/SomersetCCG and give us a like or a follow. If there are any items that you are submitting for the bulletin that you’d also like us to share on our Facebook page, just let us know when you send us the information. Subject: Join us at our next Governing Body meeting Our next public Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body...

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Music on the levels presents Si Barron

Music on the Levels presents folk singer Si Barron in a free concert on Saturday 22 June 2019 at 3.30 pm in St Mary’s Church, Westonzoyland, coinciding with the Fête taking place in the Church that day. Si Barron specialises in the creative interpretation of traditional West Country songs with beautiful guitar and harmonium playing. ‘I play guitar, dulcimer and harmonium,’ says Si, ‘I mainly sing English traditional song, the only kind of music that never gets old.’ Si Barron has been singing and playing English Traditional Song nationally for 15 years, first with the duo...

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