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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 02/12

All our help and information for 02/12/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Public Health dashboard: Detailed Public Health information dashboards are available on our website www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus just scroll down to ‘Covid-19 dashboard’. These are updated daily. Top stories today: Somerset preparing for mass Covid vaccinations Plans are fully underway in Somerset to prepare for a mass...

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Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Westonzoyland will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941. It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets. “A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in...

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Temporary Road Closure: Lakewall, Westonzoyland

The order becomes effective on 15th December 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 21st December 2020 and last for 3 days (09:00 – 17:00hrs) to enable KN Network Services to replace a telegraph pole on behalf of BT Openreach. For any further information about this closure please contact KN Network Services on 07533 160105, quoting reference: ttro399116SE – Lakewall, Westonzoyland. Click here to view the Road Closure...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 26/11

All our help and information for 26/11/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Public Health dashboard: Detailed Public Health information dashboards are available on our website www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus just scroll down to ‘Covid-19 dashboard’. These are updated daily. Top stories today: Somerset in Tier 2 – and join us for a live briefing event tonight Somerset has been placed in Tier 2 when...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 24/11

All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Public Health dashboard: Detailed Public Health information dashboards are available on our website www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus just scroll down to ‘Covid-19 dashboard’. These are updated daily. Top stories today: We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset Our fantastic key workers in Somerset are leading a campaign to deliver a vital...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 23/11

All our help and information for 23/11/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Public Health dashboard: Detailed Public Health information dashboards are available on our website www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus just scroll down to ‘Covid-19 dashboard’. These are updated daily. Top stories today: Let the air in to combat the virus The government is encouraging people to open their windows and keep their...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 19/11

All our help and information for 19/11/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Introducing Somerset’s Covid Community Champions A new initiative is being launched to create a network of volunteers to help people in Somerset get the latest advice about Covid-19 and ensure residents stay as happy and healthy as possible in these difficult times. The scheme hit the ground running this week...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 16/11

All our help and information for 16/11/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Police take action over protests Police patrols have been increased and several people fined following breaches of COVID-19 legislation in Glastonbury in recent days. Police have been called following reports of public gatherings, which breach the Government regulations. Currently, a protest of more than two...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 12/11

All our help and information for 12/11/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Think about the drink and your mental health Everyone is encouraged to think and talk openly about alcohol, how it effects their lives and its link to mental health during this Alcohol Awareness Week (16-22 November). It has been an anxious and uncertain year and alcohol has been described as ‘the UK’s...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 11/11

All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Domestic abuse – help is still available Support continues to be available for anyone affected by domestic abuse and we are working closely with partners to make sure services continue during the new lockdown. Restrictions imposed because of the pandemic may heighten domestic tensions and increase domestic abuse. For some...

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Somerset Bereavement Support Service

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Surviving Winter 2020/21

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Step Up Somerset: Support for job seekers

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 09/11

All our help and information for 09/11/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: #StayHomeForSomerset As the nation enters its second lockdown, Somerset County Council’s Public Health leaders are asking everyone in the county to pull together to keep coronavirus at bay and support the #StayHomeForSomerset campaign. Somerset has seen coronavirus cases rising at a steady rate. Although the...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 05/11

All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset Health and care services in Somerset are joining forces to thank the county’s residents for the support shown to NHS and social care throughout the pandemic. In an open letter, health and care chiefs say: “You clapped for key workers through the spring and summer, fundraised...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 03/11

All our help and information for 03/11/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Waste services in lockdown The weekend’s announcement of a second national lockdown may prompt questions about impacts on Somerset Waste Partnership services, notably recycling sites which were closed during the first lockdown period earlier this year. As things stand, the plan is that all 16 sites will...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 02/11

All our help and information for 02/11/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: New national restrictions from 5 November As outlined in the Prime Minister’s statement at the weekend, from Thursday 5 November, new national restrictions will apply in England. These include:Staying at home except for education, work (if it can’t be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 28/10

All our help and information for 28/10/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Food support for families in Somerset Somerset County Council has pledged £125,000 of additional support for families in Somerset who may be struggling to find food this winter. We want to ensure no child or adult in Somerset goes hungry. Our aim is to meet the immediate need for food, and work with the family...

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Somerset Covid Alert Level

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 23/10

All our help and information for 23/10/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. A single phone number is also available for anyone in Somerset who needs coronavirus-related support from their councils. The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, makes it easier for people to access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, during the current crisis. Lines are...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 22/10

All our help and information for 22/10/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Please remember: Hands, Face, Space We are continuing to see a rise in positive Covid-19 cases across the county. Somerset rates are still lower than the national, but the rise over the last few weeks is clear and continuing. We are closely monitoring where our cases are so that we can be quick to respond to...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 16/10

All our help and information for 16/10/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Everything you need to know about face coverings As we go into the weekend, here’s an important reminder on why, when and where people should wear a face covering. Face coverings aim to protect others, not the wearer, against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main...

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Somerset Sight Volunteer Visiting Service – Seeking Volunteers

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 09/10

All our help and information for 09/10/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Hands, Face, Space when using health services Doctors are reminding people to follow social distancing measures when they are using healthcare services in Somerset. As more people begin to visit healthcare settings for appointments such as their flu jab, local GPs, emergency department staff and healthcare...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 30/09

All our help and information for 30/09/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Libraries offer digital help for job seekers Somerset Libraries are kicking off National Libraries Week with an innovative new scheme. From Monday 5 October iPads will be available to job seekers looking for an extra bit of help in their quest for employment. The free iPad Loan Scheme from Somerset County...

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Grant funding available now from The Somerset Fund

If you are a grassroots community group based in Somerset and running on less than £100,000 per year, you can apply for a grant up to the value of £2,500 from The Somerset Fund. The grants are ‘unrestricted’, which means they can be used to pay for ongoing running costs, also known as ‘core costs’. What do we want to fund? We’re keen to support a wide range of groups from across Somerset. We are particularly interested in:giving the best start in life to the most disadvantaged children growing the life skills of young people improving the mental health of people of all...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 17/09

All our help and information for 17/09/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Only get a Coronavirus test if you have symptoms Local Coronavirus testing sites are up and running across Somerset, but demand for slots is increasing with 7,000 people tested in Somerset last week alone. Test sites are commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care who are seeing a surge of demand...

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SDC Budget Consultation

Sedgemoor District Council are currently undertaking Budget Consultation and this will finish on 28th October. This year the survey is only available online. The survey can be found on the front page of their website www.sedgemoor.gov.uk or by clicking...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 10/09

All our help and information for 10/09/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Changes to rules on social gatherings from 14 September Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday (with some exemptions) amid a rise in coronavirus cases nationally. There has also been a rise in coronavirus cases in Somerset, although the number remains low. The changes...

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Coronavirus Workstream Update

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 04/09

All our help and information for 04/09/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Watch out for coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scam Trading Standards in Somerset are warning residents to be aware of scammers looking to exploit the NHS Test and Trace service. NHS Test and Trace is a Government system to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). It works through quickly testing people...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 02/09

All our help and information for 02/09/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Guidance on the return to school Children are returning to schools and colleges across Somerset this week and we are providing updated guidance to help parents, carers and families. Somerset County Council’s Director of Children’s Services has recently written to all parents and carers to reassure them that...

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Vacancy: Westonzoyland Parish Councillor

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River Sowy and King’s Sedgemoor Drain Enhancements Scheme

Since the winter floods of 2013/2014 and the creation of a Flood Action Plan (attached), one of the key elements of work was to increase the capacity of the Sowy/King Sedgemoor Drain. To date works have been carried out at Beer Wall to increase conveyance under the A372, dredging under the road bridge at Parchey and railway bridge at Dunball and the removal of a restrictive structure linked to the original tidal gate at Dunball. The next phase of works is to create formal flood banks of an equal height from Parchey to Monks Leaze Clyce Sluice along with some environmental enhancements. We...

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Defibrillator Locations In The Village

The Parish Council have two defibrillators in the Village View Details of Defibrillator Locations  

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 26/08

All our help and information for 26/08/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Coronavirus cases in Somer Valley area Somerset County Council is working closely with Bath & North East Somerset Council and Public Health England following an increase in confirmed cases in the Somer Valley area. Although the number of confirmed cases has gone up, there is no cause for serious concern and...

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SWP Briefing August 2020

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Patient Engagement Bulletin – 26th August 2020

Fit for My Future Mental Health Report LaunchFollowing the conclusion of our public consultation on the proposed relocation of adult in-patient mental health beds from Wells to Yeovil on 12 April 2020, Participate Ltd have been undertaking an independent analysis of all the feedback received. The independent analysis report has been published today on the Fit for My Future website: https://www.fitformyfuture.org.uk/. Our original intention was to share the independent analysis of all the feedback received during the consultation at a public event in Wells. Given the current Government...

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Temporary Road Closure: Place Drove, Westonzoyland

The order becomes effective on 08 September 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 14th September 2020 and last for 5 days to enable Wessex Water to renew a stop tap. For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600, quoting reference: ttro375048SE – WW – Place Drove, Westonzoyland. Click here to view the Road Closure Notice

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 20/08

All our help and information for 20/08/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Congratulations to the class of Covid-19 The achievements of young people in Somerset should not be forgotten in the confusion of the past week, says Somerset County Council’s Education Cabinet Member. On GCSE results day Councillor Faye Purbrick has sent a personal message of support on behalf of the Council...

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Somerset Fit for My Future Independent Analysis Report: mental health public consultation

Following the conclusion of our public consultation on the proposed relocation of adult in-patient mental health beds from Wells to Yeovil on 12 April 2020, Participate Ltd have been undertaking an independent analysis of all the feedback received. The independent analysis report has been published today on the Fit for My Future website: www.fitformyfuture.org.uk, it can also be found at the bottom of this article. Our original intention was to share the independent analysis of all the feedback received during the consultation at a public event in Wells. Given the current Government...

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Hatch Green Coaches – Timetables & Stay up to date

Click here to view the Timetable PDF We are also happy to provide guidance to customers who are currently a little worried about using the bus. We would encourage anyone who is unsure on how to safely travel because of the need for face coverings for example, or is feeling a little lacking in confidence since lockdown, to telephone us on 01823 480338. If you know of any one who this may apply to, then please feel free to pass on our contact...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 13/08

All our help and information for 13/08/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Car sharing: follow the golden rules Commuters planning to car share as they head back to work are being advised to follow the golden rules to keep them and their passengers protected from coronavirus. People should limit sharing their car to people within their household or social bubble. But if that’s...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 10/08

All our help and information for 10/08/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: SCC backs initiative to support ‘heroic’ care workers Somerset County Council has become the first council in the South West to sign up to UNISON’s ‘Stop the Spread’ pledge, a key initiative by the UK’s biggest trade union to support care workers in the fight against coronavirus. The pledge...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 07/08

All our help and information for 07/08/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Keep yourself and Somerset healthy With a hot weekend predicted, Somerset residents and visitors are being urged to follow the guidance to keep themselves, their family and friends and the county safe from coronavirus. Temperatures are predicted to peak on Saturday and Sunday – and into early next week –...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 05/08

All our help and information for 05/08/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Board backs Somerset Local Outbreak Management Plan Somerset’s Local Outbreak Management Plan, setting out how the County Council and partners, will prevent and react to local coronavirus outbreaks, has been formally endorsed. The COVID-19 Engagement Board held its first meeting on Friday 31 July where...

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SRA Annual Report

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 30/07

All our help and information for 30/07/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Rachel, 21, steps up to coronavirus fostering challenge Faced with the uncertainties of lockdown during a pandemic, there are not too many 21-year-olds who would think about taking on two young foster children. But Rachel is different from most young people and has spent the past two months being an emergency...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 28/07

All our help and information for 28/07/2020 is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Parents urged to claim Child Benefit Parents in Somerset are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their new-borns, to ensure they don’t miss out. Claims can only be backdated by up to three months. Usually, to claim Child Benefit parents must...

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Temporary Road Closure: Cheer Lane, Westonzoyland

The order becomes effective on 11 August 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 17th August 2020 and last for 5 days to enable Wessex Water to carry out new connection works. Click here to view the Notice PDF

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