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Urgent Road Closure: – ttro782324N – Townsend, Westonzoyland

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent) road closure at Townsend, Westonzoyland will commence on 17th July 2024 – 19th July 2024 (00:00 – 23:59) for a total of 3 days. This will enable Wessex Water to carry out works to repair leak. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site  is not permitted on this occasion. For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600, quoting reference: ttro782324N Please...

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Levels and Moors LCN on 11/06/2024

Many thanks to those who attended the Levels and Moors LCN on 11/06/2024 and thank you Compton Dundon Village Hall for hosting us. We would like to congratulate Sean Dromgoole on being elected as Chair, and Tim Kerly on being elected as Vice Chair for your LCN. Please see the notes from your meeting attached.  They are also published online here – Agenda for Local Community Network – Levels and Moors on Tuesday, 11th June, 2024, 7.00 pm – Modern Council In this meeting we discussed the yearly report for your LCN.  The final report is attached to this email. It provides...

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Temporary Road Closure: ttro620463N – Front Street, Chedzoy

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=138596580 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_138596580_3740145_466c863cf9.pdf The order becomes effective on 23rd July 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 29th July 2024 and last for 2 days (08:00-16:30) to enable Utility Services Ltd to replace a pole on behalf of Openreach.  The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion. For any...

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Temporary Road Closure: ttro033618N – Broadstone, Westonzoyland

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=138509213 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_138509213_3739597_bd6be9e1d9.pdf The order becomes effective on 23rd July 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 29th July 2024 and last for 5 days to enable Wessex Water to install a new connection.  The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion. For any further information about this...

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emergency Road Closure: – ttro870259N – Lake Wall, Westonzoyland

emergency Road Closure: – ttro870259N – Lake Wall, Westonzoyland. Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (emergency) road closure at Lakewall, Westonzoyland  which will commence on 14th June 2024 – 14th June 2024 (08:30 – 15:30) for a total of 7 hours. This will enable Arboricare to remove dangerous overhanging tree on behalf of Somerset Council.  The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site  is not permitted on this occasion. For any further information about this closure please...

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Date Change – Temporary Road Closure: Bath Road, Ashcott

Please be aware that we have received notification of a date change to a temporary road closure at Bath Road, Ashcott  for approximately 216 metres. The new date for the works to commence is 13th June 2024  and is expected to last until  14th June 2024 between the hours of 18:30 – 06:00. These works are for Wessex Water to replace covers in carriageway. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion. The link to view the new Notice is as...

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Call for sites

Call for sites

“Call for sites” launched for nature-based solutions to unlock development We’re calling on landowners to help unlock the delivery of new homes across the area, by promoting their land for important nature-based solutions to development requirements. As of today (Monday 20 May 2024), we’re launching a “call for sites”, which is seeking submissions of land being promoted for the potential delivery of Phosphate Mitigation Schemes and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) to support the delivery of new development. The “call for sites” aims to gauge the level of interest from...

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Planning applications comments: PARC Code: CL53. Application numbers 53/24/00008 and 53/24/00009 – Plots B & A Musgrove Willows, Lakewall, Westonzoyland

This is the submission of the views of Westonzoyland Parish Council following detailed consideration of both applications. Following examination of the information submitted with both applications and review of correspondence received both for and against the applications including knowledge that a petition against has been submitted to the planning authority it is the decision of the Parish Council to raise NO OBJECTION and to support the proposals with grant of consent. The Parish Council do, however, request that the views of the Rights of Way team on possible impact on PROW BW 36/3 are...

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Temporary Road Closure: ttro212520SE – Bath Road, Ashcott

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=133515741 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_133515741_3566592_4d56f7bc3c.pdf The order becomes effective on 20th June 2023 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 29th June 2023 and last for 2 days to enable Wessex Water to replace covers in carriageway.. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is  not permitted on this occasion. For any further information about...

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Route1 is looking for you!

Route1 is looking for you!

Want to be part of an Outstanding volunteer service? Then Route1 is looking for you! Route1 Advocacy and Independent Visitors service supports children and young people who are in care or have a social worker. They do this by matching volunteers with young people as either short term Advocates, or longer term Independent Visitors. The service recently had an independent internal review and was graded as Outstanding; and was shortlisted to the final 3 in the Frontline National Award 2024 ‘Team of the Year’ Route1 helps children have happy childhood memories, and ensures their views are...

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Levels and moors active travel working group – 16th May 2024

The Active Travel working group is having to postpone the meeting for one week due to issues with attendance from guest speakers. The meeting will commence on Thursday 16th May 2024. The time will still be 7pm and the venue will be Aller Village Hall, High Street, Aller, TA10 0QN We apologise for the inconvenience. If you would like to attend or if you have any questions, please email – levelsandmoorslcn@somerset.gov.uk We look forward to seeing you at the...

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Environment Agency response Hinkley Point C Development Consent Order Material Change consultation

Environment Agency response Hinkley Point C Development Consent Order Material Change consultation

Nuclear regulation news Our response to Hinkley Point C’s Development Consent Order Material Change consultation Our role The Environment Agency is responsible for regulating environmental protection at nuclear sites, ensuring that people and the environment are properly protected. NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited needs environmental permits from us to cover the work and the controls that it needs to put into place for construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning of any new power station. What’s happening now? NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited is proposing to...

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May bank holidays bring changes to waste collections

Somerset Council are reminding residents that waste collections will change during May as bank holidays start and end the month. During the weeks beginning Monday 6 May, and Monday 27 May, collections of recycling, refuse and garden waste will be one day later than usual. If your recycling and/or refuse is usually collected on a Monday, then it will be collected on a Tuesday, if your usual day is a Tuesday it will be collected on a Wednesday and so on. This includes collections that would usually take place on Friday 10 May and Friday 31 May taking place on Saturday 11 May and Saturday 1 June...

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Temporary Road Closure: ttro139455W(TD) – Riverside, Burrowbridge

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=137252539 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_137252539_3700186_984aa35e06.pdf The order becomes effective on 18th April 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 22nd April 2024 and last for 4 days (09:30 – 15:30) to enable Openreach to carry out works on underground structure.  The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion. For any...

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Levels and Moors LCN agenda – 25.03.24

Please find attached the invite to the upcoming LCN meeting in your area.  The invite includes the agenda and information regarding the venue, date, time, and a link to the online meeting. If you are a parish clerk please do share with your councillors and through your local networks. Please also share this with local organisations, especially those with an interest in and or information to feed into the discussion topics on the agenda. For the minutes of the previous meeting please view them here – Agenda for Local Community Network – Levels and Moors on Monday, 15th January,...

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Temporary Road Closure: ttro013482N – Bullhorn Drove, Bridgwater

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=137697877 and the link for the Notice 2: https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_137697877_3695623_19f42fccf9.pdf The order becomes effective on 02nd April 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 8th April 2024 and last for 5 days to enable Wessex Water to carry out service disconnection works. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion. For any further information...

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Temporary Road Closure: ttro700930N – Fowlers Plot Road, Chedzoy

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=136950579 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_136950579_3691807_927107577c.pdf The order becomes effective on 26th March 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 2nd April 2024 and last for 6 hours (09:30-15:30) to enable Openreach safe access for pole replacement works. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion. For any further...

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Temporary Road Closure: ttro417077N – Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=136707579 and the link for the Notice 2: https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_136707579_3690534_1605a681b6.pdf The order becomes effective on 19th March 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 28th March 2024 and last for 8.5 hours (08:00 – 16:30) to enable Utility Services Ltd to replace a pole on behalf of Openreach.  The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this...

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Temporary Road Closure: Lakewall & Hoopers Lane

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=136519013 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_136519013_3675068_ab75881f9d.pdf The order becomes effective on 13th February 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 19th February 2024 and last for 3 days (08:00 – 18:00) to enable Barr Engineering Services to install poles on behalf of Airband. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this...

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Waste collection service guides will arrive next week – ‘Check it, keep it’.

New service guides, including an 18-month collection calendar will begin to arrive next week in the former Sedgemoor and Somerset West and Taunton areas, as well as a small part of South Somerset. Everyone in these areas will be getting the guide ahead of a change to collection days for some households. Residents having a change of collection day will have received a letter earlier in the month letting them know that things are changing. The new guides and their delivery come at no cost to Somerset Council. They are funded by the council’s collections contractor Suez recycling and recovery...

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Temporary Road Closure: Taunton Road, Greinton

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=135947985 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_135947985_3666606_22e94d46ab.pdf The order becomes effective on 06th February 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 13th February 2024 and last for 2 days (08:00 – 16:00) to enable Utility Services Ltd to replace a pole on behalf of Openreach. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this...

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Temporary Road Closure: Andersea Road and Bullhorn Drove

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=136398226 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_136398226_3668602_97ecfb45e8.pdf The order becomes effective on 06th February 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 12th February 2024 and last for 3 days (08:00 – 18:00) to enable Barr Engineering Services to install twelve poles on behalf of Airband. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on...

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Somerset Levels & Moors Update – 11th January 2024

Click here to view the Somerset Levels & Moors Update – 11th January 2024

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Somerset Levels & Moors Update – 5th January 2024

Click here to view the Somerset Levels & Moors Update – 5th January 2024

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Temporary Road Closure: Bullhorn Drove, Andersea Road, Lakewall and Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland and Bridgwater Without

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=136067639 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_136067639_3652337_262bdc4b29.pdf The order becomes effective on 23rd January 2024 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 29th January 2024 and last for 12 days (08:00 – 16:30) to enable Splicetek Communications Ltd to carry out phased works to install new cables on behalf of Airband Community Internet Ltd. The contractor has indicated that access for...

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Somerset Levels & Moors update – 14th December 2023

Click here to view the Somerset Levels & Moors update – 14th December 2023

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Recycling collections delayed due to flooding across the county

The flooding which affected parts of Somerset on Monday and Tuesday (4 and 5 December) prevented recycling and refuse crews collecting from hundreds of households in parts of South Somerset. Due to the scale of flooding, crews will be unable to return to some households whose waste collections were missed, including around 500 households in Merriott and Crewkerne. Residents are asked to bring their boxes and bags in and put them back out on their next usual collection day. Crews will today (Wednesday), return to parts of Yeovil to collect recycling missed on Tuesday. Some residents in and...

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Somerset Levels and Moors – Update 6th December 2023

Click here to view the Somerset Levels and Moors Update 6th December 2023  

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Think outside the box and cut the cardboard at Christmas

Think outside the box and cut the cardboard at Christmas

Recycling stats in Somerset show a rise in cardboard collected at the kerbside every January – and the mountain keeps growing.

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New campaign launched for Stop Adult Abuse Week

‘Safeguarding is everyone’s business’ – new campaign launched for Stop Adult Abuse Week Somerset Council and the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) have launched a new campaign asking Somerset residents to look out for members of their community who might be experiencing abuse. The campaign, called ‘Safeguarding is everyone’s business’, asks that people do their part in supporting their communities by recognising the signs of self-neglect when they see them because self-neglect can be an indicator that someone is being abused. Acting early when you suspect that someone is...

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Changes are coming to waste collections next year

Changes are coming to waste collections next year

Recycling and rubbish collection days will be changing for more than 120,000 homes in Somerset in February next year. The changes come as new collection routes are introduced by Somerset Council’s contractor, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The new routes will make rounds more efficient, more manageable for crews whilst reducing mileage and carbon emissions. The changes come at no cost to the council. In February 2024, recycling and rubbish collection day schedules will change for around 85% of homes in the west of the county, covering the former Sedgemoor and Somerset West and Taunton...

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Somerset Levels Moors Update 15th November 2023

Click here to view the Somerset Levels Moors update 15th November 2023

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Dermatology Services Review Survey

The Somerset Dermatology service is currently undergoing major changes to ensure that patients across Somerset receive the highest quality care in a modern, accessible, integrated service. To make sure that this is done in a way which best meets the needs of patients and the public, we would like the Somerset population to be involved in the planning and development of the service. The following questions are designed to gather your feedback on Dermatology care in Somerset. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Please note- the survey refers to Dermatological...

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Temporary Road Closure: Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=135667748 and the link for the Notice 2: https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_135667748_3632910_9d78550f12.pdf The order becomes effective on 05th December 2023 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 15th December 2023 and last for 5 days to enable Airband Community Internet Ltd to lay a duct in verge. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion. For any further information...

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Road closure: OLD ORCHARD FARM,ANDERSEA,WESTONZOYLAND, BRIDGWATER TA7 0LU

Airband are planning to put on a permit on OLD ORCHARD FARM, ANDERSEA, WESTONZOYLAND, BRIDGWATER TA7 0LU within the next 6 months for a road closure. Once the permit has been accepted, we will let you know the specific dates and timings. Road closure location:  OLD ORCHARD FARM, ANDERSEA, WESTONZOYLAND, BRIDGWATER TA7 0LU From 51.110793, -2.9525132 To      51.097903,...

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Road closure: Andersea, Westonzoyland, Somerset, TA7 0LR

Airband are planning to put on a permit Andersea, Westonzoyland, Somerset, TA7 0LR within the next 6 months for a road closure. Once the permit has been accepted, we will let you know the specific dates and timings. Road closure location: Andersea, Westonzoyland, Somerset, TA7 0LR From: 333836, 132893 To: 335260,...

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Urgent Road Closure: – Ruggs Drove, Bridgwater Without

Urgent Road Closure: – ttro805518N – Ruggs Drove, Bridgwater Without Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Ruggs Drove, Bridgwater Without which will commence on 20th November 2023 – 24th November 2023 (00:00 – 23:59) for a total of 5 days. This will enable Wessex Water to replace a valve and meter.. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion. For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex...

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Somerset Levels Moors Update 3rd November 2023

Click here to view the Somerset Levels Moors update 3rd November 2023

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Emergency Road Closure: – Bull Horn Drove,Bridgwater Without

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Bullhorn Drove, Bridgwater Without  which will commence on 13th November 2023 – 17th November 2023 (00:00 – 23:59) for a total of 5 days. This will enable Wessex Water to install a new meter. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site  is not permitted on this occasion. For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600, quoting reference: TTRO340239N Please...

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Storm Ciarán and Winter Preparedness on Somerset Levels and Moors

Somerset Levels and Moors Briefing for Partners and Communities 1 November 2023

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Storm Ciaran: Prepare for potential disruption

We’re warning residents to be prepared for possible disruption from high winds and flash flooding overnight tonight and into tomorrow (Thursday), as Storm Ciaran pushes across the South West. Winds of up to 70mph are forecast for much of the county, particularly coastal areas, through much of tomorrow, bringing the risk of flying debris, falling trees and power cuts. We’re preparing for the storm with 20 crews of tree surgeons on standby tonight and tomorrow and planned roadworks are being put on hold to allow more staff to respond to emergencies. Council teams are also on standby for any...

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Remember, remember, take care on bonfire night

Fireworks night is just around the corner and Somerset Council is reminding everyone, to stay safe, reduce waste and follow the advice of the fire service.   Fireworks night is a fun time of year, with parties and back garden displays of bright lights and rockets. It is important that residents take care, celebrate fireworks night safely, and reduce waste where possible. It’s essential to follow the advice from the fire service and other experts and take these simple steps to help keep everyone safe:  Before putting fireworks in your rubbish, drench embers and soak used or part-spent...

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Urgent Road Closure: – WW – Ruggs Drove, Bridgwater Without

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent) road closure at Ruggs Drove, Bridgwater Without  which will commence on 6th November 2023 – 10th November 2023 (00:00 – 23:59) for a total of 5 days. This will enable Wessex Water to carry out works to replace leaking meter.. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site  is not permitted on this occasion. For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 03456 004600, quoting reference: ttro525804N. Please...

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Fire service consultation

Every year we ask our communities and businesses about the level of precept (council tax contribution) for the fire and rescue service.

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Fangtastic advice for cutting Halloween waste

Somerset Council is asking everyone to reduce waste this Halloween and stay-single use free during fright-night. The beginning of October saw a ban on the sale of many single-use plastic items come into force, including plastic cups, plates and other items associated with parties like balloon sticks. Halloween can be a scary enough day without considering the horrific levels of waste thrown in. The council is asking if we could go beyond single-use plastic free and reduce waste even further? It is not just outfits and party essentials that contribute to waste during the Halloween period. The...

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Music on the Levels- 29 October concert: The truth about love!

Our October concert featuries Niall Hoskin, baritone, and Jacquelyn Bevan, piano, in a programme entitled Tell Me The Truth About Love on Sunday, 29 October 3.00 pm (refreshments from 2.15) in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP. Niall Hoskin Jacquelyn Bevan A light-hearted musical portrait of love in all its many forms, Niall describes it as, ‘a selection of pieces ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. We’ll start with a group of English Song from some of the greats including Purcell, Vaughan...

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Wellington and Bridgwater recycling sites remain open 7 days a week

Wellington and Bridgwater recycling sites remain open 7 days a week

Somerset Council’s recycling sites in Wellington and Bridgwater will remain open seven days a week until Taunton Recycling Site can safely re-open. Wellington is usually closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but will open Monday to Sunday. Bridgwater usually closes on Wednesdays but is also open seven days a week. Visitors are warned that Wellington is experiencing an influx of visitors on Wednesdays, the site’s previous first opening day of the week. If possible, Taunton visitors are asked to avoid this site and use Bridgwater Recycling Site instead, which is seeing less visitors on a...

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Recycling site remains closed as blaze continues

Recycling site remains closed as blaze continues

Residents are being reminded that Taunton Recycling Site will remain closed for the foreseeable future following the fire that began last Tuesday morning.

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Bridgwater Town Deal Open Event – 19.10.23

Join us at the Bridgwater Town Deal Open Event.

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Temporary Road Closure – Burrow Wall, Burrowbridge

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=135129839 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_135129839_3621685_0bd64f48c4.pdf The order becomes effective on 26th October 2023 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 2nd November 2023 and last for 4 hours (10:00 – 14:00) to enable Openreach to replace a pole. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion. For any further information about...

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