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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 30/06

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: Somerset Local Outbreak Management Plan available online Somerset County Council and partners released further detail today on how they will prevent and react to localised Coronavirus outbreaks. Somerset cases continue to remain low compared to other parts of the country, but Coronavirus is proving to be a disease around...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 26/06

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: Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic A new interactive online mapping tool has been launched so people can have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset. A number of temporary measures, including pedestrianised high streets, have been introduced to encourage social...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 22/06

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: Birth registrations make a phased return Birth registrations are making a phased return in Somerset and North Somerset from today (Monday 22 June) following the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions. The service, run by Somerset County Council, had to be put on hold in March at the start of the nationwide pandemic...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 19/06

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: Planning ahead for phased reopening of libraries Somerset Libraries are planning the phased re-opening of library buildings with the aim to start welcoming people back as early as possible in July. It won’t be business as usual straight away, however, and Somerset County Council’s library buildings will look and feel...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 16/06

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: Dedicated staff ensure provision for thousands of Somerset’s primary age pupils One hundred per cent of relevant schools in Somerset are offering some kind of extended provision for primary age pupils new figures show. Education settings are working at capacity accommodating nearly a third of the county’s reception, year...

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Application for a New Premises Licence

Penzoy Paddock, Westonzoyland Road, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, TA7 0JA Click here to view the application in respect of the above premises I shall be pleased to receive any comments that you may wish to make on the application, though I would like to emphasise that the law only permits us to accept any objections that you may have if they relate to the one or more of the four licensing objectives i.e.: – * Prevention of public nuisance * Prevention of crime and disorder * Public safety * Protection of children from harm Any objections that you may wish to make must be received by 9th...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 12/06

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: Measures to support our high streets Emergency measures to support the reopening of high streets in Somerset are being rolled out at pace across the county. From Monday 15 June, lockdown restrictions are being relaxed with many non-essential retail businesses allowed to reopen. The Government is advising that people should...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 11/06

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: Council’s finances in strong position to cope with additional coronavirus costs Positive financial results and a major boost to reserves have put Somerset County Council in a strong position to cope with the coronavirus crisis. In the last financial year, Somerset County Council increased its reserves to £76.2m across the...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 10/06

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: Issue affecting some coronavirus test results Somerset NHS Foundation Trust issued a statement today regarding an issue affecting COVID-19 test results for some inpatients at Musgrove Park Hospital. The full text can be read...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 09/06

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: Somerset celebrates care heroes during Carers Week Somerset is celebrating National Carers Week this week (8-14 June) to raise awareness and celebrate the vital role of Somerset’s estimated 50,000 carers. The annual campaign was launched to highlight the challenges faced by unpaid carers, and to recognise the vital...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 05/06

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: Somerset leaders urge people to take action to minimise the spread of coronavirus Health and care organisations from across Somerset have joined together to remind people to follow Government social distancing rules to minimise the increase of positive cases of coronavirus across communities. The warning comes as new figures...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 03/06

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: Talking Cafés keeping Somerset connected with daily Facebook live events Anyone in Somerset needing information, advice, and support – or just a friendly chat – can now use Facebook Live to join people across the county for daily Talking Café events. Typically running from local venues, Talking Cafes were set up in June...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 01/06

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: Cheer for our amazing volunteers It’s National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and Somerset County Council and partners are celebrating all the amazing work volunteers do, not just during the coronavirus emergency, but all year round. Many people stepped forward to support local community groups and organisations during the...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 28/05

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: Remain ‘Alert’ to keep Somerset’s COVID-19 rates low Somerset residents are urged to continue to follow Public Health guidance after new COVID-19 data released shows the infection rate in the County remains low compared to other areas. As of 27 May 2020, the Office of National Statistics show there were 672 confirmed...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 26/05

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: Somerset pharmacies offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse People experiencing domestic abuse are now able to access local support through Somerset pharmacies thanks to a joint local initiative. Somerset County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Local Pharmaceutical Council have been working with...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 22/05

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: Schools and early years providers work to extend provision Schools and early years providers across Somerset are working hard on preparations to extend provision to more children after half term. Having worked closely with education leaders on how to sensibly and safely bring about the Government’s proposals, Somerset...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 20/05

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: Bereavement support service is launching Somerset County Council has commissioned two leading charities to provide bereavement support for people in Somerset in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Somerset Bereavement Support Service will be delivered in partnership by end-of-life charity Marie Curie and mental health...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 19/05

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: Pioneering SCC-built app helps free up vital NHS beds An innovative app built by Somerset County Council is helping free up vital hospital beds by keeping track of care providers with space to take in patients who are ready for discharge. During the coronavirus pandemic there has been an increased need for hospital beds and...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 18/05

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: Yeovil pop-up care home opens doors A new pop-up care home has now opened its doors to some of Somerset’s most elderly and frail residents as part of the fight against Coronavirus. The former Yeovil care home, Hendford Court (previously Acacia House) is ready to take residents once again after round-the-clock efforts by...

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Development Committee Tuesday 26 May 2020

Click here to view the Development Agenda for 26 May 2020 APPLICATIONS FOR WEST AREA (9.30am) 05/20/00001: 1 Home Ground, Coast Road, Berrow, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2QU 24/20/00007: 8 Land (2) At, Ashlawn Farm, Pill Road, Rooksbridge, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 37/19/00122: 14 Barn on land at, Parsons Farm, Moon Lane, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 APPLICATIONS FOR EAST AREA (2.30pm) 08/19/00149: 23 The Old Tile Works, All Saints Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5JQ 53/20/00001: 39 Land To The Rear Of, 27 Fore Street, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 54/20/00005: 50...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 13/05

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: Staged return of children to early years settings and schools From the week beginning 1 June, and conditional on the national COVID 19 situation, the Government is proposing that mainstream provision is extended to include early years settings, all primary school pupils in reception, Year One and Year Six as part of a staged...

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Somerset’s Coronavirus Response April 2020 for community providers & Spark Somerset Volunteers Pack

Click here to view/download the Somersets Coronavirus Response April 2020 for community providers PDF Click here to view/download the Spark Somerset Volunteer Pack...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 12/05

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: Government guidance effective from Wednesday 13 May The Government has set out a stepped approach to lifting the emergency measures. From tomorrow people in England will be allowed to spend more leisure time outside, provided they comply with social distancing guidelines. Those who cannot work from home should be encouraged...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 07/05

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: Somerset’s Coronavirus Helpline open all weekend Around 4,000 calls have now been made to a single helpline for non-medical Coronavirus support – which remains open for anyone needing help and advice this bank holiday weekend. The Somerset Coronavirus Helpline, launched on 6 April by the five Somerset Local...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 06/05

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: GP surgeries and pharmacies open over Bank Holiday weekend GP surgeries and pharmacies across Somerset will be staying open over the early May bank holiday to support patients during the coronavirus outbreak. GP surgeries, which usually close over the bank holiday weekend, will now be open on Friday 8th May between 8am and...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 04/05

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: County Council steps up to support Somerset in time of need Somerset County Council is stepping up operations to support Somerset’s communities and keep people safe during the coronavirus emergency. The County Council will be increasing spending in several key areas in response to the pandemic. This includes expected...

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Friendly Calls provide a lifeline to isolated Older People

Click here to download/view the poster as a PDF Age UK Somerset has adapted its services to meet the needs of local older people in these uncertain times. Aiming to reach those who are feeling particularly cut-off during self-isolation, the charity have set up a new service to alleviate the sense of loneliness experienced by many especially those shielding alone. The Friendly Phone Calls service involves each client receiving a regular friendly phone call from a member of Age UK Somerset staff, to check in on them and help them to feel more connected. The regular calls lessen anxiety and...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 01/05

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: SCC fleet drivers go the extra mile Somerset County Council’s fleet drivers are going the extra mile – and beyond – by helping some of the most vulnerable across the county. The fleet drivers, who usually provide a range of passenger transport services, are now part of the co-ordinated Coronavirus response. They are...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 30/04

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: Council staff answer the call More than 1,100 Somerset County Council staff have signed up to be redeployed in vital new roles during the coronavirus emergency. From joining adult social care teams to distributing nearly a million items of PPE, staff are temporarily leaving their ‘day jobs’ in other departments and taking...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 28/04

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: Have fun at home with Somerset libraries Hundreds of Somerset families are getting involved in a brand-new library offer – run entirely through social media. Library staff are continuing to provide a fun-filled events and activities programme using digital platforms whilst library buildings are temporarily closed. Video...

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Westonzoyland Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Show

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 27/04

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. Thank you, Somerset! Thousands of volunteers, community organisations, charities and all five local authorities have been tirelessly helping people in Somerset get the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Spark Somerset is a key partner and now has more than 1,200 Corona Helper volunteers signed-up. Visit...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council 24/04

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: £3m boost for Somerset’s care heroes, as County Hall is lit up in their honour Somerset’s heroic care providers will receive an extra £3 million to help them support vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. The one-off payment will see contracted providers receive a 10% increase in fees over a 3-month period,...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council 23/04

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: Councils and NHS checking in with thousands of residents Thousands of people will be contacted by phone or letter over the coming days as all five local authorities in Somerset and the NHS launch a new approach to help and support through the Coronavirus outbreak. Around 70,000 residents will receive a letter which encourages...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 22/04

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: Tune in tonight for Laughter Yoga on BBC Somerset The first of our weekly wellbeing slots with BBC Somerset launches this evening – you can tune in from 7pm-8pm. During Charlie Taylor’s show, members of Somerset County Council’s Public Health team will be interviewing a different guest each week on a range of topical...

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SPARK – Training for volunteers – Covid 19 support

Please find a link to our forthcoming webinar programme for Covid-19 groups: https://sparksomerset.org.uk/training

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 21/04

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: Keeping Somerset’s roads safe Highways maintenance teams across Somerset will be stepping up works to keep highways safe for the NHS, emergency services, delivery vehicles and other essential workers travelling across the county. Somerset County Council, like most local authorities, scaled back some routine highways...

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Situation Update During Covid 19

From all of the Somerset Prepared partners we hope that you are all keeping safe during these difficult times. Vital work to maintain essential public services in Somerset is continuing during in what is an unprecedented time for our county and the country as a whole. The Somerset Local Authorities Civil Contingencies Partnership is working to create guidance and considerations on what to do during an evacuation emergency while there is a Covid outbreak. Be rest assured we are doing everything we can with the emergency services to ensure that everyone’s best interests are at the...

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Coronavirus Update 6/4/20

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 several times a day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news. One number for Coronavirus support We now have a single phone number 0300 790 6275 for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils. The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number is live and will make it easier for people access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the...

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Urgent call for carers

Somerset’s local authorities are calling for care workers to come forward and play a vital role in tackling Coronavirus pressures. To ensure more hospital beds are available for patients with the coronavirus, hospitals, councils and care providers will be working together to increase the number of medically-well people who can be discharged home or to a residential care home. This will be happening quickly and safely in the coming days, and many of those leaving hospital will need care support, either at home or in a care home. Extra rooms have been bought in care homes across the county...

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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

Click here to view the Coronavirus Update PDF

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Countywide Community Pack Information

Click here to view/download the County-wide Community Pack

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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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