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Right of Ways Report April 21

Please find below the monthly ROW report.

10th April 2021

Highways Report April 21

Please find below the Highways report for April.

Highways report

10th April 2021

Constitution and Standards Committee

Dear Parish,

I am hoping you will be able to offer some help with regard to the promoting the attached press release to your website or noticeboards.

We have three vacancies for co-opted members to our Constitution and Standards Committee and are eager to encourage as many applicants as possible.

We will of course be using our recruitment team to also assist but it would be great if you could assist us in getting this out to as many media outlets as possible.

Any assistance would be gratefully received.

Kind regards

Laura Rose
Democratic Service Officer
Democratic Services
B3E
County Hall
Taunton
TA1 4DY

My Work Mobile: 07790577336
Directline: 01823 356151 or 01823 357628/01823 359500
Other Team Work Mobile: 07811313837 or 07790577232
Email the team: democraticservices@somerset.gov.uk

Standards Committee

8th April 2021

Proposal for referendum

Proposal for referendum on local government reform

We wanted to let you know as soon as we could that each of our district councils will next week decide on a proposal to hold a local referendum on local government reform.

We are bringing forward this proposal because we want to ensure that Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has all the information they will need to determine which of the two options on the table local people support.

Concerns have been expressed about the consultation process and the lack of prominence given to the voice of the most important stakeholders – the city, town and parish councils of Somerset and the actual residents of Somerset – within the current Government consultation.

There have been calls from Somerset residents for the councils to take steps to ensure residents' views on the potential changes and their preference for the future of local government can be expressed in a clear and open manner.

A local referendum would provide invaluable additional information on top of the evidence that the current Government consultation.

This vote would be held after the current consultation closes, but before the Local Government Secretary is due to announce his decision. So, the information the vote will provide can be added to that gleaned from the consultation.

The poll would open on 7 May and close on 28 May. Voting would be by post or online and the poll would be run independent of the local councils by Civica Electoral Services (formerly Electoral Reform Services).

Should our councils back the proposal, I hope you will encourage your members and communities to take part. This is a once-in-a-generation chance to make a fresh start, to shape our local services and develop local solutions to the challenges we face.

Yours,

Cllr Val Keitch, Leader of South Somerset District Council

Cllr Ros Wyke, Leader of Mendip District Council

Cllr Duncan McGinty, Leader of Sedgemoor District Council

Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, Leader of Somerset West & Taunton Council

6th April 2021

From the desk of David Fothergill

Please find attached the April briefing sheet from David Fothergill, Leader of Somerset County Council

Briefing Sheet

6th April 2021

Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area, Week Commencing 05 April 2021.

I am writing to update you on the latest progress of SCC highway works in the South Somerset Area, for the week commencing the 05th of April 2021.
For your information, I
attach the planned programme of works. Works highlighted in red indicate that this is a new scheme introduced into the works programme. Dates highlighted in red indicate a change to the original dates that have previously been detailed.
Additional 'live' information can be found on our webpage by following the link, www.travelsomerset.co.uk.
Should you wish to discuss any particular scheme in more detail, please contact this office at your earliest convenience.
Regards

Neil McWilliams
Highway Service Manager
Somerset County Council
South Somerset Area Highways Office
Mead Avenue
Houndstone Business Park
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 8RT

Highways Update

6th April 2021

Covid Update

Good evening

Please find attached this week’s Covid-19 update for Somerset on behalf of the Engagement Board. As we head into Easter weekend with new freedoms granted, we are reminding people to stay safe and stay outdoors. Our message is very much to: Stay local, minimise travel and behave responsibly. Continue to follow ‘hands, face, space’ with the new message of ‘fresh air’ to minimise catching Covid-19 and spreading it to others – even if you have been vaccinated.

Public Health England has published a blog about protecting ourselves and each other as we move out of lockdown, please share this and the attached with your networks.

I wish you all a fabulous Easter break.

Many thanks and best wishes

Lisa Rogers
Partnership Manager - please note that Monday is my non working day
Public Health
Somerset County Council
Mobile: 07977 411302
Email: lzrogers@somerset.gov.uk

6th April 2021

Neighbourhood Watch

Hello and welcome to our April edition of the newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch, we have recently added the town and Parish council Clerks to our distribution list. For those of you who have are new to our newsletter we have been sending a newsletter to our Neighbourhood watch members since January, which include updates on the work our team are doing and advice and information. If you wish to receive the previous newsletters please contact us on the team email and we will happily send out a copy.

I am the Neighbour Sgt for the Somerton and Wincanton team and I work alongside PCSO Supervisor Fiona Wilson. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Katie

Katie Maun
Sgt 4073

Somerton and Wincanton Neighbourhood Policing Team | Avon and Somerset Police
Somerton Police Station, Kirkham Street, Somerton TA11 7NN
Wincanton Police Station, Churchfields, Wincanton, BA9 9AG

Mob 07889658542
Email katie.maun@avonandsomerset.police.uk

www.avonandsomerset.police.uk | Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Neighbourhood Watch

6th April 2021

PC Minutes March 2021

Please find the latest Headlines from your Parish Council

PC Headlines

1st April 2021

Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area, Week Commencing 29 March 2021.

Good afternoon all.
Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area, Week Commencing the 29th of March 2021.
I am writing to update you on the latest progress of SCC highway works in the South Somerset Area, for the week commencing the 29th of March 2021.
For your information, I attach the planned programme of works. Works highlighted in red indicate that this is a new scheme introduced into the works programme. Dates highlighted in red indicate a change to the original dates that have previously been detailed.
Additional 'live' information can be found on our webpage by following the link, www.travelsomerset.co.uk.
Should you wish to discuss any particular scheme in more detail, please contact this office at your earliest convenience.
Regards

Neil McWilliams
Highway Service Manager
Somerset County Council
South Somerset Area Highways Office
Mead Avenue
Houndstone Business Park
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 8RT

Highways Update

29th March 2021

Highways Maintenance 2021/22

Good afternoon all,

Highway Maintenance Operations (Planned), South Somerset - 2021/2022

I provide you with a list of our intended major highway maintenance schemes for the 2021/2022 financial year, which are to be delivered as part of our annual Resurfacing, Structural Maintenance and Surface Dressing programmes. Whilst it is our intention to deliver all of the schemes identified, there may be specific reasons or circumstances that may dictate otherwise.

Specific scheme information, e.g. start and finish dates, nature of Traffic Management etc, will be confirmed through my weekly updates once such details are known.

I also provide a copy of our Environmental Maintenance, Verge Maintenance information sheet. This provides details of our planned annual Weed Treatment, Grass Cutting and Hedge Trimming works programmes.
Should you wish to discuss any of the above, or attached information, in more detail, please contact this office at your earliest convenience.
I hope that this information is helpful.

Regards

Neil McWilliams
Highway Service Manager
Somerset County Council
South Somerset Area Highways Office
Mead Avenue
Houndstone Business Park
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 8RT

Highways Maintenance

29th March 2021

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Beavers are hoping to reopen (covid permitting) on 19th April however we are short of an adult leader, if you can help us please give me a ring 07538502812 or drop me an email annetuck23@gmail.com. We meet in Sparkford Parish Hall on a Tuesday from 6pm – 7pm. We would be grateful for as much or as little time as you can give us, you will need to have a DBS and maybe some training depending on how much time you have to spare!
The group is open to boys and girls,
Beavers 6-8 years old
Cubs 8 – 10.5 years
Scouts 10.5 – 14 years
Explorer Scouts 14-18 years.
If you can spare some time to help at another section or want to add your child to our waiting list please contact me, I will pass your information onto our other leaders.
Look forward to hearing from you soon

Anne
Anne Tuck
Beaver Scout Leader
3rd Sparkford Scout Group

annetuck23@brutonschool.co.uk
telephone : 07538502812

23rd March 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Please find attached the Notices for the Police and Crime Commissioner election.

Kind Regards

Michelle Mainwaring
Case Officer (Democratic Services)
Strategy and Commissioning
South Somerset District Council 

PCC Election

22nd March 2021

NWG Report

Please find attached a copy of the latest Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.

NPWG

22nd March 2021

Neighbourhood Plan Update

Hi everybody

I have just issued the Options Summary Report in our NP Newsletter

Thanks

Richard

Options summary report

13th March 2021

Help with getting to vaccination appointments

If you have not yet had your vaccination, it might be worth preparing in advance how you will get there. If you are not able to drive yourself, but you have a family member or friend who might be able to support you – it’s always worth having that conversation now.
While many older and more vulnerable people will be able to attend a location close to their home, some will be relying on public transport.

We are working with bus operators and community transport providers to help vulnerable residents to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
A free Somerset County Council Taunton town centre shuttle service has been launched to get people straight to their vital vaccination slot. The Covid vaccination shuttle bus service runs every 30 minutes from Castle Way in Taunton town centre to Taunton Racecourse. The seven-day a week service uses one of the Council’s fleet of minibuses and will help to support those who don’t drive and will link easily with other operators coming into the town centre. The shuttle service is set to run every day throughout March and April except for the following dates when the vaccination centre is closed for race days: 4, 15 and 23 March; 8 and 21 April. The new Taunton service starts at 8.20am each day, and will also serve bus stops along South Road and Shoreditch Road on route to the Racecourse. The last bus each day is 6.05pm from the Racecourse. There will be capacity for a maximum of four passengers on each journey due to the need for social distancing. The service is reserved for those who have a pre-booked vaccination appointment at the Racecourse and this will be verified before passengers board the bus. It’s recommended those using the service catch a bus to arrive approximately 10 minutes before their vaccination slot. You can view the timetable here·

First West of England provides a bus service every 30 minutes from Wells Bus Station stopping at Shepton Mallet. The bus service terminates at the Bath and West Showground and operates seven days a week. The service provides connections to and from other bus services at both Wells Bus Station and Shepton Mallet Cenotaph. This service is free for bus pass holders. If you plan to use this bus service, please make sure that you take your appointment letter with you and try to use the timetabled journey which arrives at the Bath and West Showground as close to your appointment time as possible. This will avoid waiting time on site. You can view their vaccination centre travel guide here. Current concessionary bus pass rules have been suspended so that bus passes can be used on all public services before 9.30am. This came into effect from February 1.

We are working with Community Transport and Slinky Demand Responsive Services across Somerset to allow free travel for bus pass holders when attending vaccination appointments. You can find information and contact details for Community Transport Services on Travel Somerset If you are concerned about getting to an appointment, or need other help or support during the pandemic, please phone the Coronavirus helpline on 0300 790 6275. Lines are open from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

Best wishes,

Andrew Doyle
Communications Officer
Somerset County Council
Azdoyle@somerset.gov.uk Telephone: 01823 359798 | Mobile: 07977413530
Press Office: 01823 355020 | Website: www.somersetnewsroom.com

12th March 2021

Wessex Internet

I am writing with some exciting news about ultrafast internet connectivity coming to your area, and to introduce myself.

I am the Community Engagement Manager for Wessex Internet - a rural internet provider. We are delighted to have been awarded a contract by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) to deliver ultrafast full fibre broadband to selected properties and businesses in parts of rural South Somerset. I am pleased to be able to share our map of coverage areas which we are releasing today which can be viewed on our website here cds.wessexinternet.com .

This is a fantastic opportunity that will bring many benefits to communities like yours that have been overlooked when it comes to high quality and high speed connections. As more of us are working, schooling, running businesses and spending leisure time at home, an ultrafast reliable internet connection is a necessity rather than a luxury.

I’d love to arrange a meeting with you to discuss this further, and to answer any questions that you or parishioners may have. We are more than happy to come along and talk to you first, or at a forthcoming Parish Council meeting. Depending on lockdown restrictions, this could be done via an online forum. Please let me know by contacting me by email or phone – if I don’t hear from you, I will follow up in a couple of weeks. I would be grateful if you could pass this email on to anybody else that is relevant.

In the meantime, you will see that our website has some FAQs and more detailed information that may be helpful.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Christine O’Grady

Wessex Internet

SUPERFAST FIBRE & WIRELESS INTERNET

Office: 0333 240 7997

Mobile: 07956 333782

Email: christine.o’grady@wessexinternet.com

Address: The Old Laundry, Ranston, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8PU

Web: www.wessexinternet.com




12th March 2021

Neighbourhood Plan. Possible new sites

Dear Resident,

Please would you consider which of these new sites in conjunction with those already submitted might be most acceptable for possible future development and give us your feedback in the questionnaire at the end of the presentation. I apologise for bothering you in this way but communication under the present restrictions is very difficult.
It would also be very helpful if you would consider forwarding this email to others in the parish who might be interested.

Kind regards,

Andy Keys-Toyer.

New sites

23rd January 2021

Covid Vaccine Fraud

Criminals are using the Covid - 19 vaccine as a way to target the public.

COvid 19 Vaccine Fraud

19th January 2021

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Farming

Dear All,

Please find attached details of our next Mental Health and Wellbeing webinar being held on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 6pm.

We have another great line up of speakers from CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, Gay Farmer Helpline, an Accredited CBT Therapist, Market Chaplin, FCN-Farming Community Network and a very brave young lady from Kingsbridge Young Farmers.
To register for the event please following the link below:
www.mhwinfarming2.eventbrite.co.uk
If you register for the event but are unable to make it on the night we will still forward you a recording of the event.

Please circulate to any contacts or groups who may find it useful.

Many thanks

Nikki Rattenbury
Trading Standards Officer
Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service
A Joint Service Commissioned by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Councils

01392 383000
01392 382159 (Fax)

Trading Standards, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD

www.devonsomersettradingstandards.gov.uk

For clear practical Consumer Advice - call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506

For Business Advice - call 01392 381381 from Devon, 0300 123 2224 from Somerset or 01803 208025 from Torbay

For Approved Local Traders, to recommend a business for the scheme, or to apply to join Buy with Confidence visit www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

Email Disclaimer - https://www.devonsomersettradingstandards.gov.uk/privacy-notice/

19th January 2021

Covid-19 Scam

We have issued this warning today about fraudsters sending fake text messages offering the Covid vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details

Details can be found at the link

Many thanks

Jo

Jo Ryan
Project Officer

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service
A joint service commissioned by Devon, Somerset and Torbay councils

Please note I don't work Mondays

01392 383000
Trading Standards, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD

Cover-19 Scam

11th January 2021

Funding Grants

Hello there,

We are getting in touch to let you know that The Somerset Fund is now open for applications until Monday 11 February 2021.

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 ages
increasing opportunities for better physical health
supporting people with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses, and their carers
combating loneliness and isolation.


Please note that preference will be given to applicants that have not previously been awarded a grant from The Somerset Fund.

Thank you very much indeed for helping us to spread the word.

With best wishes,
All at Somerset Community Foundation

11th January 2021