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Somerset Waste Partnership Update

Please find below the latest briefing from Somerset Waste Partnership

Briefing note

11th October 2021

Highways Update Jan 21

Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area, Week Commencing the 11th of October 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 11th of October 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,
Should you wish to discuss any particular scheme in more detail, please contact this office at your earliest convenience.
You may not be aware, but the recognised platform to view planned works on the highway is via One.Network. This website gives users a visual overview of present and future works, including road closures taking place within Somerset. The system also shows the advertised diversion route for road closures.

Users can search by town, road and date. It also provides other useful driver information. Automatic email alerts can be set up by users so you can receive daily or weekly alerts of new works in a user defined area. One.Network can be found at and users accounts are free to create.

The weekly report I distribute focuses solely on SCC and SRA works. The One.Network platform provides a complete overview of all planned works, including those undertaken by third parties and utility companies.


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

Highways update

11th October 2021

Bus Service

Somerset County Council has now published their Bus Service Improvement Plan for Somerset (the Somerset BSIP).

It is still described as a draft but for it to have been made public, it must have the backing of both the officers at SCC Highways and Cllr John Woodman. the Cabinet Member for Transport at Somerset County Council.

It's a tough 100+ page read. It's certainly packed with lots of useful statistics and interesting analyses, but the important thing is whether it delivers an ambitious and practical improvement plan for our buses in Somerset. You can access it below

Very much welcome your thoughts.

It is being considered by the SCC Scrutiny Board on Tuesday October 12th at 10am - 2pm. You can join the meeting via Teams. Link on this page:


Peter Travis

Draft Bus Service

6th October 2021

Retrofit Bruton and Cary

I am emailing to let you know about the launch of "Retrofit Bruton and Cary" – A new 18-month project funded by Somerset County Council's Climate Emergency Community Fund, delivered by Bruton Town Council in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy, One Planet Bruton and Greener Cary.

From 4 October 2021, Justine Mallinson, our professionally qualified and experienced Retrofit Assessor & Co-ordinator, will give clear, impartial advice and support to homeowners, to help them plan and deliver exactly the right energy efficiency improvements for their homes.

This service will be available in Bruton, Castle Cary and surrounding Parishes. I invite you to draw the service to the attention of your residents. Charges will apply for homeowners in some parts of this area, and for larger properties.

We have known for years that if we are to have any hope of meeting our net zero targets, we will need to insulate our existing housing stock, and switch to cleaner sources of energy. Many residents have the means and wish to improve their homes, but don't know where to start. Our service will offer the expert impartial advice and support they need to get going...

For more details please visit

With best regards,

Ewan Jones

Chair of Bruton Town Council
+44 7770 611827

6th October 2021

Points of Light

I am ‘delighted’ to announce that the 2021 edition of Points of Light has now been published and is now available to view on the SALC website, it is also attached.

Managing the local water supply, providing free breakfast packs for families on low incomes, employing a family support worker, operating a discounted housing scheme and setting up a food bank are just some of the examples contained in this year's edition.

All the best

Simon Pritchard
Assistant CEO
Somerset Association of Local Councils Limited
Company Address: Edgar Hall, Somerton Business Park, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6SB
Company number 11942896 registered in England and Wales

My Normal Working Days are: Monday & Friday

Members Area:
Covid Advice: Coronavirus (

Points of Light

4th October 2021

Covid-19 Update

Please find attached this week's Covid-19 update for Somerset on behalf of the Engagement Board.

Covid-19 case rates in educational settings remain on the increase across Somerset and the South-West, with the majority of cases in the 5 – 18-year age group, representing 60 percent of all Somerset cases at present.

It therefore remains extremely important for children over the age of 11 who attend school or college, along with their parents or carers and school staff, to do a lateral flow test twice a week to help children continue to receive their education, by preventing the spread of Covid-19 in educational settings. We are also reminding parents to ensure children have a face covering to wear on school transport, to help protect the drivers and other children from catching Covid-19, and to keep the school buses running.

Kind regards - jo

Jo Towle
Communications Officer
Public Health
Somerset County Council
Mobile: 07498 362 629

Covid 19 update

4th October 2021

Briefing note from David Fothergill

Please find attached the briefing notes from Somerset County Council Leader, David Fothergill for you , your councillors and residents.

Best regards,

Mike Lewis

Briefing note

4th October 2021

Recycle More

Please find attached the sixth and final edition of the Recycle More Messenger, the regular briefings keeping you up to date with the roll-out of Recycle More which launched in South Somerset four months ago.

Collections services have, thankfully, been getting back on track in recent weeks which has helped the service bed-in after the difficult initial weeks.

We now have some estimates of the difference Recycle More is making in your district – around 130 extra tonnes of recycling each week – a great achievement to be built on in the months to come.

We hope you have found these updates useful. Please make use of the SWP website for information and advice about waste reduction and recycling – practical steps we can all take to protect our environment and help tackle climate change.

Last year Somerset recycled and reused more than 137,000 tonnes of waste, saving 123,000 tonnes of carbon – the equivalent of taking 47,321 cars off the road for a year or planting 738,216 trees.

Nearly 98% of recycling stayed in the UK, including 99.4% of plastics we collected.

Best wishes,

Somerset Waste Partnership

Recycle More

4th October 2021

Vaccination Buddies

Vaccination Buddies are still here to help people to make informed decisions about their COVID-19 vaccination; they can even help Portuguese and Polish speakers!

In Somerset, the majority of adults have now had both their Covid-19 jabs, but there are some people who don’t feel comfortable with the vaccination. Have you encountered people who have questions and concerns about the Covid-19 vaccine that you haven’t had the time or knowledge to answer? Or maybe you have some questions yourself? We can help!

Our team of Vaccination Buddy volunteers can offer 1-2-1 advice over the phone to anybody in Somerset who is worried about having the vaccine, or maybe their second jab.

Vaccination Buddies come from all walks of life and can speak a range of languages including Dutch, Portuguese, German, Polish, Italian and French. They have undergone full training from Public Health at Somerset County Council. They cannot however, offer medical advice.

You can request a phone call with a Vaccination Buddy VIA THIS FORM. (Referral forms also available in Polish and Portuguese. )We will then get in touch to arrange a suitable time.

Please print and share the attached posters in English, Portuguese and Polish. The further they go, the better!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Helen Fielden
Vaccination Buddy and Covid Community Champion Coordinator
T: 07535 800944

27th September 2021

Right of Ways Report September 21

Please find attached the latest Rights of Way report

Rights of way report

20th September 2021

Joint message from the Chief Executives of all five councils in Somerset

The five councils in Somerset have jointly responded today to the Government regarding their views on potential electoral arrangements for the proposed unitary council for Somerset.

In July, the Secretary of State announced that the five existing councils in Somerset would be replaced by a single unitary council. As part of that process, he is reviewing the number of elected members and wards/divisions for the unitary council.

The approved business case proposed that, subject to involvement from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE), the unitary council would have 100 elected members in 100 single member wards/divisions, with a clear requirement that the Boundary Commission undertake a review in the first term of the unitary council to determine the future number of councillors.

The Secretary of State has subsequently asked the five councils to review the proposal and has asked for views regarding a lower number of members – potentially around 85 in total.

This is not a formal LGBCE Electoral Review, but in response to the Government's request, the Chief Executives of all five councils have been given an opportunity to provide views on potential electoral arrangements for the unitary council. They have assessed five options and provided opinions on them as can be seen here. Elected members of all of the existing five councils in Somerset have also had the opportunity to submit their views.

This is the Government's process and the Secretary of State will decide which proposal for the unitary council's electoral arrangements will be laid before Parliament in early 2022.

20th September 2021


Good evening

I would like to introduce myself as a new PCSO based in Wincanton.

I will be covering North Cadbury.

If there is anything I could help you with, do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Beata Marcelino
PCSO 6164
Wincanton Rural West

Wincanton Neighbourhood Policing Team| Avon and Somerset Police
14 Market Place, BA9 9LH

Tel 101
Mob 07701283642
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10th August 2021


Due to the fact that this is likely to be the last chain of Beacons to be lit in the reign of Her Majesty The Queen, we would like to make it the largest and the most dramatic the world has ever seen, so your valuable assistance throughout Somerset in helping us achieve this would be extremely appreciated.

I would be grateful therefore if you would kindly distribute the above at your earliest convenience please, to ensure those wishing to take part have plenty of time to make their plans.

My day to day liaison at Buckingham Palace for this aspect of the Jubilee is Caroline Creer. Please feel free to call her on 0207 930 4832 should feel it necessary, or call me at any time on 07737 262 913 from 8am through to 8pm Monday through to Saturday evening.

We do hope that you will be able to assist us with the above.

My warmest regards,

28th June 2021