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Parish Crime Update

Please find below an update on recent crime activity within the Parish.

Crime Update

24th February 2021

Neighbourhood Plan Update

Please find below the latest from the Neighbourhood Plan Team.

Neighbourhood Plan

23rd February 2021

Update to Highways Work

Good afternoon all.
Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area, Week Commencing the 22nd of February 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 22nd of February 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

23rd February 2021

Highways Report Feb 21

Please find below the latest Highways report for the Parish.

Highways Update

21st February 2021

Right of Ways Report Feb 21

Please find below the latest Right of Ways Report for Feb 21.

ROW Update

19th February 2021

Covid-19 Update 18 Feb 21

Good evening

Please find attached this week’s Covid-19 update for Somerset on behalf of the Engagement board. We are continuing to see a welcome drop in our seven day rate, this is down to a combined effort of our fantastic NHS and health care services and people all across Somerset that have stayed home, made sacrifices and followed the hands face space guidance to keep the virus at bay.
The vaccination programme has entered a new phase with people aged 65 to 69 in England among those now being invited to book their Covid-19 jab. It is important to remember though that the vaccine doesn’t necessarily stop you contracting the virus; you may catch it but have milder symptoms and you might still be able to pass it onto others. Please help us by sharing the below with your networks:

If you haven’t had a vaccine yet, if you have had one dose of the vaccine, if you have had two doses of the vaccine, the message is the same.. We all need to Stay at Home where possible and keep following the Hands Face Space guidance to keep ourselves and others safe.

As always, please share this update with your networks to help reinforce our messaging

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

18th February 2021

Census 2021

Good afternoon

The census advertising campaign started this past weekend. Below is a link to the recent English and Welsh press release, 'Census 2021 – Ensuring the big decisions are made on the best information'.

Census information

15th February 2021

Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area, Week Commencing the 08th of February 2021.

Good afternoon all.

I am writing to update you on the latest progress of SCC highway works in the South Somerset Area, for the week commencing the 08th of February 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

Highway update 08 Feb 21

4th February 2021

Abbreviated minutes

Please find attached an abbreviated copy of the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held 27 Jan 21.

4th February 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCILL BRIEFING SHEET FOR PARISH AND TOWN COUNCILS FEBRUARY 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the latest Briefing Sheet for you to share with your councillors and residents.

Kind regards,

Mike Lewis

February Briefing Sheet

1st February 2021

Covid-19 Update

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the latest Covid update for Somerset.

Keep safe,

From
Mike Lewis

Covid 19 update

1st February 2021

A303 update

Dear Sir / Madam

Planning Act 2008 – Sections 116 and 117 and The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 – Regulation 31

Application by Highways England for an Order Granting Development Consent for the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

Notice of the decision by the Secretary of State

Please find below a link to the letter notifying parties of the Secretary of State's decision to grant a development consent order for the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling:

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/document/TR010036-001582

The decision documentation suite can be viewed at:

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/south-west/a303-sparkford-to-ilchester-dualling/?ipcsection=docs

Yours faithfully

The A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling Case Team

National Infrastructure Planning
The Planning Inspectorate

Helpline: 0303 444 5000
Email: A303SparkfordtoIlchester@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

Web: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ (National Infrastructure Planning)
Web: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate (The Planning Inspectorate)
Twitter: @PINSgov

1st February 2021

Somerset Waste Partnership briefing note Jan 2021

Please find attached the latest Briefing from Somerset Waste Partnership, with details of the new 6am early start for all waste collections - recycling, rubbish and garden waste - from Monday 1 February for at least one month. Please communicate this new information as widely as possible.

Thank you

Nick Cater
Senior Communications Officer
Somerset Waste Partnership

SWP Briefing note

28th January 2021

Covid-19 Update

Good evening

Please find attached this week’s Covid-19 update for Somerset on behalf of the Engagement board. We are seeing a welcome drop in our seven day rate this week, but case numbers are still high so we must keep up the good work to bring rates down even further. We said it last week, but whilst the vaccination programme gives us great hope, it is so important that even after being vaccinated, people stick to the essential hands face space guidance. The vaccine designed to prevent serious illness and death from Covid-19, it is still possible to catch the virus and pass it on to others.

As always, please share the update with your networks to help reinforce our messaging

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

Covid 19 update

28th January 2021

Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area.

Good morning all.
Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area, Week Commencing the 01st of February 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 01st of February 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 01 Feb 21

28th January 2021

Neighbourhood Plan Update

Neighbourhood Plan Working Group report to the Parish Council
24th. Jan. 2021

I can report that the NPWG is working well together.

NPWG Meeting 17th Dec. discussed the recently completed Community Options Survey. The analysis of the results has been done. There was a very good response with 460 residents replying.

North Cadbury 50%
Galhampton 30%
Woolston 11%
Yarlington 9%

Finance;
Still within grant. Report for Locality on spending due by the end of March, then to decide on next grant application.

New sites coming forward from;
W Longman, J Raymond and A Montgomery
As these new sites are significant and may well offer alternatives that are more acceptable to residents, we have decided to incorporate them into the plan. However, this means a further consultation with residents and AECOM.

SSDC Meeting 14th. Jan.
Tessa Saunders, Jo Wilkins and David Clews from the Strategic Planning Dept.
The following was discussed;
Housing Numbers and Settlement Status.
Suitability of existing sites put forward as well as new sites.
How many extant consents/completions could be included in our total.
Windfall developments ie. one off and infill builds.
The meeting was constructive and demonstrated a will on both sides to be open and co-operative. Another meeting is planned for mid Feb.

The consultation for the New Sites and Local Green Spaces has gone live. It was decided that it would not be responsible to do a mail drop under the present lockdown regulations so we have had to rely totally on electronic communication this time. The response will, no doubt be lower, but hopefully will be enough to be significant and useable.

24th January 2021

Parish Council Highways Report January 2021

Potholes

The general state of many of our lanes are deteriorating and there are several areas where remedial work is required now but I am aware that there is a shortage of funds available for this work. I am advised that priority is given to areas where there is a road safety issue taking into account volume and speed of traffic. Lanes that are particularly bad include Frog Lane and Hearn Lane Galhampton, Pound Lane Yarlington and the latest to cause concern is the Corkscrew Lane North Cadbury where the road has collapsed in two places caused by Badgers burrowing under the highway.

In the latter case which was reported in early December I am advised that because of the badger issue an ecology report is required and it is unlikely that any repairs will be undertaken until after July! There is a possibility that the holes could be covered by a steel plate but the alternative would be to close the road.

Flooding

In my last report I highlighted Parish Hill and the Woolston Road ( at the junction with Ferngrove Road)

The district council jetting team attended both these sites just before Christmas and they managed to clear the drains at Woolston but were unsuccessful in solving the problem on Parish Hill as it would appear that the culvert here is totally knackered and flooding is continuing into Archie’s fields. John Nicholson is scheduled for an onsite meeting next week (27th) to investigate the problem so there may be an update on this at next week’s meeting.

Drain clearing work has also taken place along Cary Road in North Cadbury so this should solve the potential flooding issue opposite the village school.

I drove the lanes early this week following heavy rainfall and we still have problems along Frog Lane, at the eastern end of Hearn Lane and to the north of Crockers Hill Yarlington but these are areas that regularly flood and in view of the fact that they are of low usage it is unlikely that they will receive any attention in the near future.

Hedge trimming

I am still getting more complaints about the hedge alongside Rowlands, Cary Road North Cadbury and I am told there have been a couple of near misses with large vehicles turning the corner. John Nicholson told me last year that trimming this hedge is the responsibility of the owner of Rowlands and he was going to write to him advising him that if the hedge was not trimmed the council would do the work and send him the bill.
I am seeing John next week so will chase this up.

General comment

We are all well aware that the present situation, coping with the pandemic, is causing problems everywhere and it is quite clear that the county/district council road maintenance teams are under pressure both with manpower and funding so I see little point in chasing them on issues that, I know, will not be dealt with for some considerable time. I keep in touch with John Nicholson regularly and he is well aware of situation but, of course, he has 50+ parishes to deal with !

John Rundle

23rd January 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

Parish Council Rights of way Report Jan 21

Works Completed
WN 19/101 Substantial new posts have been installed and gate has been re-hung.
WN 19/42 Entrance improved. Steps installed at the north end where path emerges onto Long Street.

Outstanding Issues
WN 19/1 (Smallway Lane east) access overgrown, broken stile, no finger post. No access at junction with Frog Lane no stile or way marking. Path has been in this state for at least 7 months. ROW officer aware. Not a priority at this time.
WN 19/2 Fingerpost down.
WN 19/78 ROW officer has agreed to replace gate at southern entrance to this footpath.
WN 31/7 Tree down and foliage blocking path. ROW officer will attend to this.
WN 19/105 Restricted byway remains in deplorable state. E.mail received from Rob Coate. Paul Longman has agreed in principle to installation of bollards. Await meeting to finalise siting. Land Registry searches have revealed other interested parties.
WN 19/103 Finger post down. ROW officer aware.
WN 19/95 Bridge to be re-built.
WN19/27 Maize harvested but crop for sheep fodder sown. No path. Landowner unknown.
WN 22/16 Maize harvested but path not reinstated. Landowner unknown.
Manor Farm Route through farmyard at the end of Sleight Lane Track is confusing for walkers. PPLO and ROW officer are considering how to place waymarks more effectively.
WN 19/91 Exit to Woolston Road continues to be unofficially diverted. ROW officer aware.

Priority.
Circular walks project
Display boards have been delivered. Sitings for 2 boards have been provisionally agreed with Councillor Montgomery. One outside North Cadbury Village Shop, the second on Montgomery land alongside ROW WN 19/85. Photograph of display boards and provisional plan of sitings sent to councillors.
Site suggested at Galhampton Village Hall. Village Hall Committee to agree. PPLO and Sue Seager in discussion re. siting of board on Emily Estate land at Yarlington. PPLO trying to contact owners of Stag’s Head to explore possibility of siting board outside the pub.
Routes for 8 circular walks have been finalised. Printing of large maps and individual maps to be arranged in due course.
Tim Gilbert has fixed small wooden plaques denoting the number of the footpath to many of the posts to help people to negotiate the walks.

22nd January 2021

Highways update Jan 21

Good evening all.

Update on Highway Works in South Somerset Area, Week Commencing the 18th of January 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 18th of January 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

19th 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