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Fire risk update from Taunton Deane

Taunton Deane Borough Council’s Tenant Services Management Board (TSMB) was given an update on fire safety risk assessments at its most recent meeting. The Borough Council, unlike many District Councils, still owns a substantial social housing stock. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London fire safety is obviously at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Whilst

A39 closure “planned”

Major resurfacing works on a key route between Bridgwater and Street will take place from the 4th September. A half mile stretch of road will be repaired, extending west from the eastern end of the Olive Mill restaurant car park. Due to the narrow width of the road and to keep both the public and

Livestock theft in Somerton foiled

Police have confirmed today that an attempted livestock theft at Somerton last week was foiled. The would be victim had fitted an alarm to his gates and fences last year. The farmer had previously been a victim of livestock theft. When the alarm was triggered the thieves  were still rounding up the flock in what

Helicopter production saved at Westlands

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin announced today that work on the AW159 Wildcat helicopter produced by Leonardo Helicopters is to continue in Yeovil for the foreseeable future. Options had been considered to relocate the fabrication work for future AW159 helicopters orders – the export version of the Wildcat helicopters already in service with the

Glastonbury Travellers

In our July edition we featured an article on the travellers site at Morlands, Glastonbury where Mendip District Council were seeking to enforce an eviction notice. A hearing was set at the County Court in Yeovil for July 17th at 3pm. You may have read elsewhere that the listing was removed and not replaced for

Community Plan launched

Following the article on the Somerton Community Plan in our July issue, the plan has now been published and is available from the Somerton Library and Williams Supermarkets and as of now, on this website too! This is of course only a first draft and the process to finalise the plan depends heavily on the

A378 closure at Fivehead

The A378 Langport Road will be closed for five weeks over the summer holidays for essential drainage improvements between Wrantage and Fivehead. The area known locally as Mile Hill, has been susceptible to flooding with surface water on the carriageway during times of bad weather and this has prompted Somerset County Council to undertake the

Bridges

As promised in our July edition, you’ll find below a list of bridges that Somerset County Council believe are substandard and would not be suitable for the largest lorries allowed on our roads. The bridges are identified by grid reference but for the majority we have added some notes of our own to help you

Somerton Sports Club latest saga

Somerton Town Council have “reluctantly” issued a press release on behalf of the Somerton Recreation Ground Trust about the current state of negotiations with the Sports Club which leases facilities from the Trust. This has been a long running dispute dating back to 2013 with regular impassioned interventions at public and council meetings on behalf

Appeal after robbery in Merriott

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing to the public for information following a robbery in Merriott. A man walked into Broadway Service Station on Broadway at approximately 11.30am last Monday (3/7) and stole a significant quantity of cash from staff inside. The offender then fled the scene in a dark coloured vehicle which was waiting