Archive | February, 2018

Langport and Somerton crime wave

Can you help the police trace vehicle believed to be linked to several crimes in Somerton and Langport? They believe the van has been used in a number of crimes. The suspect vehicle is a white Ford Transit suspected of being involved in the theft of batteries and damage to several  vehicles at Bancombe Trading

Wrap up warm

This has just been published by Somerset County Council’s Public Health section.  With the weather finally getting round to hitting the South West today and tomorrow it is timely advice. Much is common sense but worth a quick read and share it round please.  Stay safe and well in severe weather Take extra care and

Somerset’s Local Access Forum Needs You!

Are you a walker, cyclist, horse rider or vehicle driver who enjoys getting out and about in Somerset’s beautiful countryside? If you use the county’s extensive rights of way network, you might be interested in joining Somerset’s Local Access Forum. The Forum acts as an advisory body which offers views and suggestions on improvements to

Garage break-ins at South Petherton and Crewkerne

Police are anxious to alert residents after a mini crime wave broke out in South Somerset with 23 garages reported as broken into overnight between Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 February Thirteen garages were broken into in Southmead Crescent (Crewkerne), three garages and at least one vehicle were reported to have been broken into at

Three community wards to remain closed

Last year we reported on the temporary closure of Community Hospital wards in Shepton Mallet and Chard Community Hospitals. Today the board of the Somerset Partnership Trust which is responsible for running the Community Hospitals has confirmed they will remain closed until at least the end of March. The Board discussed the staffing shortages in

Roadworks to close A39 next week

A key route between Bridgwater and Street will be closed next week for major resurfacing works. The essential work on the A39 Main Street at Walton is the latest phase of a significant highway maintenance programme along the A39 corridor. Works will start at approximately 7am on Monday 5 February and will take around two weeks