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Public safety – private shopping

It did not take long for the outcry that followed the murders of 130 innocent civilians in Paris to give way to alarm and questions about the work of the intelligence services and the police. There is simply too much communication – via email, social media, phones and the like – to look out for,

Christmas refuse collections

SSDC have just forwarded to us the arrangements for Christmas waste collections. These will be running but with revisions to the day of collection as listed below:  Your usual collection day Your revised collection day Monday 21 to Thursday 24 December 2015 No change Friday 25 December 2015 Sunday 27 December 2015 Monday 28 December to

Somerton Sentinel

Apologies to all our readers in Somerton and also readers of the Somerset Leveller. We contract out the printing of our papers and have done so since our launch 5 years ago. Usually this is a trouble free process but this month the printer made a series of significant errors on both the Somerset Leveller

County Council threat to bus services

Somerset County Council are starting a consultation with residents who use subsidised bus services. Two separate consultations have opened today (Monday 9th November) and will close on Monday 11th  January 2016. When our county council say “consultation” you can probably take that as a euphemism. They would like to close these services down. Unless there

Can you help the police find Sascha?

Avon & Somerset Police are continuing to appeal to the public to help them find a missing teenager, Sascha Gallichan. Aged 15, Sascha was last seen at approximately 11.30am on Sunday (25th October) in Bath. Police believe she may now be in Somerset, possibly in the Taunton, Bridgwater and Petherton areas. She is believed to

Road Closures near the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

If you’ve got tickets for the Octagon Theatre over the next few weeks, you may find that getting there is a bit of a pain. Due to works being carried out by Somerset County Council a number of roads will be closed near The Octagon Theatre most notably: Hendford, Brunswick Street and Hendford Hill. However

PCC accepts Chief Constable’s resignation

I hesitate to attribute cause and effect without good reason. However it is remarkable that barely a couple of days after our article criticising Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens for the delays in taking appropriate action to dismiss Chief Constable Nick Gargan, Mr Gargan has handed in his resignation. This morning

Assault in Keinton Mandeville

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old girl was assaulted by a man in the Recreation Park in Keinton Mandeville. The incident happened at approximately 9pm on Saturday, 3 October. Police believe the girl was grabbed by the upper arm and dragged across the park by a man. The man ran off after the

Brean Down Fort Re-imagined

 A group of artists will bring the story of Brean Down fort to life for the duration of Somerset Art Weeks (3 – 18 October). Led by Donna Vale, who runs “For Every Cloud” on Langport’s Bow Street, a ‘Sense of Place’ involves three other Somerset-based artists; Joy Merron, Amanda Boyd and Jon England all

Muchelney Road Closure

A number of residents of Muchelney and Thorney have been muttering about the road closure, which has now been extended, to allow drainage pipes to be laid. Rumours abound of a drain that was laid only for it to turn out to be the wrong size, pulled up and a new pipe laid. We put