Registration offices to close

A review of the registration service by Somerset County Council has led to a decision to close the registration offices at Wincanton and Wellington. The Registration Service is a statutory duty that the County Council performs in line with an agreement with central government. It is responsible for registering our births marriages and deaths and

Beware fake £50 notes

Beware! Please help us by alerting all businesses and members of the public to a conman who is passing off forged £50 notes in the area. This is not the first time this has happened in the Levels area in the past 12 months. Two shops in Langport are the most recent victims. In this instance we

Flood area health risks

The following is a public health message from Somerset County Council for all residents in areas impacted by the flooding: Schools in Somerset break up next week and while the vast majority of floodwater has gone from the Levels and Moors, there are still some extra precautions that can be taken. Children should keep clear of

Legals costs for Sheila Wheeler and mystery case published

In announcing the total legal costs associated with the departure of Sheila Wheeler (£55,000 if you are interested) Somerset County Council have also revealed that a further £109,000 was spent defending the council against complaints made by “several individuals within the Council”. This is a not insignificant sum on a case that we are told

Car driver assaulted in Martock

Avon and Somerset police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which occurred in the Martock area last Tuesday, that was the 18th March. The incident took place at around midday, when the victim was sat in his car at the traffic lights. He was approached by a motorcyclist who punched him several times through

Tourism workshops planned for the Levels

In the aftermath of the flooding there has been a fair amount of head scratching over hwta to do to bring our local economy back to life. The Levels are certainly on the map as far as the rest of the country are concerned, but for all the wrong reasons. Now that the area does

Ile Valley Children’s Centre

Parents and families can have their say on the Ile Valley (Ilminster) Children’s Centre this month as part of Somerset County Council’s moves to consult with local people on the future running of the service. These consultations are being conducted with a view to ensuring the centres remain open and continue providing their current services.

Auction for flood victims

Auction of promises at Othery Village Hall Due to a bit of a massive error on our part, the following article which was due to be in our March edition got “left behind.” This is particularly galling as it was for a fund raiser for the flooding. I reproduce it below in full with apologies

Flooding Road Shows

The County Council is now arranging small-scale multi-agency events to providing advice and information and answer questions for people returning to flood-hit communities. They will also be listening to residents about the sort of support they need. Residents in several flood-affected communities are invited to come along to Flood Recovery Information Roadshows next week as

Latest Flooding update

Received from the Environment Agency this afternoon, this is the latest situation update. As ever please pass on to those who need it. Equally as ever, this is Environment Agency information and we cannot take responsibility for its accuracy. Weather forecast Dry and settled weather is forecast until Sunday (16 March). There may be some