Urgent / emergency Road Closure: – ttro335104SS – WW – Wiltown, Curry Rivel

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Wiltown, Curry Rivel which will commence on 4th April 2022 and is expected to last until 6th April 2022.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600, quoting reference: ttro335104 – Wiltown, Curry Rivel.

A map showing the proposed affected closure area (in red) is shown below, and the proposed diversion route (in blue, please note this could be subject to change on review).

April Village Agent News

Spring is in the air, and we are all starting to venture out as the weather improves and now all restrictions have been lifted.

Get Outside in Somerset
It has been a little damp in Somerset, but the good news is the start of spring is on its way! Bringing longer and lighter days, milder weather and hopefully… a much-needed dose of vitamin D. Get ready for spring adventures and outdoor fun with Get Outside in Somerset.

From activities to events and challenges, you can find a roundup of our latest stories and all the great stuff happening near you at www.getoutsideinsomerset.co.uk

Do you want to find things to do in Somerset this Spring, or find activities for all abilities, or need some help setting some goals and intentions, we have lots of interesting blogs for you, along with opportunities to volunteer and ways to be active? All information can be found on the website or on our social media channels. Take a look today at www.getoutsideinsomerset.co.uk/news

Talking Cafés
Many of our Talking Cafes have returned with no need to book or make an appointment.

To find your local Talking Café visit: https://somersetagents.org/talking-cafes/

Or watch our Talking Cafes LIVE on Facebook https://somersetagents.org/talking-cafes/talking-cafe-live-sessions/  every week we have guests talking, answering questions.

We have over 300 recordings available to watch back so you never miss out. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5goIPHD91Ie4VDI5NMJdrQ

Could you REHOME your old phone?
By donating an unused phone to us, YOU can help reduce loneliness and isolation for people in West Somerset, as well as help in their everyday lives such as doing their shopping online and staying connected to friends and family. Could you REHOME your old phone?

We will:

  • refurbish the phone
  • remove any personal data
  • provide the new owner with a SIM card
  • support them to use the phone with video tutorials and install apps that will help them to keep in touch with their loved ones

Check your ‘bits and bobs’ drawer where old devices lurk waiting to be loved again!

To donate, please contact your local Village Agent.

Date Change – Temporary Road Closure: Ilminster Road, Thornfalcon

Following on from our previous email please be aware that we have received notification of a date change to a temporary road closure at Ilminster Road, Thornfalcon for approximately 5654 metres.

The new date for the works to commence is 16th March 2022 and is expected to last until 1st April 2022 between the hours of 18:30 – 07:00, (excluding weekends)

Grass Cutting Invitation for tenders

NORTH CURRY PARISH COUNCIL

 Chairman – Mrs C D Stodgell  Clerk – Mrs. Maria Perry
  Please reply to : North Curry Parish Council
Town Farm Community Stable
Town Farm, North Curry
Taunton
Somerset, TA3 6NPTelephone :  01823 490136
e-mail : parishcouncil@northcurry.com

01st March 2022

TO: Whom it may concern

I am writing to you on behalf of North Curry Parish Council. You are invited to submit a tender to provide the grass cutting services alongside Church Road and within Queen Square Gardens.  Note that alongside the road there are three sections including a narrow strip at the southern end separated from the main part by the parking area in front of 23a, Queen Square.

If you would like to be added as one of the businesses to be considered, please familiarise yourself with the site if it is not already known to you and provide a quote for the following;

  • Strim around all trees, staddle stones, posts, benches, etc. Mow the grass with all trimmings removed.
  • Charge per cut, based on an average of 14 cuts per year as necessary from mid-late March/early April.

If you are interested, please could you return your quote for the above specification no later than 7th March 2022.

Please contact the office if you have any questions or require more information.

We look forward to hearing from you.

MRS MARIA PERRY
CLERK to NORTH CURRY PARISH COUNCIL

Temporary Road Closure: ttro481051TD – SH – Meare Green Lane, North Curry and West Hatch

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=126907533 and the link for the Notice 2: https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_126907533_3415216_d26e443a39.pdf
The order becomes effective on 24th March 2022 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 28th March 2022 and last for 3 days to enable Somerset Highways to carry out drainage works.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Somerset Highways on 0300 123 2224, quoting reference: ttro481051TD 

Please note that should you require to view a closure which is more than two weeks ahead, you will need to register for free with www.One.Network

Date Change – Temporary Road Closure: Bullplace Bridge Road, Stoke St. Gregory and Burrowbridge

Date Change – Temporary Road Closure: Bullplace Bridge Road, Stoke St. Gregory and Burrowbridge 

Please be aware that we have received notification of a date change to a temporary road closure at Bullplace Bridge Road, Stoke St. Gregory and Burrowbridge for approximately 138 metres.

The new date for the works to commence is 21st March 2022  and is expected to last until  25th March 2022 between the hours of 21:00 – 06:00.

These works are for Network Rail to carry out repair works to rail bridge from 908 metres, their works reference is KL237WESBBW244121_02_22-02. 

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion.

The link to view the new Notice is as follows:

For any further information about this closure please contact Sunbelt Rentals on 0370 050 0792 quoting the above works reference number.

A map of the affected area (in red), together with the recommended diversion route (in purple) is shown below, along with the link to One.Network.

Map

https://one.network/?tm=124313407
https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/06-notice-3-road-closures_124313407_3415363_a21bb55be4.pdf

Temporary Road Closure: ttro481124 – Knapp Road, North Curry

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=126934089 and the link for the Notice 2: https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_126934089_3411853_b06364f897.pdf
The order becomes effective on 17th March 2022 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 21st March 2022 and last for 3 days to enable Wessex Water to replace a meter.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600, quoting reference: ttro481124

Please note that should you require to view a closure which is more than two weeks ahead, you will need to register for free with www.One.Network

Our Buses Are Under Threat

April 2022 was meant to augur in a new era for our buses. It was the month when the £3 billion as part of Bus Back Better, National Strategy for Buses for England, could be used to improve bus services. People could be invited to abandon their cars and opt for the ‘greener’ option of going by bus on journeys to nearby towns and villages.

To improve buses across the county, Somerset had put in a bid for £163 million of Bus Back Better money. That was the sum of money Somerset needed because Somerset bus services currently are the worst rated of any county in England. But the Bus Back Better fund has been oversubscribed 8 times by all the bids from across England and so it’s unknown how much money Somerset might get. But it’s unlikely to get anything like what Somerset needs.

The 2 years of Covid with endless warnings not to use buses has seen bus passenger numbers down 40% on pre-Covid levels. This has meant the Government has had to step in and subsidise bus services in order to keep them running. To fund this the Government has diverted more than half of the £3 billion pot allocated for transforming our bus services to just maintain our current bus services.

Worse still, the Government has still not said whether it will keep funding our existing bus services from April.

If it doesn’t, then without this subsidy, bus services across the county (including here in Somerset) could “fall off the side of the cliff” (as said by Wera Hobhouse, Bath MP). It’s been estimated 30% of bus services would go. Some bus services could even disappear completely.

Without this Covid Bus Recovery Grant, a leading bus operator has said, “The bus sector is hurtling towards disaster.”

So what can we do?

Could you please … today … send an email (doesn’t need to be long) to the Government Buses Minister demanding that the Covid-19 Bus Recovery Grant funding is continued beyond April. Send it to BARONESS VERE OF NORBITON (Buses Minister) – email verec@parliament.uk. Also copy your email to your MP, REBECCA POW (Taunton Deane) – email rebecca.pow.mp@parliament.uk

Please also copy in Somerset Bus Partnership to any emails too. Our email address: somersetbuspartnership@gmail.com .

Additionally, if you should speak to any of the candidates for the Somerset Unitary Council May 5th elections, please ask them what their plans are to protect and improve our bus services here in Somerset. There’s never been a time when our bus services in Somerset have been at so much risk.

Somerset Bus Partnership Team

https://www.somersetbuspartnership.co.uk

Temporary Road Closure: ttro480939TD – RS005842 – Ilminster Road, Thornfalcon

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=126833850 and the link for the Notice 2: https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_126833850_3409769_13d9167eb2.pdf
The order becomes effective on 10th March 2022 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 14th March 2022 and last for 15 nights (18:30- 07:00) excluding weekends to enable Milestone Infrastructure to carry out resurfacing works.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Somerset Highways on 0300 123 2224 quoting reference: ttro480939.

Please note that should you require to view a closure which is more than two weeks ahead, you will need to register for free with www.One.Network

Urgent / emergency Road Closure: – ttro481865 – Stoke Road, Stoke St Gregory

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Stoke Road, Stoke St. Gregory which will commence on 9th February 2022 and is expected to last until 15th February 2022, (excluding the weekend).

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Somerset Highways on 0300 123 2224, quoting reference: ttro481865 – Stoke Road, Stoke St Gregory.

A map showing the proposed affected closure area (in red) is shown below, and the proposed diversion route (in blue, please note this could be be subject to change on review).