Benefice Newsletter 21st January 2022

SWT Council Business Bulletins

Timberscombe School Friday News 21.01.22

Somerset Covid-19 Weekly Update 21.01.22

Minehead Library

The Minehead Library has been found a temporary new home, and re-opened at the Seahorse Centre on Stephenson Road, Minehead. There is also a car-park for users on-site. More information about the service and upcoming events can be found at the Minehead Library Facebook Page.

Police Notice

There have been numerous incidents across the Avon and Somerset policing area recently, so please read the attached document to see why Catalytic Converter theft is one of the fastest rising crimes in the UK. To find out more read this attachment:

England to return to Plan A on Thursday 27 January

The Government has announced that England will fully return to Plan A on Thursday 27 January thanks to the success of the booster programme, with ministers urging anyone who has still not had a top-up jab to come forward and Get Boosted Now.

People will no longer be advised to work from home, face coverings will no longer be mandatory in indoor venues, and organisations will be able to choose whether to require NHS Covid Passes.

The government will set out a long-term strategy for living with COVID-19 in due course. Please click here to read the full press release.

New Council for Somerset

On 1 April 2023, Somerset will become a unitary authority, replacing the current County Council and four District Councils with a single council governing the whole area. Find out more here.

Reporting a problem on the road

Alerting SCC to potholes or a host of other problems on the road is now easier and quicker – and you can track its progress after you’ve reported it. Gone is the need to make phone calls or send emails – thanks to a new upgraded online system with an improved interactive map, members of the public can report a problem 24/7 and the Highways team will get on the case. From potholes, blocked drains and broken manhole covers, to overgrown vegetation, damaged pavements or cycle paths, faulty traffic lights or missing markings – they can all be reported in just minutes from a smartphone, tablet or computer.

The full range and how to report is available here  www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/report-a-problem-on-the-road/.

The new development means that if you’re reporting a fault, you can now track its progress. If it’s safe to pull over, all you need to do is take a quick picture of the fault, then visit the Report It site on your phone, answer a few simple questions and upload your picture. You’ll be sent a link which enables you to track its progress.

Please click here to read the full press release.

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