Somerset Health and Wellbeing Updates with all the latest on how to get your vaccinations.

Parish Council Minutes 25th July 2022 (these are draft until approved at the next meeting).

Benefice Newsletter 29th July 2022

Minehead and West Somerset Neighbourhood Policing For regular updates on events/campaigns and what is happening in your area, please keep an eye on the relevant policing Facebook page above

  1. Temporary Road Closure: ttro744614WS – Bonnington Lane, Dunster
    Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=128946364 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_128946364_3462612_2bbb71ef08.pdf        The works are expected to commence on 22nd August 2022 and last for 3 days (09:30 -15:30) to enable BT Openreach to carry out cabling works in the underground network.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this  occasion. For any further information about this closure please contact Sunbelt Rentals on 0370 0500 792, quoting reference: ttro744614WS 

 2.Scam Alert!

SWT was made aware this week that scam callers have been targeting council tenants demanding bank details to pay fictitious rent arrears. Please note, SWT will never cold call or ask for your bank details. If you receive any calls like this, telephone to report on 101 or online to Action Fraud.

3. Exmoor National Park Authority (ENP)- Farming in Protected Landscapes Fund

To support farmers and land managers protecting the special and unique places that are our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Defra have launched the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme.  The programme will provide funding to farmers and land managers for projects that support nature recovery, mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide opportunities for people to engage with the landscape and cultural heritage and support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses.

The programme will run from 1 July 2021 and close on 31 March 2024 and applications can be for single year or across more than one year as long as all works will be completed by 31 March 2024.  This funding is open to all farmers and land managers within the Exmoor National Park and projects outside the boundary if they can be shown to bring benefit to the area. Please click here for more information, full application guidance and links to the application forms.

4. Somerset Activity Sports Partnership (SASP) –New 60 minutes a day challenge in celebration of United by Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will demonstrate the very best of Global Britain to the world, showcasing the region’s strengths of: being connected and accessible; youth and inclusivity; and a focus on regeneration and rejuvenation.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is perfectly positioned, sitting at the heart of the UK and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Games take place on Thursday 28 July until Monday 8 August.

In celebration of United by Birmingham 2022, SASP have created a challenge for children and families to be physically active for 60x minutes each day and earn points for a draw prize!

All players taking part will be entered into the prize draw on 9 August. Winners will be picked at random and notified by email.

Head to www.saspchallenges.co.uk and sign up for free!

Please click here to read the full press release.

5. Need to seek help?

If you, or someone you know are feeling like things are too much, please know that you / they don’t have to be alone. Here are some numbers of organisations that can help:

  • Samaritans – 116 123
  • CALM – 0800 58 58 58
  • ChildLine – 0800 1111
  • Anxiety UK – 03444 775 774
  • Mind – 0300 123 3393
  • Somerset Domestic Abuse helpline – 0800 69 49 999

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