SWT Council Business Bulletins

Benefice Newsletter 7th October 2022

Somerset Health and Wellbeing Updates

  • Recycle sites on winter hours from 1 October

All of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites went over to their winter opening hours with effect from Saturday 1 October. This means that on their open days, sites are open 9am to 5pm. Weekend opening remains 9am to 4pm.

  • Exmoor Day Celebrations

Exmoor Day is fast approaching. October 19 marks an annual celebration of Exmoor, established as a means of showcasing the National Park’s special and unique area. The 19 October is the anniversary of the area’s designation as a National Park in 1954. Over recent years the date has become a particularly important online event for Visit Exmoor, the National Park Authority and the many businesses and residents that call Exmoor home. To find out more about Exmoor Day 2022 and to watch a short film visit www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/exmoor-day.

Please click here to read the full press release.

  • Somerset Councils seek your views on trees

A consultation has been launched to help influence what Somerset’s future landscapes will look like. Opinions are being sought from experts and non-experts alike. From people who deal with trees in their work every day, to those who walk the dog in a woodland occasionally – and everyone else in between! The consultation will inform a long-term Tree Strategy for Somerset to ensure planting and woodland management is fit for the future and supports the area’s ecology, landscape and its people.

Residents and communities across Somerset are being asked to take part in the consultation process and to share the survey link as widely as possible – Somerset Tree Consultation.

The survey remains open until 21 October 2022 should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Please click here to read the full press release.

  • Free Trees

SWT Council is delighted to be offering Parish, Town Councils and community groups free trees for National Tree Planting Week, 26 November to 4 December 2022.

We are offering you the opportunity to order trees, stakes, ties, and guards to the value of £100.00 per organisation, free of charge. Please click here to find out more information.

If you are able to plant any of these trees on your property please reply to this email stating which trees you would like.

  • SWT Climate News – Issue 6 now available

The Climate Change Team has published its latest ‘Climate News’ which gets sent to SWT residents and businesses who sign up to receive a copy. The newsletter aims to showcase all the great work that is happening across Somerset West and Taunton to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2030.

View all editions of the SWT Climate Newsletter here. Each new edition is circulated to all subscribers at the beginning of every month, and the August issue is available to read now

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