Updates

Benefice Newsletter 20th January 2023

Urgent / emergency Road Closure: –  Brook Street,  Timberscombe

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Brook Street, Timberscombe  which commenced on 19th January 2023 25th January 2023 (09:30 – 23:59) for a total of 7 days.

This will enable Wessex Water to carry out works to repair a mains leak. For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600, quoting reference: ttro967442WS.

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 Starting or transferring to a new school in 24/25? Last chance to have your say in the school admissions consultation

Somerset County Council have asked the people of Somerset to have their say on the proposed admissions criteria changes for Somerset schools, including some academies, for 2024/25 and now are the last few days for comments to be submitted.

When changes are made to the admissions arrangements, schools have a statutory duty to make them public. This gives people a chance to comment on them. Important changes people should be aware of could include changes to catchment area boundaries, proposed admission numbers, and how places are allocated.

Any parent or carer whose child is starting school or transferring in the academic year 24/25 is particularly encouraged to take part, as it could directly affect school choices for their children.

The public is invited to visit the consultation website at bit.ly/SomersetSchools24  to examine their local school admissions arrangements and then fill in a simple questionnaire about any concerns or comments they may have. Their feedback will be taken into consideration. Anyone can comment – whether parents, schools, religious authorities or people in communities – and your comments can help make important changes and improvements to future admissions processes.

The consultation closes 23rd January 2023 with results being published 15th March 2023

Climate Change Newsletter Issue 9

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. Please click here to view the latest issue and subscribe to Climate News.


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New Soft seating skips at Somerset sites

Saying “so long” to an old sofa? Somerset’s recycling sites now have a separate skip for disposal of upholstered home furniture. New government regulations mean that recycling sites across the UK have to handle ‘upholstered household seating’ separately from other waste. This includes sofas, sofa beds, armchairs, kitchen and dining room chairs, stools and foot stools, home office chairs, futons, bean bags, floor and sofa cushions. It also includes any upholstery – filling and covers – that may have been removed from furniture.

The new skips are sign-posted ‘upholstered household seating’. They will be staffed, so if you are not sure, please ask.

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Prepare a winter kit for your car

It’s worth packing a few essential items in your car’s boot to make sure you’re ready in case of getting stuck in cold and wintry weather. Please click here as RAC experts give the lowdown on what to put in your car winter kit.

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