Police Warning – Telephone Scam

This message has been sent as a warning to residents:

A telephone scam is circulating across the county where residents have received telephone calls from people claiming to be from Westminster Police.

The caller states that they are investigating a crime or have a suspect in custody who has their bank details. The caller then asks them to reveal their card details for checking. A second call is often made a short while later claiming to be from their bank. Again this appears to be part of the scam.

Please remember never to give bank details to anyone you do not know or trust and do not continue conversations with persons you do not know or trust.

If you experience a similar call, please report it direct to the national fraud and cybercrime centre, Action Fraud on 0300-1232040 or via their website at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk

Dulverton Property 

We have the above mentioned property which has been void from 3.12.18 available to let.

This property is subject to a S106 local connection restriction (of which I have attached a summary).

This is a 2 bedroom house with garden, shower over the bath and oil central heating.

The weekly rent is £104.74 plus £13.79 service charge.

This property was advertised several times over the last 2 months on the Somerset Homefinder website. Unfortunately there were no suitable applicants that fulfilled the S106 local connection on any of these occasions.

The property has now been re-advertised this week under advert ref: 56925 on the Somerset Homefinder website on the advert cycle from 9.1.19 to 13.1.19. In this advert we have ticked to allow under occupation of the property.

If you are aware of any possible applicants with the relevant local connection, please could you advise them to place a bid or to contact Magna Housing.

I have attached a summary of the local connection restriction. As we have advertised this property for 2 months now we can accept an applicant from Parishes within the National Park  not just those adjoining the parish of Dulverton.

Many thanks

Vicky Goodchild

Lettings Administrator

St Peter’s House


Somerset West Lodging Scheme

This is a scheme to support homeowners, private and social tenants in the Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset areas to become landlords and let out their spare bedrooms to earn additional income. The project itself is run by Hinkley Point and receives council funding.  It is designed to reduce homelessness, to keep people in their homes and to make ends meet.

The project’s aim is to ensure that lodgings are created safely and managed professionally, through monitoring, interim inspections, offering support/guidance and with the help of grant-funding of up to £1,000 to assist, if necessary.

If you are interested in the idea of taking in a lodger, click here for more details: how to let your spare room 2018

School Admission Arrangements 2020/21 Consultation

Have Your Say

School admissions arrangements for children who are due to start or transfer school for the 2020-21 school year, and those moving schools during the 2020-21 school year will be consulted on for a period of 6 weeks ending 31 January 2019.

This consultation applies to a number of schools and academies throughout Somerset.

This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any comments or concerns about proposed admission arrangements.

To view the admission arrangements and for details of how to make comments, please visit http://www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions and choose the
page School Admissions Policy or phone (01823) 356671.