Temporary Road Closure: ttro959720WS – Burrow Road, Wootton Courtenay

The works are expected to commence on 11th April 2023 and last for 6 hours, from 9:30am – 3:30pm, to enable Openreach to carry out work to replace BT pole. Access for emergency services through the site is permitted, however.

You can view the closure via this link: Please note that should you require to view a closure which is more than two weeks ahead, you will need to register for free with www.One.Network

For any further information about this closure please contact Sunbelt Rentals on 0370 050 0792, quoting reference: ttro959720WS.

The Road Closure Team
Traffic Management, Road Safety and Parking Services
Somerset County Council

A39 Gully Yet To Be Repaired

Thank you for your patience and cooperation with the recent resurfacing along the A39 towards Selworthy. A gully has been discovered to be broken during the post-resurfacing morning inspection, maybe a result of heavy plant passing over it during the night works. Unfortunately this does mean we need to revisit the site and repair this defect.

We have therefore arranged for the repair to be carried out during the daytime on the 21st and 22nd March, but under temporary traffic lights, ensuring movement is still possible for the communities that use the A39.

Kali Martin
Assistant Highway Service Manager


Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have asked that we share the details of the below event:

Community Conversations virtual event – 29 March (12-1pm)

Join Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service’s free online event on Wednesday 29 March, 12-1pm.

This is a great opportunity for you to ask us about your fire concerns and share your views about your local fire and rescue service.

Add the date to your calendar so you don’t miss it! Head to the website to find out more, and how to join.


Council urges young drivers to “Think!” before taking risks on country roads

SCC is backing a major new campaign aimed at younger drivers to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive speed on rural roads.

The Department for Transport launched its Think! campaign earlier this month on video and radio and the Council is set to roll out its own radio version of the campaign this week.

The ads focus on a young driver eager to meet up with friends and will underline key messages around taking care, reducing speed and respecting the road layout, particularly on rural roads.

A quarter of incidents involving fatalities or serious injuries on Somerset’s rural roads involve younger drivers.

Please click here to read the full press release.

Wilder Churches

The event is aimed at welcoming new communities to get involved in Wilder Churches, a partnership initiative between Somerset Wildlife Trust and the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Through a programme of online training and resources we are supporting communities across Somerset (/the Diocese) as they get to know the wildlife of their local churchyard or burial ground, and work together to find ways to increase the value of these special places for wildlife. For more details see link below:

Welcoming new communities poster