27 November 2023ACTIVE: Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) in some areas of Somerset

Safe and warm accommodation may be available for rough sleepers during the cold weather. If the temperatures are below zero in your area, please check if you can access the service by calling 0300 123 22 24 during office hours and 0300 123 23 27 out of office hours. Spaces are limited, so please phone as early as possible.

Outreach are currently contacting clients to encourage them to take up offer of emergency accommodation.

The SWEP response is used by many local authorities when there is a forecast of zero degrees or below zero, for three consecutive nights.

Severe Weather Emergency Provision in Somerset has two aims:

  1. To ensure that no one dies on the streets due to severe weather.
  2. To ensure that every effort is made to engage individuals with support.

This provision is for people sleeping rough in Somerset only.

27 November 2023Have your say on the Somerset Rivers Authority Draft Flood Strategy

27 November 2023Urgent Road Closure: – ttro633920N - Rectory Way, Lympsham

Urgent Road Closure: – ttro633920N -  Rectory Way, Lympsham

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent) road closure at Rectory Way, Lympsham  which  will commence on 4th December 2023 - 5th December 2023 (00:00 - 23:59) for a total of 2 days.

This will enable Bristol Water to complete new connection work.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site  is not permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Bristol Water on 0345 7023 797, quoting reference: ttro633920N

Please visit one.network  https://one.network/?tm=136550299 where you will see the map of the affected area (in red), together with the supplied diversion route (in blue).

Please note: this diversion route could be subject to change on review.

27 November 2023Think outside the box and cut the cardboard at Christmas

Recycling stats in Somerset show a rise in cardboard collected at the kerbside every January – and the mountain keeps growing.

Somerset Council is asking residents if they can think outside the box and cut out the cardboard?

Somerset sees a rise in cardboard and other materials in residents recycling at Christmas. As our habits for shopping online continue, the amount of cardboard in our recycling continues to rise.

Each January the amount of cardboard collected rises, seeing as much as an extra 682 tonnes - a whopping 44% increase.

This rise not only means more waste to recycle, but it fills the trucks more quickly meaning extra trips to the depot, adding to every parcel’s overall carbon footprint.

Cllr Dixie Darch Executive Lead Member for Environment and Climate Change said: “Recycling is great and helps to protect the environment, but avoiding waste – such as additional packaging - is even better. If we think local we can all help to reduce the amount of waste we produce.”

As the festive season nears, Somerset Council is asking shoppers if they could cut the card to help the planet and the Somerset economy?

  • Buy gifts that don’t need boxes – vouchers for restaurants, attractions or pampering treatments; subscriptions for a streaming service; or memberships for trusts or clubs.
  • Go off-line - shop on the High Street and cut out the extra packaging that comes with online delivery.
  • Shop on-line but local - local retailers can often deliver to your door and they tend to use less packaging than the big multi-nationals.

Separating your recycling at the kerb is the best way to make sure it gets properly recycled and recycled close to home. Last year 97% of Somerset’s recycling stayed in the UK thanks to kerbside sorting.

29 September 2023EDF Community Fund Meeting 11th October 1530 -1830 at Brean Village Hall

15 September 2023Temporary Road Closure: Parsonage Road, Berrow

Temporary Road Closure: ttro396963N - Parsonage Road, Berrow

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=134356595 and the link for the Notice 2:https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1111/03-notice-2_134356595_3602647_5b84f353f6.pdf 
The order becomes effective on 26th September 2023 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 2nd October 2023 and last for 6 hours (09:30-15:30) to enable Openreach to carry out works to replace a damaged pole.

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 03700 500 7921, quoting reference: ttro396963N 

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

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