A copy of the Somerset Waste Partnership December Briefing is available here: SWP Briefing December 2018
Following the TDBC Planning Committee considering the Taunton Road Development planning application in October, David Wilson Homes have submitted amended plans which will be considered by the TDBC Planning Committee again on Wednesday 5th December. Details of the Planning Committee meeting are available here: Committee Meeting notification
Please attend the Planning Committee meeting, if you are able, to express your views regarding the application.
SCC wants to hear as many people’s views on the proposed changes to the support the County Council provides for children and their families.
How can people get involved?
People can share their views by completing a questionnaire which is available online at www.somerset.gov.uk/getsetconsultation, or a hard copy which is available in the 8 main Family Centres and libraries, and at the information “Drop in” sessions (Detailed below).
Drop In Sessions
Tuesday 13th November Glastonbury Library, 1 Orchard Court, BA6 9JB 10.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 14th November The Key Centre, Feltham Lane, Frome, BA11 5AJ 10.00am – 12.00pm
Wednesday 14th November Frome Library, Justice Lane, BA11 1BE 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Monday 19th November The Hub, Hopcott Road, Minehead, TA24 6DJ 10.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 22nd November Taunton Library, (Wellbeing Zone), Paul Street, TA1 3XZ 10.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 28th November Victoria Park Community Centre, Victoria Park Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 7AS 10.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 4th December Yeovil Methodist Church, Vicarage Walk, Middle Street, BA20 1JZ 10.00am – 6.00pm
If anyone would like a hard copy sent to them, or any of the information in an alternative format, for example larger print or translated into a different language, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01823 357479.
The closing date for consultation responses is 5pm, Monday 31 December 2018.
The Somerset Waste Partnership November Briefing is available here: SWP Briefing November 2018
As Connecting Devon and Somerset continues its work to improve broadband services across our counties, we are keen to get an updated picture of where we are.
Where communities have benefited from new superfast broadband, what impact has this had? In communities yet to feel the effects of superfast, what are they able to do with the service they do receive and what would they like to do?
We have developed a survey to capture people’s broadband needs and compare whether these needs are met by the service they receive. The survey is open to all residents and businesses within Devon and Somerset and in addition to capturing the impact from the new infrastructure, it will help us identify the broadband needs across our counties and the data will influence our future Digital Strategy.
Our Broadband User Survey asks questions about currently available speeds, what homes or businesses can and cannot do with their existing broadband and the levels of satisfaction with their provider. The survey typically takes about five minutes to complete online and can be found at www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/broadband-user-survey.
We are keen for the survey to be completed by as many local residents and businesses as possible and to this end we are asking local parishes and authorities to help promote the survey and bring it to the awareness of their local communities.
Spread some warmth this winter by donating your Winter Fuel Payment
Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, which encourages people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment to help local people living in fuel poverty. This year, any online donations to the campaign made during the week-long Big Give Christmas Challenge – midday Tuesday 27 November to midday Tuesday 4 December – will be doubled!
Last year, over 500 older people living in fuel poverty in Somerset were helped to keep warm and better connected through the winter months, thanks to pensioners and other local donors who gave to Surviving Winter.
Help Somerset Community Foundation to help more isolated and vulnerable older people this year.
To donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949. Please remember that all donations will help the Surviving Winter campaign, but if you donate online between midday Tuesday 27 November and midday Tuesday 4 December your donation will be doubled.
A poster about the appeal is available here: Surviving Winter posters