Following the resignation of Cllr Henry Davenport, there is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. The required notice is available here: Vacancy Notice 100621
Monday 14th June – Friday 25th June 2021 (excluding 19th + 20th June) under daytime closure (09.30 – 15.30)
Somerset County Council Highways (SCCH) would like to give notice of a planned resurfacing scheme along the A358 Williton Road, Combe Florey between Monday 14th June to Friday 25th June 2021 under a daytime closure (09.30 – 15.30). This scheme was originally planned to commence on the 19th April 2021 but had to be delayed due to administrative issues beyond our control. Through close liaison with our main contractors Milestone, these June dates were the only dates available to minimise disruption in our busy county-wide resurfacing programme for this financial year.
The dates cover a 10-day period of works which includes a contingency element at the end to allow for unforeseen circumstances such as poor weather and breakdowns. This major scheme brings together two planned elements of our routine maintenance programme and a safety improvement scheme. The routine maintenance element will resurface approximately 600 metres of the A358 Williton Road, from a point just south of the Combe Florey Road junction, north to a point just past the Coggins Lane (Farmers Arms) junction, along with some highway drainage upgrades which have already been completed.
The safety improvement element includes updated warning signage approaching the Coggins Lane junction from the Taunton direction along with a refresh of warning markings on the
road surface and additional edge of carriageway white lining to emphasis the narrow road under the railway bridge. As there is residential housing along this stretch of the A358, along with complicated diversion routes (an existing road closure along the A3259 at Monkton Heathfield), it has been decided to carry out these works during the daytime (09.30 – 15.30) under a complete road closure. The road will be re-opened during the rest of the day under traffic light control.
Appropriate early warning information signage will be posted along the route at least 10 days before the commencement of the scheme along with enhanced messaging from VMS signing
to help better inform the travelling public. This road closure and Temporary Traffic Regulation Order along with the associated diversions can be viewed through the ‘one.network, website
under reference – LG210YAPR9022-24. Local businesses affected by this closure have already been contacted to allow prior planning.
Any further enquiries should be made through the SCCH Somerset West and Taunton area office email at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org ‘.
Bishops Lydeard Flower Show will be taking place on 4th September at 2.30pm.
Further information about the Flower Show is available here: https://www.facebook.com/Bishops-Lydeard-Flower-Show-2021-100746578808780/
Latest Briefing Sheet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: SWP Briefing 2021 April FINAL
Somerset County Council has published a draft Order that will introduce a 20mph Speed on the lengths of road in Bishops Lydeard.
The draft order is available here: First Notice – Bishops Lydeard (003)
The map of the lengths of roads affected is available here: Bishops_Lydeard_proposed_20mph_speed_limit_extents
Anyone wishing to object to the proposed Order may do so by email to email@example.com, specifying the grounds on which it is made, or in writing to Somerset County Council, Traffic Management, B2 West, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY, quoting Reference No. KT07012021 and received no later than 21 days from the publication of this notice.
All change for Easter waste
Every household in Somerset will have Easter waste collection day changes but recycle sites will stay open, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced.
With no pick-ups on Good Friday 2 April, these will take place a day later on Saturday 3 April.
No collections on Easter Monday 5 April mean that all the week’s kerbside services will be one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 10 April.
All 16 recycle sites remain on their summer schedules, open for essential visits with required safety measures and government restrictions.
On Good Friday 2 April, 10 sites will open 9am to 6pm: Bridgwater, Chard, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Somerton, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Yeovil.
All 16 sites will open 9am to 4pm on both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.
And 12 sites will open 9am to 6pm on Easter Monday: Bridgwater, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Frome, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Yeovil.
To keep up to date with waste services, sign up for the SWP e-newsletter at somersetwaste.gov.uk or follow somersetwaste on Facebook or Twitter.