The St Margaret’s Hospice Fundraising Volunteer Update is available here: Volunteer Update Spring 2020
Please find attached the latest Briefing from Somerset Waste Partnership, plus a Briefing EXTRA about the new food recycling campaign Slim My Waste, Feed My Face! that will start rolling out next week in Mendip, then across the county over the next three months. The Briefing has more news on garden waste collection renewals, the upcoming switch back to summer hours for recycling sites, progress on the new energy-from-waste and plastics reprocessing plants, the latest on Recycle More, and more on food waste recycling.
A bike marking event is taking place in March. Further information is available here: DA0248-5 BikeRegister Bike Marking Event Poster March 18_FORM
Mount Street in Bishops Lydeard will be closed for 5 days from 29th January. Information about the closure, including a map of the area closed is available here: Mount Street Road CLosure
The Strategy Team are currently working on the Issues and Options document for the newly formed Somerset West and Taunton Council (excluding the Exmoor National Park area). The consultation will take place from Monday 13th January to Monday 16th March 2020. The consultation is available via this link: https://yoursay.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/
We are also inviting comments on two documents which are needed to support and evidence the Local Plan: the Sustainability Appraisal; and the Habitats Regulations Assessment.
This is the first consultation stage in the Local Plan process. The document looks at the key issues and draft objectives for the Local Plan, particularly around climate change and development needs over the next 20 years. Views from local communities and businesses are important in helping to shape Somerset West and Taunton and we would really appreciate your help in engaging with your areas.
The documents are available to view at the following inspection points:
West Somerset House
Bishops Lydeard Community Library
Nether Stowey Community Library
North Petherton Community Library
Porlock Community Library
Priorswood Community Library
Watchet Community Library
Wiveliscombe Community Library
We will also be visiting these venues, where you can find out more and ask questions:
• Wellington, Quaker Meeting House – 21 January, 10am to 3pm
• Williton, West Somerset House – 30 January, 2pm to 7pm
• Taunton, the Orchard Shopping Centre – 6 February, 10am to 3pm
• Minehead, Methodist Church – 10 February, 2pm to 7pm
• Watchet, The Sanctuary – 11 February, 10am to 3pm
• Wiveliscombe, Community Centre – 20 February, 10am to 3pm
• Taunton, Deane House – 27 February, 2pm to 7pm