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Somerset Rivers Authority publishes draft Strategy and Flood Action Plan

28th November 2023

DRAFT SRA Strategy and Flood Action Plan 2024 - 2034

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Changes are coming to waste collections next year

23rd November 2023

Recycling and rubbish collection days will be changing for more than 120,000 homes in Somerset in February next year.  The changes come as new collection routes are introduced by Somerset Council’s contractor, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The new routes will make rounds more efficient, more manageable for crews whilst reducing mileage and carbon emissions. The changes come at no cost to the council.  In February 2024, recycling and rubbish collection day schedules will change for around 85%…

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Press release - Beyond the bruises – Somerset’s new fight against non-physical domestic abuse

21st November 2023

A new campaign aims to raise the profile of lesser-known types of domestic abuse and encourage those who may not realise they are being abused to come forward for support and advice.  Launching on White Ribbon Day and at the beginning of the worldwide campaign 16 Days of Action  Somerset Council has commissioned 12 short films to shine the spotlight on non-physical types of domestic abuse.  The films direct anyone who is experiencing these forms of abuse to a new website…

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Bags tagged to flag fire safety risks

2nd November 2023

Residents across Somerset have had fire safety tags added to their recycling bright blue bags. Somerset Council and its collections contractor, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, have used the tags to warn residents about the dangers of putting certain fire-starting items such as camping gas canisters out with their recycling. To help prevent fires, keep crews safe and raise awareness, the tags (which warn of the dangers of flammable items) have been added to every household’s recycling bright…

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Emergency Road Closure: – ttro195778S - Church Road, Sparkford

27th October 2023

 Emergency Road Closure: – ttro195778S - Church Road, Sparkford.TTRN Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Church Road, Sparkford  which  will commence on 30th October 2023 - 3rd November 2023 (00:00 - 23:59) for a total of 5 days. This will enable Wessex Water to replace leaking pipe relay.. The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site  is not permitted on this occasion. For any further…

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Press release: Remember, remember, take care on bonfire night

27th October 2023

Remember, remember, take care on bonfire night   Fireworks night is just around the corner and Somerset Council is reminding everyone, to stay safe, reduce waste and follow the advice of the fire service.    Fireworks night is a fun time of year, with parties and back garden displays of bright lights and rockets. It is important that residents take care, celebrate fireworks night safely, and reduce waste where possible.   It’s essential to follow the advice from the fire service and other…

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Fangtastic advice for cutting Halloween waste

16th October 2023

Somerset Council is asking everyone to reduce waste this Halloween and stay-single use free during fright-night.   The beginning of October saw a ban on the sale of many single-use plastic items come into force, including plastic cups, plates and other items associated with parties like balloon sticks.  Halloween can be a scary enough day without considering the horrific levels of waste thrown in. The council is asking if we could go beyond single-use plastic free and reduce waste even…

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Press release: One day only: see behind the scenes at a recycling facility

28th August 2023

A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at a Somerset recycling facility is being offered next month.   SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Somerset Council are pleased to be offering the public tours of the Evercreech Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) near Shepton Mallet.   Five free tours will be available between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 16 September and spaces must be booked in advance. With a maximum number of 100 visitors over the day, please book early to avoid disappointment.  …

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Race Night

15th August 2023

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