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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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LearnForLove – new family health and wellbeing resources worth £100 for every Somerset resident

10th August 2023

A new series of online relationship, health and wellbeing resources worth £100 per person have been launched in Somerset.    The learning resources are available to all Somerset residents, and span topics such as pregnancy, labour and birth, parenting, mental health and wellbeing, and relationships.     Residents can access the online learning by:   Visiting bit.ly/LearnForLove or scanning a QR code with their phone  Entering the code ‘dragon’     They can then choose the subjects they are…

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Council braced for disruption as waste strike looms

9th July 2023

Somerset Council is asking for patience as the county faces major disruption to its waste collections if strikes go ahead next week.   Industrial action by members of the Unite union is due to start on Wednesday 12 July, striking on Wednesday, Thursday Friday, each week for the four weeks from Wednesday 12 July to Friday 4 August.   The council and its collections contractor Suez UK will redeploy staff to try and limit the damage but expect many missed collections of recycling, refuse and…

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