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Somerset Waste

24th November 2019

Latest update from Somerset Waste and details of Christmas Collections

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Election Candidates Nominated

15th November 2019

Dear Town and Parish Clerks,   The attached are enclosed for your information.  We would be grateful if you could post the relevant notice for your constituency in an appropriate public place. Thank you.     Yours sincerely,     Alex Parmley, Acting Returning Officer  

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Fostering in Somerset

13th November 2019

Do something amazing this year.   For many, the start of a new year brings an opportunity for reflection, fresh starts and change - but could you change a child’s story this year? For over 500 children in Somerset, spending time at home isn’t possible right now, which is why we urgently need more foster carers to offer safe, loving homes to our children in care.  Foster carers can make a real difference to children’s lives. They help them through tough times and give them the support they need…

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A303

13th November 2019

To: Planning Inspectorate Bristol Ref. SPL-AF001   Dear Sirs   Re TRO10036: A303 Sparkford to Ilchester dualling  - Comments and additional information on matters requested in Department of Transport letter dated 5 November 2019.   I am providing, in my professional capacity as an experienced Project Manager/ Surveyor, further information in response to the requests for clarification and additional information in the letter of 5 November 2019 from the Department of Transport.   My response is…

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Notes from Somerset Council

9th November 2019

Please see the attached notes

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Guide to tackle loneliness

9th November 2019

NALC and LGA launch new guide to tackle loneliness     NALC has launched a new joint guide with the Local Government Association (LGA) on tackling loneliness. In October 2018, the government launched its first-ever strategy on loneliness, making it clear that responsibility for tackling loneliness cuts across more than one ministerial department. The Reaching out guide responds to the national strategy and outlines various ways local (parish and town) councils and principal authorities can…

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Surviving Winter

9th November 2019

We would be grateful if you would circulate information about this year’s Surviving Winter appeal in your Parish Magazine, Parish notice boards and any other communications to residents in your Parish.  

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Brexit Readiness meeting

18th October 2019

Brexit Readiness: Defra Food & Farming Briefing   Date:               Wednesday 23 October Time:              12pm – 2pm Venue:           Wessex Pavilions, Royal Bath & West Showground, Prestleigh, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN   Defra is working with the NFU, the Heart of the South West LEP and Mendip District Council to host a free 'Ready for Brexit' event aimed at businesses within the farming, food and drink sectors.   This event is open to all businesses in the Somerset and South…

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New Village Hall!!

10th October 2019

The Parish is about to be granted a small piece of land at the bottom of the field behind Bennett Close. The land is directly adjacent to the playing field. We have the intention of raising money to build a much needed new Village hall and are looking for villagers to join a steering committee to design and raise funds for this venture. Please could you consider joining in; if you are interested kindly contact the Parish Clerk  sparkford.clerk@gmail.com

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Rivers Authority

7th October 2019

Please see attached the Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2018-19, introduced for you here by the SRA Chair Councillor David Hall:   I am writing as Chair of Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) to let you know that the SRA has just published its Annual Report 2018-19, showcasing some of the achievements of the SRA during that time.   People and places across Somerset have benefitted from extra SRA-funded flood protection and resilience. In 2018-19, the SRA spent just over £3.8million on…

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