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Police Stop & Search. Know Your Rights

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Temporary Road Closure - Ham Road, Brent Knoll.


Temporary Road Closure - Poolbridge Road (B3139), Wedmore.


Temporary Road Closure, Church Lane & Brent St, Brent Knoll


Got a road traffic problem? Find a solution with Traffic Choices

Somerset County Council - Press Release Got a road traffic problem? Find a solution with Traffic Choices A new website to help people understand how to tackle traffic issues in their community has been launched by Somerset County Council. The Traffic Choices website provides information about different options which can be used to solve problems on the road. So whether you’re concerned about pedestrian safety, speeding vehicles or inconsiderate parking, this is the first...


National Adoption Week 2016.

Monday 17 October is the start of National Adoption Week 2016. This year I’m trying to get as many people and organisations involved in our ‘Show some heart for Somerset Adoption’ campaign, and it would mean a lot if you could take part. Last year our 4? campaign generated DOUBLE the number of enquiries we usually get for adoption in a typical month, so it does work, and we would really value your help.  I promise it’s very quick and simple – all you need...


Contact the Elderly - Sunday Afternoon Teas

An Invitation to Tea.    At Contact the Elderly, we hold free monthly Sunday tea parties for people aged 75 and over, who live alone and need a hand getting out and about. It’s an ideal way to brighten up your Sunday. Our volunteer drivers will take you to and from the party safely as well as enjoying the tea with you. At the volunteer host’s home you will receive a warm welcome and plenty of tea and sandwiches.   For more information about the groups...


Temporary Road Closure of Burton Row

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE BURTON ROW, BRENT KNOLL   I am writing to inform you that Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Burton Row from RK Bell Projects Ltd.   This road will be closed from 03rd October 2016 and is expected to last for 2 weeks to enable storm and foul sewer installation works to be carried out in this road.   Please find enclosed...


New Measures at Somerset's Recycling Centres.

Briefing Paper – New measures to ensure swift, smooth and safer visits to Somerset’s 16 recycling sites This briefing paper outlines the details of the introduction of new measures, including a free permit system for a small proportion of customers, from Monday 3 October 2016 at Somerset’s 14 Recycling Centres and two Community Recycling Sites. Somerset’s growing population, greater vehicle ownership, and rising waste levels have caused the annual number of recycling...


Temporary Closure of Rooksbridge Road, Parish of East Brent.


Temporary Closure of Rectory Way, Lympsham. 19 May 2016



ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE WESTON ROAD AND WICK ROAD, BERROW AND BREAN   I am writing to inform you that Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Weston Road and Wick Road from Somerset Highways.   This road will be closed from 16th May 2016 and is expected to last for 6 days to enable prep works 16th - 18th May then resufacing 23rd - 25th May - road open between these...


PARISH OF MARK Temporary Closure of The Causeway

TAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the County Council of Somerset have made an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along The Causeway from the junction with Southwick Road, eastwards for a distance of 600 metres. This order will enable Wessex Water to carry out Sewerage network improvements in this road. The Order became effective on 26 October 2015 and will...


Somerset River Authority Newsletter ‘The Stream’

Please find attached a copy of the latest newsletter from Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA), which council tax payers across Somerset will be helping to fund in 2016/17.  It’s a special issue on natural flood management activities, such as tree planting and dams and pond restoration, with other news from across the county.  Please click here to view newsletter.


Cheaper than a trip to the tip – Garden Waste collections

With the lighter evenings, gardeners are no doubt planning their gardening year ahead and itching to get out into their gardens.  Garden Waste collection is a service on offer in Sedgemoor could be blooming useful.   Sedgemoor District Council is inviting residents to sign up to garden waste collections in time for the spring.  At a cost of just £53 per year, those signing up to the scheme will receive 25 collections a year, when their garden waste will be picked up...


PARISH OF LYMPSHAM Temporary Closure of West Road

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT OF SEDGEMOOR   PARISH OF LYMPSHAM  Temporary Closure of West Road                TAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the County Council of Somerset propose to make an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding...


Local Libraries are STILL in Danger!!

Listening, Learning, Changing – The future of hubs and libraries   I am contacting you to let you know that on Thursday 17 December Somerset County Council is starting an eight-week engagement activity with residents about shared buildings (hubs) and the library service.   If you represent a library group, I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to your colleagues and group members or, if appropriate, respond on behalf of the group you represent.   We...


Revised Refuse Collection times for Christmas 2015


Temporary Closure of Brent Street, Brent Knoll

  Our Reference RCNSE7361 12 December 2015 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE BRENT STREET, BRENT KNOLL   I am writing to inform you that Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Brent Street from Axe Brue Drainage Board. This road will be closed from 18th January 2016 and is expected to last for 4 weeks to enable installation of new flood relief culvert works to be carried...



This road will be closed from 16th December 2015 and is expected to last for 5 days to enable new gas service connection works to be carried out in this road. Every effort will be made to keep the duration of this closure to a minimum to reduce any further disruption. For any further information please contact Somerset Highways on 0300 123 2224. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE      From the eastern end of the closure proceed in north easterly and south...


Road Closures in Mark, September & October 2015

  Wessex Water are undertaking a flood alleviation scheme in Mark, which will involve road closures of Dutch Road from 28 September to 25 October, 2015, and Mark Causeway from 26 October 2015 to 29 February 2016. I have attached a PR letter to this email which will provide more information about our work, including the official diversion routes of the closure.   Flood alleviation work on Mark Causeway, Dutch Road and Poplar Lane, Mark We’re carrying out essential...


Somerset County Council and Carers' Views

Somerset County Council and Carers' Views In July 2015 the Council has launched a scheme to canvass the views of Carers so that a policy can be developed that meets carers' needs. If you wish to contribute to this please visit their website at: http://somersetnewsroom.com/2015/07/21/somerset-carers-have-a-voice/  


Temporary Road Closure - Mendip Road, Axbridge. 18th August 2015

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE MENDIP ROAD, AXBRIDGE   I am writing to inform you that Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Mendip Road from A Plant Lux Traffic Controls. This road will be closed from 18th August 2015 and is expected to last for 4 days to enable cabling to be carried out in this road. Please find enclosed a plan showing the length of the closure in RED and...


Recycling & Refuse Bank Holiday Changes

   Recycling & Refuse Collections Bank Holiday Changes Easter, May and August 2015               Usual Collection Day               Revised Collection Day Good Friday 3 April   Saturday 4 April   Easter Monday 6 April - Friday 10 April. All...


New Community Support Groups

If a loved one, a friend or just someone you know has died, if you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, if you have a loved one who is terminally ill, and you would like the opportunity to talk with others who understand the journey you are on, you are warmly invited to come along to the Group that is appropriate to you. There are:     The Bereavemnt Friends Group                     'Southcot', 87 Brent...



East Brent Parish’s second defibrillator is finally in place outside Brent Area Medical Centre on Brent Road, adding to the one already situated outside Rooksbridge Post Office. This second one is located beside the medical centre sign so easily accessible from the roadside and we are grateful to East Brent electrician,  Councillor Steve McGreavy, for installing it.   Unfortunately, we were unable to install it in the old phone box as planned because the electricity supply...


A Letter From The New Village Agent

Your Village Agent I am the Village Agent for Berrow, Brean, Brent Knoll, East Brent, Lympsham and Burnham Without. Please call me on 07943 555519 or Email me at kwilcoxva@somersetrcc.org.uk Do you live alone and need help with a problem that is spoiling your everyday life? Do you have a problem that can be fixed by accessing the right people, services or agencies? Are you a carer that needs a little help and support? Are you new to living alone and need some advice? Does...


Open Day in Aid of MacMillan Cancer Support

We are holding an open day to support the work of Open Day in Aid of MacMillan Cancer Support Saturday 13th September 2014, 11am - 4pm At C V Gower Funeral Directors, The Square, Winscombe, BS25 1BS, tel: 01934 842945.   MacMillan Cancer Support.   Join us for coffee,  cakes and much more, as well as the chance to look behind the scenes of your local independent funeral directors and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to. There...


2014 Harvest Home

  Everyone Is Welcome to get involved with East Brent Harvest Home for the 22nd August 2014. Luncheon Tickets will be on Sale in the East Brent Village Hall on Monday 28th July 2014 , from 7.00 - 9.00pm. And thereafter at the Brent Knoll Inn or contact Betty Griffin on 01278 760754   If you want to get involved with this old Village tradition, then please come along to the next Harvest Home meeting. The next will be at the East Brent Village Hall on the the...



BEWARE -Take care when parking your car anywhere to remove or hide out of sight any valuables, handbags, laptops etc. There was a theft from a car parked in a layby on Hill Lane, East Brent, REMEMBER, BEWARE    


Royal British Legion Meeting

  ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Following the East Brent Annual Parish Meeting in April when there was discussion about the possibility of re-forming the East Brent Branch of the Royal British Legion, I now plan to hold a meeting for anyone who may be interested in joining. We were told that we needed 20 people to make a branch viable and, as those of you who were there may remember, I took down the names of over 20 people from the parish who expressed an interest. Whilst we were grateful...


Bee Swarms

If anyone has a 'bee swarm' on their property and wants to find them a new home please contact Steve McGreavy on  07521248461 or stevenjmcgreavy@hotmail.co.uk and, hopefully, he will be able to help.


Notice of Public Exhibition

River Yeo Farm Wind Turbine Notice of Public Exhibition By Distributed Generation Ltd Find out about Distgen’s plans for a community scale wind turbine at River Yeo Farm next to the M5 near Loxton and Rooksbridge Exhibition covering visual, noise & other studies plus local investment opportunities Thursday 15th May, 2014 East Brent Village Hall Exhibition open 3pm to 8pm For more information about Distgen or the River Yeo Wind Turbine,...


Highbridge Recycling Centre

Recyling Sites Recyling sites open as usual except all close Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. All sites are open Saturday 8am - 4pm, Sundays 8am - 1pm. All close two days  during the week, with half open Tuesday - Wednesday 8am - 4pm and half Thursday - Friday 8am - 4pm to ensure local alternatives. Highbridge Recyling Site     Mon            Tue-Wed         ...


Advert for the Post of Community Agent

To apply for the post of Village Agent please click on the PDF logo below:


Community Defribrillators

  Community Defribrillators.   Are you aware that we have one defribrillator installed outside the Post Office in Rooksbridge?   And that we, the Parish Council are also working to install another defribrillator in the old telephone box at the bottom of Church Road.   Before they can be used there is some basic training that has to be done.   To this end there will be an awareness session in East Brent Village Hall on Wednesday...


Refuse Collection 2014

Bank Holiday Collections Christmas and the New Year 2014/15 Mon 22 Dec - Wed 24 Dec       No Change Thur 25 Dec                              Saturday 27 Dec Fri 26 Dec                                 Sunday 28 Dec Mon 219 Dec - Wed 31 Dec     No Change Thur 1 Jan          ...


South West Housing Society Community Grants

South West Housing Society Community Grants   Attention all Community Groups   Did you know that the South West Housing Society has a Community Fund?   Leaders of community groups, such as Brownies, Pre-School Nursery and Childrens Football Teams etc can apply for grants for all kinds of items and equipments.   The SWHS website address is: www.swhs.org.uk


The Police Non-Emergency Telephone Number

General Reminder - The police non-emergency number or switchboard is 101. This is a nationally adopted number which means that wherever you are in the country this will get you through to the local Police. We can confirm that calls to the 101 number cost 15 pence per call, no matter how long that call is and it is the same cost for both landlines and mobiles. The emergency number of course remains 999.  


NHS 111 Now Available in Somerset

NHS 111 now available in Somerset   The new health helpline to call when it’s less urgent than 999 A new three digit telephone number – 111 - is now available to people in Somerset to call if have an urgent need for medical advice or care but it is not a 999 emergency.   NHS 111 is free helpline to call from landlines and mobile phones. It’s fast and easy way to get the right help – whatever your health need, wherever you are, and whatever...


The Police Community Engagement Team

G167 12022013 message sent from staff at Police Headquarters: The police team who work to prevent people being drawn into extremism in the Westcountry will be going online to chat about their work and answer questions. The Community Engagement Team works to prevent people becoming involved in violent extremism. People can be drawn into extremism from any walk of life and in relation to a number of causes and ideologies including extreme right or left-wing views, Al-Qaeda inspired...


Green Routine - 2013

Green Routine 2013: take part in a free, exciting campaign on waste action in your community   I am getting in touch to say that if you are a member of a group that works with local people, it can play a key role in the big Somerset campaign of 2013 that is taking action on waste.   Green Routine 2013 is a year-long campaign to help people in your area minimise waste, save money and have fun developing positive habits with long-term benefits.   Dozens of...


HealthWatch on the Way

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Support and friendship for children and young adults with Diabetes and their families

    "Balance Buddies" is a new support group for families who have recently learned that Diabetes has become part of their daily lives. At a time when a family’s world may seem to have been turned upside down, we aim to draw on our personal experiences of coping with the trauma of our own child’s diagnosis, and the major changes which this has required, and provide an informed source of mutual support. We want them to know that we are here if we...


Update - July 2013 Energy Savings - Save on your Fuel bills this winter!

The Community Council for Somerset (CCS) has two energy schemes to help you make savings on your utility bills; the Somerset Community Oil Scheme and the Somerset+ Energy Group. Scheme 1.: Somerset Community Oil Scheme The Community Council for Somerset’s (CCS) Somerset Community Oil Scheme is growing and success follows with ten local community co-ordinators and 370 members in place, 85% of the members are taking advantage of the benefits of bulk-buying domestic heating oil. Update...