Christmas Waste Collection Schedule

Please note the following changes to the Friday collection schedule for the Christmas and New Year period 2017/18:

Christmas/New Year Holidays (2017/2018) Scheduled Day Revised Collection
Christmas week Friday 22 December Normal collection (green bins)
Christmas week Friday 29 December Sunday 31 Dec (black bins)
New Year week Friday 5 January Recycling only
from Friday 12 January Normal collections resume (12 Jan = black bins)

 

A collection calendar until June 2018 is available here Calendar

Lime Street Pedestrian Safety Improvement Works – UPDATE 12 OCT

LIME STREET AND MILL LANE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROJECT
UPDATE 11 OCTOBER 2017

We have passed on to the Project Manager the concerns expressed at Monday’s Parish Council meeting. The clearance of the bank is an essential part of the scheme and the alternative is to cancel the entire project.

We have now been advised – and you will have seen the road closure sign board – that the first phase to clear the bank will start on Monday 23 October and last for one week. A traffic manager will be on site during the works and will allow access to residents and businesses whilst the works are in progress and when it is safe to do so – this may mean waiting, for example, while machinery is operating by the road. This for your own safety.

We are waiting for confirmation as to the extent of the closure of Lime Street and have asked them to consider closing the minimum extent where they are specifically working. We hope to hear further on Thursday.

Further information will be posted here and on the notice boards – at the Parish office, The Cross and Stogursey Lane. A copy of the plan is available to view in the Parish Office and on the website at www.netherstowey-pc.gov.uk/limestreet-works

We do not underestimate the inconvenience this will cause everyone, but would ask for your forbearance for improvements that will be of benefit to the whole village in the long run. If you have a specific need for access during the period of the closure (eg for carers’ visits, deliveries to businesses, etc.) you should contact the Parish Office as soon as possible so that we can discuss appropriate arrangements with you and with the engineering team.

John Roberts
Chairman, Nether Stowey Parish Council
Tel: 01278 733779 e-mail: clerk@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Website : www.netherstowey-pc.gov.uk

Lime Street and Mill Lane Pedestrian Safety Improvement Works – UPDATE

We have been advised that works will be carried out to improve pedestrian safety in Lime Street and at the Lime Street/ Mill Lane junction and the Palmers Path entrance. This is something that residents have complained about and for which the Parish Council has campaigned for many years, and while the project does not give us everything we might have liked, it is the best the County Council can afford and we believe that it will still make a significant contribution to making it safer to walk in the area particularly to walk to school and the village shops and for those using the narrow pavement in Lime Street.

Unfortunately, this will mean a lot of disruption during the three weeks that the works will take and some or all of Lime Street will have to be closed to traffic. We are currently exploring with the Road Engineering team options for how best to allow some access for Lime Street residents and to businesses, and temporary parking alternatives whilst enabling them to complete the work as quickly as possible and in a safe environment.

The work is expected to take place later in the Autumn and will take up to three weeks. There is no firm date as yet, despite any road closure notices you may have seen in the press.  Further information will be available nearer the time – please check the website or the notice boards in the Parish office and on The Cross.  A copy of the plan is available to view in the Parish Office or **here**

We do not underestimate the inconvenience this will cause everyone, but would ask for your forbearance for improvements that will be of benefit to the village in the long run.  If you have a specific need for access during the period of the closure (eg for carers’ visits, deliveries to businesses, etc.) you should contact the Parish Office as soon as possible so that we can discuss appropriate arrangements with you and with the engineering team.

The Parish Office is open from 10am-1pm Monday-Fridays, or call (01278) 733779 or e-mail clerk@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk

Sedgemoor Community Safety Project Officer

Sedgemoor District Council have created a new role of Community Safety Project Officer as part of the regeneration of the Bridgwater area and Hinkley Point C project.

Ryan Kelly has been appointed to the role for this area.

Ryan’s role is to deal with matters such as community safety, crime and anti-social behaviour, night time economy issues and various other matters which affect our local communities.

He hopes to be able to join the Parish Council meeting on 11 September to explain more about what he does and how he may be able to help.

If you are concerned about a community safety matter he can be contacted on 0746 498 1758 or by e-mail at Ryan.kelly@sedgemoor.gov.uk. If he is not available by phone he asks that you leave a message and he will get back to you as soon as he can (during office hours).

In an emergency you should still call the Police on 999 or to report a non-urgent incident call 101

NETHER STOWEY PC NOTICE OF AUDIT

The Parish Council’s accounts have been returned by the Internal Auditor and were approved by the Parish Council at the meeting on 12 June. They have now been sent to the External Auditor and we expect them back in September. The period for the exercise of electors’ rights to inspect the accounts begins Thursday 15 June and ends on Wednesday 26 July during office hours or by prior appointment. Further information is available here: