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Road Closure, Culver Street, Burton 18th March 2022

Urgent / emergency Road Closure: – ttro233496 – Culver Street, Burton, Stogursey

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Culver StreetStogursey will commence on 18th March 2022 and is expected to last until 22nd March 2022.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is not permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600, quoting reference: ttro233496 – Culver Street, Stogursey.

A map showing the proposed affected closure area (in red) is shown below, and the proposed diversion route (in blue, please note this could be be subject to change on review).

Living with Covid – Key dates for changes

From Monday 21 February:

  • guidance for staff and students in most education and childcare settings to undertake twice weekly asymptomatic testing is dropped

From Thursday 24 February:

  • people who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate, but will still be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days
  • routine contact tracing will end, so fully-vaccinated close contacts and those under 18 years old will no longer be legally required to test daily for seven days or advised to self-isolate
  • workers will no longer be required to tell their employer if they need to self-isolate
  • the £500 self-isolation support payment for people on low incomes who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be available
  • COVID-19 provisions for increased statutory sick pay will apply for a further month

From Friday 1 April:

  • free mass symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for the general public will end, and will instead be targeted towards the most vulnerable
  • people with COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to exercise personal responsibility when deciding whether to stay at home – until then they are still advised to do so
  • current government guidance on COVID-19 passports will end and it will no longer recommend venues use the NHS COVID Pass

This plan is for England only. Restrictions remain in place in other parts of the UK.

Urgent / Emergency Road Closure: Stogursey Lane, Nether Stowey

Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Stogursey LaneNether Stowey will commence on 21st February 2022 and is expected to last until 22nd February 2022.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Sunbelt Rentals on 0370 050 0792 quoting reference: ttro347419.

A map showing the proposed affected closure area (in red) is shown below, and the proposed diversion route (in blue, please note this could be be subject to change on review).

Call for voters to register in time for elections this May

Voters in Somerset West and Taunton are being reminded to make sure they are registered to vote and able to take part in local elections for the new unitary council for Somerset, and town and parish councils, on Thursday 5 May.

It’s quick and easy to register to vote, but after the deadline of 14 April, it will be too late.

The call for voters to sign up comes to encourage as many people as possible to register ahead of elections taking place this year across Somerset.

Research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are particularly less likely to be registered to vote. So, if you have moved house recently, then make sure you’re registered correctly.

If you’re not registered, you won’t be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in Somerset.

These crucial elections are for the councillors at county level who will oversee the transition to a new unitary council, which they will then lead to deliver all the promises and ambitions of the unitary business case.

The town and parish councillors elected have a vital role too, ushering in a new era of community empowerment. They will be pioneers, drawing on an array of new opportunities, driving real change locally.

To register to vote, visit register-to-vote before midnight on Thursday, 14 April or contact elections@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

Raise Your Ride – Team set to make thousands safer on Somerset’s roads in 2022

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team are gearing up for a busy calendar this year delivering vital information and training to people of all ages.

In 2021 the team delivered courses, presentations, and educational programmes to 20,000 people across Somerset, covering all age groups – this despite face-to-face delivery only being deemed safe in May. Both older road users and Reception year children alike have taken positive road safety habits with them into the New Year.

The team assist in delivering the nationally popular bicycle awareness course Bikeability across the county’s primary schools. Last year over 1,800 year 5 and year 6 students have taken the 2-day course as part of their curriculum and subsequently gained confidence and advice on riding their bikes safely – 2022 will see thousands more gain crucial cycling proficiency.

The good work has continued in schools with over 10,000 children receiving the team’s Stay Safe presentations, which clearly describe how they should use crossings, ensure car drivers can see them in the dark and much, much more.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways said: “There is no time like the present to improve your road safety knowledge.

“We are fortunate that our team are outstanding at what they do; they make our roads safer day in day out and teach everyone something. I recommend getting in touch and seeing what they can offer you.”

Avon and Somerset Police have also collaborated with the team on a new motorcycle training programme called Raise your Ride. The events ran last summer all over the South West with great success so there are five more planned for this summer. You can find out more about the content and how to sign up here, but for now here are the 2022 dates for the diary:

  • Taunton, Sunday 22 May
  • Yeovil, Sunday 19 June
  • Weston-super-Mare, Sunday 27 July
  • Bridgwater, Sunday 11 September

When Raise your Ride 2021 is combined with the other motorcycle-based interventions that the team delivered, the net audience of those totalled over 1,400. There is a large community of bikers in Somerset so the expertise of the team should be widely sought after!

The Road Safety Team has also launched a brand-new website, so make sure to check it out at www.somersetroadsafety.org for all the information you need. You can also follow the team on social media – search Somerset Road Safety on Facebook, @SCC_RoadSafety on Twitter and @somersetroadsafety on Instagram. Alternatively, the team can receive any enquiries from businesses or members of the public via email at roadsafety@somerset.gov.uk.