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Tree Trimming – Burton/Shurton 22-26th November 2021

Contractors will be trimming trees on the route from the Stringston Road through Burton and Shurton to the C182. This will enable double decker buses to use the route in an emergency, under the Operation Harold scheme.

The works will be guarded by Temporary Traffic Lights and only be undertaken between 0900 – 1500 to avoid the School run.

Any queries please ring 07887 246 187

Free emergency preparedness training for Somerset residents

The fourth annual Resilience event starts with live talks on Monday 4 October and aims to help communities become better prepared for emergencies as well as looking at wider preparedness measures that anyone can take.

Anyone who registers will receive an information pack, event pack and weekly emails signposting to videos and toolkits on a variety of subjects. Interactive training sessions with national training provider Communities Prepared are on offer, alongside live online presentations from emergency and community organisations, as well as national flood resilience expert Mary Dhonau.

Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure, said: “Interactive events like this are an excellent way to raise awareness with local communities and individuals and help them to take vital steps in preparing for an incident, which could ultimately save lives.

“The sessions will cover a range of subjects from how to use social media in emergencies to food resilience and crime prevention.

“It’s a great opportunity for groups to hear from each other, share their experiences and ask the experts. The training workshops are focussed on topics we often see raised by communities, including recruiting volunteers, how to assess risk and insurance.”

As well as the online training, face-to-face events include an open evening for Langport and Huish Episcopi Flood Group, and Avon & Somerset Police beat surgeries around the county. Sessions will be led by a range of organisations including the Environment Agency, South West Ambulance Service Trust, Communities Prepared, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Avon & Somerset Police, Somerset Rotary, Somerset Civil Contingencies Unit, Spark, and Community Council for Somerset.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences throughout October by tweeting Somerset Prepared (@SomersetPrepare) and using the hashtag #ImSomersetPrepared

To attend this free event, people can register their interest and book training sessions on the Somerset Prepared website www.somersetprepared.org.uk.

Roadworks Church Hill/High Street/Tower Hill, Stogursey, DAYTIME 3rd to 9th March 2021

Somerset County Council Highways have informed us that Barden Network Engineering has approval to carry out fibre cabling works on behalf of BT Openreach from 03/03/2021 – 09/03/2021, for 7 days, excluding the weekend on Tower Hill, High Street and Church Street, Stogursey.

Working hours will be 09:30-18:00

If you do have any queries / concerns about the proposed works, please contact Barden Network Engineering Headquarters on Tel. 01454 281627,

or via their website  Ljnk – Barden Network Engineering Ltd .

Link to the full order Daytime Closure High St Stogursey 3rd March 2021 seven days

Approved Diversion Route