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Somerset’s public Rights of Way network remains open during the Coronavirus emergency. The County Council is asking everyone to follow the rules on social distancing and use their local routes rather than travelling out into the countryside unnecessarily. We are very fortunate here in Somerset that we have many beautiful places where we can get […]

A fleet of multicoloured trucks will take to Somerset’s streets from Monday, paving the way for a new era of recycling in the county. Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contract for recycling and rubbish collection is bringing the latest industry equipment and technology to the county. The fleet of 140 vehicles are around 30% more efficient […]

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is inviting local people to submit their questions concerning Covid-19 and the impact on policing to put to Chief Constable Andy Marsh.  The PCC wants local people to share their questions and concerns with her ahead of the Facebook Live with the Chief Constable on Friday 27 March […]

Update from Sedgemoor District Council Contact us:  Our front door is closed but we are still working.  Contact us by phone 0300 303 7800, via the website www.sedgemoor.gov.uk or email via customer.services@sedgemoor.gov.uk       A telephone will be installed on the outside wall of Bridgwater House for those who do not have a phone or are homeless.  Just give us a […]

All of Somerset’s Recycling Centres have been closed until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus. This follows the latest Government advice on avoiding non-essential contact and travel, and the challenges of ensuring public and staff safety at the busy sites where physical distancing is difficult. The closure applies to all 16 Recycling Centres […]

The government have just issued a warning via SMS text message to the nation. Utilising the public emergency alert system, first trialed in 2014 the message reads: GOV.UK CORONAVIRUS ALERT New rules in force now: you must stay at home. More info & exemptions at gov.uk/coronavirus Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

A telephone line offering emotional support has been set up to assist Somerset residents affected by the coronavirus outbreak.  Mind-line Somerset have extended their hours to accept calls between 9am to 11pm Monday to Friday and 8pm to 11pm at the weekends.  Although it is not a general advice line, they are there to listen, […]

Somerset libraries have announced that cloud Library, Borrow Box and RB Digital are now all set up to allow SELF REG members (i.e. members who join online) to log on and checkout e books, e audio books and e magazines. Any SELF REG members who join from this week will not expire for 4 months […]

Asda have announced that they are dedicating 8am to 9am to NHS staff on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and are changing their opening hours to reflect other supermarkets. They’ll now open from 8am to 8pm. Roger Burnley, Chief Executive of the supermarket chain has also pledged to donate 5 million pounds to FareShare and the […]

Sainsburys in Bridgwater are changing their opening hours from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, to allow their team more time to replenish shelfs. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all of the chain’s supermarkets will dedicate 8am – 9am to serving elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers, as well as NHS and Social Care workers. You just need […]

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