HPC Look ahead November 2020

Hinkley Point C November 2020 Look Ahead

Avon and Somerset Constabulary: Appeal after quad bike and power tools stolen in burglary

We’re appealing for witnesses after a number of workshops were burgled near Bridgwater.

The units off Blackmore Lane, Cannington were broken into sometime overnight Monday/Tuesday (21/22 September).

A quad bike, a ride-on lawn mower, a pressure washer and a large number of power tools were stolen.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time, or who has been offered the items detailed in suspicious circumstances, is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5220215162.

HPC look ahead October 2020

HPC Look ahead October 2020

Recycling sites switch to winter hours on 1st October 2020

Every one of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites will go over to their winter timetables from Thursday 1 October, with weekday opening hours of 9am to 5pm while weekends remain 9am to 4pm.

Summer hours – 9am-6pm when sites are open weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends – resume on Thursday 1 April 2021.

With an impressive average recycling rate of well over 77%, Somerset’s recycling sites network is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day to take dozens of materials.

For more information on each recycling site, including opening schedules. details of charged materials, and van and trailer permits, click on recycling centres at somersetwaste.gov.uk.

To keep up to date with recycling sites, sign up for the SWP e-newsletter at somersetwaste.gov.uk and follow @Somersetwaste on Facebook or Twitter.

General SWP contact: Customer Services 01823 625700

Pedestrian Crossing Brook Street

The existing far-sided crossing is old technology and the equipment is obsolete and requires attention. In preparation for the upgrade SCC has reviewed the need for the crossing to be signalised following the opening of the bypass and the recent traffic calming measures.

The decrease in vehicle speeds and the amount of traffic using Brook Street suggests that the location would be better suited as a Zebra Crossing, reducing pedestrian waiting times whilst maintaining traffic flow.

Therefore SCC is proposing to remove the signalised pedestrian crossing and replacing it with a new Zebra Crossing facility and associated signing and lining.

The Parish Council has to respond by 11th September 2020 and we welcome your comments.

Taxi Licencing

Do you, your family or friends ever use a taxi in Sedgemoor?  If so, you are invited to have your say about Sedgemoor District Council’s Draft Taxi Licensing Policy, which can be found at https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/consultations


Should you wish to make any written comments, please email licensing@sedgemoor.gov.uk by 2nd October.

Somerset Rivers Authority

Somerset Rivers Authority Summary of Annual Report 2019-20


Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2019-20

NHS Mental Health Crisis Helplines

Mental Health Crisis Helplines

Proposed diversion of footpath BW5/7

Footpath diversion BW5-7

NHS Covid-19 Survey – help shape services in Somerset

During the Covid-19 pandemic, people who work in health and care services and the voluntary and community sector across the South West have offered new choices to patients and the public, for example, by making more use of online and telephone appointments.


With the initial peak of the Covid-19 pandemic now past, the NHS needs to reintroduce and revitalise non-Covid-19 services that have been affected. As part of this planning, health and care staff in both NHS England and NHS Improvement in common with the seven South West systems are looking to gather the views of patients, staff and stakeholders on their experience of health and care services during the pandemic.


Regional engagement leads, community representatives and colleagues from public health, the voluntary and community sector and social care have worked together to develop a regional survey to allow for feedback at a local level and on regional services. It will also mean those living on the edges of health and care systems are asked once for their views.

The survey is being hosted on a platform by NHS Gloucestershire and the anonymous results will be shared with NHS England and NHS Improvement who will analyse the results and share them with all seven health and care systems, in a collaborative approach. The results and analysis will be compiled into a report at both a local system and regional level and shared with health and care organisations and respondents who provide their email addresses in August.


The results of the survey will help inform health and care recovery plans and future commissioning intentions, enabling identification of what has worked well and how we can improve going forward.

If you have questions about the survey, please speak to your STP Engagement lead or Dr Lou Farbus, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, NHS England and NHS Improvement South West.

The survey is being promoted by the South West Communications and Engagement network to staff, patients and stakeholders. Please can we ask you to encourage those within your organisation and your networks to complete the survey to enable a rich picture of feedback from the South West population.



Many thanks in advance for your help.


The Somerset CCG Engagement Team

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