Election of a Member of Parliament for the area of Bridgwater and West Somerset
One allotment is now available for rent please see Allotment Availability 7.11.19
There has been a lot of discussions in the village regarding the type of stone used for the bridge.
Please see Restoration of Packhorse Bridge for more information
Following a meeting this morning with SCC, Cannington Parish Council would like to provide the following update:
1. The traffic calming scheme which has an 8-week programme is planned to commence next week. The first couple of weeks will mainly encompass the correct signage, preliminary electrical works such as up-lighters for signage and lighting columns on Rodway.
2. This will be closely followed by civil works commencing in Brook St and the High St. Temporary traffic lights will be installed during this and the mid-section of the works.
3. Towards the middle to back end of the Scheme, work will start on the Main Rd e.g. traffic islands and works on Rodway. During this period there will be an estimated closure of Main Rd for 1 week. Rodway will be closed for an estimated 3 weeks.
4. There is a caveat of course that once digging works commence, there could be problems with for example, utilities, that could not have been foreseen; SCC assures us that there is some flexibility within the programme to accommodate this.
5. SCC will arrange a letter drop to residents in the immediate vicinity of the works where traffic lights and road closures will occur.
6. A nominated representative from Skanska will be on hand to discuss any issues as they arise and to keep the parish council and community informed.
We will do our very best via the Website, Facebook, Parish Council meetings and notice boards to keep the community informed of progress.
Most of you should have received a public consultation leaflet from Gladman. See Cannington_Consultation Leaflet – Gladman Aug 2019
This is your opportunity to raise any concerns you may have with this proposal. Gladman has requested comments on their website www.your-views.co.uk/cannington
It would be appreciated if you could copy comments to the Parish Council; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council will be making a response in due course.
The consultation on changes to the fire service runs until 22 September 2019.
Under the new proposals, the Service would seek to move underused resources from where the risk is low and invest more into work to reach the most vulnerable members of society and help keep them safe.
This includes proposed closures of a number of fire stations where risk and activity is low and the removal of fire engines that are underused.
We would look to reinvest some of the financial savings into prevention work in the community.
There are several reasons why change is needed. Lifestyles and geographical profiles of both Devon and Somerset have changed dramatically since many of our fire stations were built.
Supported by the prevention work that has been carried out locally and nationally and by the Service, the number of fires attended by crews has fallen by a third in the last 10 years.
We are also the largest employer of on call firefighters in the country. This provides challenges to recruitment and availability of fire engines within some areas meaning that some communities are better served by nearby stations where availability of firefighters and fire engines are more guaranteed.
We appreciate that any suggestion of removing stations or fire engines can be unsettling for residents and we want to ensure that residents feel informed and supported as a community.
We will be holding public drop-in exhibitions in the localities that are affected by the proposals and other locations across Devon and Somerset throughout July and August. This is so that we can talk with local residents and explain the changes and reasons for change as part of the consultation process. Find out more here;