A brief announcement (other roles and responsibilities fulfilled by councillors to follow in due course).
Following Colin Allen’s decision to stand down as Chair at the Annual Meeting on 9.5.23, we are pleased to announce that Ian Dyer was elected as the new Chair with John Addison as Vice-Chair. Colin will remain as a councillor on the parish council.
We thank Colin for his sterling contribution as Chair over the past eleven years overseeing an immense period of change and responsibility, and also to Rosie his wife for ably supporting him during this period.
For immediate release
|Have your say in the School Term Dates and Holidays Consultation
|Somerset’s residents have been invited to have their say on proposed school holiday, term and staff training dates for Voluntary Controlled and Community Schools for the next two years.
Somerset County Council has published two separate consultations: one for the 2024/25 academic year and one for the 2025/26 academic year. Both consultations are open to the general public, but are particularly relevant to all school staff, parents and caregivers with responsibility for school age children. Academies and other school types set their own dates, but may choose to align their dates with neighbouring schools.
The consultations include proposed school holiday dates, term dates and ‘inset days’ (school staff training days when pupils stay at home) run from 13th February until the 17th March, with results being published in April this year.
Councillor Tessa Munt, Executive Lead for Children and Families at Somerset County Council said: “We want Somerset County Council to be a listening organisation, and for this to happen it’s vitally important that everyone has their say. I’d encourage everyone to share their views and make sure we know of any issues or concerns about school term and holiday dates are raised which will help us with future planning, and ensure schools are able to consider what is best for local communities.”
Inset days are set by individual schools and can vary considerably. The consultation seeks feedback on the idea that schools co-ordinate their inset days. This could help parents plan childcare and holiday arrangements, help schools work together which may save money and have more impact.
To complete the consultation for the 2024 to 2025 academic year visit: https://somerset.inconsult.uk/Termdates2425/consultationHome
The consultation runs from Monday 13th February until the 17th March with results being published in April.
Urgent / emergency Road Closure: – ttro538268SE – SCC – Clifford Park, Cannington
Please be aware that we have received a notification of a TTRN (urgent / emergency) road closure at Clifford Park, Cannington will commence on 9th February 2023 – 10th February 2023 (09:00 – 15:30) for a total of 2 days.
This will enable Somerset Highways to carry out works to remove two trees for insurance purposes.
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 Somerset Highways on 0300 123 2224 quoting reference: ttro538268SE.
Please visit one.network https://one.network/?tm=132601570 where you will see the map of the affected area (in red), together with the supplied diversion route (in blue).
Please note: this diversion route could be subject to change on review.
Sedgemoor District Council Corporate Relations Manager: Claire Faun
Bridgwater House Direct Dial: 01278 435320
King Square, Bridgwater
Somerset, TA6 3AR e-mail: [email protected]
General Enquiries: 0300 303 7800 twitter.com/SedgemoorDC
Date: 07 February, 2023
0% loan to help people living in off-gas properties spread the cost of heating their home
The current energy crisis is having an effect on everyone, coupled with the rising cost of living. Living without mains gas can be expensive. For those who are buying home heating fuel in bulk, a council-funded loan may be an alternative solution to spread the cost.
Sedgemoor District Council work in partnership with Lendology CIC, a Social Enterprise lender, to provide council funded 0% Bulk Buy Fuel loans to homeowners, social tenants, and private tenants to spread the cost over the winter months. Passionate about tackling fuel poverty, they provide finance to a wide range of people, including those who may not be able to use mainstream finance providers.
The loan can be used to purchase oil, gas, wood or other bulk-buy fuel sources and is repayable over six to twelve months. Lendology encourage residents to save alongside the loan where possible to create resilience in paying for the next bulk purchase and to use local bulk-buy schemes to save money.