AGE UK SERVICES
AGE UK VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
Parish Council Meetings
See Council information tab (select at top of page) for minutes and agendas
COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR SOMERSET
Clink on the link to see details of the CCS work helping those living in rural areas http://somersetrcc.org.uk/
The John Nowes Exhibition Foundation
ARE WE LOOKING FOR YOU?
· Are you aged between 16 and 25?
· Do you live in the Borough of Yeovil or in a surrounding parish?
· Are you in need of financial assistance to fund a further education course?
If the answer is yes to all of these questions then the John Nowes Exhibition Foundation may be able to help.
For further information please contact Amanda Goddard by using the following details:
Battens Solicitors Limited, Mansion House, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1EP
Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org 01935 846225
Free 1-2-1 Support Cosmic are offering free digital training and support for farmers and rural businesses throughout Somerset and Devon, following funding support from the Princes Countryside Fund. The free 1-2-1 digital support is aimed at farmers, village shops, village pubs and rural businesses. Cosmic can travel to you or you can visit their office in Honiton. Some of the subjects they can support you with include; Social media and marketing online, how to improve your website, getting connected, buying and selling on line and google. For more information call 0845 094 6108 or contact Lizzie Whitchurch at email@example.com
PARISH COUNCIL AUDIT 2017
Please select Council Information page from tabs along thetop of this page, select strategic documents and annual return on left hand tab, then scroll down for audit notices
HIGHWAYS AND PARISH PATHS
Report a problem on the Highway
A new online, interactive map has been launched by Somerset County Council to allow residents to report potholes and other issues on Somerset’s Highways.
‘Report it’ is now available at http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/problems-on-the-road/ and allows users to report any issues across all 4,206 miles of Somerset’s highways.
How does it work?
Residents can now go on the website to report issues they find on a highway such as a pothole, blocked drain or poor road surface. Simply log the issue on the map by location and then fill in the details of the problem using an online form. People can also leave an email address to receive updates on potholes they have reported.
When residents report a road defect it will be inspected within 3 working days, and programme repair work will be scheduled where required.
You can find out more information about how we find and repair potholes here.
Introduction – Explore Somerset – (Public Footpaths and Rights of Way)
A new online mapping system to help people find their way around Somerset’s extensive rights of way network has been launched by Somerset County Council.
How does it work?
Explore Somerset is now available at www.somerset.gov.uk/rightsofway and allows users to plan their route across all 9,000 public rights of way in Somerset.
The interactive system can also be used to simply report any issues you find on a right of way – such as a broken stile or blocked path.
Residents can log the issue on the map and also upload photos to help wardens easily locate the problem. They can also leave an email address to receive updates when the issue is resolved or closed.
Explore Somerset is being improved and developed all the time, and one of the next phases is to develop a volunteer module for the many individuals and groups who give up their time to help the County Council look after the network.
If you have any queries about Explore Somerset please email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or if you’re interested in volunteering opportunities on the path network then please visit www.somerset.gov.uk/rightsofway or email email@example.com.
“Report a Problem” on our Highways
The Highways ‘Report It, and “Explore Somerset” online systems continue to be improved and will work in co-ordination with the all new Travel Somerset website, (www.travelsomerset.co.uk).
Residents can also report issues to Highways and Public Footpaths and Rights of Way through our dedicated Contact Centre on 0300 123 2224.Flood Plan and Flood Warden
The Parish Council is looking for volunteers to become Flood Wardens. If you would be interested in becoming a Flood Warden please contact the clerk - firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07874 220140
WEEKLY FLYING NOTICE - SEE LINK BELOW
Mobile library route
Stops for Mudford
Visits on Wednesdays - every 4 weeks
Red Tile Farm BA22 8DF 1.30 – 1.40
Hales Meadow BA21 5TA 1.50 – 2.05
Bank Holiday Recycling Collections
For Easter, Mayand August Bank Holiday collection datesplease click here
Citizens Advice Helpline
South Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau has changed its enquiry line number, please call: 03444 88 9623
Lines open from 10am until 4pm Monday – Friday
(This will replace the 01935 421167 enquiry line number which will no longer be in operation)
South Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau will be joining up with the other Citizens Advice Bureaux in Somerset to improve the delivery of telephone services.
When a resident from South Somerset dials the number their local dialling code will be identified and in the first instance their call will be routed to South Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau. If there is no one available in South Somerset the call will go to another bureau in Somerset.
Clients who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the Citizens Advice Text Relay service on: 03444 111 445
Local Micro Enterprises....please see information below received by the Parish Council
Do you know someone in your parish who has an idea for a group or service that could help older people who need extra care and support?
Do you know someone who currently supports older people and people with a disability?
The micro-enterprise project can help. Whether an idea for a care service, support group or 1:1 support, the micro-enterprise project offers support and advice to local people who want to make a difference.
Micro-services could include support for people to:
· live independently at home
· go shopping
· take holidays and short breaks
· take part in sport and leisure activities
· have meals and go to lunch clubs
· get around their community.
…and a whole lot more!
We believe that people who need extra help to live their lives should have a choice of small, high quality support and care services. The Somerset Micro-Enterprise Project is an exciting initiative set up by Somerset County Council and Community Catalysts which aims to make this happen by helping local people set up a micro-enterprise.
All support is free and in confidence. We are here listen to ideas, give supportive feedback, offer advice and practical information on everything from regulation to training and sources of funding plus signpost to other organisations who can help.
So if you know someone interested in setting up, or who is already running a micro-enterprise which is local, independent and has less than five employees or volunteers, please get in touch with by phone on 07595 411 945 or email: email@example.com