Travelling in Somerset
Somerset County Council has recently launched a new traffic and travel website. This runs alongside the @TravelSomerset Twitter account, which provides live updates from the Council’s traffic control team.
The aim of Travel Somerset is to improve how we tell people about what’s happening on the roads in Somerset – from planned roadworks and public events to unplanned incidents, accidents or congestion.
The website provides updates 24/7 and also has a searchable map showing current and future roadworks. You can sign up for travel alerts or subscribe for emails about roadworks in an area of your choice.
The new website also has information about public transport, cycling and walking, and will be developed and improved over time.
PENSION WISE - Pension Wise, a free, impartial service offering guidance to people over age 50 with defined contribution pensions. It’s designed to help individuals understand and navigate the choices available to them to empower them to make the decision that’s right for them.
Citizens Advice Taunton is one of the delivery centres for this service and offers appointments across Somerset and East Devon.
If you are over 50 telephone 0800 138 8292 to book a phone or face-to-face appointment with a guidance specialist
THE "DOORSTEP" CODE
Don't open the door without using the Doorstep Code
- Observe first - always look through a window or door viewer
Only open the door after connecting a chain or limiter
Refuse entry if you are not satisfied
Switch on outside lights when it's dark to see who's there
Think 'thief' - ask to see an identity card and check it closely
Ensure strangers are not left alone in your home
- Protect yourself - if you are worried ring the police.
ABBEY MANOR PARK
A community Facebook page for Abbey Manor community has been set up. If you would like to join please click on the Facebook logo.
FINDING A HOME IN SOMERSET
Thinking of buying a home in Somerset? Please click here
to visit the Homefindersomerset website or on the picture for more information.