Community News Update
The second AGM of the Speedwatch Team is being held in the Parish Room on Wednesday 14th March 2018, commencing at 7:30 pm. All are welcome.
Have your say on new political map of South Somerset
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across South Somerset to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.
A ten-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today and will end on 19 March 2018. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across South Somerset.
The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that the South Somerset should continue to have 60 councillors. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent seven three-councillor wards, twelve two-councillor wards and fifteen one-councillor wards across the district.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across South Somerset and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.
“Over the next ten weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved.
“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters. This means that each councillor represents a similar number of people so that everyone’s vote in council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.
“We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across South Somerset and that the pattern of wards can help the council deliver effective local government to local people.
“We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole district or just part of it.
The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible to develop final recommendations for South Somerset. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write or email us by 19 March 2018.
The Review Officer (South Somerset)Link to the dedicated web page for the South Somerset electoral review https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-west/somerset/south-somerset
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
14th floor, Millbank Tower
Yeovil Western Corridor - Improvements
The latest weekly update for the Western Corridor works:
Please find the latest information below for the week commencing Monday 5th February 2018
Current Road Closures
• Thorne Lane is currently closed (Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd are not responsible for the work there). See the YWC scheme on the Travel Somerset website for more information.
• Temporary manually operated traffic lights will be in place on Preston Road / ASDA entrance during the week commencing 12th February. These lights will operate between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• Work continues on the Bluebell roundabout between the Westlands and Preston Road roundabouts. Lanes will remain coned reducing the carriageways to one on the approaches to and on the roundabout.
Tree Felling and Removal of Vegetation
• Tree felling and the removal of vegetation will commence on Monday 5th February around the Houndstone Business Park off Western Avenue.
• Conifer trees will be removed during the week of 12th February from Preston Road / Western Avenue close to the Preston Road roundabout. This work will involve the use of manually operated traffic lights between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The existing traffic lights will be taken out of use at these times. This work is scheduled to last for one working week.
• BT will be working on two chambers within the footpath in the same area of Preston Road and work is estimated to take two weeks.
• A footpath closure will be in place during these works. Pedestrians heading to Preston Road from the direction of Stourton Way will be diverted down Stourton Way and then right into Long Close, to access Preston Road.
• Further trees and vegetation will be removed from around the ASDA superstore during the week commencing 19th February. Pedestrians will be diverted to the footpaths on the opposite sides of Western Avenue / Preston Road.
If you have any questions relating to this update or in relation to construction works on the Yeovil Western Corridor Scheme,
please contact our Community Liaison Officer, Rosemarie Harrod,
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0330 0412184
Calls are charged at national call rates and included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles
A Project Information Centre, located at the Palmers Garden Centre , will be open every TUESDAY between 1.30pm and 5.30pm
The Public Liaison Officer will attend to answer questions. On display will be the scheme drawings and up to date information regarding progress will be available.
Information will also be accessible on the Griffiths in the Community website.
Brympton now has its own Facebook page for passing on information to local residents. Look for Brympton Parish Council on Facebook - if you click on the like button you will receive notifications from the page.