Join the Somerset Strimmers!

Can you help clear seasonal vegetation from public rights of way? The Somerset Strimmer Scheme gives individuals training and loans the equipment needed to cut back growth along public footpaths and bridleways enabling you to help keep access open throughout

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Millennium bridge repointing

The repointing of the Millennium Bridge (at the Church Road entrance to the playing fields) has been completed and a damaged paving slab has been replaced. Thank you for your cooperation with the contractor while the work was in progress.

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Somerset Waste Partnership briefing

SWP have issued a briefing sheet containing details of changes to their services.  These include kerbside clothes collections, winter recycling site hours, a great compost bin offer, and how to take charge of your waste services.  For further details see

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September Parish Paper out now!

If you live in Wembdon, the September 2020 issue of the Wembdon Parish Paper may already have dropped onto your doormat. If not, it’s on its way, but for those who can’t wait, or don’t live in Wembdon, it’s available

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Wembdon’s Playground re-opens

Following safety checks, grass-cutting and the erection of health and safety notices, the children’s playground will re-open at 11:00 tomorrow morning, Monday 6th July. Please ensure that you follow the advice: Use the play equipment at your own risk Please

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Wembdon’s playground will re-open soon

Following the Government announcement that playgrounds will be able to open from 4th July, Wembdon Parish Council are planning to open our playground as soon as possible. Following Government guidelines, a risk assessment has been carried out. Health and safety

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Gates at Wembdon Parklands

Wembdon Parish Council owns the Parklands, and has agreed that the PACT charity develops the land into an area that is inclusive to all.  The project has won a ‘Pride of Sedgemoor’ award, and is a flagship urban facility which

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Recycling centres accept plastics and wood from 8th June

Somerset Waste Partnership have announced that from Monday 8th June, Somerset’s recycling site will be open for normal summer hours, and will accept a greater range of materials: NEW: Plastic pots, tubs and trays (recycled in UK) NEW: Small household electrical

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Wembdon Hill Road closure

Wembdon Hill will be closed for one day to enable enable Utility Services Ltd to carry out poling works on behalf of BT Openreach.  The closure is anticipated to be on Sunday 28th June between the hours of 9.30 am

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Draft South West Marine Plan Consultation

The Parish Council has only just been notified of this consultation which ends on 20th April 2020.  For further details, including how you can respond, please see this document. Draft South West Marine Plan consultation

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Projects paused as authorities respond to Coronavirus

Somerset’s Local Authorities have announced that several major projects are being unavoidably paused or delayed as councils and health services deal with the impacts of the Coronavirus emergency. Reduced staffing, redeployment of staff to support the vulnerable, supply chain disruption

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Urgent Call For Care Help

Somerset’s local authorities are calling for care workers to come forward and play a vital role in tackling Coronavirus pressures.  Please read this urgent appeal notice. Call for care help 30.3.20 31.3.20

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Free Community Bus Service suspended

The free community bus service between Bridgwater and Minehead is being suspended with effect from the last return journey today, 27th March. This service, funded by EDF, has been running since 2017, to partly fill the gap left by the

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Wembdon playground equipment closed

To comply with government regulation, the play equipment at the recreation ground is now closed.  For your own safety, and the safety of others, please do not use the equipment. 25.3.20

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Somerset’s recycling centres closed

Somerset Waste Partnership have closed all recycling centres until further notice, for the safety of their staff and users. Some other services had already been suspended. Full information on SWP’s website.   24 March 2020

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Website news

Due to a technical problem, pdf documents can’t be downloaded from our website at the moment. We have reported this to our website provider, and have requested an urgent resolution. Meanwhile, if you need a document, please send your request

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Wembdon ‘Adopt-a-street’ postponed

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed until September. Wembdon Adopt-a-street, which was to have launched on Good Friday has therefore also been postponed. We are sorry that we have had to take this action, but we are doing

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Latest information and advice on coronavirus

Latest official information and advice on the coronavirus outbreak from the UK government’s website. This includes a worldwide list of affected areas, and advice on what to do if you have returned from a visit to one of them.  

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Wembdon ‘Adopt-a-Street’ Launch

Fed up with rubbish blowing around your street? Want to do something about it? Wembdon Parish Council wants to give its support to an independent group of people who care for their surroundings We are looking for people, who are

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Latest edition of Wembdon Parish Paper

Edition 29 of the Parish Paper has now been published. Wembdon residents should already have had a copy in their letter box; if not it will be arriving shortly. It’s also available on line.

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Overnight works at Quantock Road Roundabout

According to the Travel Somerset website, overnight closures will be taking place this week as follows: Quantock Road West closed 7pm-5:30am on 25th & 26th February. Homberg Way closed 7pm-5:30am on 27th February. Quantock Road East closed 7pm-5:30am on 28th February.

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Building a healthier Somerset

The NHS and Somerset County Council, under the banner “Fit for my future” have launched a public consultation on providing care closer to home. Read about “Building a healthier Somerset”.   4th February 2020

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Have your say on Climate Strategy

Sedgemoor District Council have published information on how you can contribute towards the creation of Somerset’s first Climate Emergency Strategy: “Sedgemoor’s residents, businesses and visitors are being invited to have their say on the creation of Somerset’s first Climate Emergency

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Update on solar lights at the Green

We have had a message from the supplier of the lights: “I carried out an update on the lights at Wembdon [last week] and it was successful and will work efficiently.” Please let us know if you think there is

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Solar lights at the Green

A number of people have made us aware that the solar lights at The Green are not working as they should. Thank you. We are discussing this with the supplier and hopefully it will be sorted very quickly.  We will

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Overnight works at Quantock Road Roundabout

Somerset County Council have published information about overnight working on the Quantock Road Roundabout scheme in a letter distributed to houses in Wembdon Rise and other roads. The text of the letter reads: Dear Sir, Madam As you may be

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Proposed changes to public footpaths

Somerset County Council are proposing to change the routes of certain public footpaths, of which one, BW34/41, alongside the River Parrett, falls within Wembdon Parish. This footpath forms part of the England Coast Path, and in practice the effect of

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Changing places – Wembdon’s story

The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral

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Beware – Council Tax scam

Please note this message from Sedgemoor District Council – Council Tax scam by text message Please be aware that Sedgemoor District Council have had reports a company who are texting messages to members of the public, stating a refund is

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Quantock Road (Whitegates) Roundabout Scheme

Work is due to start on Monday 4th November on changes to the existing roundabout on the A39. The main elements of the scheme are: provide light-controlled pedestrian / cycle (toucan) crossings across Homberg Way and Quantock Road (east) provide

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Sedgemoor District Council Budget Consultation

Sedgemoor DC is canvassing public opinion as part of their budget setting process. Please see this message received from SDC. We are currently undertaking Budget Consultation which finishes at midnight on Friday 18th October. Consultation can be completed on line at

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