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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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Don’t lose your voice – residents in Sedgemoor urged to look out for their voter registration details.

Please see this message from Sedgemoor District Council: The Annual Canvass makes sure that the election team in Sedgemoor can keep the electoral register up to date, as well as identifying any residents who are not registered and make sure […]

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Road closure notice – Waldrons Lane and Perry Green Road

Waldrons Lane and Perry Green Road are expected to be closed for twelve days,  commencing on 3rd August 2020 to enable Somerset Highways to carry out drainage works. The road closure notice can be found here. Temporary closure of Waldrons […]

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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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Road closure notice – Moores Lane

Moores Lane will be closed for an anticipated 12 days commencing 20th July 2020.  Full details are contained on this road closure notice. Road closure notice Moores Lane

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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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Breaking news! – 11 recycling sites to reopen and garden waste collections to restart from Monday 11 May

Somerset Waste Partnership have announced that eleven recycling sites will reopen on Monday 11 May for essential visits only – in line with updated government guidance – and garden waste collections will resume from the same day. To ensure social […]

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Sedgemoor District Council is asking for school-children’s help in a fun new competition. 

Please see this message from SDC. Currently, our main office in King Square, Bridgwater maybe closed, but we are still working and thinking ahead about when our offices will be open again.  We have a busy reception area and we […]

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VE Day celebrations cancelled – Scarecrow competition instead

Wembdon Parish Council and Wembdon Community Association have reluctantly decided to cancel the planned VE Day celebrations because the current restrictions. Instead, WCA will be holding a VE-Day themed Scarecrow Competition: Build a scarecrow in your front garden (it must […]

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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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SWP Press Release – Put Easter habits on hold

Please see this request from the Somerset Waste Partnership. Put Easter habits on hold says SWP 9.4.20

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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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Somerset Waste Partnership – Collection Information

Please see this update regarding Easter collections and more from Somerset Waste Partnership 6.4.20

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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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Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund – support for charities and Community organisations

The Somerset Community Foundation have set up the Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund. They say: The coronavirus outbreak is affecting everyone in Somerset. People are struggling, but they are also finding ways to support others.Our local charities and community […]

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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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Coronavirus update from SCC 24.3.20

Please see this latest information from Somerset County Council Coronavirus Briefing Sheet 230320 24 March 2020

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Corona virus update from SCC 20.3.20

Please see this update from SCC. Coronavirus Briefing Sheet 200320 20 March 2020

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All Wembdon Parish Council Meetings have been suspended

At an Extraordinary Parish Council meeting today it was agreed to approve and implement a new High Consequence Infectious Disease Policy, as a consequence of the continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The policy has been put in place in order to […]

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Website problems resolved

This week’s technical problem which resulted in pdf documents being unavailable has now been resolved.   20th 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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Coronavirus – Great British Spring Clean guidance

The aim of the Great British Spring Clean is for communities to come together, clean up their local environment and have fun, which of course means staying safe at all times. Given the UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised […]

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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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Somerset Waste Partnership February Newsletter: SORTED!

Somerset Waste Partnership are launching their Slim My Waste, Feed My Face campaign. Here’s what they have to say about it: Slim My Waste, Feed My Face – serious fun to recycle more food Somerset Waste Partnership teams are fanning […]

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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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Christmas and New Year Waste Collections

Please see the list of collections for the festive period. Christmas Period Waste Collections

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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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Somerset’s Climate Emergency strategy: The conversation starts here

A series of public events will be giving people across the county the chance to discuss the first steps towards a Climate Emergency Strategy for Somerset. The Climate Emergency ‘have your say’ drop-in events are taking place in each District […]

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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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Drop in session regarding work to take place at Quantock Roundabout in November.

Please see this message from Somerset County Council: Works are due to take place at Quantock Roundabout in Bridgwater (more formerly known as Whitegate roundabout) in November this year. This work will provide: Improved crossing facilities for cyclists and pedestrians […]

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Parish Paper issue 27 published

All addresses in Wembdon Parish should have received a copy of the latest Parish Paper. A pdf copy is available here, and additional printed copies are available in the village shop and pub. Previous editions can be found online here. […]

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Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2018-19

Please see this message from Cllr David Hall, the Chair of Somerset Rivers Authority. I am writing as Chair of Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) to let you know that the SRA has just published its Annual Report 2018-19, showcasing some […]

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