2021 Census – have you responded?

Sedgemoor District Council has asked Wembdon Parish Council to forward the below information regarding the 2021 census. From 22nd March 2021 field census officers will be working across England and Wales, visiting households which have not yet completed their census.

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Council Tax Scams – a warning

Sedgemoor District Council have issued a warning about Council Tax scams. They say: “Whilst no one likes paying taxes and with council tax bills dropping onto doormats, a phone call that promises to lower your Council Tax banding for an

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New edition of Wembdon Parish Paper

The Fenruary 2021 edition of the Parish Paper has now been published and will be dropping through your letterbox shortly, if it hasn’t already done so, thanks to our tireless team of volunteers. If you can’t wait, you can read

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Parkland Gates and Wares Lane Chicane update

On 20th January Somerset County Council served a HIGHWAYS ACT 1980, SECTION 130A (6)(a) notice on the charity PACT, and the Parish Council as landowner, to remove the gates that had been installed by PACT at the entrance to the

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Covid 19 Vaccination Scam Alert

Please see the attached poster which gives details of a scam.  Criminals are conning victims into paying for a fake NHS vaccination. Covid Vaccine Scam Alert

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Climate Change Fund bid survey

Wembdon Parish Council has agreed to support a group application to Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Community Fund for the SAVE Climate initiative, here is an update, and a request for help with a survey to demonstrate support for the

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National lockdown: stay at home

From Tuesday 5th January, we are in another nationwide lockdown. This means: You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives. You must not leave your

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council

Following the sharp rise in Coronavirus cases in Somerset which resulted in us being moved to Tier 4, Somerset County Council have produced this poster showing the incubation timeline for the virus. You can click on the poster contained in

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Rough Sleepers

Sedgemoor District Council have provided the following information about support for rough sleepers: “As a result of Sedgemoor District Council’s commitment to end rough sleeping, we are continuing to work closely with our partners at ARC, YMCA Dulverton Group and

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Project Grants from Sedgemoor District Council

Applications are being encouraged from any group or individuals to apply for funding for projects that will assist other members of the community or to learn new skills that will benefit clubs and organisations within the community. Applicants must live

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2021 – 22 Parish Council precept demand.

The Wembdon Parish Councillors have unanimously agreed to leave the 2020 – 21 Parish precept demand of £98,220 unchanged for 2021 – 22. However, the Parish’s ‘council tax base’* will be reduced by 2% in 2021 -22.  The effect of

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December 2020 Parish Paper published

Most homes in the village will by now have received their copy of the Wembdon Parish Paper, hand delivered by one of your Parish Councillors. If you haven’t, rest assured that it will arrive on your doormat very soon. You

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Wembdon in Coronavirus Tier 2 from 2nd December

In common with the whole of Sedgemoor, Wembdon will be on High alert (Tier 2) from 2nd  December. You can click on the poster for information on the rules for Tier 2, or visit the Government website for full information.

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GWR rail Christmas travel arrangements

Great Western Rail have issued the following information about rail travel during the Christmas period: “Following the announcement of the five day Christmas travel period, we thought it would be helpful to let you know about our Christmas and New

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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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