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Somerset Waste Partnership Udpate Adrian Birch 2018-05-29 12:16:49

Somerset Waste Partnership
Briefing for Members, Partners and Staff
May 2018

Full Details Here

Somerset Libraries Adrian Birch 2018-05-16 22:43:23

Time is running out to have your say


Anyone with an interest in Somerset’s libraries has one more month to take part in the County Council’s consultation on the future of its Library Service.

The consultation ends on Wednesday 13 June and more than 4,000 responses have been received so far.

Somerset County Council is keen for anyone yet to complete the questionnaire to go online at www.somerset.gov.uk/librariesconsultation, view the proposal on the future of the library they visit most often and give their feedback. Alternatively, complete the survey at your local library.

Decision makers want to know the impact potential changes to the library service would have on you, your family and communities. It also provides an opportunity to comment on the proposals and make alternative suggestions.

Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries, said: “With just a month to go before the library consultation ends, I encourage anyone who has yet to have their say to complete a questionnaire and make their voice count. It’s important to us as many people as possible tell us their views on our proposals and how they may affect them before we make our final decision.”

A final decision on Somerset’s library service is expected later this year.


For further information, please contact the Press Office on 01823 355020 or email pressoffice@somerset.gov.uk

Notes to Editors

•           In total, nine area proposals are available to view covering proposals for each of Somerset’s 34 libraries.

•           The proposals show that for 12 libraries, there will be no change to the delivery of library services. These libraries include Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Frome, Glastonbury, Langport, Minehead, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Wincanton and Yeovil.

•           For 15 libraries, community support may be required to keep library buildings open. These include Bishops Lydeard, Bruton, Castle Cary, Highbridge, Milborne Port, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Porlock, Priorswood (Taunton), Somerton,South Petherton, Street, Sunningdale (Yeovil), Watchet and Wiveliscombe.

•           The proposals also highlight that seven library buildings may remain unchanged or may require community support to remain open. These include Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Ilminster, Martock, Shepton Mallet and Wellington.

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To find out who the elected Somerset County Councillor is for a particular area, simply visit www.somerset.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/councillors/somerset-county-councillors/

Vacancy Notice Adrian Birch 2018-05-04 13:41:21


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Casual Vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor on the Creech St Michael Parish Council.

Unless ten electors for the Parish give notice in writing by 4pm on Wednesday 30th May 2018 to the Returning Officer, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE, requesting that an election be held, the Parish Council will, at a Meeting to be held on June 4th at 7pm, fill the vacancy by the co-option of a new Councillor.


Clerk to the CSM Parish Council

23 John Grinter Way
TA21 9AR

Tel 01823 666295


Dated: 9th May 2018

[Please do contact the Parish Clerk if you would like to discuss this Voluntary opportunity soonest].

Mobile Library Adrian Birch 2018-05-02 18:32:24

Somerset Mobile Library
Please could I send my apologies to all our Somerset Mobile Library users. Unfortunately we have had a number of mechanical problems with our Mobile Library vehicle which has meant we have not been able to deliver our usual service across the County. We are working hard to resolve this issue and I am aware that for many of our customers it has been several weeks since you have received this service. Bad weather conditions with snow in February and March has also added to the difficulties.
We are committed to ensuring that we continue to support our customers so I wanted to suggest a couple of alternatives as an interim measure while we endeavour to get the vehicle back on the road.
1. Somerset Home Library Service – currently delivered through the Royal Voluntary Service. This service is mainly delivered to customers who are housebound, however we do support a number of people who are unable to travel or access a local Library. The service is delivered through a team of volunteers who will collect and deliver books for you. To access this service you can contact Kirsty Jensen (Service Manager) on 07920 250834. kirsty.Jenssen@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
2. You can renew your books and download EBooks through the Libraries West Web site, please also see the range of new EMagazines available – www.Librarieswest.org.uk
3. Where possible we may also be able to offer something through your local Village Hall or Community Centre. We can look into the possibility of a book drop off and collection point supported by staff from a local Library. However this would need to be co-ordinated locally, perhaps through your Parish Council. This would only be available for the period of time where the Mobile Library is off the road. If you would like to pursue this option then please contact Mandy Lewis or Jon Wood (Library Managers) on 01823 340310
Once again please accept my apologies and be re-assured we are working hard to resolve this problem and to ensure the Mobile Library is back out and supporting our customers.
Sue Sheppard
Service Manager – Customers
Somerset Libraries

V7 of NHP submitted to TDBC for Sect 16 consultation Adrian Birch 2018-04-27 15:35:12

See http://www.creechstmichael.net/parish-council/creech-neighbourhood-plan/ for more details.

Fostering In Somerset Adrian Birch 2018-04-19 07:36:38

Whether you're new to Creech St Michael or a long term resident, if you're interested in finding out more about fostering we’d love to hear from you.
There are nearly 500 children and young people in care who need safe and stable homes.
We are also looking for paid carers to provide supported lodgings for young people leaving care while they start a career or continue studies.
If you could offer a child that foster home, we offer you a competitive fee, great training and support, plus extra rewards. Call us on 0800 587 9900, visit our website or come an information evening near you www.fosteradoptsomerset.org.uk/events.
You can also make a difference by spreading the word. Join us on Facebook and twitter @fostersomerset or print and share a poster from our website ‘downloads’ page.

Thank you 
Fostering Team (SCC)

The fostering team will be attending PIP this year if you would like to find out more.

Gladman Planning Application Refused by TDBC Adrian Birch 2018-04-18 07:10:19

GOOD NEWS TODAY The Gladman planning application 14/17/0033 for 200 houses, Langaller Lane has been REFUSED by TDBC.

You can read the reasons for refusal and the Planning Officer's Report on the TDBC Planning website.

Lost Bus Pass / Driving Lic In Yellow Case Adrian Birch 2018-03-28 17:29:48

LOST after getting off the bus in Creech St Michael last week BUS PASS IN YELLOW CASE BUT ALSO HAD DRIVING LICENCE IN CASE.

If anyone found it please contact at email alecandmarycox@gmail.com or telephone 01823 444742. It wasn't missed until wanted to use it on Monday.

NHP Further Consultation Adrian Birch 2018-03-13 13:39:22

Creech St Michael Neighbourhood Development Plan

Consultation Period  13TH MARCH 2018 – 3RD APRIL 2018

We are pleased to announce the start of further Regulation 14 consultation on the Housing Needs Survey and Green Wedge Policy that form part of the Creech St Michael Neighbourhood Development Plan (CSM NH Plan). . 

See full details here www.creechstmichael.net/parish-council/creech-neighbourhood-plan/

Transport Development Group comments on Gladman Application Adrian Birch 2018-03-13 13:37:58




We have yet to learn when the Gladman Planning Application will finally be heard but thought residents of the Parish may be interested to read the awaited comments from the Transport Development Group. These can be viewed at www.tauntondeane.gov.uk using the number above in the Planning Application Search facility.