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Weds 31st July Creech Surgery with Jeremy Browne 2013-07-28 11:53:16
Article received from Steve Altria, Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council   Jeremy Browne is to hold a rural surgery in CSM on Wednesday 31st July outside the shops at 11.45am   If you have an issue you would like to speak to Jeremy about please feel free to come along .   No appointment is necessary but if you require more information please contact his constituency office on 337874 or email brownej@parliament.uk
Part Time Warehouse Assistant Required 2013-07-24 08:56:14
Article received from Rodney Bates, Firstcall Photographic   We are seeking a person with good communication and organisational skills to help part time in our local warehouse on the Creech Mills Industrial Estate.   Computer literacy and warehouse experience would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.   Three hours per morning, Monday to Friday, are offered.   For more information please telephone Rodney Bates on 01823 413007
Beware of catflap burglars in Creech 2013-07-11 12:44:21
Article submitted by Rachel Greedy of West View, Creech St Michael   I was burgled on Sunday 7th July in the early hours of the morning, with intruders coming into my home whilst I was home alone, sleeping upstairs.  The intruders let my dog out into the road where he was found in the morning (luckily safe and well!) and stole my handbag and items from outside that were in my car also.   They appear to have used my catflap to attempt to break in and then forced their way in via patio doors which were not fully secured at all locking points.   Can you encourage all villagers in this particularly warm weather to ensure that all windows, doors, garages are fully secured and that if they have one, their intruder alarms are turned on (mine was sadly not due to a low battery).   My profound thanks to the villager who found my disposed of handbag in the morning and promptly contacted police - resulting in the speedy and safe (if very wet) return of some of my belongings including my passport which I needed to travel this week.   Please also assure people that the police response has been fantastic and I know they have undertaken door to door inquiries and security reminders whilst they continue their investigation.
July 8th to 12th Do you look after someone elses child? 2013-07-09 08:25:36
Article submitted by Julia Farrar, Somerset County Council  

Private Fostering Week – Do you look after someone else’s child?

  This week is national Private Fostering Week, 8-12 July. The message from Somerset County Council is - If you are looking after someone else’s child for more than 28 days we need to know and we can help.   Many people look after other people’s children for a night or a weekend. But if a child is living with someone - who is not an immediate relative - for more than 28 days, they may be classed as being privately fostered.   Somerset County Council has a duty to make sure all children in Somerset are safe, and therefore needs to know if a child is being privately fostered. It also has a dedicated Private Fostering Team which can provide practical and emotional support to the private foster carer and the parents to help rebuild relationships.   Children become privately fostered for many reasons, for example if their parents are ill and unable to look after them, if they have fallen out with their parents and are living with someone else, or if their parents are working away from home and they are staying with a friend or neighbour.   Annie’s son Curtis left his home a couple of years ago to live with his girlfriend and her mum. Annie was frustrated and upset that Curtis had moved out of home. She contacted Somerset County Council for help. She said: “I felt I was judged as a bad parent until I spoke to the Private Fostering Team. They actually listened to me and took the time to come and see me face-to-face. They were prepared to listen to what I had to say and were non-judgemental.   “Jess was my support worker. She helped and supported my relationship with my son. She mediated our discussions and helped us to reach compromise and acceptance.   “Jess got to know us as a family, which I found very helpful. She saw the full picture. I do believe Children’s Social Care play a vital role in children’s lives and any child who isn’t living with their parents needs someone to look out for them.”   If you think you might be privately fostering or your child is being privately fostered or you know of an arrangement like this, please let us know, email: privatefostering@somerset.gov.uk, call 01823 357840 or visit: www.fosteringinsomerset.org.uk/private-fostering   Join fostering in Somerset on Facebook or follow us on twitter @fostersomerset
Creech St Michael Crime Figures May 2013 2013-07-05 09:58:14
Article submitted by Nigel Finch   Crime figures for May 2013 within a radius of 1 mile from the centre of Creech (TA3 5DP):  
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Anti-Social Behaviour

1

2

3

3

2

Bike Theft

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

2

0

3

5

0

Criminal Damage & Arson

0

1

0

0

1

Drugs

2

0

0

0

0

Other Theft

0

0

0

2

0

Possession of Weapons

0

0

0

0

0

Public Order

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

Shoplifting

0

0

0

0

0

Theft from the person

0

0

0

0

0

Vehicle Crime

0

0

5

3

2

Violent and sexual offences

0

0

0

2

0

Other Crime

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL 5 4 11 15 5
  [caption id="attachment_1980" align="aligncenter" width="300"]May 2013 Crime Figures (click to enlarge) May 2013 Crime Figures (click to enlarge)[/caption]   Note: To protect privacy, crimes are mapped to an anonymous point on or near the road where they occurred.   Visit crime figures for Creech for more information   This information is reproduced from information in the public domain and published on www.police.uk
Warning of aggressive fishermen on canal 2013-07-02 11:25:55
Article received from Taunton Angling Association   Could ALL anglers please be extra vigilant if you are fishing or passing the Canal between Creech-Charlton areas.   We have had a worrying report from a local lady that a group of men are catching and killing a lot of fish, she did approach them and they were abusive and aggressive! The lady said they were not English but possibly Polish.   If you do spot them PLEASE DO NOT CHALLENGE THEM especially if you are on your own!!   Their favourite time seems to be Sunday mornings.   If you see this happening could you please contact Taunton Angling Association.