You may have heard that on the 1st June we successfully started operating Otter Wheels.
It is a car scheme to help anyone in our community who for various reasons are unable to undertake journeys themselves.
All who are involved in the scheme are volunteers and all passengers must be registered before they are able to use the service.
If you feel that you might need to make use of this car scheme and are not registered please contact Yvonne Bulman on 652713 or the duty coordinator on 07925 154 216 and we will be pleased to let you have a registration form. Journeys are charged at 45p per mile and if you are a bus pass holder you get a concessionary rate.
Finally – if you are a driver and have a four door vehicle and feel you would like to be involved please do contact us; most of the journeys that are undertaken are very local, e.g. the health centre at Cannington or Bridgwater town centre.
- Otter Wheels Chair – Jacqui Sparks
- Treasurer – Liz Brown
- Secretary – Yvonne Bulman
Our thanks go to Councillor John Edney for a grant from the Health and Wellbeing Budget and to our own Parish Council for their grant and continuing support.
You are hereby notified that the a meeting of the Parish Council will be held on
THURSDAY 7 JULY 2016
at THE VILLAGE HALL, COMBWICH
Members are required to attend – The meeting is open to the press and public
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The night time road closure has been postponed as per the following statement from Somerset County Council.
“The construction of the new shared pedestrian/cyclist facilities along Combwich Road and other associated works has been delayed due to unexpected alternations required to utility assets in the area. These works have been essential to enable us to proceed with our construction works. Unfortunately, the diversion works deferred the start of main construction and subsequently, postponed the road closure planned for the last phase of works that involves surfacing.
As you are probably aware, the main construction works on Combwich Road have already started on 6th June 2016. The majority of works will be undertaken under temporary 24/7 single file traffic signals, but for the period of three weeks commencing on 26th September 2016, the evening closure will be also implemented. After much thought and careful consideration, it has been decided to use evening closure to ensure works are completed in a safe and efficient manner and would not cause much disruption to local residents. The closure has been programmed to provide the Contractor with a sufficient time to complete works within given timescales or, if possible, ahead of schedule. I understand that temporary restrictions may have an impact on journey times, but regrettably, we are not in a position to start road closure later than 1900hrs as this may have a possible impact on project completion date. The road closure for re-surfacing works will be implemented from Monday evening to Friday evening; road should remain open during weekends (Saturday 6am to Monday 7pm) though. We sincerely apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
I would like to confirm that we have a duty to maintain the access to emergency services as and when required. Also, an access to adjacent properties will be kept at all times, but in case this will be temporarily not possible due to nature of undertaken works, all affected residents/business owners will be liaised with regards to alternative arrangements in advance.”
Otterhampton Parish Council
The C182 Combwich to Cannington New Roundabout will be closed from 7pm to 6am for 19 nights effective from 27th June 2016 for more details go to RCNSE7576 – Notice 1
The next meeting of the Otterhampton Parish Council is on Thursday 2nd June at 7pm in the village hall, Combwich. There is a short public session at the beginning of the meeting when members of the public can raise issues of concern to them, followed by the full meeting. Parishioners are of course welcome to stay for the full meeting.
For the agenda please click on Agenda 2 June 2016 (2)
OTTERHAMPTON PARISH COUNCIL
NEW PLAY AND RECREATION AREA
AMMENDED START DATE
At a site meeting with the play area contractor (Wicksteed) on 10.5.2016) we were advised the start date would slip one week until; Monday 23 May 2016
We apologise for any confusion, as Otter Tales (already printed) will show the 16th as the start date.
THE PLAY AREQA WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM SATURDAY 21 MAY, TO GIVE US TIME TO CLEAR THE SITE
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO HELP REMOVE THE FENCE (IN RETURN FOOR FIREWOOD) FROM 10am ON SATURDAY 21 MAY 2016
Parish Clerk 01278 652426 or email@example.com
A ‘drop-in’ meeting has been arranged at Otterhampton Village Hall, Combwich from 6pm on Wednesday 4 May to discuss the scheme to improve the C182 Cannington to Combwich Footway / Cycleway.
The event will be an opportunity to understand more about how the scheme will be delivered, and what to expect during its construction.
We hope to see you there, please come along to speak to County Council officers and the contractor delivering the scheme.
The work is due to start the first week in May 2016 and is anticipated to take 5-6 months to complete.
Frequently asked questions about the scheme…
You are very welcome to attend the annual meeting of Otterhampton Parish Council in the Village Hall, Combwich at 7pm on Tuesday 3rd May.
Take a look at the agenda for the meeting.
Come and join us for a guided walk around the reserve.
Find out more…