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Revised Date – EDF Generator arrives at Combwich Wharf, Wednesday 28th February

EDF Announcement. We are now expecting the barge to arrive at Combwich Wharf on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 05:15hrs. Of course this is still very much dependent on weather conditions. Our current plan is then to unload the 2 abnormal loads onto the road transporters and park ithem along the private road on the Wednesday, before transporting it to the Hinkley Point site on Sunday 4 March. Sedgemoor District Council and the Local Planning Authority are fully aware of our revised intentions – see planning consent reference 13/89/00012.
We will of course keep you updated with our plans as things develop, and we will deliver letters to home owners who live close to the wharf nearer the time.



Aly Prowse
Otterhampton Parish Council

8 February 2018

Delivery cancelled due to bad weather

Dear Aly,

Combwich Wharf

I am writing to inform you of the forthcoming arrival of a large load at Combwich Wharf.

As part of our planned maintenance activities at Hinkley Point B power station, we have identified the
need to replace one of our generator transformer units. Due to the physical size of these units, the
replacement will need to be transported by sea! Continue reading Revised Date – EDF Generator arrives at Combwich Wharf, Wednesday 28th February

Last call for would-be councillors

Somerset County Council

Press Release

Would-be County Councillors have just one week left to put themselves forward for Somerset County Council elections in May.

The deadline for nominations is 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April and there are 55 seats available to be filled when the county goes to the ballot box on 4 May.

 Each seat is a chance to make a real difference to the local community and get involved in the huge range of services provided by the Council. The authority is urging passionate people who want to make difference to come forward and stand for election.

 “Becoming a councilor is a really rewarding way to make a difference to your local community, said a spokesperson for Somerset County Council.

 “You will be in a position to influence council decisions and push for changes that can improve people’s daily lives.We encourage everyone who is interested, to stand in the May elections. With one week left to sign up, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to get involved.”

“Councillors are the voice of their local community. You don’t have to belong to a political party to stand or have previous councillor experience. Compassion for others is a great start.”

 In return for their work with local communities and attending meetings and events, councillors receive allowances and are offered support and training to help them in their role. 

More information can also be found on the Council’s website at

For full information on qualifications and disqualifications on standing see The Electoral Commission website –



Call for voters in Sedgemoor to register in time for the elections in May

With local elections for Somerset County Council taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Sedgemoor are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May.

The call for voters to sign up comes as the Electoral Commission launches a national voter registration campaign to encourage as many people as possible to register ahead of elections taking place this year across the country.

 Sedgemoor District Council are now also reminding voters in Sedgemoor that they need to register by the deadline of Thursday 13 April otherwise they won’t be able to take part in the Somerset County Council elections on May 4th.  It’s quick and easy to register, but after the deadline of 13 April, it will be too late.”

Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission said: “Our research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are particularly less likely to be registered to vote. So if you have moved house recently, then make sure you’re registered correctly. If you’re not registered, you won’t be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in Somerset.”

To register to vote, visit before Thursday 13 April.