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The new defibrillators have been installed and are fully operational as from today. One is located inside the BT phone box (junction of Brookside Rd / Wharf Rd) and the other is on the outer wall of the Anchor Inn facing the car park.

It is hoped familiarisation training will be arranged for residents, but this is not possible at the moment due to the Covid-19 situation. However, you do not need to be trained to use a defibrillator – anyone can use it. There are clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads. It then assesses the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it’s needed.

Recycling Sites – Winter opening

For Immediate Release                                                            21 Sep 2020

 Recycling sites switch to winter hours on 1 October

Every one of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites will go over to their winter timetables from Thursday 1 October, with weekday opening hours of 9am to 5pm while weekends remain 9am to 4pm.

Summer hours – 9am-6pm when sites are open weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends – resume on Thursday 1 April 2021.

With an impressive average recycling rate of well over 77%, Somerset’s recycling sites network is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day to take dozens of materials.

For more information on each recycling site, including opening schedules. details of charged materials, and van and trailer permits, click on recycling centres at

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