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Garden Waste collections suspended for 6 weeks

Garden Waste collections suspended for 6 weeks

Somerset Waste Partnership have reluctantly announced the temporary cancellation of garden waste collections.

The cancellation begins on 2nd August and restarts in the week commencing 13th September.

Please read their bulletin HERE to find out about what you can do as customers as alternatives and their explanation.

Posted: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:27 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Recycling

Broadband - your views and experience count!

A laptop user with a connected smartphone

This overview explains the Government's consultation on broadband connectivity. Across the parish, there is likely to be a range of experiences so please do find time to inform HM Government how things are for you! (Image:

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) wants to hear views and experiences of consumers' broadband connectivity in rural areas. In addition, DCMS... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:25 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Broadband, infrastructure

Anger over Green Lane Closure in Wookey Hole

View across fields from the village end of Green Lane

A Mendip farmer's decision to close a well used local walking trail has been met with complaints and vandalism to his closure signs.

Green Lane, which runs up to the hills from the riding stables at Wookey Hole, is not a public right of way but has been used by walkers for generations.

Martin Edwards, of Higher Pitts Farm, Priddy, said he locked the gate for safety reasons after the wooded lane was blighted... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 06:15 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Footpaths

An earlier start for those hard-working recycling crews!

A digital alarm clock shows 6am.

From Monday 1st February, recycling teams will begin collections from 6am, rather than 7am.

All household kerbside collections - recycling, garden waste and rubbish - will begin at 6am to step up staff and customer safety whilst Lockdown restrictions continue.

Find out more about the difficulties facing Recycling Team bubbles where any positive Covid-19 testing is identified, and the challenges it puts... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 14:09 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Recycling

Recycling Sites remain open for essential visits

Recycling Sites remain open for essential visits

Somerset Waste Partnership hope to keep 16 sites across Somerset open for essential visits.

Standard winter hours apply at all sites and Covid-secure procedures are in effect, but SWP urge customers only to visit if the trip is really essential.

Please click on the full Press Release for further details

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:09 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Recycling

St Cuthbert (Out) PC supports the Census 2021 campaign!

St Cuthbert (Out) PC supports the Census 2021 campaign!

The census will take place on 21st March 2021. It is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to gather a detailed 'snapshot' of the population of Somerset and its characteristics. The information collected is extremely important because it is used in planning and funding local services in our area, such as health, education and transport.

Please read the full Press Release on the dedicated website page.

The Census... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 07:34 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Census 2021

Tree-Planting underway at Easton Jubilee Playing Field

Tree-Planting underway at Easton Jubilee Playing Field

The trees from The Woodland Trust are being delivered today and the Easton Wildlife Group are planning a socially-distanced planting at the weekend.

A massive well done to the group and for Cllr Newington acting as overseer!

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 12:43 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Wildlife

The future of Somerset

Consultations continue to discuss the 2 cases for the future of Somerset.

Posted: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:07 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Local Government Reorganisation

St Cuthbert (Out) Parish Scenery

Photo of a rural Somerset sunset

How to relax in Somerset

Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:00 by Michele Exton

Tags: Parish Scenery

Believe it or not, we need insects.

Somerset Wildlife Trust is calling for all Residents to help prevent the decline in insects. Insects are critical to our own existence.

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:12 by Michele Exton

Tags: Decline, Ecosystem, Environment, Insects, Sustainable, Wildlife

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