Update on 126 shuttle bus timetable

As a result of feedback from users that the updated 126 shuttle bus timetable and route is not being adhered to by drivers, the parish council has temporarily removed the information from its website until it receives confirmation from First that the new timetable and route is operational.

The parish council continues to press for improvements in the temporary bus service with the support of the office of James Heappey and will endeavour to update users when it has more information from First.

Spread some warmth this winter by donating your Winter Fuel Payment

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, which encourages people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment to help local people living in fuel poverty. This year, any online donations to the campaign made during the week-long Big Give Christmas Challenge – midday Tuesday 27 November to midday Tuesday 4 December – will be doubled!

Last year, over 500 older people living in fuel poverty in Somerset were helped to keep warm and better connected through the winter months, thanks to pensioners and other local donors who gave to Surviving Winter.

Help Somerset Community Foundation to help more isolated and vulnerable older people this year.

To donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949. Please remember that all donations will help the Surviving Winter campaign, but if you donate online between midday Tuesday 27 November and midday Tuesday 4 December your donation will be doubled.

Proposed changes to the County Council’s support and services for children and their families

Somerset County Council has informed us that the above 8 week public consultation has now launched (Monday 5th November).

The County Council wants to hear as many people’s views on their proposed changes to the support the Council provides for children and their families.

People can share their views by completing a questionnaire which is available online at www.somerset.gov.uk/getsetconsultation, or a hard copy which is available in the 8 main Family Centres and libraries, and at the information “Drop in” sessions.

Further details on the drop in sessions and the consultation can be found on the poster below:

Childrens consultation poster Publisher