Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Volunteer Winter Warden scheme




  • Somerset County Highways are working with parishes to establish a network of Winter Wardens. The volunteer wardens will work as a link between Highways and Parishes to help keep roads and footpath open and safe during the winter. 

  • Each parish will agree an appropriate local plan but the warden's role could include;
  • Ordering salt supplies for grit bins;
  • Keeping a register of local trained volunteers;
  • Receiving and responding locally to weather alerts;
  • Organising and deploying volunteers to clear snow;
  • Organising and deploying volunteers to spread salt when prolonged icy
    conditions are forecast; or
  • Encourage responsible use of salt and help to minimise the abuse of salt within
    communities.
Full training and equipment with be provided to volunteers.

If you could be Aller's Winter Warden, please contact Parish Councillor Elaine Major, contact details here.




Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Police Beat Surgery - Aller Village Hall on Wednesday 17th July 12 noon to 1pm

Meet PCSO Joshua Weldon from the Police Neighbourhood Team covering Aller to discuss community issues, get advice or find out what is being done to keep our community safe. 
If there is sufficient community interest it is hoped to make this a regular event so please call in if just to say hello.


Friday, 7 June 2019

Volunteer Opportunity


Traffic speeding through the village is a major concern for Aller residents. To complement the activities of the Speedwatch volunteers the Parish Council have agreed to fund a Speed Indicator Device to encourage motorists to keep to the 30 mph limit. Two volunteers are needed to operate and manage the device which will be shared with two other parishes. There will be a one day course in safe working alongside the highway following which the volunteers will be able to attach a small electronic sign to a fixed post. The role would involve collecting the sign from a neighbouring parish once every 6 - 12 weeks, downloading data wirelessly using an app on a tablet that will be provided, and sharing the data with other groups by email. The role is unpaid but out of pocket expenses could be agreed. For more information please message the Parish Council via our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Road closure in Oath and surrounding areas for the installation of fibre cabling for broadband

There are a number of road closures scheduled in the area around Fivehead and Curry Rivel including the following in Aller Paris. Maps of diversion routes can be found here


Wickmoor, Aller and Curry Rivel – from the junction with Stathe Road to the point where it meets Wick Oath Road, a distance of 2600 metres. The proposed date of the closure is 26th November 2018 for 18 days.



Monday, 30 April 2018

Langport Ranges Firing Notices

The latest information about restrictions in place during firing on Langport Ranges can be found here.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Heating Oil Theft

Heating oil was stolen from a domestic oil tank in Aller over the Christmas period. Avon and Somerset Police recently gave the following advice;
At this time of year people are re filling their oil tanks ready for the winter, and unfortunately this means that there can be more instances of heating oil theft. These crimes can be very expensive for a homeowner, but there are some simple security measures that people can put in place to deter criminals and protect their fuel. These include regularly checking your oil levels, fitting an appropriate security device and consider screening your tank from open view or laying gravel around the tank to act as a deterrent. We would also ask that people be vigilant, if you see any people or vehicles that are acting suspiciously that you take a note of the details and contact the police.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Langport Ranges firing notice 20.11.2017 to 03.12.2017

The latest information on activities at the Langport Firing Range, for the two weeks from 20 November, released by the MoD can be viewed here.