Monday, 18 April 2016

Firing notices for Langport 25/04/16 – 08/05/16

MoD has issued the latest Firing Notices for the Langport Range, covering the period 25th April to 8th May.

You can access the document here.

Monday, 4 April 2016

A better connected Aller (by bus)

From the 29th March 2016 Webber Bus introduced Service 34. This operates from Bridgwater to Yeovil via Westonzoyland, Langport, Somerton and Ilchester. The service runs every two hours through the day. If you would like any more information please contact Webberbus.com, or see page 2 of the timetable here.

Please note that from 1st April 2016 the time from which the Concessionary Bus Pass is accepted for free travel will change from 0900 to 0930 on Monday through to Friday.
Passes remain valid at all times on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  (Although some services do not operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays).
The decision was made by Somerset County Council and not the bus companies.

Langport Range bookings 11-24th April

The timetable for Langport Firing Range for the two weeks commencing April 11th is now available here.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Langport Range - Firing notice

The MoD notice  for Langport 28/03/16 – 10/04/16 is now available here.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Langport Firing Range

Langport Range bookings for the period from 29th Feb to 13th March can be found here.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Hoax Calls


Please be aware of a recent spate of calls from people asking about recent accidents, sometimes claiming they are from your local council and asking for your personal details.

Please DO NOT give any personal details over the phone to anyone that you do not know personally and if you receive a phone call of this nature please call 101 who will direct you towards Action Fraud.

For further information and advice please see the web links below:


Monday, 8 February 2016

EA Community Update Feb 8th

Somerset Levels and Moors Community update - w/c 8 February
Please see below the latest update following Storm Imogen :-

Weather and general overview for Somerset
Heavy rain over the weekend resulted in surface water in several places, but no Trigger Points were activated as not all conditions were met. About 10mm of rainfall is expected today and 5mm tomorrow. So we are seeing an improving picture. We have staff out checking culverts, trash screens and clearing blockages, our incident room remains manned and we are still on tide watch in seven locations. Yesterday we aided Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue with sandbagging at Dinhams, Ruishton, after Cheats Road flooded. Surface water was pumped away. Find out more about Trigger Points: http://ow.ly/Y4dFx

Pumping stations
The pumping stations at Northmoor, Saltmoor, Stanmoor, Stockmoor and Westonzoyland are running. With the situation improving we will be able to run Currymoor, Huish Episcopi, Long Load, Westover and West Sedgemoor once river levels reduce in the next 24-36 hours. A portable pump is being deployed at Aller Drove as a precaution. We are not expecting any flooding issues to properties in the area but if needed the pump can be operated quickly.

Spillways
Spillways at Allermoor, Beasley's and Hookbridge are running. We will open Monksleaze Clyce when levels reduce.

Where can I find out about road closures?
Roads and gates are managed by Somerset County Council: http://somersetnewsroom.com/2016/02/08/weather-related-callouts-and-road-closures/