Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Aller Court Solar Development Appeal

The appeal against South Somerset District Council's refusal of planning permission for the development at Aller Court has been allowed. Full details and a copy of the inspector's report can be found here; https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3135346

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Aller PC Audit 2015/16

The official documents relating to the Audit of Aller Parish Council for 2015/16 can be found on the Minutes page of this website.

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.

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/

Firing notice 15th - 28th Feb 2016

MoD has issued details of the activity on the Langport Firing Range for the second half of February. You can find the details here.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Langport firing notices 01/02/16 - 14/02/16

The details of firing activity on the Langport Range for the period from 1st to 14th Feb, supplied by MoD, is included here.

Friday, 8 January 2016

EA Flooding update 8th Jan

EA have confirmed that none of their trigger criteria are currently being met and that local systems are working as they would expect at this time of year.

Spillways on the River Parrett have stopped running and Monkleaze Clyce is open, removing water from the Parrett which is reducing levels further upstream.

The latest issue of The Stream is available here and has an interesting overview of current and proposed work on the River Sowy and the King's Sedgemoor Drain as part of the 20 year flood relief plan.

Monday, 4 January 2016

EA Flood update 4/1/16

Visit www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding to view the latest flood alerts and warnings in place or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Somerset Levels & Moors situation update: as at 15.00 hours, Monday 4 January 2016 from Environment Agency Wessex Area (Bridgwater Office)
 
This briefing has been prepared in response to recent enquiries in order to provide local residents and partners with an update on the current situation and the forecast for the next few days.  We are not planning to release regular bulletins unless conditions in Somerset change significantly.
 
It is important to note that none of our key trigger points have been met and that local systems are managing the current and expected rainfall in the way we would expect for this time of year.
 
For more information on road closures, please contact the Highways Department at Somerset County Council.