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1012, 2016

Woodcock Street closure in January

Wales & West Utilities will be undertaking a gas mains replacement scheme in Woodcock Street that will require a road closure to safely complete. It involves replacing the outdated metallic gas main with a new plastic main so it is vitally important.

These works are scheduled to commence the week commencing 3rd January 2017  for a duration of approximately 6 weeks, although Wales & West Utilities have assured the Town Council that they will endeavour to complete the work as quickly as possible to avoid inconvenience.

After discussions with Highways, it was agreed that, in order to maintain pedestrian safety, traffic flow through Lower Woodcock St will be controlled by 3 way traffic lights.

Further monitoring will take place during the course of the works and, should it be deemed necessary for additional measures to be in place to ensure public safety, Wales & West Utilities will install barriers along the building works in Lower Woodcock St to create a temporary footway.

See below for details of the proposed diversion:

Woodcock St diversion

 

2211, 2016

Recycle for Castle Cary & help us win £8000 for the local community!

The Use Less, Share More Group have produced a recycling leaflet, in their quest for the £8000 local grant prize money from
Somerset Waste Partnership if we manage to increase the rate of recycling in Castle Cary.

See the leaflet below for full details:

Recycling flier 17 Nov 2016

 

1411, 2016

Two weeks from 21st November-road closure Hearn Lane, Galhampton.

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE.  Hearn Lane, North Cadbury and Yarlington

Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Hearn Lane from G A Doble (Civil Engineering) Ltd.

This road will be closed from 21st November 2016 and is expected to last for 2 weeks to enable excavation for sewer connection works to be carried out in this road.

Please find below a plan showing the length of the closure in RED and the alternative route in BLUE.

Every effort will be made to keep the duration of this closure to a minimum to reduce any further disruption.

For any further information please contact Richard Sims on 07971 123720

Yours sincerely

The Road Closure Team

Hearn Lane, Galhampton road closure map.

2610, 2016

Millbrook Toilets change

In an effort to reduce costs to the Town Council, and therefore the Council Tax payer,
and after discussion at a previous Properties and Infrastructure meeting, it was decided at the full
Town Council meeting on 17th October that the men’s and women’s toilets in Millbrook car park would
be closed for a trial period of two months from 1st November.
The disabled toilet will be adapted for use as a unisex facility and have baby changing facilities.

2410, 2016

Marc Haynes

Marc Edward Freeme Haynes passed away peacefully on Sunday October 16th. His wake will be held at the Haynes International Motor Museum so it will be closed to the public on  Monday 21st November.

Further details of the day are here

1410, 2016

Vacancy for Deputy Town Clerk

Castle Cary Town Council

VACANCY for DEPUTY TOWN CLERK
16 hours per week (4 mornings)

The post holder will support the Clerk and Councillors in all aspects of Town Council administration. This will include preparation of agendas and supporting papers, minute taking and distribution, management of the cemetery records, administration relating to planning applications, finance and other general office work.
Excellent computer and interpersonal skills are essential. Local Council qualification or a willingness to study for these would be an advantage.

Closing date 12noon Friday 4th November
Interviews will be held Wednesday 16th November
Salary Range : LC1 SCP 18-22 £17,891 up to £20,456 (Pro rata)

Further details and an application pack available from:
Sue Hake, Town Clerk 01963 359631 or town.clerk@castle-cary.co.uk

 

310, 2016

Current draft of the Neighbourhood Plan

This is the current draft of our Neighbourhood Plan.   There will be a formal public consultation period within a month or so at which point your views on the plan will be sought.

Click here for the draft: Castle Cary and Ansford Neighbourhood Plan – updated draft

310, 2016

Carnival news & Road Closure times

Cary’s Children’s Carnival takes from 3 pm on Saturday 8 October and our Illuminated Carnival takes place from 7 pm on Saturday 15 October.

The Fun Fair will be in town, on the Fairfield, from 12 to 15 October.

The 64-page annual Carnival Programme is available in several Cary shops, still only £1 and packed with information about this year’s processions.

 

For latest information about this year’s Cary Carnivals, look at our web site and Facebook page (and ‘like’ us to stay in touch!):

Web site: http://www.castlecary-carnival.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaryCarnivalSociety

Please note that, on each Carnival day, road closures will be in place around our Procession routes.

 For the Children’s Carnival, road closures will be in place from 3 pm to 4 pm at these points around the town:

  • The junction at South Cary Lane (diverting traffic down South Cary Lane)
  • The junction of High Street and Ansford Lane(diverting traffic up Ansford Lane)
  • The junction of Station Road and Victoria Road (diverting traffic up Victoria Road)
  • The junction of Park Street and Millbrook Gardens (at Phillips Garage)

 

For the Illuminated Carnival, road closures will be in place from 6.30 pm until around 11 pm at these points outside the town:

  • The A371 / A359 at Grove Cross  (crossroads to Bruton and Wincanton)
  • The turnpike at the A359 / B3152  (off the Galhampton/Sparkford road)
  • The junction of the A371 / B3152  (at the bottom of Ansford Hill)
  • The junction of Torbay Road and Station Road (the top of Torbay Road)

Road closures will also be in place from 6.30pm until around 11pm on the Carnival Route itself:

  • The junction of Millbrook Gardens / Park Street(at Phillips Garage)
  • At Station Road before the West Park turning
  • The A371 at the top of Ansford Hill(after the Tuckers Lane turning)

 

 

Paul Hansford

CCACS Press Officer

310, 2016

Public Enquiry 4th October-a message from Care4Cary

Care4Cary have sent out an update on the proposed developments along Station Road and details of a Public Enquiry starting on Tuesday 4th October.

See here for full details: Public Enquiry re Station Road

1209, 2016

Wedding host

Wedding host

208, 2016

LAMP brochure Autumn 2016

Click here for the new brochure for Learning at the Market Place brochure for Autumn 2016.

Please note that enrolment will be from Monday 15th August not before.
607, 2016
1506, 2016
1506, 2016

David Warburton, Local MP, Surgery Friday 1st July in Sparkford

By appointment only

If you would like to make an appointment please contact

Netia Carr on 01373 580500 or by email – netia.carr@parliament.uk

1606, 2016

4th July for 10 days: A 371 Road closure Bratton Seymour to Cary Hill

 

SCC Highways have informed us that there will be a 10 day (approx) road closure on the A371 between Bratton Seymour & Cary Hill (A371)

from 340m west of the junction with Bratton Seymour Road,

north-westwards for a distance of 1150 metres.

This order will enable Somerset Highways to carry out Prep and resurfacing works

The Order becomes effective on 04 July 2016 and will remain in force for eighteen

months. The works are expected to last for 10 days (excluding the weekend).

Click below for full details and a map of the suggested diversion/alternative route:

Bratton Seymour to Cary Hill details and map

1801, 2016

Calling all businesses in Castle Cary…

If your business is in Castle Cary and you have not yet submitted a listing for our directory please do so on this page: http://www.castle-cary.co.uk/business-directory/ The listing will be moderated and approved by our editor as soon as possible then published….it’s up to you!

210, 2016

Castle Cary Town Crier

The CASTLE CARY TOWN CRIER  is proving extremely popular

This is an email information service set up by the Town Council to inform residents of important issues as soon as they arise.

The purpose of this service is to ensure that residents can personally receive information from the Town Council such as:

  • Reminders of upcoming events in the town.
  • Issues relating to the town for which consultation is needed
  • To ask for volunteer help either on a regular basis or for one-off events.

It will not be used for any other purpose and members will only be contacted if there is news, or views/help is needed.

The list of recipients will not be made available to any other individual or organisation.  BCC (blind carbon copies) will be used at all times for group mailings.

Residents of Castle Cary, Ansford and the surrounding area are invited to contact carycrier@outlook.com  and ask to be put on the list.

2704, 2015

CARE4CARY

Do you care about Castle Cary and its special character? Have you ever wanted to help your local community but didn’t know how?

Care4Cary, established in 2009, is a local organisation which supports proposed developments that benefit the Castle Cary area but campaigns against developments that will disproportionately damage the special character of the locality.

Care4Cary’s previous successes:
We successfully campaigned against the ill-considered Bronzeoak biomass power station proposal.

We supported Castle Cary Town Council in ensuring free car parking continues in the town, thereby supporting a very special high street.

We actively supported our local Town Council’s opposition to and Area East Planning Committee’s refusal of an application to build a concrete batching plant at Dimmer. And the Planning Inspector recognised the strength of our arguments and dismissed the appeal.

In the light of recent planning applications for huge proposed housing developments, Care4Cary now needs new members to help with all sorts of things from fund-raising (to pay for legal advice), local expertise, writing letters to local planners and MPs and many other things too.  Can you help?  To join us just email your contact email address to

care4cary@live.uk or call 07803 855 208 and give us your home address and we will add you to our growing mailing list.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2704, 2015

REFUSE COLLECTION DATES

We’ve been sent details of revised collection days for bank holiday periods: Christmas and New Year, Easter etc. See this document for details.

411, 2016

Castle Cary Town Crier

…….. is an email information service set up by the Town Council to inform residents of important issues as soon as they arise.

The purpose of this service is to ensure that residents can personally receive information from the Town Council such as:

  • Reminders of upcoming events in the town.
  • Issues relating to the town for which consultation is needed
  • To ask for volunteer help either on a regular basis or for one-off events.

It will not be used for any other purpose and members will only be contacted if there is news, or views/help is needed.

The list of recipients will not be made available to any other individual or organisation.  BCC (blind carbon copies) will be used at all times for group mailings.

Residents of Castle Cary, Ansford and the surrounding area are invited to contact carycrier@outlook.com  and ask to be put on the list.