- Category: News
CASTLE CARY'S BIG CHRISTMAS
THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER: Late night opening until 8.30 pm, plus stalls from the Anonymous Travelling Market; carols, mince pies, Morris Men, storytelling, food, mulled wine, live music and Father Christmas! You can now download a copy of the poster here.
SURVIVING WINTER APPEAL
Somerset Community Foundation has launched the fourth Surviving Winter campaign. Since 2010 hundreds of vulnerable older people in Somerset have been assisted by Surviving Winter grants to stay warm, healthy and active through the winter. Our goal is to raise £100,000 this winter. Since launching the campaign on November 7th, over £18,000 has been donated and pledged. You can donate online or send a cheque: please see http://www.somersetcf.org.uk/surviving_winter_appeal.html.
SOMERSET HIGHWAYS WINTER SERVICES
Somerset County Council Highways Department has produced a leaflet about its winter services, including key information about which roads will be gritted, available to download HERE.
COUNCIL TAX ARREARS
Have you recently been sent a letter from SSDC about a liability order for Council Tax arrears, or do you know anyone who has? See THIS POSTER, produced by the Citizens Advice Bureau, for advice on what this about and what to do.
A371 CLOSURE AND BRIDGE REPAIRS
The bridge is now open for one lane of traffic, with three-way traffic lights! Hurrah! Reports so far suggest that the wait is only a few minutes, and several traders in town have reported an immediate increase in business!
MARKET HOUSE DEVELOPMENT
See here for an update on the developments at the Market House and the activities that are planned for the new facilities, including markets.
SOMERSET HEDGES PHOTO COMPETITION
The Somerset Hedge Group has announced its 2014 Photo Competition: Hedgerows Through The Seasons. There are Open and Junior categories with generous cash prizes, open to amateurs only. Full details at www.somerset-hedgegroup.org.uk. Closing date 1 October 2014
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.
KEEP YOUR VALUABLES SAFE!
The Police report that there has been a series of thefts from vehicles in the area recently; everyone is advised to make sure you don't leave any valuables (laptops, satnav etc.) visible, and make sure vehicles are locked and secure even when parked outside your home. report any suspicious persons or vehicles using the 101 number, or 999 if you believe there is a crime in progress.