TUESDAY MARKET CANCELLED
The weather forecast for tomorrow (Tuesday 25 August) is not good. Heavy rain and winds of 40-50mph
The market traders and the Town Council have decided to cancel the market for safety reasons.
We do not want to see gazebos and products scattered along the high street!!!
Sorry for any inconvenience
Our trusty Community and Tourist Information Desk volunteers have returned to help answer questions from the community and give information about tourism in our town. They are working restricted hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10.00-12 noon and are operating from the Undercroft with a oneway system. Please follow the directions and observe social distancing and Covid-19 processes at all times. They have information about walks and leaflets about tourist attractions as well as our Welcome Packs for new residents. It would also be useful if you could keep them informed about your forthcoming events and activities as these at last begin to come on stream again.
Our Town and Deputy Clerks will be returning to see residents in person on an appointments only basis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting from Wednesday 3rd September 10.00-12 noon. Please access them through the volunteers on duty in the Undercroft. To make an appointment email: [email protected] or phone 07780 635013 or (01963) 359631
We are hoping very much to bring back Saturday coffee mornings as soon as possible but, having risk assessed the activity rigorously, we are sorry that at the time of writing it is still not possible. Please bear with us, as we are constantly reviewing the situation with information from daily Government updates. We have the safety of our community at heart.
Thank you for your understanding.
Market Day in Castle Cary, Tuesday, 18th August
Bud Martin will perform his hit song ‘Little Old Lady from Castle Cary’
This will be at 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30.
Please always remember to practice social distancing.
It was back in 1997 that Bud Martin – who lives in Yeovil – wrote ‘Little Old Lady from Castle Cary’ but only now has it become a hit, albeit on You Tube! Bud uploaded ‘Little Old Lady from Castle Cary’ to You Tube and within just a few weeks it has attracted five-figure viewing numbers.
Now, to support the town and local businesses at this difficult time, Bud is to perform live ‘Little Old Lady from Castle Cary’ near the Market on Tuesday, 18th August.
For those of you who would like a taster in advance, here is the link: ‘Little Old Lady from Castle Cary’
The library will be open from Tuesday 18 August. There will be a 1-in-1-out policy. You will not be able to browse the shelves.
There is a new Order and Collect service. Simply fill in a form online at Somerset Libraries; phone 0757 904 9109 or collect a form in the library. You can order anything from our library including books, large print books, audiobooks and DVDs. No charges or fines will be issued for any items borrowed. And you can still use the wonderful e-services: e-books, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines.
Much effort has been put into making the library a safe environment for you. We will very much appreciate your understanding when using the new layout and the systems we have put in place.
Please note that face coverings are now required in libraries at all times. The new opening times are:
Tuesday 10 a.m. -12 noon, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. -12 noon, 2 – 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. -12 noon
Saturday 10 a.m. -12 noon.
Public Network Computer: Friday 2 – 3 p.m. (Pre-booking essential)
At the end of last week face coverings became mandatory for most of us in certain settings such as public transport, shops and supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, building societies and post offices. Please note, however, that some people are exempt from having to wear one. To read the full guidance, including exemptions, please review: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own