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207, 2021

Ultrafast broadband in Castle Cary

Friday, July 2, 2021|


You may have noticed, and may have had details, of the roll out of ultrafast broadband in Cary/Ansford by Gigaclear.

Here are Gigaclear’s contact details for residents that may have an issue with the build – or have any queries? Gigaclear has specialist Network Build Care team and they can handle the majority of questions:


01865 591 137

[email protected]

3006, 2021

Barrow Market 17th July – Bring Out Your Treasures!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021|

Our next Barrow Market will be on Saturday 17th July from 2pm – 5.30pm.  This is a free event for the whole community.  All you need is to have or borrow a barrow to bring your preloved items or attic treasures to the Cobbles in front of The Market House and hopefully find them a new owner! It is free to have a pitch but you will need to book by emailing [email protected] or call 01963 351763.  Then simply pitch up, enjoy the summer afternoon vibe and take home some cash!

3006, 2021

Barrow Market 17th July – Bring Out Your Treasures!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021|

Our next Barrow Market will take place on Saturday 17th July from 2pm – 5.30pm.  This is a free event and all you need is to have or borrow a barrow to bring your preloved items or attic treasures to the Cobbles by the Market House to display them and hopefully find a new owner!  You’ll need to book a free space by emailing [email protected]  Other than that, just turn up, enjoy the summer afternoon vibe and take home some cash!

2906, 2021

Annual Town Meeting 27th July 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021|

2906, 2021


Tuesday, June 29, 2021|

2106, 2021

Opening of Millbrook Hub Community Larder 29th June

Monday, June 21, 2021|

Castle Cary Town Council is delighted to announce the opening of our Community Larder at Millbrook Hub by the car park, in collaboration with Churches Together and Cary Cares.  This is a food sharing venture which means people of the community can both bring surplus larder food and produce for the advantage of others, and take home others’ tasty items for themselves.  It is totally free, staffed by volunteers and supported by local businesses.

We see this as having both environmental benefits -reducing food waste – and community benefits –   helping top up pantries and sharing good harvests.

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.30am – 10.30am and 3.00pm to 5.00pm. Saturdays 10.00am to 12 midday.

For further information contact Castle Cary Town Council 01963 359631

1106, 2021

Update from Somerset Waste Partnership-service disruption

Friday, June 11, 2021|

Update from Somerset Waste Partnership

Service disruption

SWP’s collections services have been under significant pressure in recent weeks, leading to unacceptable levels of missed collections.

We apologise for the disruption and have been working hard with our collection contractor, SUEZ, to address the immediate issues as well as the underlying causes of them.

Crews have been working long hours for a long period of time to keep our services relatively stable throughout the vast majority of the pandemic, and we thank them for that.

The current pressures are primarily down to a nationwide shortage of HGV drivers, a situation made worse by Covid (which has meant a backlog of HGV driving tests) and Brexit which has seen some drivers move back to EU countries.

Locally there is also a more general shortage of agency staff which, combined with recent heavy holiday traffic and continued Covid-related heavy loads, has seen an increase in missed collections in various parts of the county in recent weeks.

Update from today

  • Many crews are still on their routes and today has been a more positive day. Only a small number of incompletions are expected, all of which will be returned for tomorrow.
  • When we have more detail these they will be shared locally through social media and summarised on the SWP website.
  • Progress has been made on clearing a backlog of garden waste collections. We expect more progress tomorrow when additional crews will be tasked to address this.

Actions taken

  • Although drivers are in huge demand across the country, SUEZ is transferring several to the Somerset contract on a temporary basis to help get things back on track.
  • Extra vehicles brought in to minimise the impact of any mechanical issues.
  • Sedgemoor recycling collections were rescheduled from Tuesday to this Saturday, freeing up crews to tackle the backlog.
  • Crews will be working this Saturday to collect the rescheduled Sedgemoor recycling from Tuesday and reduce/complete the backlog of garden waste collections.
  • Took the decision that any missed recycling collections from Monday, Tuesday or the tail end of last week that had not yet been caught up will not be collected until their next scheduled recycling collection day. These properties will be prioritised and collected first. Additional recycling waste, ideally sorted into containers, will be collected.
1106, 2021

Free digital training for retail businesses

Friday, June 11, 2021|

Please find attached details of free digital training for retail businesses.  The sessions will be held on Monday 28th June, Wednesday 30th June and Friday 1st July.  The topics covered include Social Media for Online Businesses, Selling Online and Digital Marketing Essentials.

1006, 2021

Dimmer Transfer Station Fire

Thursday, June 10, 2021|

A message from Viridor:

A fire was discovered at Viridor’s Dimmer Transfer Station in Castle Cary, Somerset, at 9.30am today (Thursday, 10 June, 2021).

Viridor staff discovered the fire as they were loading non-recyclable waste onto vehicles for its onward journey to Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility, near Bristol. They immediately alerted the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and implemented site safety procedures, including an evacuation of the site. There have been no injuries.

Four fire service appliances remain on site to extinguish the fire, the cause of which is not yet known. The Environment Agency has been notified.

The known causes of waste site fires include hot barbecue coals, gas canisters, and batteries, including lithium ion batteries (commonly found in a variety of products such as eCigarettes, mobile phones, toys, cameras and laptop computers). Viridor advises residents to leave the ashes of barbecue coals to cool for at least 48 hours or thoroughly wet the ashes before placing out for collection. Items with lithium ion batteries should not be added to general waste but disposed of at recycling centres.

Viridor is very grateful to the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service for its assistance.

The company has advised Somerset Waste Partnership and has contingency plans in place. There will be no disruption to services.

We shall provide you with an update once the fire has been extinguished.

2006, 2021

Ansford Road closure 28th June for five days

Sunday, June 20, 2021|