See documents below for details:
- Collects medicines/shopping for you
- Provides free food and essentials if you are in need
- Arranges phone calls if you are feeling isolated
For help please:
Email: [email protected]
Cary Cares is organised by Churches Together in Castle Cary/Ansford, supported by the Parish Charity and endorsed by the Town Council. It is run by a group of volunteers here to help anyone in need in our community.
If you would like to make a donation, please use the contact details above.
We’ve had the following message from South Somerset:
Unfortunately we will be unable to offer the Christmas Tree recycling service this year as our workload won’t allow for the loss of the staff or wood chippers following the loss of production during the Covid-19 lockdown period.
As an alternative, we have liaised with Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) to provide the following advice:
Where possible, SWP and SSDC would like to encourage people to consider replanting trees, home composting or adding them to a corner of the garden as a wild habitat. Where that’s not possible, anyone subscribing to the SWP Garden Waste Service can leave their tree out next to their garden waste bin for collection. The usual restrictions apply – branches should be less than 15cm or less in width. Anyone not subscribing to the service can take trees to any of the county’s 16 recycling sites https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling/centres/ for the garden waste skips. Composted trees – part of the 50% of your recycling that stays in Somerset and 90% that stays in the UK – become Revive soil conditioner sold at recycling sites. Other collection points may be available at the time, and together, SSDC and SWP will endeavour to publicise these where possible.
We apologise for any disappointment this may cause and hope we will be able to have the service back up and running next year, and thank you for your understanding.
A debate has been running between Somerset County Council and the District Councils of Somerset about their future. You may have read about it in the County Council newsletter.
Now, Somerset County Council is asking for your views; their latest communication states:
‘In previous communications we have committed to carrying out a consultation this Autumn to gather public opinion around the One Somerset model and the future opportunities this will bring for Somerset. To help gather feedback we are now embarking on a detailed consultation exercise and an online survey will shortly be available on the One Somerset website where you’ll be able to provide us with your thoughts. Please take part and submit your feedback on this form when it becomes available.
In addition, Somerset County Council has commissioned an independent organisation called Blue marble Research to conduct some focus groups/depth interviews so you may be contacted directly by them and invited to take part in those sessions.
In the meantime and if you have any questions around the One Somerset business case then please take a look at the website which is updated regularly with all the latest information.’
However, the District Councils of Somerset disagree with the One Somerset proposal and South Somerset District Council has a page on its website accordingly:http://www.strongersomerset.co.uk/
This was also discussed by Castle Cary Town Council in July: https://www.castle-cary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/CCTC-Approved-Minutes-for-Town-Council-Meeting-2020-07-20.pdf (Chair’s report c)
Just to add to the problems we all have to face at the moment, there will be a road closure on Station Road just before it joins the A371 at the bottom of Ansford Hill. Any vehicle travelling from Shepton Mallet to any place in Station Road beyond the closure will need to travel up Ansford Hill, down North Street and around the town to Station Road. Anyone wanting to travel from Station Road towards Shepton will have to go through the town and up North Street, onto the A371 and down Ansford Hill.
The diversion takes vehicles all around the town; we hope that HGVs won’t be directed unnecessarily through the town, but please let Highways know if this happens.
To report a problem please click on the website: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/
If you’d prefer to phone: SCC Highways Dept –0300 123 2224
At the Full Council meeting on Monday 13th May, four new Councillors were co-opted:
Steve and Philippa Biddlecombe, Nick Crowley and Rob Worth.
We welcome them and look forward to working with them in the future.
Eat:Castle Cary Festival
4th May 2019
A leaflet is being circulated by a resident raising concerns about the Eat:Castle Cary Festival on 4th May. Much of what is being said is untrue. Please read the Town Council website to see arrangements for parking, buses etc. https://www.castle-cary.co.uk/eat-castle-cary-update/
Local services, police, ambulance, fire brigade have all been notified and legal documentation has been completed by the organising company Eat:Festivals.
We forward to seeing you at the free Eat:Festival
Please see the Parish Councils Notice of Election here.
Update 13th April: 9 people have been nominated for 13 places on the Town Council. Therefore they have been elected without a contest. See https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/media/2150/parish-council-notices-of-uncontested-elections.pdf