The following is a response from John Nicholson at Somerset County Highways department about the current drainage issues at the bottom of South Cary Lane:
‘We had received various other enquiries relating to this recently and I visited site last week (wc 14th Feb 2022) to investigate further. I noted that the recent works to the watercourse remain effective however, the gully within the junction is slightly proud of the road surface and the works to adjust that height difference and a localised patch to shape the carriageway are still pending with our contractor, this requirement was unfortunately noted shortly after the works to that watercourse were completed. I also noted the algae starting to accumulate within the entrance to Barrow Road and a sweeper is being requested to agitate and remove that as an interim measure.
I would note that the surface water issue is in fact emanating from private land and without that surcharge the surface water issue here would be minimal, therefore I have discussed this with FWAG and they will be contacting the land owner to advise and assist that land owner with some protection works, this would be on private land to remove this land drainage overspill. They only received the information last week so this is still ongoing.’
Hello everyone. Happy New Year to all! We have decided to postpone the Memory Cafe meetings until February so we will see you again on 2nd February.
Do you need lateral flow tests? They can be picked up from pharmacies but you require a code: https://test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/collect-lateral-flow-kits
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!
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.