POLICE BEAT SURGERIES IN THE VILLAGE HALL;
11am to 12 midday
GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS TO BE SUSPENDED FOR 6 WEEKS FROM
See below full notice from Somerset Waster Partnership
Latest update from Somerset County Council regarding new bridges on footpath T18/9
The replacement project for the footbridges at Norton Fitzwarren is progressing. The works package is currently out to tender with submissions due by midday on the 2nd of July. Subject to the procurement process being successful we would be looking to award the contract by 16th July with a view for a works commencement by the end of July. As I previously noted there will be a lead in period to allow the successful contractor to undertake ground investigations and fabricate the steelwork so we are currently expecting siteworks to commence sometime in September. Once we have appointed a contractor and have a better idea regarding the on site start date.
FORD FARM CONSULTATION
Over 60 people joined the online community consultation on the 8th of April at 7:30, this included 4 representatives form the Parish Council, Graham, Nita, and Paula (planning sub-committee) and Adrian. Two of our 3 District Councillors Ed and Andy also joined the consultation. We urge anyone who has not already done so to make their comments via the consultation website www.fordfarmconsultation.co.uk or via email email@example.com by the 16th April.
The Parish council will continue to consult with the developer and Crest Nicholson to ensure the views of the Parishioners are heard, respected, and represented throughout the planning and development process.
We will post regular updates and any planned meetings on the Norton Facebook page and the Parish Council website.
The primary concerns and questions raised on the 8th were as follows,
- Exacerbation of flooding on site and affecting existing properties and downstream
- The height of properties within the development
- Play areas and green spaces
- The 106 or CIL monies from the development
- Parking and traffic including obstruction on the bypass due to parking and access to the new road
- Community facilities such as a pub or café/meeting place
- Loss of green space
- Difficulty in acquiring home insurance due to the flood risk
NEW SIGN FOR GREAT WESTERN WAY
A new sign has been purchased for Great Western Way which will welcome new residents into the village.