POLICE BEAT SURGERIES IN THE VILLAGE HALL;
11am to 12 midday
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Casual Vacancy has occurred in the
office of Councillor on the Norton Fitzwarren Parish Council.
Unless ten electors for the Parish give notice in writing by:
Friday, 24th September 2021 to the Returning Officer,
The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE,
requesting that an election be held, the Parish Council will,
at a Parish Council meeting after 1st October, 2021 fill the vacancy
by the co-option of a new Councillor.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in
the village hall.
Clerk to the Parish Council
5 Court Road
7th September, 2021
Tel: 01823 259439
Following notification from Rights of Way, Somerset County Council that the new footbridges are not to be installed until 'sometime' in 2022 the Parish Council has sent the following response to Patrick Flaherty, Chief Executive of Somerset County Council. The Parish Council would welcome all messages of support to achieve an earlier result.
CLOSED BRIDGES ON FOOTPATH FROM MANOR PARK -UPDATE
THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE BRIDGE BARRIERS ON FOOTPATH T18/9 MANOR GARDENS TO WICK LANE WILL BHE MODIFIED SO THAT WALKERS CAN 'CROSS AT THEIR OWN RISK' THIS IS DUE TO THE PARISH COUNCIL'S AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CONTINUED PRESSURE TO GET A RESULT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.