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Somerset County Council

Your County Councillor is: Gemma Verdon: gtverdon@somerset.gov.uk


Your Member of Parliament is Marcus Fysh MP (Conservative)
who can be reached via email: or via his correspondence address: 21-22 High Street, Yeovil, BA20 1RF

Social Housing Updates - Any updates received from SSDC, Housing Associations etc will be published here by the Parish Council.

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South Somerset District Council 

Your District Councillors:

Cllr. Jenny Kenton
07921 574019
jenny.kenton@southsomerset.gov.uk

Cllr. Martin Wale
01460 65190
martin.wale@southsomerset.gov.uk 

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Avon and Somerset Police



Combat Rural Crime

You can still pass on information via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

Avon and Somerset PCC Newsletter FEB18 

In response to recent incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB), criminal damage and vandalism in the parish, PCSO Gareth Allington provided Council with a written report for the 1st February 2018 Ordinary meeting of Council, as follows

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Briefing November 2019

Questions & Answers on Plastics 

Somerset Choices  Local care and services to help you choose the right care and support.

South West Coaches
Weekly Bus Service No 14
Road Closure Information about road closures
Traffic and Travel Website - This runs alongside the @TravelSomerset Twitter account, which provides live updates from the Council’s traffic control team. 
Tatworth & Forton Community Website for information on the history of the area, local businesses and attractions, small ads, noticeboards, and more. 
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Dog Fouling Due to an increasing number of complaints of dog fouling in the Watermead area, could residents be vigilant with regard to anyone who is not clearing up after their dogs and to contact the Enforcement Officer in Yeovil on 01935 462462.
Blackdown Hills Community Nature Project - The Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Project is an exciting new community wildlife project that aims to discover and record the diverse range of wildlife in the area as well as equipping people with the skills they need for its future conservation.
Adopt a Path Scheme - To download SCC's brochure, please click here. SCC would like volunteers to:

Walk a path, or ride/cycle a bridleway/restricted byway as often as possible. 
Report any problems encountered to them or a local Adopt-a-path Co-ordinator. 
Help with cutting vegetation back from signs, stiles and gates. 
Keep an approximate total of time spent clearing vegetation. 
Promote responsible use of the path.  
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Senior Siren Magazine Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) containing information and self-help hints 

Emergency Services
Police: 0845 456 7000 (ext 63261) Emergency - 999
Electricity: Western Power Distribution - 0800 365900
Environmental Agency: Customer Services - 0800 80 70 60. Make sure you are put through to Exeter.
Gas: Transco - 0800 111 999

Tatworth & Forton CSW

Tatworth & Forton CSW results for the Month of June 2019 

Please find below the last report for Tatworth & Forton CSW August 2019 which has now disbanded after 12 years and exactly 900 completed watches.

Your councillors might be particularly interested in the improvement that has been achieved over this time (1,367.5%) shown in the Blue section at the bottom.

When we first started speeders accounted for 28.6% of the passing traffic, compared to just 1.9% now. We’ve had a good team of willing helpers whom I thank most sincerely.

Please thank your Council for its sterling support of CSW over the 12 years.

Kind Regards
Doug Allen

Tatworth & Forton CSW results for the Month of :-

August

2019

 

POLICE TARGETING

 

Sites

No of watches

Locations

Vehicles Passing

Vehicles Speeding

%-age speeding

Site Speed Limit

Highest Speed

Average Speed

High-end* Speeders

Police Attending

Police Dealt with at roadside

Other* Offences Noted

 

SS2501

2

Pavement junction B3167 Perry Street with Factory Lane

502

4

0.8%

 

30

38

38

   

1

     

SS2504

2

B3167 South Chard. At junction with Station Rd. towards Chard Junction.

186

7

3.8%

 

30

44

40

 

1

 

1

1

 

SS2510

1

Fore Street, Tatworth. On pavement at the 20/30 mph speed limit sign

178

16

9.0%

 

20

35

27

 

1

   

1

 

SS2512

4

A358 Tatworth On pavement at junction A358 and Poppe Lane.

2004

29

1.4%

 

40

71

50

 

1

1

2

3

 
             

       

Totals

9

for the Month

2,870

56

1.9%

3

2

3

5

 

5.4%

22.2%

5.4%

8.9%

 

*Other Offences include: No Tax, No MoT, Not wearing seatbelt, Using a mobile phone, etc:

*High-End Speeders are those travelling at 32+ (20 limit), 34+ (30 limit) or 54+ (40 limit)

 
   
                               
 

CUMULATIVE TOTALS for the

Vehicles Passing

Vehicles Speeding

%-age speeding

 

Highest Speed

Average Speed

 

High-end* Speeders

Police Attending

Police Dealt with at roadside

Other* Offences Noted

 

900

watches that have been carried out since start of CSW in Tatworth (5th Nov 2007)

102,280

5,251

5.1%

76

38.4

 

548

170

24

145

 
 

               

10.4%

18.9%

0.5%

2.8%

 

At our first watch on 5th Nov 2007, results showed initial Speeding of

28.6%

with

48

39.4

 

6

2

 

1

 

This Period shows speeding of

2.0%

                   
 

showing that speeding in the Parish has been reduced by

26.7%

 

which translates as an overall improvement of

1367.5%