Here is the brand new SID site in Sutton Road.
The Community Speed Watch team put it up on Monday the 1st March.
This site was chosen, as it is the most dangerous road entering the town, with blind bends and narrow or no footpaths for pedestrians.
Also, this road attracts many drivers not following the 20mph limit.
The average risk of death for a pedestrian reaches 10% at an impact speed of 23 mph, 25% at 32 mph, 50% at 42 mph, 75% at 50 mph, and 90% at 58 mph.
As of the 8th of March the Community Speed Watch team will be out and about in Somerton once again. Please remember speed causes death and injury. ... See MoreSee Less
3 hours ago
Complete waste of money as when the information stored in it is sent for monitoring to the police....the police do absolutely nothing.
Here’s the “Road Map” announced yesterday! ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Photos from Somerton Town Council's post ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Makes me sick to see dog poo outside infants whilst i walk my three.I have even resorted to picking other dogs poo up whilst out.Pure lazy and irresponsible
I think it happens early in the morning and in the evening when it’s dark !
Something serious needs doing. Somerton is literally turning into a shithole
Subject: Missed Somerset Waste Partnership collections in South Somerset today - Friday 12 February 2021
Dear Members & Parish Clerks,
You are receiving this email because we have been notified by Somerset Waste Partnership of missed collections in your Parish / Ward today. Please see the below list for locations affected. We ask that you kindly advise residents in your area if possible, to help spread the message of the missed collections and what action residents need to take.
Sorry; missed collections Friday in South Somerset
Coronavirus-related staff shortages have led to missed recycling collections today Friday 12 February from some streets in: Ansford, Castle Cary, Milborne Port, Pitcombe, Somerton and Wyke Champflower in South Somerset.
For these Friday collections, crews will return tomorrow Saturday 13 February from 6am.
List of all affected roads below (if missed elsewhere, report as usual after 7pm on due day via My Waste Services at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/).
Rubbish, garden waste, clinical and bulky waste collections are NOT affected.
For more recycling space, flatten and tear up card; rinse, quash and put tops back on plastic bottles; rinse and - if safe - crush cans. Stack boxes locked food bin on top.
If materials cannot be stored or would present a health or fire risk, all recycle sites are on their usual schedules for essential visits only, and can take all kerbside materials for recycling.
The only exception is food waste, which should be double bagged and put in your rubbish, or added to the energy-from-waste skip at any recycling site.
All recycle site details, including essential safety measures: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/allatall/
Recycling checklist: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling-collections/
If you need extra recycling containers, order them via My Waste Services at: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/
Please observe all coronavirus safety advice for kerbside collections, including washing/sanitising hands before and after handing waste containers, disinfecting handles, and maintaining social distance from waste staff.
For an explanation of coronavirus safety measures for collection crews and this month's change to 6am starts, see: www.facebook.com/SomersetWaste/posts/3741870462515672
Apologies, Somerset Waste Partnership6am start for waste collections
Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking householders to put their recycling and rubbish out early.
Collections are starting at 6am rather than 7am to help crews cope with COVID-19 absences and to further protect staff.
Residents are urged to put containers out the night before collections, or by 6am on the day.
SWP is also warning that it will not always be able to return for missed recycling and garden waste collections as more staff isolate in line with guidance.
The early starts are being introduced to further reduce staff numbers in depots at any one time, minimising any risk of contact between crew bubbles.
Already-staggered set-off times will be spread over a longer period and the change will give crews a head start with work that may take longer if staff are absent
The 6am starts will be in place until at least the end of March and may be extended.
Collection crews work in tightly-controlled team bubbles; the whole bubble isolates if a member tests positive, is in contact with someone who tests positive, or is symptomatic.
This means far higher staff absences than expected, plus unpredictable daily changes as teams isolate or return to work, and crews are reallocated to maintain services.
In the first three weeks of January, COVID-19 contributed to the loss of nearly 800 operational days, compared to 58 lost days in December. This after a festive period where many staff worked extended hours to cope with an increase in waste of more than 50%.
Missed collections are usually returned for the following day, but this is becoming increasingly difficult. Rubbish collections are not affected, but recycling and garden waste could be.
When crews cannot return the following day, people will need to take containers in until their next collection.
Mickey Green, Managing Director of SWP, said: “Waste collection is an essential service and the safety of staff and public is paramount. That means we need to keep the wheels turning while reducing risks and managing the demands we put on crews.”
A wide range of safety measures are already in place for staff, including working in bubbles, minimising contact with colleagues and customers, and use of PPE.
All staff are encouraged and helped to maintain high standards of hygiene and hand sanitisers is freely available at all locations and to crews on the move.
Depots have one-way systems and and screens, and there is a rigorous approach to tracing any contacts and isolating bubbles of staff should there be any risk of COVID-19.
Government guidance does not recommend face masks for the operational waste sector, but staff are supported if they choose to wear them, and it acknowledges that social distancing may not be possible inside vehicles. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Love it how u use coronavirus as a good excuse lol....