Public Notice – Vacancy on Henstridge Parish Council

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy has occurred on Henstridge Parish Council.

Unless a request for an election to be held is submitted in writing to the Proper Officer of South Somerset District Council at the Council Offices, Brympton Way, YEOVIL BA20 2HT by 7th May 2021 by ten electors for the parish of Henstridge, the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Emma Curtis
Clerk to the Council

14 Everlanes Close
Milborne Port
Sherborne
Dorset

DT9 5FT

16th April 2021

New Play Area – Coming Soon!

Henstridge Parish Council are pleased to announce they have secured grant funding towards the new play area at Henstridge Recreation Ground/Village Hall.

There are a few more administrative tasks to undertake before work can commence, but it is hoped the new play area will be ready for the summer!

The new design can be seen attached! If you have any queries, please contact Emma Curtis, Parish Clerk clerk@henstridgeparishcouncil.org.uk

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021

His Royal Highness Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

The Union Flag at Brympton Way in Yeovil has been lowered to half mast, and at other council sites. 

In a joint statement, South Somerset District Council’s Leader and Chairman said: “We want to send our deepest condolences, those of the people of South Somerset and from all those at South Somerset District Council, to Her Majesty The Queen and her family.

“This is a sad day but one that gives us a chance to reflect on the inspiration that Prince Philip has been to generations of people in the UK and around the world.

“He led a life of dedicated public service by supporting The Queen and in so many other ways.

“He was an extraordinary public servant who will be rightly remembered for both his commitment and devotion to his country.”

In view of public safety in the light of current Covid-19 restrictions, a link to the official online book of condolence has been provided to allow people to pay their respects.

Also in line with current restrictions and guidance from the Royal Household, we ask that members of the public do not leave floral tributes (or other items such as soft toys) in public spaces or gather at monuments at this sad time to ensure each other’s safety.

The Royal Household has suggested that people could make donations to charity instead, if they wish to do so.

Prince Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Their first son, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, was born in 1948, followed by his sister, the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, in 1950, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, in 1960 and the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, in 1964.

Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921.

His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes.

His mother, Princess Alice, was a daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Somerset Waste Partnership – Recycle More Information

At the end of June this year Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) will be introducing its expanded recycling service Recycle More to South Somerset. This follows its successful launch in Mendip in October 2020 where so far it has seen recycling tonnages rise by nearly 20% and tonnages of rubbish fall by a similar amount. This is an important and exciting change to the way we recycle. Most people in Somerset are recycling. This service will make it easier to recycle even more, helping protect your environment, tackle climate change, and save taxpayers money.

Please find below information documents with further detail.

http://henstridgeparishcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Full-Recycle-More-briefing-pack-South-Somerset-12.3.21.pdf

http://henstridgeparishcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Bite-sized-Recycle-More-briefing-pack-South-Somerset-12.3.21.pdf 

Consultation on proposals for locally-led reorganisation of local government in Somerset

The consultation closes on 19th April 2021.

Please ensure you express your opinions on the consultation by visiting:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/proposals-for-locally-led-reorganisation-of-local-government-in-cumbria-north-yorkshire-and-somerset/consultation-on-proposals-for-locally-led-reorganisation-of-local-government-in-cumbria-north-yorkshire-and-somerset

Road Closure Notice – Temporary Closure of Ash Walk, Henstridge.

Please be aware, there may be some disruption from Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February as Ash Walk will be closed. Temporary Closure of Ash Walk, High Street

TAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the County Council of Somerset have made an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along Ash Walk, High Street for a distance of approximately 486.00 metres.

This order will enable Somerset Highways to carry out prep and resurfacing works. The Order became effective on 26th March 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are now expected to commence on 15th February 2021 until 19th February 2021 between the hours of (07:30 – 17:30) for a total of 5 days.

For information about the works being carried out please contact Somerset Highways on 0300 123 2224

A map of the affected area can be found here: https://one.network/?tm=120666582