Council Tax Support Consultation

SSDC’s Overview and Scrutiny Task and Finish group have been working with officers and Portfolio Holders to review the Council Tax Support Scheme and have decided to put a number of fundamental changes forward for consultation to ensure the scheme is effective and can be delivered efficiently moving forward.

A survey can be found at https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/consult – Council Tax Support Scheme 2021/22

SSDC need responses from across the community to ensure the scheme accurately reflects our community’s needs and perspectives.

Blocked Drains and Highways Issues

The Parish Council receive a number of reports regarding blocked drains and other Highways concerns within the Parish. Somerset County Council are keen for residents to report these directly to them, and they can be done so via their online “Report It” function. Information can be found via the following link https://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/report-a-blocked-drain-on-the-road/

Pavement Parking: Options for Change

The Parish Council often receives complaints about parking on the pavement within the Parish. The government are currently undertaking a Pavement Parking Consultation and the Council wanted to encourage residents to respond to the survey. Please find a link below to the online survey which should only take a few minutes to complete:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/2XI2G/

Reporting Highways Issues

Henstridge Parish Council would like to remind parishioners that they are able to directly report any Highways concerns to Somerset County Council via their website.

Issues which can be reported include:

  • Blocked drains
  • Flooding
  • Faulty Traffic lights
  • Road signage
  • Potholes
  • Bad parking
  • Overgrown hedges and vegetation
  • Mud

Reporting issues is easy and can be done swiftly using via the following web page https://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/