Somerset residents are urged to have their say on plans to
upgrade the A303.
Highways England has launched a
consultation on proposals to improve the single carriageway section of the A303
between Sparkford and Ilchester, including widening the road to a dual
carriageway and improving safety of connections with the local road network.
Somerset County Council was instrumental in lobbying the
Government for whole route improvement of the A303 and A358 corridor*.
The consultation runs from 26 January to 9 March 2018. The consultation documents can be accessed at:
Highways England will be holding events where people can
meet the project team and view the proposed route. The dates are:
- Saturday 3 February, 10am to 6pm at Queen Camel
Memorial Hall, High St, Queen Camel, Yeovil, BA22 7NF
- Monday 5 February, 2pm to 8pm at Fleet Air Arm
Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovilton, Ilchester, BA22 8HT
- Friday 9 February, 2pm to 8pm at The Davis Hall,
Howell Hill, West Camel, Yeovil, BA22 7QX
- Thursday 15 February, 2pm to 8pm at Huish Park
Stadium, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF
Public information points, where people can view the
proposed plans, are:
- Wincanton Library, 7 Carrington Way, Wincanton,
Somerset, BA9 9JS
- Barrington Court, Barrington, Ilminster, TA19
- Yeovil Library, King George Street, Yeovil,
Somerset, BA20 1PZ
- Lytes Cary Manor, near Somerton, Somerset, TA11
- South Petherton Library, St. James Street, South
Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5BS
- Montacute House, Montacute, TA15 6XP
- Taunton Library, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset,
- Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton,
Somerset, TA1 4DY
- Martock Library, The Shopping Centre, Martock,
Somerset, TA12 6DL
- South Somerset District Council, Brympton Way,
Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT
- Ilchester Town Hall and Community Centre, High
St, Ilchester, Yeovil, BA22 8NQ
A second, separate consultation on a proposal for widening
the A358 between Southfields Roundabout on the A303 and West Hatch is being
presented for comment, along with a number of options for the West Hatch to M5
section. For more information visit http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a358-taunton-to-southfields
week consultation got underway on Monday 29 January inviting members of
the public, businesses and organisations to have their say on the future
delivery of Somerset library services.
library area summaries are available to view online at www.somerset.gov.uk/librariesconsultation
showing proposed options for each of Somerset’s 34 libraries.
summaries give detail of library usage, area information and other relevant
statistics. A wide range of further detailed information is available online
at the same site setting out details of the rationale behind the proposals,
and the evidence and methodology used.
are asked to view the area proposal for the library they visit most often
before completing an online questionnaire.
questionnaire asks respondents if they are aware of the breadth of library
services available, feedback on the proposed option(s) for the library area
they visit most often and provides the opportunity to suggest alternative
ideas on how library services could be delivered in future.
put forward propose no change for 12 library buildings. Fifteen may require
community support to remain open. For another seven, there may be no change
or community involvement might be needed.
the outcome of the consultation, a comprehensive, modern and thriving library
service will continue to be delivered across Somerset either through library
buildings, outreach services in community venues or through additional mobile
consultation is open for 12 weeks, ending Sunday 22 April. Complete it
online, attend a drop-in event or visit your local library.
libraries will also be holding small hour long group discussions during the
specified drop-in time. Check out ‘drop-in events’ online at www.somerset.gov.uk/librariesconsultation
for further information or ask library staff.
Libraries Drop-in Events
Bishops Lydeard Village Hall - Wednesday 7 February, 2.30pm - 5pm
Bruton/Castle Cary* - Castle Cary Market House - 14 March, 2.30pm-5.30pm
Cheddar Library* - Friday 23 March, 2.30pm-5.30pm
Crewkerne Henhayes Centre* - Friday 9 March, 10am-1pm
Dulverton Library - Thursday 8 February, 10am-1pm
Highbridge Library - Thursday 15 February, 10am-1pm
Ilminster Library* - Saturday 10 February, 9.30am-12.30pm
Martock/South Petherton* - Martock Library - 28 February, 10am-1pm
Milborne Port* - Village Hall - Tuesday 6 March, 2.30pm-5.30pm
Nether Stowey Library* - Wednesday 14 February, 2pm-5pm
North Petherton Community Centre - Monday 12 February, 10am-1pm
Shepton Mallet Library - Tuesday 27 February, 2.30pm-5.30pm
Somerton Library* - Saturday 17 February, 9.30am-12.30pm
Street Library* - Thursday 8 March, 10am-1pm
Taunton (Priorswood) Library - Tuesday 13 February, 2pm-5pm
Watchet Library* - Wednesday 7 February, 2pm-5pm
Wellington Library - Saturday 17 February, 10am-1pm
Wiveliscombe Library* - Wednesday 21 February, 2pm-5pm
Yeovil (Sunningdale) Monmouth Hall - Friday 9 March, 9.30am-12.30pm
*Small group discussions taking place every
hour. Everyone is welcome to join a session or just drop-in during the specified
hours to talk to the team.