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Drop-in sessions for getset Service consultation

 

Drop-in sessions seeking views on proposals to change the some of the support available to children and families in Somerset are underway.

Somerset County Council is consulting on a potential change to the support offered by its getset Service. The sessions are a chance to discuss the proposals and give feedback.

The team has visited Glastonbury and is in Frome all day today, 10am-12pm in The Key Centre and 1-6pm in the library. Further drop-in sessions are as follows:

• Mon 19 Nov. 10am-6pm. The Hub, Minehead, Hopcott Road, Minehead, TA24 6DJ

• Thurs 22 Nov. 10am-6pm. Taunton Library, Paul Street, TA1 3XZ

• Weds 28 Nov. 10am-6pm. Victoria Park Community Centre, Victoria Park Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 7AS

• Tues 4 Dec. 10am-6pm. Yeovil Methodist Church, Vicarage Walk, Middle Street, BA20 1JZ

Full details of the proposals are available on the Council’s website www.somerset.gov.uk/getsetconsultation In summary they would end the Council’s getset Service contribution to support for families needing a little extra help - usually short-term - to tackle a particular problem and get back on track.

Support provided by other organisations for families in this position would not be affected, nor would the Council’s support for families with more serious issues and challenges. Support from the Council’s Children with Disabilities Team, Special Education Needs and Disabilities Team and Community Adolescent Team would also continue unaffected.

The proposals include a £200,000 start-up fund to support community groups to increase and develop their support to families.

The consultation ends on 31 December. A questionnaire for providing feedback is available on the www.somerset.gov.uk/getsetconsultation webpage, in libraries and Family Centres. Hard copies can be requested by emailing getsetconsultation@somerset.gov.uk or telephoning 01823 357479.

The Council’s Cabinet agreed to go to consultation on these services when it met in September to consider a range of savings proposals aimed at addressing the authority’s financial pressures.

The results will be used to inform a decision by Cabinet scheduled for February on whether or not to proceed with the proposals.

Date Posted: 15/11/2018 12:35:47

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Message to Party on the Park Stallholders

Setup period: The site will be open to stall holders from 9:30am on Sunday 27th August 2017; all stalls must be erected by 11:30am

Breakdown period: Stalls must be taken down by 10:00pm on Sunday 27th August 2017.

Vehicles will be allowed onto the recreation ground during the setup and breakdown periods but must not be operated during the event without first contacting a marshal or a member of the event team, who will guide you on and off the site safely.

Please make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions and return your stall holders declaration to the event team prior to the event.


Date Posted: 21/08/2017 11:22:42

Cards only’ as all recycling sites go cash-free

Somerset’s 16 recycling sites will switch to operate cash-free and cheque-free from Friday 1 September with almost all payments taken only on credit, debit and charge cards.

The only exceptions will be the £2 cash entry fees for Crewkerne and Dulverton community recycling sites, and paying at the Reuse Shop within Taunton (Priorswood) Recycling Centre.

The move to all payments on plastic was agreed by councillors from all six Somerset authorities following many months of successful trials at both Chard and Taunton recycling sites since 2016.

Enhancing efficiency, security and the safety of staff, payments will be accepted on Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, Visa Electron and Diner’s Club, including contactless cards.

Among the plastic-only payments taken at all recycling sites will be for the charged-for materials brought in by residents but classified as non-household: gas bottles, soil, hardcore and tyres.

And 10 sites take paid-for residents’ vehicle parts for recycling or disposal, while in a separate scheme, 10 sites accept businesses’ paid-for commercial waste, from timber to fridges.

Plastic-only payments will also be taken for “Revive” soil conditioner composted from Somerset’s garden waste and sold by every recycling site at £4 for a bag and £10 for three bags.

Payments for domestic asbestos and plasterboard will continue to be made online in advance at the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) website.

A SWP spokesman said: “Thanks to customers and staff, the Chard and Taunton recycling site trials have proved a great success, showing that it will work well throughout the network. 

 “If anyone thinks they may have a site payment problem, they should see staff before unloading.

 “The switch from cash to cards does not involve any new charges or any changes in prices.”

 Information on card payments can be found on flyers and signage at all recycling sites.

 Details of all recycling sites, from opening hours to materials taken and links to lists of charges, can be found at http://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/sites/


Date Posted: 11/08/2017 08:44:11

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