What a load of rubbish…

Sedgemoor District Council will be putting up some new signs across the district over the next week, urging people to put their rubbish into the bins provided, or better still – take it home with them.  The signs have been designed to point out that it is not hard to put rubbish in the bin, rather than on the ground.

Following the recent good weather and relaxation of some Covid19 regulations, many more people are out and about, not only at Sedgemoor’s resorts but in countryside beauty spots; there has been a corresponding increase in the amount of litter just left on the ground.

Sedgemoor’s Clean Surroundings staff are at full stretch – preparing the 50+ children’s play areas for re-opening at the weekend, emptying litter bins and dog bins, cleaning public loos, grass cutting and all the other daily tasks that they carry out – so any help in keeping littering down is well received.

Dumping rubbish sign

Improvements to Footpaths

We are pleased to announce that new bridges have been installed on footpaths BW 28/82 and BW 12/5, to replace the old broken ones. This now makes the footpaths safe and more accessible again.

If you notice any problems with any of the footpaths within Durleigh parish, please contact us so that we can take action to follow up with the appropriate authority.

Durleigh Parish Council 

VIRTUAL Parish Council Meeting 9th July 2020

We are intending to hold the next scheduled parish council meeting, on 9th July 2020 at 7:30pm, as a ‘virtual’ meeting.

Members of the public are welcome to join this virtual meeting. To do so, please contact the Clerk by email (clerk.durleighpc@gmail.com) for the joining details.

Many thanks

Durleigh Parish Council

Somerset Bereavement Support Service

Somerset County Council has commissioned two leading charities to provide bereavement support for people in Somerset in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Somerset Bereavement Support Service will be delivered in partnership by end-of-life charity Marie Curie and mental health charity Mind in Somerset.

In the first instance, for those over 18, telephone support calls will be provided by Marie Curie Companions, specially trained volunteers who can offer emotional support to bereaved people or support in some cases pre-bereavement. The service can also provide support to professionals in Somerset dealing with bereavement in their work setting. 

Where further support is needed, the Marie Curie Companion volunteers will carefully link people to specialist Mind in Somerset bereavement support workers who will deliver up to six bereavement counselling sessions. This service is available to adults and children over 12 years.

If you or someone you know, is affected by grief or bereavement, and would like to talk to someone, please call the Somerset Bereavement Support Service call 0800 3047 412 (Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm). A special bereavement pack has also been developed to support the service and give practical and emotional advice to people. 

Please see the attached poster for more information FINAL public – Somerset Bereavement Support Service

May Parish Council Meeting CANCELLED

Due to the unprecedented situation with COVID 19, following government advise in connection with lockdown and social distancing measures, we will not be holding our Parish Council meeting in May.

We will continue to be advised by Government, but hope to be able to meet in July.

Thank you for your support.

Durleigh Parish Council

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