If you want to report a pot hole or other road defect then you can report it directly to Somerset Highways via this link:
If you want to see the web page giving details of all highways structural maintenance work for this financial year, you can see it via this link:
09 June 2020annual governance and accountability return
Please see below the notice to view regarding the annual governance and accountability return. This full notice and sections of the return can be viewed on the council information of this website here:
library.asp [council information page]
where they can also be downloaded from.
The information can also be seen on the village noticeboards.
08 June 2020June Parish Council Meeting
The agenda for the June 12th parish council meeting can be seen below. This is a virtual meeting due to the COVID 19 government restrictions. For more information please contact the parish clerk : firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Meeting of Walton Parish Council
Friday JUNE 12th 2020 at 7:00pm
This will be a Virtual Meeting due to the COVID19 pandemic restrictions
- To confirm minutes of the previous meeting 15th May 2020
- Councillors :
- Disclosure of any undeclared interests and notification of dispensations granted
- New Councillors - areas of interest/responsibility, training etc.
- Contact details
- Chairman – looking forward
- Residents :
- Declarations of interests in speaking on agenda items
- Opportunity for Residents to raise issues/concerns not on this agenda
- COVID19 Pandemic response update
- To receive Reports
From District & County Councillors, and Parish Councillors on their area of responsibility not covered elsewhere on the agenda
- To receive and consider approval of the Monthly Financial Report
- To consider authorisation of the invoices for payment schedule
- Roads, Traffic & Footpaths
To consider reports [faults, issues, action required, general information etc.] & to agree any action required
- To receive any planning decisions reported
- Planning Applications received for consideration as at date of agenda
- To consider any General Planning concerns
- New Hedgerow Care
Watering and maintenance
- Community Facebook Page
To consider ongoing use and administration
Walking & Cycling Manifesto – response deadline 12th June 2020
- Office Equipment
To consider purchase and siting of fireproof cabinet
- Dates of upcoming meetings & events.
This is a virtual meeting due to the current COVID19 pandemic restrictions – if you have an item or issue that you want to raise or if you want to ‘attend’, please email
The Clerk [Helen Moore] email@example.com
Or the Chairman [John Harvey] firstname.lastname@example.org
01 June 2020recycling centres open
Press release from somerset waste partnership:
29 May 2020
Recycling centres: Back to summer opening
As well as the current temporary hours, the odds and even number plate access system will also come to an end from Monday. All other restrictions remain in place as SWP continues the move towards business as usual following Coronavirus closures.
Eleven of the 16 sites reopened on 11 May, and the remaining five on Tuesday (26 May), though materials and access remain restricted.
Please see https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling/centres/ from Monday morning for all sites' opening hours – note that for Taunton, Yeovil and Frome it means a return to seven days a week opening.
SWP is continuing its plea for people to only come if it is really necessary and to take full advantage of the weekly kerbside recycling collections, which have continued throughout the crisis.
Long queues are expected at the sites, especially first thing in the morning, as the number of unloading bays has been reduced to allow social distancing. Queue cams are viewable for Bridgwater, Chard, Highbridge, Minehead, Somerton, Street, Taunton and Yeovil. Please check before you leave.
Odd and even number plate access continue until Sunday 31 May:
- Odd numbers on Saturday (for example 01, 19 etc)
- Even numbers on Sunday (for example 02, 18 etc)
A maximum of two people per household will be permitted, gloves must be worn while outside your vehicle and strict social distancing maintained. Trailers and 3.5 tonne vans are only allowed access between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays.
Only materials accepted (and what happens to them):
- Rubbish – material you would usually put in your black rubbish bin, excess black bags not taken by kerbside collections, and bulky items like furniture (landfilled in Somerset, soon to be sent to an Avonmouth energy-from-waste plant)
- Green waste – garden waste such as grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings (composted in Somerset)
- Large household electrical items – white goods, cookers TVs etc (recycled in UK)
- Household hazardous waste, such as solvents, garden chemicals, paint thinners and antifreeze (treated and disposed of in UK)
- Waste cooking oil and engine old, in disposable containers of up to five litres (recycled in UK)
- Scrap metal (recycled in UK)
Any items you would usually pay to have disposed of will not be accepted – including tyres, gas bottles, soil and hardcore, vehicle parts, commercial waste, plasterboard and asbestos.
Access to the normal recycling banks is not possible. So, unless you really need to, please do not bring cardboard, food and drink cans, paper, food waste, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars. These can be recycled using the continuing weekly recycle collections: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling-collections/
If you want to recycle waste wood, plastic pots tubs and trays, TetraPaks and small electricals, please hold on to them until the sites return to normal.
Mickey Green, SWP Managing Director, said: “This is another step towards business as usual. The restrictions are there to keep everyone safe, but they do reduce capacity so please do only come if you really need to. It’s not business as usual and there’s every chance you will have a lengthy wait.”
For more information about how to reduce and reuse your waste, visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk
For the latest information about services and any disruption visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow @somersetwaste on Twitter and Facebook.
28 May 2020New Councillors...
At the May Walton Parish Council meeting three people were co-opted onto the Council bringing the number of Councillors up to its full compliment of nine.
Your new Councillors are:
Sharon Milner, Angie Whitcombe and Lisa Whitty
their information will be on the parish council page of the web site soon
11 May 2020Walton Parish Council Annual meeting
The annual parish council meeting will be on May 15th at 7pm and will be a virtual meeting due to the current COVID19 pandemic regulations.
if you have an item or issue that you want to raise or to join, please
email the Clerk [Helen Moore] email@example.com
Or the Chairman [Naomi Johnson] firstname.lastname@example.org
The agenda can be viewed in full and downloaded from the council information page of this website.
ANNUAL Meeting of Walton Parish Council
Friday MAY 15th 2020 at 7:00 pm
This will be a Virtual Meeting due to the COVID19 pandemic restrictions
- Election of Parish Council Chairman
- To consider required co-option of Councillors
- Election of Councillors to areas of responsibility
- To confirm Minutes of the previous meeting 20th April 2020
- Councillors :
- disclosure of any undeclared interests and notification of dispensations
- Residents :
a. declarations of interests in speaking on agenda items
b. Opportunity for Residents to raise issues/concerns not on this agenda
- To receive Reports
- COVID19: To consider reports, updates and any action required
a. To receive and consider approval of the Monthly Financial Report
b. To receive and consider end of year financial reports
c. To consider authorisation of the invoices for payment schedule
- Roads, Traffic, Footpaths - to consider reports & agree any action
a. To receive any planning decisions reported
b. Planning Applications received for consideration as at date of agenda
2020/0832/OTS | Outline Planning Permission for the erection of 6 dwellings with all matters reserved except access. | Land At 345552 136293 Main Street Walton Somerset [opposite the Walton Gateway]
c. To consider any General Planning concerns
- East Mead Lane Allotment field boundary fencing
- Dates of upcoming meetings & events.
07 May 2020some recycling sites to re open
Recycling sites reopen Monday 11 May
Eleven recycling sites will reopen on Monday 11 May for essential visits only - in line with updated guidance - and garden waste collections will resume from the same day (see overleaf).
To ensure social distancing, protect public and staff and limit numbers, there will be a range of temporary restrictions; queues and delays are likely.
Government guidance states visits should only take place if waste cannot be stored safely at home without risking harm or ill-health, or harm to public health and amenity. If not an essential journey, please wait until sites are back to normal. Delays are likely.
Recycling sites open from 11 May: Bridgwater, Chard, Dulverton, Frome, Highbridge, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Williton and Yeovil. (Other sites due to reopen from Tuesday 26 May.)
All will be open six days a week: 9am-6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays; all closed Thursdays. Access is "one in, one out", a number plate system will be used:
- Odd numbers only Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
- Even numbers only Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Other restrictions include:
- Maximum two people per household
- No people with COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been asked to shield
- No large vans (3.5 tonne or heavier)
- No trailers
- Gloves to be worn outside vehicles
Only these materials will be taken:
- Refuse usually put in your rubbish bin, and bulky items, such as furniture
- Garden waste
- Large electrical items, such as cookers, fridges, TVs etc
- Hazardous chemicals, such as those from garden sheds or garages
Not taken until further notice:
- Anything involving payment, such as charged-for hardcore, soil, tyres, gas bottles or vehicle parts (compost will not be available to buy)
- Commercial waste
- Asbestos or plasterboard
Please do not take unless essential (as it will be landfilled):
- Anything usually recycled kerbside – food, cardboard, paper, cans, glass etc
- Wood, metals, small electrical items
- Plastic pots, tubs, trays, Tetra Paks
Queue cams at Bridgwater, Chard, Taunton and Yeovil can be viewed via https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling-centre-queue-cams/
Garden waste restarts Monday 11 May
Collection of garden waste restarts from Monday 11 May. Subscriptions for 2020-21 will run until mid-May 2021.
Many subscribers' collection day and dates have changed. It’s important that people reread the letter that came with their bin sticker or check this via My Collection Day at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.
Collections will only be made from 2020-21 subscribers using bins with lids closed and the correct year sticker, or in paid-for garden waste bags.
Not collected: garden waste not in official bins or sacks, non-subscribers, bins with the wrong or no sticker, bins with excess weight (if necessary, remove some material for next collection).
Contact your district customer services if you have not received a sticker or bin: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/contact-us/
A garden waste collection costs £55.50 for the year to 7 May 2021, while garden waste sacks are £27.50 for 10, here: www. somersetwaste.gov.uk/garden-waste-collections.
Stay safe, keep others safe
If anyone in a household has COVID-19 or symptoms of the virus, personal waste, such as used tissues, masks, gloves and disposable cleaning cloths, should be stored securely within double-bagged disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be kept separate from other waste for at least 72 hours before being put in the rubbish bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as usual.
You should disinfect waste container handles and wash hands before putting out recycling or rubbish and after taking back in containers. Please maintain social distance with any waste staff.
Make it easy with My Waste Services
Simple, free and online 24 hours a day, My Waste Services is the new no-fuss way to sort out all your recycling and rubbish needs. My Waste Services makes it quick and easy to get things done, such as ordering a replacement recycling box. Get your account now at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk
Somerset Waste Board
SWP’s governing body has two members from each of five partner councils, including the portfolio holder for environment: Mendip Cllrs Tom Ronan, Matthew Martin; Sedgemoor Cllrs Janet Keen, Andrew Gilling; Somerset County Cllrs David Hall, Clare Paul (Vice Chair); Somerset West and Taunton Cllrs Federica Smith-Roberts, David Mansell; South Somerset Cllrs Sarah Dyke (Chair), Tim Kerley. SWB’s next meeting is Friday 26 June; agendas and papers available via somersetwaste. gov.uk/somerset-waste-board
Information on SWP services
Visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk for advice and to sign up for our e-zine. Follow @Somersetwaste on Facebook and Twitter. All partner customer services can assist with enquiries.
A hard copy of this information can be downloaded from the council information page of this website - rubbish, recycling, litter & flytipping section.
07 May 2020Newsletter
The latest village newsletter can be viewed and downloaded from the council information page of this website here library.asp
in the COVID19 section.
This newsletter has been delivered to all homes within the parish by local volunteers - if you have not received yours and would like a hard copy please contact the parish clerk - email@example.com
07 May 2020Planning Application
A planning application has been submitted for 6 New Homes in Walton:
Outline Planning Permission for the erection of 6 dwellings with all matters reserved except access. Land At 345552 136293 Main Street Walton Somerset
[This is an area opposite the old Walton Gateway Pub]
The application will be considered by Council at the May 15th VIRTUAL Walton Parish Council meeting. Please contact the parish clerk [firstname.lastname@example.org] to submit a comment at that meeting.
You can also submit your comments direct to Mendip District Council
[using the application number 2020/0832/OTS]
15 April 2020Agenda for April 20th Parish Council Meeting
THE APRIL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN DEFERRED FROM THE SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH TO MONDAY 20TH APRIL 2020 AND WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING [DUE TO COVID19 REGULATIONS]
A copy of the agenda can be downloaded from the council information page of the website.
Please contact the council if you want to comment on any item on the agenda
Meeting of Walton Parish Council
Monday 20th April
at 7:00pm Virtual Meeting via ZOOM
due to government restrictions
Relating to COVID 19
- To accept apologies for absence
- To confirm minutes of the previous meeting
Friday March 13th 2020
Disclosure of any undeclared interests and notification of dispensations granted
Declarations of interests in speaking on agenda items
- COVID 19
- Community Resilience
- Delegations and future meetings arrangements
- Walton Newsletter:
- To consider content, printing and distribution
- To receive and consider approval of Financial Reports
- To consider authorisation of the payment schedule
- AGAR [annual governance and accountability return]
- Applications received as at date of agenda
- To receive reports
- Dates of upcoming meetings etc.
13 April 2020Rubbish and recycling collections
Update from Somerset Waste Partnership:
Service draw-backs implemented:
- Garden waste – suspended. Subscriptions will be extended 12 months when collections restart.
- Bulky waste collections – suspended.
- Waste container delivery - suspended.
- Recycling collections – as usual, but if rounds are missed, recycling will not be collected until the following week.
- Recycling sites – closed.
- Staff from suspended services have been redeployed to core tasks.
Rubbish and clinical waste collections continue as usual. If either of these are missed, use the My Waste Services menu at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk to report this or district customer services: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/contact-us/
For the latest updates on disruption and the steps to deal with waste, please visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow @somersetwaste on Twitter and Facebook.
13 April 2020HELPLINES
Walton community telephone numbers for local assistance:
07342 115 108
07342 115 100
Somerset County Council dedicated Coronavirus telephone number for help and information:
0300 790 6275
09 April 2020community facebook group
Walton has a community facebook group!
cut and paste this into your web browser or click on the link below
09 April 2020STAY AT HOME
PLEASE STAY AT HOME!
GOVERNMENT / NHS ADVICE IS TO STAY AT HOME -
IT MAY BE TEMPTING TO GO OUT THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND ESPECIALLY IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD BUT REMEMBER :
YOU ARE NOT STUCK AT HOME - YOU ARE SAFER AT HOME
07 April 2020
The latest government published information and advice leaflet can be found at:
[copy and paste into web browser]
or by clicking on the link below
the document can also be found on the council information page of this website
07 April 2020SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL UPDATE - COVID 19
SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL UPDATE
All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ [LINK BELOW OR COPY AND PASTE INTO YOUR WEB BROWSER]
This page is refreshed several times a day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news.
Top stories today:
One number for Coronavirus support
We now have a single phone number 0300 790 6275 for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils.
The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number is live and will make it easier for people access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis. Please do share this through your networks and social media.
It links the district and county council contact centres and will be operating seven days a week, 8am to 6pm. The district and county councils’ usual phone numbers for non-Coronavirus related issues will be running as normal alongside the new number.
The new number won’t cover medical advice. People will need to continue to use the 111 NHS online service and only ring 111 if they cannot get help online.
Anyone who can’t find help from local networks and volunteers can use the new number to get help and advice around:
Personal care and support including food and delivery of prescriptions
Support for the homeless
Emotional support if you’re feeling worried or anxious
Transport to medical appointments
Waste collection and disposal
The 0300 790 6275 number is being staffed by the five councils in Somerset and will be available seven days per week 8am – 6pm.
Mental and emotional support
As the lockdown continues, many of us will be feeling the strain and stress. It’s important to remember that although you may be isolated you are not alone. If you need to talk to someone Somerset Mindline 01823 276892 is available Monday-Friday 9am-11pm and Saturday and Sunday 8pm-11pm.
Helping people during Coronavirus
Volunteers are needed to help in our community for example to deliver shopping, pick up prescriptions, help care for pets or simply phone a neighbour to support them during their isolation. For more information on volunteering, local community groups or to get involved visit www.corona-helpers.co.uk or call 01460 202970 or email email@example.com
Stay at home and save lives this Easter
We are urging everyone – residents and visitors - to stay away from Somerset’s beauty spots and visitor attractions this Easter. With fine weather forecast and the Easter holidays starting, it’s essential people aren’t tempted to travel to take advantage of the beautiful Somerset outdoors.