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If you want to report a pot hole or other road defect then you can report it directly to Somerset Highways via this link:

/http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/problems-on-the-road/report-a-pothole-or-road-defect/

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:

 https://www.travelsomerset.co.uk/structural-maintenance/

 

07 April 2020

The latest government published information and advice leaflet can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-leaflet?utm_source=cd9e0a6f-590f-4123-8efb-f1f9d188a850&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

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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

Financial support

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 support@sparksomerset.org.uk

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. 

24 March 2020Play Area Closed

In line with the latest government announcements, the village play area is now

CLOSED

this is part of the latest moves to reduce the transmission of Covid 19.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

23 March 2020help line 07342 115 100 / 108

Our Community
Here to help…
During the current health situation, we are reaching out with information and the offer of help and support to those that need it.
Local volunteers within the community are offering to help - for example with shopping being picked up or prescriptions collected. 
So if you need to stay at home and cannot get out due to Covid 19 there are people that you can approach for help. 
Contact the Walton Community Help line on
07342 115108   or   07342 115100

22 March 2020walton rainbows

 

 

 

 

 

Walton Rainbows       
        Searching for Rainbows  Competition

You may spot some beautiful pieces of rainbow artwork going up in windows around the village.  The children in Walton are taking part in this project to shine some light and share hope during the coming weeks.
Walton Parish Council will be giving prizes to children who get involved with this.  If your child would like to enter please send a picture of your rainbow with your childs name and age to our email address [clerk@waltonpc.org] or to myself on facebook. 
Lets spread some positivity and kindness and support each other.
Thank you so much to all of you who are supporting our community already and to all key workers in the NHS, teaching profession, food supply chain, or any other support services, we REALLY appreciate all that you are doing.
                   Naomi,  walton parish council chairman

 

19 March 2020Keeping Safe

CARE - GOVERNMENT ADVICE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING - LISTEN OUT FOR UPDATES AND FOLLOW GOVERNMENT ADVICE ...

 

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus from spreading.

It is particularly important for people who:

are 70 or over

have a long-term condition

are pregnant

have a weakened immune system

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

Don't

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

FROM NHS.UK  ON 19/03/2020

If you're at high risk

The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do.

 

 

 

19 March 2020CORONAVIRUS - COVID 19

CARE GOVERNMENT ADVICE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING - LISTEN OUT FOR UPDATES AND FOLLOW GOVERNMENT ADVICE

 

HM GOVERNMENT - NHS ADVICE:

If you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough - even if it is mild:

  • Everyone in your household MUST stay at home for 14 days and keep away from others.
  • Go to NHS.UK [A LINK IS BELOW] to check your symptoms and follow the specialist medical advice. Only call NHS111 if you cannot get online or your symptoms worsen
  • Protect older people and those with existing health conditions by avoiding contact

 

ALSO, A REMINDER TO PEOPLE WHO NEED SUPPORT

  • Do Not put a sign on your door openly stating you are vulnerable
  • Don’t share more personal information than absolutely necessary
  • Don’t share bank or card details or give people your cards to make purchases
  • Contact the organisers of the group if someone asks you to pay more for something than you normally would.

25 February 2020Climate emergency

Climate Emergency – Mendip Public Drop in Events

 

Are you concerned about climate change? Do you want to help reduce Mendip’s carbon footprint?

 

Mendip District Council will be holding two, evening drop-in events where you will get a chance to have your say about our climate emergency plans and the actions we have identified to support the district’s journey to be carbon neutral by 2030.

 

Frome Town Hall – Tuesday 3rd March

 

Wells Town Hall – Thursday 19th March

 

Both events will be held between 6-9pm

 

You will be able to submit your feedback to our plans by responding to our survey,  at www.mendip.gov.uk/climatesurvey   

or by clicking via the link available here: 

10 February 2020February Walton Parish Council Meeting

The February parish council meeting will be this Friday - 14th February.

The agenda is below and may also be downloaded from the council information page of this website.

 

 

  1. APOLOGIES
  2. TO CONSIDER REQUIRED CO-OPTION OF COUNCILLORS
  3. GENERAL POWER OF COMPETENCE
  4. TO CONFIRM MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS – Friday January 17th 2020
  5. COUNCILLORS –
  1. Declarations of interests and notifications of dispensations
  1. RESIDENTS –
  1. To raise items NOT on this agenda for consideration as future items
  2. To speak on items on THIS agenda
  1. TO RECEIVE REPORTS –
  1. District and County Councillors
  2. Parish Councillors
  1. PLANNING –
  1. Decisions reported
  2. Applications to consider

1. 2020//0214/HSE – erection of single storey extension to West Elevation – 8 South Street Walton

 

2. 2020/0108/HSE – Two storey extension with single storey extension on East elevation – 3 Asney Road Walton

  1. General planning concerns including:

- Pursey’s garage – Section 106 application

d.   Mendip Local Plan Part Two – Main Modifications [includes modifications to Street that relate to Walton]

FINANCES –

  1. Consideration of the monthly financial report
  2. To authorise payments outlined on the monthly payment schedule
  1. PROJECTS –

Reports on progress to date and consideration of any action required

  1. Greening Walton –
  2. Dog waste -  
  3. East Mead Field – planning for the future
  4. Annual Meeting of the Parish – Friday 17th April 2020
  5. Next village Litter Pick
  1. ROADS, TRAFFIC & FOOTPATHS To receive reports and agree action if required, including:
  1. Road closures, pot holes, verge cutting
  2. Footpath maintenance & New footpaths
  1. PARISH PLAN REVIEW – past proposals, achievements, new proposals going forward, consultation and displays at parish meeting etc.
  2. VILLAGE PLAY AREA– allocation of area of responsibility
  3. LIGHT POLLUTION – Item raised by resident regarding light pollution arising from Street ‘Business’ park
  4. DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS, EVENTS & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

31 January 2020health care in Somerset - CONSULTATION

Have your say about providing care closer to home in Somerset

Health and care services in Somerset are running an engagement programme to gather feedback from local people about providing care closer to home.

Health and care services in Somerset aim to support people to live independent, healthier lives by having the right services in the right place for their needs, available at the right time and delivered by the right people. The engagement programme runs until 12 April 2020. 

Everyone who lives and works in Somerset is invited to join in, think about and help shape a new way of providing services which is, where practical, closer to where they live, supports independence and maintains health. Everyone’s input, ideas and suggestions are vital to helping them make sure that we have the right services in the right place.

The engagement document shares with everyone the reasons why current services need to change and the challenges faced in continuing to run them.

Using all the feedback received, a number of ways that health and care services could be delivered differently will be developed. There will be public consultation about these potential options in the future.

Health and care services would like to know what you think about their ideas so far and get your feedback. You can read the full engagement document on their website at www.fitformyfuture.org.uk or contact them by email somccg.fitformyfuture@nhs.net or telephone 01935 384119.

31 January 2020REPORT - Planning at the January parish council meeting

The parish council meeting of 17th January was so well attended we relocated from the lounge to the main hall - thank you to all of you who came and expressed your views.

The main topic was the South Street Outline planning application for 37 homes. A short presentation was given by a representative for the applicant and then time was given for residents to express their concerns and make comments.

Following on from this and an opportunity for Parish Councillors to ask questions and express their views, Walton Parish Council recommended REFUSAL of the application  - mainly for Highway access and safety concerns, although other issues raised were flooding, water pressures and environmental impact.

The District and County Councillors were in attendance and are therefore fully aware of resident's views.

Your parish council will now track the application through the Mendip District Council planning process, reiterating the concerns raised where possible and keeping you up to date with any decisions made.

 

24 January 2020Pre- School VACANCY

 

 

 

Title:                Pre-School Manager

Organisation: Walton under 5’s Pre-School

Location:        Walton Village Hall, Walton, Near Street, BA16 9LA

Details:            Permanent. Term time.  22-32hrs a week. Mo/Tu/Wed/Th/Fr.

Walton Pre-school is a popular pre-school with good facilities in the village of Walton.  We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to lead the team of friendly and dedicated staff.  Duties include managing staff, daily running of the Pre-School, liaising with parents, the committee and other organisations as necessary and being the representative of the Pre-School within the local community.

The successful applicant must have a minimum of an NVQ level 3 and two years’ experience of working in an Early Year’s setting.  Further training will be supported as required.

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th February 2020                  

Cost/Salary Details:   £9.90 to £10.60 depending on qualifications/experience.

Contact:                      Matt Hardware, Chairperson of Walton under 5’s Committee for application form.

                                                           

Email:                          waltonunderfives@yahoo.co.uk

10 January 2020January parish council meeting

The next parish council meeting will be on Friday 17th January 2020 at the village hall lounge 7pm.

The agenda is shown below but also in a clear and more readable form on the council information page of this website.

  1. APOLOGIES
  2. TO CONSIDER REQUIRED CO-OPTION OF COUNCILLORS
  3. TO CONFIRM MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS – Friday December 13th  2019
  4. COUNCILLORS –
  1. Declarations of interests
  2. Disclosure of any undeclared interests and notifications of dispensations
  1. RESIDENTS –
  1. To raise items NOT on this agenda for consideration as future items
  2. To speak on items on THIS agenda
  1. TO RECEIVE REPORTS –
  1. District and County Councillors
  2. Parish Councillors
  1. PLANNING –
  1. Decisions reported
  2. Application to consider:

2019/3004/OTS

OUTLINE APPLICATION with some matters reserved FOR 37 DWELLING HOUSES WITH DETAILS OF ACCESS

Land East of number 21 South Street Walton

 

  1. General planning concerns:

- Pursey’s garage – Section 106 application

  1. FINANCES –
  1. Consideration of the monthly financial report
  2. To consider precept request to Mendip District Council for the 2020-2021 financial year
  3. Consideration of authorisation of payments schedule
  4. To consider the councils appointment of internal auditor
  1. PROJECTS –

Reports on progress to date and consideration of any action required

  1. Greening Walton –
  2. Dog waste
  3. Relocation of defibrillator
  4. To consider East Mead Field regarding grass keep 2020 and any required works
  1. 2009/2010 PARISH PLAN REVIEW
  2. CONSULTATIONS –
  1. National Community Energy Campaign
  1. STAFFreport back re annual appraisal
  2. ROADS, TRAFFIC & FOOTPATHS To receive reports and agree action if required, including:
  1. Road closures, pot holes, verge cutting
  2. Footpath maintenance & New footpaths
  1. VILLAGE PLAY AREA– allocation of area of responsibility
  2. DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS, EVENTS & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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