We are currently undertaking lots of research relating to forthcoming issues and events and I am delighted to update you with our progress.
Williton Community Hospital
Thanks to all of you who have provided the Parish Clerk with information relating to your hospital experiences. Representatives from NHS Somerset and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust attended our Parish council meeting on Monday 6 February and the meeting was well reported on the front page of the West Somerset Free press on Friday 10 February. It is clear that our hospital is held in high regard in the community and our concerns are being listened to. We are assured that we will keep our hospital and that more outpatient services will hopefully be provided for local people if bed space is reduced and it looks as though Grace’s Room will get a reprieve. It is still vital that you keep letting us know your personal experiences relating to lack of treatment/ refusal of admission at Williton. All this evidence will enable us to make sure that the NHS make their future decisions using the best information possible. Either deliver information by hand to our Parish Office Killick Way or email the Parish Clerk on email@example.com or phone on 01984 633979
The torch will be in coming to Williton on Monday 21st May – timings still top secret but the village is preparing for the event and more news will be announced soon. We hope to get bunting and flags out again in readiness for this and the other Jubilee events following on later in the year.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
The Parish Council hosted a well attended and successful village meeting to discuss possible plans for this event. Lots of Village organisations attended and a second meeting is due to take place on 27 February to finalise activities for the weekend and Bank holidays. Williton will definitely have a formal celebration on Monday 4 June and will participate in the National Beacon lighting at 10pm that evening. Daytime events and other activities over the Jubilee weekend and bank holidays will be decided at the next meeting and information will be publicised though posters, the local press etc so watch this space!!!! ANYONE ABLE TO HELP WITH THE ORGANISATION OF ANY EVENTS PLEASE DO CONTACT THE PARISH CLERK - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01984 633979
High Speed Broadband for Somerset
Somerset and Devon have recently been successful in obtaining a £50 MILLION public funding for provision of High Speed broadband. We need to show that we have the demand for this so please see below how you can complete the survey and participate.............
From 6th February, information leaflets will be sent to 26,000 business and residential addresses in 10 sample areas across Somerset and Devon. People at these addresses will then be asked to respond to a survey through a follow up phone call. There will also be features in local newspapers, radio and TV programmes, to reach people who are not in one of the sample areas.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST ON LINE AT www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk or PHONE the dedicated hotline on 0844 463887. The findings from this survey will be analysed later in March
Street Art Competition
This is due to take place on Friday 11- Sunday 13 May 2012. This theme for this year is ‘Williton – past, present and future’. The competition is open to individuals and groups. Anyone interested in helping or participating please contact the organiser, Councillor Angela Wood on 01984 639050.
Pedestrian Crossing in Long Street
Somerset County Council has allocated finance for some type of pedestrian crossing to be sited in Long Street and is currently conducting surveys regarding the positioning of the crossing. More information to follow soon after surveys completed.
A plea from your Groundsman regarding dog litter on the Memorial Ground
All dog walkers please collect dog litter and deposit in the special waste bin provided at the Robert Street entrance – please do not use the ordinary litter bins.