A number of villagers attended the Village Meeting held on Wednesday 12th November at All Saints Church.
For details of what transpired please contact Judith Peach or Eddie Watts.
Those who would like to see these minutes published, either on the public or the registered part of the website (which is accessible only to villagers who have obtained a username and password from me) please email me at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . At present I am not allowed to publish them as some villagers expressed the view that it would not be appropriate to do so.
Odd, perhaps, but there you are. (Editor's view)
We have a Mobile Library Stop in Isle Brewers. Perhaps you are one of the 6 registered borrowers (see below).
The way Somerset County Council operates libraries and mobile libraries is about to change and a consultation document is accessible by following this link; and if you want to have your say about this, there is a questionnaire you can complete online.
Whereas some villages' Mobile Library Stops face closure in August 2015 (because the library stop is less than 3 miles from a library building), others, like Isle Brewers', 4.18 miles as the crow flies from the nearest library, do not face immediate closure.
In the table of 'Proposed impacts on Mobile Library visits based on criteria', I see that ours falls under category 5 - "Level of usage will be kept under regular review in future."
I do notice that we have only 6 registered borrowers, so next time you happen to see the Mobile library parked opposite the garage,why not enquire about registering as a borrower.
Just one thing - don't draw attention to the awful spelling error beautifully inscribed on the side of the van, as it's not there deliberately (as I thought when I asked the librarian) but was the fault of the sign writer.
This information has been sent to Eddie Watts for the information of those of us who would like to get to Ilminster rather more rapidly than we have been doing over the past months.
HIGHWAY UPDATE B3168 THE BEACON – ILMINSTER
I am pleased to inform you that the period of on-site investigations has been completed, and the remediation design proposal approved. In summary, the following major woks are required, at two locations, prior to the re-opening of the B3168, The Beacon.
Carriageway failure site 1;
- Installation of a new highway drainage system, and associated gullies, over a length of approximately 300m.
- Full depth reconstruction of approximately 750m2 of existing carriageway
- Removal and reinstatement of approximately 100 m of kerb.
- Full depth reconstruction of approximately 150m2 of existing footway.
Carriageway failure site 2;
- Full depth reconstruction of approximately 200m2 of existing carriageway.
- Removal and reinstatement of approximately 75 m of kerb.
- Full depth reconstruction of approximately 105m2 of existing footway.
We have engaged our service provider to mobilise and be on site a quickly as possible. That said, I am sure you can appreciate that there are extensive works required on site, and they will take a considerable period of time to be completed.. However, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that every effort is being madeto re-open the road before Christmas.
I hope that this information is helpful.
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