Notices and Forthcoming Events
SURVIVING WINTER CAMPAIGN
Expecting your Winter Fuel Payment? Don’t need it? Donate it! Surviving Winter is an award-winning campaign that encourages people to donate some or all of their unwanted Winter Fuel Payments to other people in their communities who need it most. A Surviving Winter grant doesn’t just pay for extra heating. It’s hand delivered by one of our small number of trusted local partners, like Citizens Advice South Somerset. A Surviving Winter grant becomes the foundation for a new relationship that can help overcome the isolation and loneliness that many older people experience. With the support of over 300 donors, Somerset Community Foundation was able to provide vital grants to 390 older people to help them through last winter. Please help us grow this campaign to reach everyisolated and vulnerable household in the county.
To find out more about Surviving Winter, please visit: http://www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter.
To donate some or all of your Winter Fuel Payment, please send a cheque made out to Somerset Community Foundation (SW written on the back), Yeoman House, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN. You can also donate online or call 01749 344949. Gift Aid forms are also available to download on the website. Thank you for making a difference to an elderly
person in your community this winter!
Case Study: Mrs Kelly received a Surviving Winter grant last year. She had recently undergone an amputation and was left
practically immobile, when a Village Agent found her trying to keep warm by heating a kettle. Mrs Kelly had run out of money to pay for heating, food or her telephone needed to summon medical assistance in an emergency. A Surviving Winter grant quickly restored the heating, and the Village Agent was able to alert other agencies that were able to put in place the care that she needed to recover fully.
This year's BARRINGTON VILLAGE CHRISTMAS PARTY is being held at the Barrington Boar on the evening of Saturday, December 17th with Eve Lesedi, who played at the Boar on the night of the village fete, to entertain us. The menu for the evening can be downloaded from the Barrington Boar website: www.barringtonboar.co.uk.
Please confirm your booking with Steve on 259281 or email BarringtonBoar@outlook.com
LATEST REPORT FROM SOMERSET RIVERS AUTHORITY
Click here to see the newsletter. Barrington gets a mention at the end (page 6).
ROUTE 60+ HELPING YOU DRIVE SAFER FOR LONGER: A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES
Route 60+ is an opportunity for the more mature drivers amongst us to see how vehicles and driving conditions have changed over the years and how our skills can be updated. This hour long talk will take place in Barrington Village Hall on February 7th 2017 at 7.30 pm.
For more information see here Route 60 Poster Final Version.pdf
ROAD RESURFACING IN THE BARRINGTON AREA
Good news: Barrington is going to have several local lanes resurfaced during this financial year. The locations due for treatment, and the provisional start dates, are detailed below for your information:
Muckleditch Road – Carriageway Surfacing, (06-07/03/2017) Map here
Shelway Lane – Carriageway Surfacing and Drainage works, (01-02/03/17) Map here
Windsmoor Lane – Carriageway Surfacing, (03-04/03/2017) Map here
"The planned carriageway surfacing works will be undertaken as part of a national winter damage programme funded centrally by the Department for Transport (DfT). Somerset County Council has been allocated approximately £1.1 million to address areas of carriageway that were historically prone to outbreaks of potholes, and other defects, following the severe winters. This additional funding will target sites where structural overlay or resurfacing is required. These schemes are of a substantial scale and are intended to take out whole sections of defective carriageway that would have been susceptible to further damage. If left untreated, areas of defective carriageway would result in significant and on-going financial pressures on our existing annual maintenance budgets, due to repeated defect repairs, and also potentially leave the Highway Authority vulnerable to future insurance claims."
PLEASE CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG:
All dog owners are reminded to clear up after their dogs and to dispose of it in their domestic waste (double bagging it) or in the dog waste bins on the cricket field and on the footpath between Eastfield Lane and Barrington Court. Particular areas of concern are Shelway Lane, the field behind the village hall and the cricket pitch. The dog warden will be asked to patrol the village hall area again - you may be fined if you do not clear up after your dog. If anyone is aware of any person not clearing up their dog’s mess, please contact the Clerk who can forward a description of the dog and its owner to the Dog Warden. This information will be treated with complete confidence.