Summer 2020

Hinkley Connection Project

 

Project update National Grid | Summer 2020

 

 

Welcome to the summer update Over the last three months we’ve achieved a number of significant milestones to connect low carbon energy. We’ve started work to build the world’s first operational T-pylons, completed two work stages of the 14 that make up the project, and taken down the first of 67km of pylons owned by WPD.

 

Work starts along the route of the new T-pylon It’s nearly nine years since the innovative T-pylon design scooped first prize in a competition to find the next generation of electricity pylons. Danish engineering firm Bystrup beat 250 rivals to win contest organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. In May, work finally started in Somerset to build the first operational T-pylons in the world. Our first activity is building a temporary haul road and the road access along the route of the pylons. Once built, the haul road will reduce the amount of construction and other project traffic on local roads

 

When we are working on public highways we will need to put up traffic lights or close narrow roads to keep everyone safe. We’ve already completed work to build a road access south off the A38 near Rooks Bridge and on Causeway in Woolavington

 

The table below show where we are currently carrying out work and all the locations where we will build haul road access and crossing point along the route. We recognise this work will cause delays to journeys and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We’re working closely with our contractor, Balfour Beatty, to reduce disruption as best we can and aim to complete the roadworks as quickly as possible. Before work starts, we will write to nearby residents and keep parish councils updated. More information, including detailed information on locations and timings for our roadworks, can be found on our project website www.hinkleyconnection.co.uk/in your area or by calling our community relations team on 0800 377 7347.

 

Location                                Parish                                           Scheduled   dates                                                          More information

Pill Road                               Rooks Bridge                              13 July to 15 October                                                           Road closure

Butt Lake Road                     Mark Causeway                          13 July to 9 August                                                              Road closure

Burtle Road                           East Huntspill                             10 August to 11 September                                                  Road closure

Factory Lane                         East Huntspill                              August TBC                                                                        Traffic lights

B3141 The Causeway           Woolavington                              1 to 30 September                                                                Traffic lights

A39 Puriton Hill                    Puriton                                        1 to 30 September                                                                Traffic lights

Country lane south

of Southwick Farm                Southwick                                    1 to 30 September                                                                Road closure

Vole Road                              Mark                                            1 October (TBC) to 1 November                                         Road closure

A39 Bath Road                      Bridgwater                                   1 October to 1 November                                                   Traffic lights

Southwick Road                    Southwick                                    1 October to 1 November                                                    Road closure

Woolavington Road              Woolavington                               October 2020 to November 2020                                        Traffic lights

Northwick Road                    Mark                                             November to December 2020 (TBC)                                 Road closure

B3141 The Causeway           Woolavington                                December 2020 to January 2021 (TBC)                            Traffic lights

 

Please note these dates may change at short notice.

 

We recognise this work will cause delays to journeys and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We’re working closely with our contractor, Balfour Beatty, to reduce disruption as best we can and aim to complete the roadworks as quickly as possible. Before work starts, we will write to nearby residents and keep parish councils updated. More information, including detailed information on locations and timings for our roadworks, can be found on our project website www.hinkleyconnection.co.uk/in your area or by calling our community relations team on 0800 377 7347.

 

 

Posted 15th August 2020

 

 

 

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APRIL 2020

 

With so many people walking their dogs at the moment because of being at home due to the coronavirus and the lockdown, there are a lot of complaints about dog poo not being picked up.  William Gilbert aged 6 has drawn the following to remind us ALL to pick up after our dogs!  Please do so - there are complaints about both the Causeway and Vole Road.  There is no need not to pick up especially around Jubilee Green and Vole Road where there are dog bins.

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MARCH 2020

 

 

This is the latest advice received from the Somerset Waste Partnership concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) planning

 

Somerset Waste Partnership has business continuity plans to make sure we can maintain services when there is a risk of disruption, whatever the cause.

 

We are looking at those plans in light of the potential implications of Covid-19, listening to all the advice and guidance from government and Public Health England, and working closely with our partner authorities and contractors.

 

The current advice for disposing of waste for anyone with symptoms, including those diagnosed with the infection, is on our website: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-disposing-of-waste/ It states that personal waste (e.g. used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste within your own room. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as usual. This advice will be updated as required.

 

Please do regularly check the latest Public Health England advice on waste.

 

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. .

 

 

Posted 17th March 2020

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OUTSIDE FITNESS EQUIPMENT FOR ALL AGES

 

Now In

 

MARK VILLAGE HALL FIELD

 

 

Mark Community Association have installed 

FIVE items of

Outdoor Fitness Equipment 

in the grounds of the Village Hall.

 

The Fitness Area comprises :

 

Cross Trainer        Spinning Bike       Chest Press / Seated Row

 

Double Pull-up Bars        Dips / Leg Raise

 

 

Click on the link below to see what the equipment looks like and where it is placed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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