LIBRARIES
Radstock Library
Midsomer Norton Library

https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/library-locations-opening-times-and-information

POLICE : – Radstock Police Station
Wells Road, Westfield, Radstock, BA3 3SG

Opening Times
Enquiry Office Opening Times:
Monday 10am – 2pm
Tuesday 10am – 2pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
Closed Sunday and Public Holidays

Telephone: 101
https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/somer-valley/

POST OFFICES
Radstock Post Office within Radco, 3 Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3RQ

Midsomer Norton Post Office, 122b High Street, Midsomer Norton – 01761 413211

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder

PRESS
Somerset Guardian – https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/
Journal (Free weekly newspaper) – 01761 258030. http://www.mnrjournal.co.uk

Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths
https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/births-marriages-and-deaths/register-offices

Children’s Centres in Somer Valley
https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/sitedocuments/Children-and-Young-People/Childrens-Centres/cc_hv_map_and_contact_details_for_public_-_final.pdf

As part of the Somer Valley cluster Radstock Children’s Centre is one of the buildings in which we deliver a range of services to families and young children including play and development opportunities, support and advice.

BUSES https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/parking-and-travel/public-transport

Fairtrade click here

Farmers Markets

The 1st Saturday of each month 9am-1pm in Hollies Gardens in the Midsomer Norton High Street
For more information on other local farmers markets Click below:- http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/calendar
To contact the Co-ordinator email info@somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk

Midsomer Norton and District Carnival Association www.illuminatedcarnival.co.uk

Radstock Museum
Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP – 01761 437722
www.radstockmuseum.co.uk

Somer Valley FM
The community radio station serving the people of Westfield, Midsomer Norton and Radstock – 01761 411755
http://www.somervalleyfm.co.uk

In Bloom
There are several colourful flower displays all year around at the Westfield Trinity Methodist Church, the hanging basket trees at Wesley Avenue and the Nightingales and the shops at Elm Tree Avenue.  There are also coal trucks planted up by the bus stop at Elm Tree Avenue and the green area by Wesley Avenue.  These displays are managed by a outside contractor and are kept beautifully all year around.  At the time of writing the Council is about to have hanging basket trees placed by the parking area at Elm Tree Avenue shops.

Westfield held its first Front Garden competition in July 2014.  It was determined a success and is now an annual event.  See our page dedicated to the competition for up to date information.

Helplines & Support
Age UK – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Citizens Advice Bureau The Island, Midsomer Norton – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Crimestoppers – 0800 555111  https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
Samaritans – 116 123 from any phone https://www.samaritans.org/

Housing
Curo Tel: 01225 366000 www.curo-group.co.uk

The official UK Government website for citizens – https://www.gov.uk/

Neighbourhood Watch
https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/services/watch-community-schemes/neighbourhood-watch-scheme/

SWAN Transport
SWAN Transport is based in Westfield and is part of the SWAN advice network
Volunteer Transport – 01761 439548
http://www.swan.btck.co.uk

HALLS/ROOMS FOR HIRE

The following link has information about halls for hire within 5 miles of Midsomer Norton.

Halls for hire

 

Senior Citizen Liaison Team

Our focus is very heavily targeted at vulnerable older adults who may be at risk of deception-type doorstep crimes (distraction burglary, rogue traders, etc) as these offences are particularly damaging for the unfortunate victims and their family group.

The SCLT have been existence since 2009, and have been providing a range of services in the Bristol area over this period. In 2013 we will extend our reach to cover the whole Avon & Somerset area with our crime prevention and educational services. Our main weapon of strength against the doorstep criminal is preparation, and to make our community aware of the actions to take to enhance their home and personal safety we publish a free quarterly magazine called the Senior Siren.

The Senior Siren is aimed at all members of the community, but with a particular focus at older adults and their close community group. It contains original lifestyle articles, as well as games and puzzles, social engagement information and columns by law enforcement professionals, guest writers and celebrity interviewees. All, of course, interspersed with the essential home and personal safety tips to keep the reader safe.

The Senior Siren is distributed via thousands of hard-copies and tens of thousands of electronic copies, to an estimated readership of 75,000 older adults in our target area.

The Senior Siren is the quarterly publication of the award-winning Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT). Visit the website for previous copies of the Senior Siren and much, much more useful information.

Senior Siren website

 

WINTER SUPPORT

Westfield Parish Council has volunteer Snow Wardens who help keep some key pedestrian areas gritted during spells of snow and ice.  December 2012 was the first year the volunteers had a chance to make a big difference.  They certainly stepped up to the challenge.

The Parish Council needs more volunteers for some key areas in Westfield.  If you can help out at all, please contact the Parish Council at council@westfieldparishcouncil.co.uk or call the office on 01761 410669..

 

DOG FOULING

Users of the playing fields are particularly incensed with dog mess being left.  It must be nigh on impossible to track where a dog has left its calling card when off the lead on a large field – keep it on a lead.  Toxocariasis is the disease that children can contract from infected dog faeces – there is a danger of blindness.  Pick it up.

If you have information about an irresponsible dog owner you can contact the Dog Warden, Bath and North East Somerset Council 01225 394041.

Whose responsibility is it to clear away dog fouling?   

It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any dog foul left by their dog. If you fail to clean up after your dog you can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice, or if the case goes to court a fine of up to £1,000.

The regulations state specifically, that being unaware that the dog has fouled, or not having a suitable means of removing the faeces is not a reasonable excuse for failing to clean up after your dog.

A plastic bag such as an old carrier bag or a nappy sack can be used to pick up any dog’s mess.  There are three easy steps for cleaning up after your dog:

  1. Grab it – using a plastic bag over your hand;
  2. Bag it – turn the bag inside out and tie;
  3. Bin it – put the bag into a dog bin or take it home.

PLEASE CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG

Toxocariasis is a rare infection caused by roundworm parasites. It is spread from animals to humans via their infected faeces.

Roundworm parasites are most commonly found in cats, dogs and foxes and usually affect young children. This is because children are more likely to come into contact with contaminated soil when they play and put their hands in their mouths.

However, cases have been reported in people of all ages.