Posted on: 24 July 2017

Sherborne Road to close for Major Drainage Work

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The Editors


Teams will be working night and day to upgrade drainage on a key road into Yeovil starting tomorrow.

The A30 Sherborne Road will be closed from around 3am on Tuesday 25 July for seven days for the installation of new pipes and gullies under the highway.

Due to the need for deep excavations in the road, a 24/7 road closure is the only option to keep workers and road users safe.

Somerset County Council teams will be working around the clock to keep this closure time to a minimum.

Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This is a very busy road and clearly in need of repairs. We need to invest in improvements but there’s no simple way to do this properly without closing the road.

“We fully appreciate this will be disruptive, but we pledge to have teams working 24/7 until the work is completed and we’ll also be keeping you up to date on progress via @TravelSomerset on Twitter and on this page.

“Please use our website to plan your journey carefully, follow us for updates and be assured we’re doing everything we can to complete the work and get the road open again as quickly as possible.”

Councillor Peter Gubbins, Area South Committee Chairman at South Somerset District Council added: “It’s important to remember that Somerset County Council’s Highways team will be working day and night to proactively reduce the number of days that these essential and much-needed works will be completed over. This is a welcomed decision and will get traffic flowing in and out of Yeovil along Sherborne Road in seven days rather than the three weeks initially estimated.”

The stretch of Sherborne Road is showing significant signs of deterioration and highways teams have made 49 visits to temporarily repair cracks and potholes over the past 18 months.

To tackle the structural issues it is necessary to first upgrade the drainage before full resurfacing at a later date (likely to be in winter 2018 with night-time working).

While the road is closed, two advisory diversion routes will be clearly signposted – one for light vehicles using the A359 and B3148 and another for large vehicles along the A37, A303 and A357.

Please visit the Somerset Travel website for details.

Posted on: 29 June 2017

Milborne Port Library (FOMPL)
 Milborne Port Library (FOMPL)
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Friends of Milborne Port Library

We would like as many people in our local community to be kept up todate with the 

events and news of the Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) work. 

Please click here to view the PDF from FOMPL latest news about our library.


Posted on: 25 May 2017

Milborne Port Community Swimming Pool - Open

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Milborne Port Community Swimming Pool

Family fun for just £12 per hour.


Term Time (Mon-Fri): 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Weekends and Holidays: 10.00am – 7.00pm

Check availability and  Book online at: visit the website 

Posted on: 25 May 2017

Parents, Baby, Toddler and Pre- School Fun Swimming Session At Milborne Port Community Pool

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Milborne Port Community Swimming Pool

Parents, Baby, Toddler and Pre- School Fun Swimming Session At Milborne Port Community Pool

Fridays 2-3 pm (term time only)

Starting 9th June 2017

£2 per Family.

Limited to 20 Spaces, all welcome, no booking required

All Proceeds to Milborne Port Community Pool.

Posted on: 27 January 2017

The New £1 Coin that is coming into Circulation in March 2017
The New £1 Coin that is coming into Circulation in March 2017
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The Editors

What you need to know about the new £1 coin

The new 12-sided £1 coin will finally be here on the 28th of March.
It's the first time the pound coin has been changed in more than 30 years.
The old coin became a problem as they were easily illegally copied which meant that lots of worthless pound coins have been in circulation.
The new coin was announced in 2014 and the Royal Mint, who create the coins, said that this one will be "the most secure coin in the world" making the pound coins harder to illegally copy.

Why are they so secure?
The new coins look a lot different to the old ones but that's not the best bit.
It has a picture like a hologram that changes from a '£' symbol to the number '1' when the coin is seen from different angles with all sorts of added extras to the way the coin looks.
There is even a hidden high security feature built into the coin to protect it from being illegally copied but the details haven't been made public.

What do you do with your old coins?
You will still be able to use the round £1 coin until 15th October, after that date they then become worthless.
People will have to swop their old coins for new ones at the bank, so get those coins out of your piggy banks.
It's thought that around a third of the £1.3 billion worth of coins stored in piggy banks or saving jars around the UK are the current £1 style.
Some of the coins that are returned by the public will be melted down and used to make the new 12-sided version.

Information from - Newsround CBBC.