Local News Thursday 18th May

    Twenty-nine senior managers at Somerset Council are being made redundant. Ofsted has carried out a re-inspection at Huish Episcopi Academy near Langport. Police are appealing for dash cam footage of a fatal crash on the A303 in South Somerset. We’re being encouraged this month to take part in 'No Mow May'...and more.

    Twenty-nine senior managers at Somerset Council are being made redundant at a cost of more than five million pounds. They worked at the four district councils and the county council, which were closed and combined to form the new unitary Council that launched in April. 

    Ofsted has carried out a re-inspection at Huish Episcopi Academy near Langport after an inspection earlier in the year found examples of aggressive behaviour that was putting the safety of children at risk. Ofsted say that following the arrival of a new head teacher they’re now satisfied children are being kept safe but the school should remain in special measures. 

    Police are appealing for dash cam footage of a fatal crash on the A303 in South Somerset. It happened on Monday afternoon when a car and a van collided at Camel Hill. If you witnessed the accident you're asked to please call the non-emergency number 101.

    Somerset Council is bidding for three-point-seven million pounds of government funding to improve the availability of electric car charging points across the county. It wants to look at how people can charge an electric car at home if they don't have a driveway.

    We’re being encouraged this month to take part in 'No Mow May'. The aim is to persuade people to let their gardens grow and allow pollinating insects to flourish. Somerset Council says eighty per cent of rural verges will be cut outside of No Mow May, with a maximum cut of a single one-metre swathe of verge, unless there are specific safety risks.

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