The Sampford Arundel Parish Website
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Please note that we can now look at videos on this website, if you have anything please send it to me,wmv files preferred but I can convert almost anything!Peter Bowler Email me here

Some recycling news

Click here for the Somerset Waste Partnership Website

You will be pleased to hear that the Recycling For All It’s Worth campaign is proving a great success in encouraging everyone in Somerset to boost recycling, cut costs and go a little greener.It may have been launched by Somerset Waste Partnership but many parishes, green groups and community organisations are making it their own.So thank you to all those who put the previous newsletter to good use on local noticeboards, in community magazines or on village web sites to get the message out.We’ve heard of the newsletter going up in libraries, village halls, community centres, shops, and even pubs, as well as on many local noticeboards.Attached is our latest newsletter, encouraging better recycling and celebrating Somerset’s Best Bargain: your high-value recycling and refuse service.Do please get this new newsletter out through any channel – print, web, noticeboards, magazines and more – to neighbours, friends and colleagues. I’ve also attached the calendar of collection day changes for the bank holidays – and the Royal Wedding – in April and May.For have printed copies of either item posted to you, do get in touch: For All It’s Worth is backing Somerset residents working hard to raise recycling rates from 50% to 60% and save millions of pounds from being wasted on landfill.With landfill tax rising every year, the cost of dumping will soon be heading for £100 a tonne – a Somerset bill in 2014 of £13 million – but everyone in the county can help stop that by slimming their rubbish bin and boosting recycling. Recycling more food waste, cardboard and household plastic bottles will be helped by the roll-out of the enhanced Sort It Plus collections throughout Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Taunton Deane.By 1 April, Sort It Plus services will have reached all suitable homes among the 221,516 households of the four districts.From this autumn, West Somerset’s 17,443 households will also be offered the Sort It Plus service.Recycling is far easier with Sort It Plus weekly kerbside collections of food waste, paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, food and drink cans, household plastic bottles, aluminium foil, shoes, clothes and even car batteries.To help promote recycling and help everyone in the community do better, we are keen to add to our growing legion of volunteer Recycling Champions. If you know someone who is keen and green, urge them to email us: help you can offer will make a difference and be appreciated. If you don’t want this information, if someone else in your organisation should receive it, or you prefer it in another format – email and let us know.But please get in touch soon (and let us know how you have used the Recycle For All It’s Worth newsletters).Many thanks
Nick CaterSenior Communications OfficerSomerset Waste PartnershipEmail Here
Warmer Improved Somerset Homes

Click here for "Helping people over 50 stay warm and well in their homes"

Welcome to our Parish Website, recently I have changed things around a little and combined this Homepage with news and details of what's going on in the Parish and the surrounding area, the main reason being that since the launch of "The Pump" the news has come flooding in from all three Parishes so it makes sense to link to the most recent edition, thus saving an awful lot of typing!, also, remember that all past issues of the Pump for this year are available, go to "The Parish Pump" on the menu above.
As usual I can be contacted by   email here  or call me on 01823 672423 Peter Bowler  Website Admin
The Deane Energy Savers
The Deane Energy Savers have been formed from volunteers across the Taunton Deane area.
Their mission is to conduct energy surveys and to bring people energy saving advice that will lead to lower fuel bills and to help avoid climate change. Each of the Volunteers is trained to City and Guilds Standards, has passed the police security checks (CRB) and will carry an identity card. The scheme works with Somerset West Partnership supported by Taunton Deane Borough Council.The schemes mandate is to find those in fuel poverty (defined as spending more than 10% of their income on fuel for heating) and to assist them to access any grants or discounts that may be available. The surveys are free, available to all and take about one hour; the end result is an action plan with suggestions on how to start saving both energy and money.In addition to surveys of individual properties, our team have undertaken training to give presentations tocommunity groups.Our Flyer


The Rural Watch Security Marking is still on going.

The Police are holding power tool marking sessions at Build Base ,Bagley Road Wellington between 12 and 2pm on the first Wednesday of each month .Any one with hand held power tools can bring them along to be security marked.

999 for GENUINE emergencies

People wishing to contact our local police should ring the following numbers PC Tess Wilson (Our local officer) mobile 07717700 612
PCSO Jon McAteer mobile 07717700 663
To phone the Police Call Centre 0845 456700
Would you please note that Wellington Station is unable to be dialled locally and that these are the numbers to be used Our Officer can only answer their mobiles when THEY ARE ON DUTY

New Bus Service.

  • Service 9A: Wiveliscombe - Milverton - Wellington - Taunton
  • The route between Greenham and Wellington is revised and buses will now operate via Sampford Arundel.
  • Minor alterations will be made to the timetable as a result.
  • The service will operate on Fridays in addition to the existing Tuesday operation.

The new weekly bus service from the village to Wellington and Taunton  started on June 1st 2008 The 9A bus operated by Cooks will pick up outside the Church at 10.25am on Tuesday and Fridays and and return from Castle Green Taunton at 1.10 pm. Free bus passes for O.A.P's will be accepted. We have fought hard to get this service and hope that it will be well used.

Service 9A - WIVELISCOMBE - Milverton - Wellington - TAUNTON

Commences 29th May 2007 Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays (Except Public Holidays)
WIVELISCOMBE(Square) 09:35
Milverton(Square) 09:45
Bathealton(Church) 09:55
Kittisford Barton 10:00
Stawley 10:05
Ashbrittle Village 10:10
Appley 10:15
Greenham 10:20
Sampford Arundel (Church /School) 10:30
Wellesley Park (Hoyles Road)10:40
Wellington (High Street) 10:45
Bradford-on-Tone (White Horse)10:50
TAUNTON (Castle Way) 11:00
TAUNTON (Castle Way) 13:10
Bradford-on-Tone (White Horse13:20
Wellington (High Street)13:30
Wellesley Park (Hoyles Road) 13:35
Sampford Arundel (Church/School)13:40
Greenham 13:45
Appley 13:50
Ashbrittle Village 13:55
Stawley 14:00
Kittisford Barton 14:05
Bathealton (Church) 14:10
Milverton (Square) 14:20
WIVELISCOMBE (Square) 14:30

Click for Route 20 Taunton to Seaton Timetable

Click for Route 20 Seaton to Taunton Timetable