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Covid and self-isolation
There are no changes to government guidance since our last update but we thought that some people might welcome clarification of the rules around self-isolation in cases where someone in a household tests positive. This poster sets out in a simple chart what members of such a household need to do whether or not they show symptoms.
Brighten up Xmas.
The socially distanced Halloween, which saw family groups out looking for pumpkin lanterns and other displays, has prompted several locals to think about how something similar might be arranged at Xmas. There seems to be a lot of support for the idea that people should be encouraged put up a display to be viewed from outside – as simple or complicated as they want to be. One interesting idea is based around an advent calendar theme. Those wanting to take part can ask for a number (1 – 24 ) from the village shop and are asked to incorporate that number in their display. Further information from Alex Fraser ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Xmas recycling dates
Those wishing to think ahead may be interested in this summary of collection dates from Somerset Waste Partnership. It also contains a handy summary of what can be recycled. If you are really keen you can also find out how you can download collection timetables to your phone.
Tree Group Success
The Parish Council Tree Group has been successful in a bid to the Tree Council to fund the planting of 150 native trees to replace the dying ash trees in the Lynchcombe nature reserve. The project sees the parish working with the AONB and the Wildlife Trust to increase biodiversity and secure tree cover in an area that is important for woodland species such as early purple orchids. The planting will probably take place in January – for further details about the tree group contact Buffy Fletcher (email@example.com )
The answers to that quiz.
Finally, here are the answers to the book quiz which was circulated two weeks ago.
Sue Reece (870618) Mick Fletcher (870531) on behalf of the Parish Council