M5 Junction 25 Improvement Scheme Project Bulletin: January 2021

From 18 January 2021, all A358 traffic will need to use the new Nexus Link Road to access Taunton, the Junction 25 Roundabout and when heading towards Henlade/Ilminster direction. From this point onwards the old section of the A358 between the Park & Ride (P&R) and Junction 25 Roundabout will be closed until the project is complete, at which point it will reopen to eastbound traffic only. Link...

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Parish Council Agenda 6/1/2021

Planning, Neighbourhood plan, Councillors Reports, Financial matters, etc.

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Parish Council Minutes December 2020

Planning, Highways and Footpaths, Recreational Ground, Neighbourhood plan, Clerk's report, Chairman's report, Money matters...
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News Letter January 2021

Monthly draw winners, Carpet Bowls Club, Jumble Sale, Bingo, Health Walks, Artists in TexStyles, Friendshop club, Book club, Parish council and local adverts.

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Project Newsletter: November 2020
Toneway/J25 Gyratory

During the next few weeks, we will be continuing to install the traffic signal equipment, the dressing of the verges and reprofiling to suit the agreed plans.


Survey for Adult Exercise/ Fitness Equipment for Ruishton Playing Field

The Parish Council are considering purchasing some Low Level Fitness Equipment to be installed in Ruishton Playing Field which will be aimed at the 14 - adult age group. It will be suitable for all people wishing to improve their fitness levels and will compliment the rest of the Play Equipment and extend the playing field use to everyone regardless of age.

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Local Plan Issues and Options Document

The first stage was the Issues and Options document. The document looks at key issues for our area and suggests ways we can address these.  The issues we are looking at include how to plan for the places and spaces we live and work in; community services, shops, transport and infrastructure; our wildlife and landscapes; and the climate emergency.

Link to map of Ruishton and Henlade

Link to Appendix 2

Link to Local Plan review 2040

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Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that    a vacancy has occurred in Ruishton Ward in Ruishton & Thornfalcon Parish. Link...

October 2020

Meet your local Police Community Support Officers for Taunton East

If you have any queries, the team can be contacted at: [email protected]

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Scarecrows from the annual Ruishton Flower Show's Scarecrow Trail

Dr Hay - Scarecrow

Despite having to cancel this year's Ruishton Flower Show the committee decided to go ahead with the annual Scarecrow Trail to help bring the community together and raise smiles all round. The Trail was held from Sunday 12th to Friday 17th July and the fine weather ensured that all of the scarecrows maintained their "good looks". The "No Theme" theme this year allowed ...Link

View across parish taken from Thorn Clump

Ruishton Weather

Ruishton has it's own Weather Station site ITAUNT13. The weather monitor is based in the village and measures a number of weather related values, such as temperatures, dew point, wind etc.
This is a great site and I'm sure it will be a great place to get data for a school science project.

Five arch bridge once used by the railway


Village playing field with stalls

Village Day July 26th 2018

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Useful Documents:
National Cyber Security Centre - Using Passwords
Safer Somerset Partnership - Domestic Abuse Newsletter
Somerset County Council - Environmental Maintenance
Scams - Help Identify and Prevent Scams in Society
Avon & Somerset Police Cyber Protect (Presentation)
Avon & Somerset Police Cyber Protect (Documentation)
Avon & Somerset Police Quick Tips

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