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  • Pilton traffic chaos as drivers urged not to ignore diversion signs

    By abbie_glasto at 15:45 on 15/04/13
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    Highways chiefs are urging motorists not to ignore road diversion signs after lorry drivers caused chaos trying to slip past roadworks in Pilton this morning (April 15). The A361 through the village of Pilton, between Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury, has been closed while contractors work on the road which is one of the main routes through mid-Somerset. But instead of taking the official signposted diversion that would take motorists...
  • Street traffic calming measures declared 'accident waiting to happen'

    By abbie_glasto at 15:34 on 11/03/13
    Traffic calming measures in Street High Street are being criticised
    A new traffic calming and pavement widening system in Street has been declared "an accident waiting to happen" by one parish councillor. Councillor Lloyd Hughes said he had been approached by several residents who were concerned that the new chicane was not well-lit and did not have enough signs warning motorists of its existence. "It's an accident waiting to happen – someone's going to end up hitting it," ...
  • Petition launched to re-open Somerset and Dorset Railway

    By abbie_glasto at 11:57 on 11/01/13
    Somerset and Dorset Railway has been out of use for over 40 years
    A man has launched a petition urging the Government to reopen the Somerset and Dorset Railway. James Type is the spearheading the campaign, and his online petition asks "For the Government to consider reopening the Somerset and Dorset Railway, this is now a much needed transport link from north to south." The railway, which closed to passengers in 1966, travelled from Bournemouth to Burnham-on-Sea via stops including Shepton...
  • New Glastonbury relief road 'needed for nuclear transport' if Hinkley Point C is built

    By Central Somerset Gazette at 11:45 on 22/11/12
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    Glastonbury is deserving of a new relief road should a nuclear power plant be built. That's the view of the town council, who fear the tourist trade will be bruised and battered by heavy construction vehicles to and from Hinkley Point C. Alarmed that 400 lorries could thunder through the town every day if Hinkley C gets the go-ahead, members of the council are preparing to lobby Somerset County Council and plant owner EDF to build a new...
  • Controversial A371 closure plans put on hold until January 2013

    By journalwells at 12:44 on 05/09/12
    Essential works to Ansford Bridge on the A371 have been put back until January 2013
    Controversial plans to repair a railway bridge and close the busy A371 road in Somerset for up to 19 weeks have been put on hold until the New Year. Network Rail has announced today that the work, originally due to start next Monday, will now begin on Monday, January 7, 2013. The announcement follows a stormy public meeting at the Brook House Inn at Alhampton last night, where more than 200 angry residents, shopkeepers, councillors and...

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