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Isle Abbotts is located in South Somerset about 8 miles to the East of Taunton and 4 miles to the North of Ilminster. At the heart of the village lies the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, dating back to the 13th Century with a magnificent tower added around 1510. Major restoration work took place in 2006 and the tower is now restored to its former glory.
News and Events for 2014
Walkers please note the footbridge walkway which passes over the river Fivehead and is part of path ref L14/17, Grid Ref. 349 214 (This is the bridge in the North West Corner of the field called "Burrows" which runs along the edge of the river to the north of Blind Lane).
Unfortunately, due to a Safety issue, the Isle Abbotts Parish Council has decided to close the footbridge forthwith. In the Parish Council's view, the footbridge requires a comprehensive inspection as much of the planking is deteriorating.Somerset County Council Rights of Way have been informed
New Road latest view from SCC
I wish to provide you with an update on the progression of the geological investigation upon the B3168, New Road, Ilminster. We have now received an initial technical report which identifies ground water saturation as the primary contributor to the failure. Interestingly, and importantly, the failure appears to be relatively shallow, within a depth of 4 metres, and contained within the highway. Having taken receipt of this information we are now in a position to develop the required engineering scheme.
The necessary repair works will incorporate a new replacement highway drainage system and carriageway/footway strengthening works. As of last Friday efforts are being concentrated upon the detailed design of the scheme with an intention to commence onsite works in November for a period of approximately 8-10 weeks.
A statement to the local press is to be released later today. Should you require anything further from me regarding this scheme please feel free to contact me.
Highway Service Manager
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