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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
HIGHWAYS UPDATE, B3168 THE BEACON - ILMINSTER
I am pleased to inform you that the period of on-site investigations has been completed, and the remediation design proposal approved. In summary, the following major works are required, at two locations, prior to the re-opening of the B3168, The Beacon.
Carriageway failure site 1;
- Installation of a new highway drainage system, and associated highway gullies, over a length of approximately 300m.
- Full depth reconstruction of approximately 750m2 of existing carriageway.
- Removal and reinstatement of approximately 100m of kerb.
- Full depth reconstruction of approximately 150m2 of existing footway.
Carriageway failure site 2;
- Full depth reconstruction of approximately 200m2 of existing carriageway.
- Removal and reinstatement of approximately 75m of kerb.
- Full depth reconstruction of approximately 105m2 of existing footway.
We have engaged our service provider to mobilise and be on site as quickly as possible. That said, I am sure you can appreciate that there are extensive works required on site, and they will take a considerable period of time to be completed. However, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that every effort is being made to re-open the road before Christmas.
I hope that this information is helpful.
Highway Service Manager
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