And finally – SSDC to close too
Following the decision of Somerset West & Taunton yesterday, South Somerset District Council was the last of our local authorities to keep its doors open. This morning they too have bowed to the inevitable.
Their Connect customer hub at Petters Way has been closed with immediate effect following Government advice. SSDC stress that they will continue to deliver essential services to the public. Hundreds of their staff are still working to ensure they can deliver for local communities as well as push forward with key projects.
Announcing the closure Council Leader Val Keitch told us “We recognise that providing our services in South Somerset is vital at this time and in the months of recovery that will follow. It will undoubtedly be challenging to maintain all services over the coming weeks and so we will be prioritising support for residents, communities and businesses. We are already starting to see an increase in demand from people facing hardship due to the virus and its impact on businesses. We promise to support you and support all of our communities.”