Local Information

This page is contains information useful to both local residents and visitors alike.

Emergency Services

Dialling 999 or 112 from a land-line or mobile telephone will put you through top the emergency services operator.  The operator will ask you a series of questions to determine the nature and location of the incident.  Remember, if you are on the motorway and you need the emergency services, it is always better to use the emergency telephones on the hard shoulder as the operator can immediately determine your exact location - this is not possible if you ring from a mobile phone.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Our community is very fortunate to have its own Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  This device could save the life of someone suffering a heart attack or cardiac arrest.  Its objective is to preserve life until the professionals arrive on the scene.  It can be used by anyone as it 'tells' you exactly what to do as soon as it is opened.  However, a number of people in the village have received St John Ambulance training and they are available to assit if required.

The AED is located in the blue cabinet next to the post box outside The Village Stores.  Further information is in the box or you can speak to Ian, in The Village Stores.  Please treat this life-saving equipment with respect.  

Medical

The nearest medical centre is located at North Curry.  Their telephone number is 01823 490505.  They are open from 0800hrs to 1830 hours every week day.  The surgery is closed at weekends.  More information can be obtained by clicking on North Curry Health Centre

In the case of urgent need when the surgery is closed you can call NHS 111 to speak to a triage nurse.  Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

Alternatively, there is a surgery at Langport.  More information can be obtained from their website by clicking Langport Surgery

Dental Helpline

The Dental Helpline is a service provided by the NHS designed to offer dental advice and/or appointments for urgent dental treatment.  Patients who require “emergency” care are those requiring immediate attention in order to minimise the risk of serious medical complications or prevent long-term dental complications. This means they are most likely to present with:

  • Uncontrollable bleeding following extractions;
  • Rapidly increasing swelling around the throat or eye;
  • Trauma to the teeth or jaw.

 Patients who require “urgent” care are those requiring attention for:

  • severe dental and facial pain not controlled by over-the-counter preparations
  • significant dental and soft tissue acute infection
     

The dental helpline number is 0300 123 7691

Alternatively you can email dentist4u@somerset.nhs.uk

 

You will need to provide your name, telephone number and a description of the dental problem, and your call or email will be returned within one hour.  If you are in pain and not registered with a dentist you will be provided with an appointment to see a general dental practitioner.  If you are in pain but you are already registered with a dentist then your dentist has a duty of care to see you and provide emergency care. However you can ring the dental helpline for out of hours advice.

 

For a list of NHS dentists that are currently taking on new patients, please call our dental helpline is 0300 123 7691 or email us at dentist4u@somerset.nhs.uk

 

Library Services

 

A mobile library calls at Stoke St Gregory on Tuesdays every four weeks.  It stops in The Square opposite The Village Stores between 3pm and 3.40pm.  It will visit on the following days in 2013:

 

15 January - 12 February - 12 March - 9 April - 7 May - 4 June - 2 July - 27 August - 24 September - 22 October - 19 November - 17 December 

 

You will need a Somerset Library Services card to borrow books.  A form is available from the mobile library or the County Library in Taunton.

 

Local Bus Service

 

We are very fortunate to have a bus service to and from Taunton provided by Hatch Green Coaches.  It runs six days a week, Monday to Saturday and makes various stops between Athelney and the village. It then goes to Taunton via North Curry, Henlade Taunton Castle Way and Musgrove Park Hospital. Departure times are as follows:

 

Monday – Saturday (Except Public Holidays)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musgrove Park Hospital

 

0840

1010

1215

1415

1620

1752

Taunton Castle Way

 

0850

1020

1220

1420

1630

1800

Henlade Falcon Hotel

 

0902

1032

1232

1432

1642

1812

Lillesdon Bus Shelter

 

0907

1037

1237

1437

1647

1817

N Curry Bird in Hand

 

0910

1040

1240

1440

1650

1820

Athelney Bridge

 

0917

1047

1247

-

-

-

SSG Dark Lane

 

0926

1056

1256

1450

1700

1830

SSG Woodhill

 

0928

1058

1258

1452

1702

1832

SSG Royal Oak

 

0930

1100

1300

1454

1704

1834

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athelney Bridge

0735

0917

1047

1247

       -

-

-

SSG Dark Lane

0738

0926

1056

1256

1450

1700

1830

SSG Woodhill Turn

0743

0928

1058

1258

1452

1702

1832

SSG Royal Oak

0745

0930

1100

1300

1454

1704

1834

Athelney Bridge

-

-

-

-

1500

1710

1840

N Curry Bird in Hand

0755

0940

1110

1310

1510

1720

1848

Lillesdon Bus Shelter

0759

0944

1114

1314

1514

1724

1852

Henlade Bus Shelter

0805

0950

1120

1320

1520

1730

1858

Taunton Castle Way

0820

1002

1132

1332

1532

1745

1908

Musgrove Park Hospital

0828

1007

1137

1337

1537

1750

-

 

Community Council for Somerset - Village Agent

Our Village Agent is Valerie Hunt and she can be contacted on 07970 935756 or vhuntva@somersetcc.org.uk.  Valerie can provide access to information and services such as: home safety; social care; pensions & benefits; transport; employment, etc.