This page is contains information useful to both local residents and visitors alike.
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.
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
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:
Patients who require “urgent” care are those requiring attention for:
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 email@example.com
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:
Community Council for Somerset - Village Agent
Our Village Agent is Valerie Hunt and she can be contacted on 07970 935756 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Valerie can provide access to information and services such as: home safety; social care; pensions & benefits; transport; employment, etc.