On Saturday evening (3rd November) there was an instance in the village in the vicinity of Hagley’s Green/Brendon View where cars were parked on both sides of the road, restricting the road which prevented the Fire Brigade from passing through to attend a fire at Stogumber. The fire appliance had come from Nether Stowey to go to Stogumber and had to turn round and exit the village at Ashfield. This delayed them and has been reported in their incident log. Fortunately this did not have a significant effect on the incident BUT it could quite easily of been a different outcome. Please think before you park to ensure that your vehicle doesn’t make someone else’s emergency so much worse.
This information came from Devon & Somerset Fire Service.