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Turmoil at South Somerset District Council

Two changes within a week have started to tip the balance of power at South Somerset District Council. Just a month ago the hung council was led by a minority LibDem administration with 29 councillors, the Conservatives formed an opposition with  28 and Independents 3. Following the move by Somerton (more precisely Wessex Ward) councillor Dean

Voting confusion

There seems to be a bit of confusion out there about the two elections coming up in the next couple of months. So here goes, my attempt to clear it up. If you have registered to vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections on 5th May  by now you will have a polling

Digital Somerset?

A ‘Connected Communities’ event is to be hosted on Thursday 28 April from 3.30pm until 6.30pm at Compton Dundon Village Hall. If you would like to better understand digital, seek strategies for supporting vulnerable members of your community, get help with your digital gadgets or understand how social media can help you make the most

Police repeat warning about dogs worrying and attacking sheep

Avon & Somerset Police are asking dog owners to keep their pets under control around livestock, particularly now with the lambing season underway following two attacks on sheep by dogs in separate incidents in Glastonbury and Yarley on Wednesday. The first incident took place in a field between Street and Glastonbury at Back River Drove,

Police and Crime Commissioner Election 5th May 2016

You should have received a polling card for the forthcoming PCC elections on May 5.  South Somerset residents are being advised to check their poll card to make sure that they know which polling station they need to use on Thursday, May 5th. If you don’t receive a poll card, you may not be registered

Back Water Clean-up

The historic stretch of water between Cocklemoor and the backs of the houses of Bow Street in the centre of Langport is known as the Back Water. It was created initially to allow Langport merchants to load up their boats and sail into the main River Parrett channel. Since it was sealed off from the

We offer our solidarity with the people of Belgium

Today as last year in Paris, the values we hold dear are under attack. Tolerance, equality, democracy. People in this country will argue vociferously over the next two months about whether we should or should not belong to the European Union. We won’t fight each other on the streets, the rival factions will not bomb

Bridgwater Tidal Barrier drop-in session

Sedgemoor District Council have just passed us a press release relating to a drop-in information session to let people know more about the proposed River Parrett Tidal Barrier. The drop in session is on Thursday, March 10th between 2.00 and 7.00pm at Bridgwater Art Centre in Castle Street. The Environment Agency and Sedgemoor District Council

Walking for Angel

As I sit in relative comfort writing this, Sam Pratt is setting off to Yorkshire to complete the 3 Peaks Challenge. Sam, who works for the National Animal Welfare Trust (Heavens Gate Farm) at the bottom of High Ham is trying to raise money for one of the dogs at the centre. Angel, a Staffordshire

Panels where they should be

We have long since raged about the proliferation of solar farms on prime agricultural land whilst our roofs remain untouched. So congratulations to Langport Town Trust and the local Transition Group led by Cara Naden. Last summer Ms Naden who is also vice chair of Langport Town Council suggested applying to the Marks & Spencer