Hanging Chapel consultation

If you’ve read this month’s Langport Leveller you will know that there are plans to look at sealing off the Hanging Chapel. The idea is to prevent traffic moving through the arch and to create two “no through roads” on The Hill, one to the east and one to the west of the chapel. This

SSDC executive dies suddenly

It was announced today that South Somerset District Council executive Ian Clarke died suddenly at the weekend. Chief Executive, Alex Parmley, told us “Ian was a long serving and senior member of the team with over 30 years length of service who had shown so much loyalty and commitment to SSDC. But more than that,

Langport election – candidates pitches

The Langport Leveller will publish any flyers for candidates for the Town Council election for Langport on 23rd November. This we received last night on behalf of three of the candidates, Alan Donald, Stephen Glas, and Stephen Jenkinson. Any other candidates who have flyers and would like us to publish them, please get in touch,

Hatch Beauchamp A358 death

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Somerset last night. They were called to the scene on the side of the A358 between Hatch Beauchamp and Ashill at Stewley at about 11.40pm after reports of a body being seen there. Ambulance were called and gave treatment to the man who

Langport by-election

You’ll probably have heard by now that there were 9 brave souls who put there hat in the ring to serve on Langport Town Council. There are 7 places to fill so there will be an election which is good news and it will give the town the chance to show it cares about these

A better way forward?

Apologies for this, it should have been posted a fortnight ago and it “got lost in the system” – clearly we need a new system! In general terms I like the agenda of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England. They talk a good talk and champion issues that should be of concern to

Serious Case Review published into Child Sexual Exploitation case

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Yeovil Today a Serious Case Review has been published by the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board following ‘Operation Fenestra’ an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children in the Yeovil area between 2010 and 2014. As a result of that operation and following a trial at Taunton Crown Court, two men

Market Cross Antiques Robbery

On Monday morning (30th October) two offenders stole jewellery during a burglary at Market Cross Antiques in Somerton . They smashed a window at the store at about 5.15am and then broke into a cabinet before making off with the antiques. One of the offenders is described as tall and he was wearing a green-checked