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Election fever grips Langport

Unbridled enthusiasm for elections seems to have broken out in the town of Langport. After several years in which it has been hard to muster enough candidates to fill the places, no fewer than 24 candidates have been nominated for May 7th to contest just 11 places. I’m not sure if this is a long

Elections – Final list of candidates

As is often the way with these things, our April edition carries lists of candidates that contained all the candidates we had been notified of at the time when we sent them to the printers. Time has of course moved on and nominations did not close until the 9th April by which time our papers

More local hustings

If you missed the Langport Hustings – don’t worry, there is still another chance to challenge your candidates for the Somerton & Frome constituency coming up. On 31st March there will be a hustings in the Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi devoted to the issues around flood defence. Topics do not get much more pertinent than

Ferne Animal Sanctuary – charity shop in Langport

On April 4th the Ferne Animal Sanctuary will be opening a new charity shop in Bow Street, Langport.  Based in Wambrook, near Chard the sanctuary was founded in 1939 by the late Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon. Initially the animal sanctuary originally looked after the pets of servicemen and women who were going away

Don’t miss the Langport Hustings

The Langport Leveller is proud to support and sponsor the Langport Hustings. All the candidates from the Somerton & Frome constituency have confirmed their attendance so this is your chance to ask them those searching questions and put them on the spot. Run and co-ordinated by the Bagehot Memorial fund and chaired by Bishop George

Somerset seas lowest tide in 200 years

Over the weekend of March 21st  and 22nd Somerset will experience the lowest tides it has seen in 200-years. These super low tides provide a once in a life-time chance to see some of Somerset’s most hidden wildlife and learn more about what lies beneath the water. With that in mind  m Somerset Wildlife Trust

Thorney Road closed

The final part of the project to improve flood defences for the northern part of the village of Thorney will start next week. This will mean a four-week closure of the road between Thorney and Muchelney. A diversion has been set up by County Highways but be warned, it is a very long way round!

Puckeridge road shut

Essential work on the B3168 at Puckington started this week and will last for at least a further 6 weeks. This is long planned work that had to be postponed when priority was given to repairing the subsidence at the Beacon near Ilminster last year. The Beacon is on the recognised diversion route for this