Archive | June, 2014

Disaster for heritage as Langport loses battle

The final ruling by The Planning Inspectorate in Bristol, allowing a solar farm at the heart of the battle of Langport site is a devastating blow for heritage In Britain. In a ruling that seems to leave nothing in the countryside as sacrosanct, The Green Company have been given the go ahead to build an

Taunton Gateway Park & Ride Closed by Travellers Update

A group of around 30 travellers in a collection of cars and caravans took over the Taunton Gateway Park & Ride by Junction 25 yesterday evening. The travellers set up an illegal encampment and following allegations of threatening behaviour the Park & Ride was closed. We understand from Somerset County Council that the travellers were moved

More Fireworks in Langport

I wish I was writing an article about the Aller bonfire, but sadly I am setting down a more sorry state of affairs. Nor is this sorry state of affairs anything to do with the van fire on Somerton Road this morning that caused chaos in Langport and to those trying to travel through it.

Mass resignation at Langport

Whilst it is not quite on the scale of the resignations that hit Somerton in 2009, Langport Town Council has just been hit by the sudden resignation of four councillors. With a normal complement of 11 councillors the loss of four councillors at one go will leave the council struggling. The electors of Langport must

MP’s make sense on Floods

I won’t pretend that any House of Commons Committee could be described as “eagerly anticipated” but the report of House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on the Winter Floods probably comes as close as it gets. In Somerset at any rate. Like most Commons Committees this is a cross party affair made

Launch of Somerset Business Awards

Celebrating its tenth year, The prestigious Somerset Business Awards, run by the county’s Chamber of Commerce are now celebrating their tenth year.  Businesses have a choice of 14 award categories to enter and past winners of a Somerset Business Award can expect to enjoy great recognition for their work and experience a welcome boost in

Yeovil announces University Centre Research conference

The University Centre Yeovil is to host its second annual research conference on Wednesday 2 July 2014.  The event is free and open to anyone.  If yopu would like to go you can register via  The first Conference last summer attracted attendees from  a host of UK universities and colleges including Birmingham City University,

Langport shares in £50,000 boost for rural ‘work hubs’

The Somerset Work Hubs Scheme, led by Somerset County Council, has just announced the award of grants of £50,000. The scheme which is funded through the Heart of the South West Rural Growth Network Pilot (HotSW RGN) is designed to set up small-scale flexible business workspace – known as ‘work hubs.’ Each hub provides an