Archive | February, 2015

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

UKIP select new candidate

UKIP’s challenge in Somerset & Frome appeared to have suffered a set-back with the sudden resignation of candidate Roger Clark just three months prior to the 7th May General Election.  However the party have moved swiftly to plug the gap appointing County Councillor Alan Dimmick as their new candidate. Mr Dimmick is a resident of Yeovil

When is a whistleblower not a whistleblower?

A considerable row has blown up over the conduct of Somerset County Council, sparked by an article published by the Sunday Times on 8th February. And on the face of it there is much to be concerned about. The Sunday Times article alleges that SCC has been basically trying to silence whistleblowers…. “Now the council

Sheep Rustling

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the rustling of 200 in-lamb sheep from a field at Ash, near Martock, on Friday night, 6th February. All the sheep were ear-tagged and marked with a large red patch on their backs, as well as an orange one on a front shoulder. They were all North Country Mules,

Liz Truss visits Huish Academy

A “surprise” visit from Secretary of State for the Environment to Huish Academy School this morning. Accompanied by David Warburton the prospective MP for Somerton & Frome she met Year 9’s from the gifted and talented group who were given the chance to grill the Secretary of State on some searching environmental questions. Good practise