Archive | August, 2015

Huish Academy excels at GCSE

Following on from the excellent results reported by Huish Sixth last week, (which included, not one, but two students going on to study at Cambridge University) Huish Academy has sustained the huge improvements it made last year and once again is proud to report that over 72% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including Mathematics

Best results for Huish Sixth

This year the publication of A level results has been a big fillip for Huish Sixth, the sixth form attached to Huish Academy. Not only have they had two students accepted into Cambridge (having obtained the grades to meet their offers) but overall results were excellent too. Overall they achieved a record average points score

Nick Gargan suspended (again)

At last something from the sorry saga of Chief Constable Nick Gargan that seems to sensible. Today Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens used powers under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (section 38) to progress the procedure calling upon the Chief Constable ‘to resign or retire,’ due to a lack

Election called for Langport

Langport Town Council has a vacancy following the retirement of Chris Osbourn. An election has been duly called by ten electors and a date set for Thursday 20th September. Nominations for candidates will close on 20th August. If there are no nominations then the election will be called off and the council will be obliged

Westonzoyland – Affordable Housing

For those of you that think that it has become a contradiction in terms, Sedgemoor District Council will be hosting an affordable housing consultation event on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 at Westonzoyland Village Hall.  The event opens at 3.00pm and will run until 6.00pm. It has become a commonplace that there is a housing crisis

First flight of wild young English cranes for 400 years

Wildlife conservationists are celebrating after young wild cranes took to the air in the West Country for the first time in four centuries. For obvious reasons the conservationists kept news of the young birds’ existence secret since they hatched in May. But the Great Crane Project have confirmed that a pair have fledged on farmland

SSDC warns on bogus telephone calls

Bogus calls are being made to businesses and ordinary members of the public in South Somerset telling them they are due a Council Tax refund and asking for their bank details. South Somerset District Council are aware of the scam and want to warn residents and businesses not to give out personal or bank details

Resurfacing work to hit Langport Again

Work to resurface a main road through the centre of Langport is due to take place later next month. The improvements on the A378 will require a temporary road closure and this has been timed to take place over three evenings (between 6.30pm to 11.30pm) starting on 14 September to minimise disruption as much as