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Archive | September, 2015

Muchelney Road Closure

A number of residents of Muchelney and Thorney have been muttering about the road closure, which has now been extended, to allow drainage pipes to be laid. Rumours abound of a drain that was laid only for it to turn out to be the wrong size, pulled up and a new pipe laid. We put

Election result

Disappointing as it is to report that only 15.5% of Langport’s electorate turned out to vote in the by election cause by the retirement of long serving town councillor Chris Osborne, I suppose we have had a lot of elections in the past 12 months. Congratulations to Paul Toogood who won with over half of

NHS data.care pilot

In September’s Langport Leveller we have an extensive report on how the NHS in Somerset is looking to use your medical data for a new database. It could be a powerful tool that will help plan for everything from future medical needs and determine drug development and hospital building building programmes. It is also controversial as

Tractor Rage?

Following an issue at an (unnamed) village the Somerset Association of Local Councils (SALC) are interested to know if Parish Councils are experiencing issues with the volume of tractors driving through the heart of the village. It sounds like a bit of an odd one but has clearly resulted from complaints in one of our

Ash area – appeal issued after series of burglaries

Police are appealing for information after a number of sheds and buildings were broken into in Ash, near Martock. The burglaries, which occurred in various locations on Main Street and Back Street, took place overnight between 29 August and 30 August. Valuable items such as a selection of construction tools, garden tools and a bicycle