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Langport resignations update

Sadly it seems that not a day goes past without a further update on the fallout from last week’s public meeting at Great Bow Wharf, Langport to discuss the Hanging Chapel. Tonight we have to report that long serving councillor Julia Gadd has also resigned from the Town Council, as has Angela Clarke who many

Resignation Letter in full

Following the resignation of Janet Seaton as chair of Langport Town Council and as a councillor, quite a few residents have contacted us about the resignation letter. A number of snippets from the letter, taken out of context have appeared in various places and indeed we did the same ourselves a few days ago (we

Sine mora – the Hanging Chapel – part 3

One of the main criticisms raised by the public meeting in Langport on Tuesday 29th August to discuss the fate of the Hanging Chapel, was that the Town Council had failed to publish the minute of the “in Camera” item on the Town Trust agenda to discuss the future of the Hanging Chapel. It was

4 Resignations Confirmed

Further to our earlier post today we can confirm that following the public meeting to discuss the future of the Hanging Chapel on Tuesday, the Chair of Langport Town Council, Janet Seaton has resigned both as Chair and as a Town Councillor.  Three other councillors have also resigned. There will be a full report in

Resignations on Langport Town Council

The Leveller understands that following the public meeting called on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Hanging Chapel, a number of town councillors have tended their resignations. The meeting was generally held in good spirit but the questioning was sharp and to the point. It was very clear that a majority of people in

Avalon Marshes win!

Success! You may recall in our July edition we told you about the Avalon Marshes Project had been shortlisted with five others to be the UK’s Best Environment Project. The overall winner was to be decided by public vote and the public overwhelmingly voted for….. the Avalon Marshes Project! As a result the project were

Yeovil Library is 30

Yeovil Library is extending an open invite to join its 30th birthday celebrations next month. There will be special events and activities throughout Saturday, 9th September, with something for everyone to enjoy.  The celebrations kick off with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland themed stories, games and crafts and a prize giving for the

Specialist plant machinery stolen

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for information after specialist plant machinery was stolen from the Podimore Recycling Centre. Podimore Recycling Centre is a private company not one of the council run schemes, with a certain amount of machinery kept on site. At some point between 9.55 and 10.15 in the morning of Monday, 14th

Fire risk update from Taunton Deane

Taunton Deane Borough Council’s Tenant Services Management Board (TSMB) was given an update on fire safety risk assessments at its most recent meeting. The Borough Council, unlike many District Councils, still owns a substantial social housing stock. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London fire safety is obviously at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Whilst

A39 closure “planned”

Major resurfacing works on a key route between Bridgwater and Street will take place from the 4th September. A half mile stretch of road will be repaired, extending west from the eastern end of the Olive Mill restaurant car park. Due to the narrow width of the road and to keep both the public and