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

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