Beer Wall – completion in sight!

Beer Wall – completion in site! The flood prevention works at Beer Wall on the A372 between Othery and Aller should be complete before the end of July. At least that is the forecast made today by Somerset County Council. The three-stage Beer Wall scheme is designed to reduce flood risk in the Sowy and

Cocklemoor back on the agenda

News today from Westminster re Cocklemoor. David Warburton has now written once again to the Environment Secretary urging her to take action and asking the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to demand that the EA return Cocklemoor to Langport free of charge. As the Langport Leveller has reported previously, our new MP

Search for missing Becky and Ethan

The investigation into missing Rebecca Minnock and her three-year-old son Ethan has been widened. Becky and Ethan have not been seen since Tuesday May 26 when they were in the Musgrove Park Hospital area of Taunton. Police have been alerted to possible sightings of Rebecca – who likes to be known as Becky – in the

Macmillan Cancer Support appeals for volunteers in Langport

Macmillan Cancer Support needs volunteers in the Langport area to help them raise money for people affected by cancer. Every day, 9 people in Somerset hear the news that they have cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support is there to ensure no one faces cancer alone, by providing professional services, financial support and information. Fundraising manager for

Witness appeal after teenage girl assaulted in Street

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was assaulted in Street this morning, 8th June. The victim was walking along an alleyway between Somerton Road and Strode Road at around 9am when she was approached by a man, who assaulted her. The offender is described as around 5ft 10ins to 6ft and he

Crack appears in Langport’s Hanging Chapel

A slightly alarming crack has appeared in the wall on the north side of the Hanging Chapel, the gateway to the old burgh hill on which the original settlement of Langport stands. The crack was discovered last year but when contractors examined the chapel prior to repointing work, they noticed that the crack had widened.

Telephone scam alert

Just to let you know that Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) have told us that they are aware of a person telephoning residents saying they are from SDC and/or NHS or Somerset County Council saying they have compensation for them for their recent accident and to pass over their bank details. SDC advise anyone getting these

Witness appeal following safe burglary from Langport

Police are seeking witnesses following a safe burglary in Langport. A break-in at a property in Cheapside happened at some time between midday on May 9 and midday on May 10. A safe containing a quantity of cash, a Playstation 4 and Xbox plus games were taken. The safe is described as being 3ft x

District Council Results

Whilst Somerton could not muster sufficient candidates to have an election for the town council, the District Council seat of Wessex at least provided a contest. Dean Ruddle now finds himself in the enviable/unenviable position of being town, District and County councillor for Somerton! Wessex ward returns two candidates unlike Langport, see below, which returns

Ilminster Election Results

Ilminster saw a fractious campaign that started off with a dispute over the agenda for the last Town Council meeting before the election. 9 new independent councillors stood for election under the banner “Voice for Ilminster”. In the end 8 of those 9 were elected to the council in a contest that saw 20 candidates