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I was elected as County Councillor for the Lydeard Division on 2 May 2013. I decided to stand because I disagreed with so much of what the Conservative administration was doing. From the illegal libraries closure plan, to the boom in flytipping and the neglect of our road network. Why am I an Independent? Partly because none of the political Parties adequately represents my view of the direction that we should take, but mainly because representing a Party would mean that I must conform. I am not prepared to ignore the interests of the people of this area in favour of the interests of a Party. The people must come first and only by being an Independent can I do that. Having been elected, there is much to do. The expected ‘hung council’ did not materialise, with the Conservatives hanging on to a slim majority. This will make it more difficult for me to achieve all that I would wish but there is much that I will be able to accomplish for the people of this area. Keep checking back here for details of what I’m up to or follow the links above to my Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Open Letter to David Hall – 95% Cut to Funding of Quantock Hills AONB Service

July 17th, 2014

Following David Hall’s evasion of my direct question at Full Council yesterday, I have today written to him asking him to have another go at it. I want to know why he has uninvited from his consultation meeting some of the County’s partner authorities who fund the AONB Services and, in doing so, alienated those on whom we will presumably rely to help fill the gap left by the Council’s proposed 95% cut. Open Letter to David Hall re Funding Cut

If you are concerned, please write to David Hall at County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY.