Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Lethbridge Arms

Many people are asking what is happening with The Lethbridge Arms, so here’s a summary of what I know. Firstly, the planning applications to convert the barn to a house and to erect 4 new dwellings in the garden of … Continue reading

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Sandhill Solar Park – Work Begins

Work has started on the Sandhill Solar Park, a development of up to 7,000 solar panels on land near Bishops Lydeard. A German firm has taken possession of the site and is busy preparing the site for the ‘ground screws’ … Continue reading

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The Library Fight Goes On

It is heartening to see that Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) are challenging Somerset County Council’s decision to withdraw all funding from Bishops Lydeard library. Never one to give up, I have weighed in to support PIL by demanding that the … Continue reading

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Bishops Lydeard Parish Council

The results are as follows: Greg Allen – 446 Henry Davenport -276 Joanna Lewin-Harris – 572 Michael Lewin-Harris – 400 Clive Martin – 351 Paul Partington – 302 Ann Pattemore – 408 Mike Rigby – 591 Cyndy Robertshaw – 233 … Continue reading

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Close, but no cigar….

When I first started planning my attempt to represent Bishops Lydeard on Taunton Deane Borough Council I thought around 1,000 votes would do it, banking on the fact that the three Conservative candidates, who each got around 1,200 votes last … Continue reading

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How to Vote

Okay, a number of people have asked me how the voting system works. For the Borough Council elections, there are 7 candidates for 3 seats, all of which are currently held by the Conservatives. As there are 3 seats, you … Continue reading

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Late Flurry of Conservative Activity

The Conservative campaign in the ward seems finally to have kicked into gear after a slow start. Given the depth of their pockets and size of their organisational machine, I’d always expected that they’d get going at some point. Our … Continue reading

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In a move that promises to be as unpopular as its ham-fisted attempt to sell-off the nation’s forests, the Government has announced plans to release Councils from their obligation to provide allotments for local people. As well as restricting the … Continue reading

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