Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Westcountry Must Not Pay for Water Grid

Having seen all the talk on the news today about drought in the east of England and long-term aspirations for a ‘Water Grid’ to pipe water from the wetter West of the UK to the dry East, I think we … Continue reading

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Quantock Land Privatisation – Latest

Over the last few weeks an informal grouping of protesters has formed, now known as the Quantock Land Action Group (QLAG). Many of us travelled to County Hall on Wednesday to take the opportunity to speak at the Full Council … Continue reading

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Thanks to ITV for continuing to cover this important issue, with last night’s bulletin being the latest. The Council’s thinking is hopelessly muddled with the Councillor in charge, Huxtable, yo-yoing between “it’s about saving to invest” and “we don’t care … Continue reading

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Somerset County Council Responds to Quantock Sale Objection – I Take It Apart

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Vote for Superfast Broadband – Again!

Remember that Devon and Somerset County Councils were awarded £50m for Superfast Broadband? Well in order to actually get it, 10,000 of us have to show that we want it. Read more and complete the survey here

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Somerset County Council Wastes £70,000 Pushing Library Closure Plan

Nice to see Councillor Christine Lawrence writing in to the Gazette this week clarifying that the Council has ‘only’ wasted £70,000 trying to shut our libraries. That’s 56 years’ worth of Council Tax for someone in a Band C property! … Continue reading

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