Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Time for Independents is Now

Last year I stood in the local elections as an Independent candidate. I did so because I could not see the benefits of the involvement of political parties in local government. We see far too much dogma when political parties … Continue reading

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Ken Maddock to Step Down as Leader of Somerset County Council

Ken Maddock today signalled that he will be stepping down as Leader of Somerset County Council. He will be concentrating on trying to become the first elected Commissioner of Police at Avon & Somerset Constabulary. I have to confess that … Continue reading

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Taunton Deane Borough Council Wakes Up to Fly-Tipping Issue

The Somerset County Gazette today carries an almost full page feature on fly-tipping. Anyone who regularly reads my blog will know that it’s an issue that I’ve been raising for the last 12 months. The cuts to the opening hours … Continue reading

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‘Out of Touch’ Somerset County Council Sells Great Wood to The Forestry Commission

So, despite almost 50,000 objections to its land sell-off programme, Somerset County Council has gone ahead with the sale of the 1,500 acre Great Wood, one of the most popular spots for visitors in the Quantock Hills.  The Forestry Commission, … Continue reading

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TELL YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR TO STOP SELLING PUBLIC LAND

As you are probably aware, Somerset County Council (SCC) is trying to sell-off thousands of acres of the Quantock Hills that we, the public, currently own.  Many people, including the Quantock Land Action Group (QLAG) of which I am a … Continue reading

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