Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bishops Lydeard War Memorial

At this time when so many of our servicemen and woman are overseas, in harm’s way, it seemed to me especially important to ensure that our War Memorials are maintained and treated with the respect that they deserve.  So, I’m … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it For Small Businesses

I’ll start by declaring an interest here; I run a small business.  Small businesses fulfil a  crucial role in the UK economy – very nearly half of all employment in the UK is provided by small businesses, a figure that … Continue reading

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Your Police & Crime Commissioner

Finally, just a few weeks before the elections, the media and Government seem to have spluttered into life in their task of letting us all know that on 15th November, we will have the opportunity to vote for a Police … Continue reading

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Bishops Lydeard Employment Land Defended from Housebuilder

Well, together we managed to send housebuilder Taylor Wimpey packing after its attempt to abandon the permitted employment uses at Station Farm, Bishops Lydeard.  As I’ve said many times, the applicant completely failed to demonstrate that the employment uses are … Continue reading

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Put Jobs First!

I have launched a campaign to put jobs first by defending employment land from the voracious apetite of house-builders.  Everyone in Taunton will be aware of business premises that have bulldozed or converted to make way for residential developments.  While … Continue reading

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