Monthly Archives: February 2014

Somerset Flooding Community Update

Click the link for the latest flooding update Latest Flooding News – Thurs 27 Feb

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Environment Agency Briefing on Dredging of the Parrett & Tone

The Environment Agency has issued a briefing on the forthcoming dredging works planned for the Tone and Parrett rivers in Somerset. Notable that discussions are to take place with landowners regarding the spreading of silt to land, which appears to … Continue reading

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Even Somerset’s MPs won’t Support Fair Funding for our Councils

The Rural Fair Share Campaign is a grouping of largely Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs campaigning for fair Council funding in rural areas. They have been very vocal in recent months and I have been urging Somerset County Council to … Continue reading

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Update on the Review of Children’s Centres in Somerset from Director of Children’s Services

Please click the link to read the update. Update on Review of Children’s Centres 13 02 14

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Cross Keys Chaos

Those of us who have tried since the weekend to get through the Cross Keys and Silk Mills roundabouts between Staplegrove and Norton Fitzwarren will be familiar with the chaos that the works by Wales and West Utilities has caused. … Continue reading

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What’s Going On With Somerset’s Children’s Centres?

It’s approaching three months since Children’s Services Cabinet Member Frances Nicholson agreed to my suggested ‘pause’ in the programme of Change for Children’s Centres. She split her decision in two, determining that the strategic direction ought to be approved, focusing … Continue reading

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Officer’s Report on the Sale of the Freehold of the West Somerset Railway

Following the SCC Cabinet Member’s decision to open discussions on the possible sale of the freehold of the West Somerset Railway, the Council officers have produced a report setting out the policy context and some limited detail. Click here to … Continue reading

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