Monthly Archives: November 2014

119 Council Leaders Call for Proper Funding. But not Somerset’s John Osman.

The leaders of 119 English Councils have written a letter calling for an end to the savage cuts to council budgets imposed by central Government. The leaders, who cross the political spectrum with 65 Labour leaders, 40 Conservative and 10 … Continue reading

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Somerset Conservative Leader Misleads the Council

After the previous meeting of Somerset County Council on 22 October, I wrote an open letter to John Osman pointing out that almost everything he said in his 8 minute statement about the post of Director of Children’s Services was … Continue reading

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Somerset Children’s Services Goes From Bad to Worse

For some time now, I have been concerned about the management of Children’s Services in Somerset. The services we provide to children are some of the most important areas of responsibility for the County Council and it is worrying how … Continue reading

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Key Campaign Themes

Following yesterday’s campaign launch, I want to set out some of the key themes I’ll be focussing on. While much of what I want to achieve is based around making local improvements, I will also be seeking to engage with … Continue reading

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