Category Archives: Taunton

The Way I See It

Thanks to the Somerset County Gazette for publishing my opinion piece in the current edition (12/2/15). Here is the full, unedited text: THE WAY I SEE IT by Mike Rigby, Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Taunton Deane Independent – Free to … Continue reading

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Musgrove Park Hospital – Vanguard Eye Contract

I understand that the long-awaited report into what went wrong with Musgrove Park Hospital’s outsourced ophthalmology contract with Vanguard Healthcare will be released next week. I have been asking questions about this for months and am hoping that those that … Continue reading

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Developers, Delays and Road Improvements

Since being elected I’ve spent a lot of time trying to speed up the provision of various delayed highway improvements and repairs, many of which are located in Norton Fitzwarren. It seems to me that there is a fundamental problem … Continue reading

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What do we do with a problem like Taunton?

Followers of my spoutings will recognise a familiar theme in my concern about the future for our current (more of that later) County Town, Taunton. Since I moved here 20 years ago, the town hasn’t really adapted. Sure, Fore Street … Continue reading

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