Category Archives: Transport

Mike’s views on transportation issues

Update on Roadworks in Taunton Deane – Week Commencing 07/10/13

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As part of the Taunton Trading Estate redevelopment, a legal agreement was signed that required the developer to fund and provide speed reduction measures on Blackdown View, Norton Fitzwarren. Local people will recall a previous scheme that was rejected following … 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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Mike Rigby Appointed Chairman of On Your Bike Charity

I am very pleased to have been appointed as Chairman of On Your Bike, a local charity that provides work and training to vulnerable individuals and saves thousands of bikes from the scrap heap. On Your Bike was established in … Continue reading

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Cycle Path Plans Take Step Forward

Following the recent announcement of progress with the long-planned cycle path linking Bishops Lydeard and Cotford St Luke with Norton Fitzwarren and Taunton, I am very pleased with the fundraising effort now underway. We need to find £7,500 to pay … Continue reading

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Fools Fuel Fuel Crisis

So the tanker drivers have voted to strike. Not particularly helpful at a time when the economy is spluttering along with the OECD forecating that the UK economy will officially be in recession when the next GDP figures emerge. However, … Continue reading

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Mike Presses for Cotford St Luke – Bishops Lydeard Cyclepath/Footway

From the many doorstep discussions I’ve had in recent weeks, it’s clear that there is a strong desire for better cycle/foot connections between Cotford and Bishops Lydeard.  Currently, the only real way to walk or cycle between the two is … Continue reading

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Further Fuel Pain as Crude Oil Price Hits All-time High

Crude oil is currently at its highest ever cost when priced in Sterling.  Although the dollar price has been higher in the past, the value of the British Pound has fallen since then such that, at over £74 per barrel, … Continue reading

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