Archive for the ‘community’ Category

Can you help tackle Youth Homelessness?

by aldc on 23 May, 2015

SSDC, SCC and local social landlords such as Knightstone are all part of P2i (Pathways to Independence) which supports vulnerable and homeless young people aged between 16 and 24 in overcoming their situation and giving them help to live independently. One of the key components is emergency host family accommodation, where a young person is given […]

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Brympton in 2011

by aldc on 18 May, 2015

Here is a Local Government Association analysis of Brympton Ward based on 2011 Census data. At little dated but very interesting

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Don’t Gamble With Your Vote

by Peter Seib on 28 April, 2015

In reality, Yeovil will probably not choose the next Prime Minister. However, your vote will decide how well Yeovil is represented, whether your interests are considered at the very heart of the government and critically, whether the next government is stable and held within the centre-ground. David Laws is proven and well-respected across the political […]

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Our Manifesto for South Somerset

by aldc on 22 April, 2015

Reporting Back: Larkhill Area and Thorne Lane

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

The main issue raised on the doorstep has been traffic congestion and road safety. As well as jams at ASDA, there have been concerns about speeding (and about “inappropriate” traffic calming). Your local Liberal Democrat team has been working to try to improve the situation. You may be aware that after a long campaign we […]

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We’ve set the 2013/14 Council Tax

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

  Last Friday (1st March) I had the honour of chairing the Council Tax Setting Committee of South Somerset District Council. This doesn’t happen often (indeed ever), but the Police were so late setting their budget that it wasn’t available at the normal Council Meeting. Hence my sitting on a sub-committee with 5 colleagues (in […]

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South Somerset fly-tipping figures fall

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

Fly-tipping figures released today [15 October 2013] by the government show incidents county-wide have dropped by 497 or 8.7% from 5,687 to 5,190. South Somerset’s fall has carried on into the first three months of this financial year, down by 114 to 338 on the same period last year, and down by 94 on January-March […]

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New YTFC Traffic Page

by aldc on 21 July, 2013

Your local councillors (Parish, District and County) are working together with YTFC to try to reduce the match day problems, but we recognise that any fix is dependent on help from the Police and from County Highways. The councils’ main concerns are: safety for pedestrians, getting the bus route roads working and allowing residents to […]

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SSDC Town Centre Update

by aldc on 22 April, 2013

The April 2013 update on refurbishing Yeovil Town Centre is now out. You can see how we’re spending your money. So far the story has been one of success with significantly improved trading conditions at the top of town.

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SSDC 2012-13 Budget

by aldc on 15 May, 2012

SSDC’s net revenue budget is £16,577,000, a cut of £768,400 (or 4.4%) from 2011/12. This has been achieved in the face of significant cost inflation (e.g. fuel) and without any significant loss of front-line services. The Council’s share of the total Council Tax (for a Band D property) will remain at £150.74; which is 10 % […]

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