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Don’t Gamble with Your Vote

by aldc 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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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

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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I thought you might be interested in reading the response from DCLG which I received recently, especially once you know the back-story. We had noticed that the business rates charged on retail units in Yeovil town centre were high, and very much higher than Peel Retail Park (just off the A30 towards Sherborne). This huge annual […]

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Have we turned the tide?

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

English Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are predicting greater investment according to the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer. Half (50%) of the 682 companies questioned expect to spend more on new machinery and premises over the next six months. “This sense of optimism is also present when it comes to employing new staff. 43% of SMEs […]

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Brympton Residents Benefit from Recovery

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

As you can see from the extract above, Brympton has an incredibly low Job Seekers Allowance rate compared to the South Somerset and national rates.

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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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