Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

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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Our Manifesto for South Somerset

by aldc on 22 April, 2015

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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Food recycled for cooking … and lighting

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

Gas generation starts at Walpole Digester   Deliveries of food waste to the anaerobic digester commenced on 20th August as part of the commissioning process. The amount of food waste will be increased gradually over the commissioning period until the point where all food waste arisings collected by SWP from the county will be received. The plant is already producing […]

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Oak may be saved.

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

I have now met with Phil Poulton, the SSDC Tree Officer. The storm damage to the Oak in Oak Tree Park is obviously very severe, with the main crown of the tree failing and taking off all of the lower branches on one side. It was very unbalanced and a further, lower limb has failed […]

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Somerset Waste Partnership continue to collect waste from communities cut off by the floods, working with local volunteers and in some cases with the Red Cross and Fire Brigade to use their amphibious vehicles.  So far, collections have focused on the collection of refuse for disposal, but arrangements are also being made to start collections […]

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