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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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Crime Map for Brympton

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

Click Here  or paste the following into your browser http://www.police.uk/avon-and-somerset/AE036/crime/+002KgA/

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have today released figures highlighting a dramatic increase in fly-tipping incidents in the South Somerset area during the 2011/12 period. Official statistics from the Government show that whilst nationally there had been an overall decline in fly-tipping (of around 9%), in South Somerset  fly-tipping increased a staggering 55% during the […]

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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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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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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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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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Yeovil’s Liberal Democrat County Councillors are telling Somerset County Council think again over their proposed bus service cuts. A letter was sent covering 286 signatures from several local petitions expressing concern that Somerset County Council that the number 11 bus service could be cut. On 6th January Lib Dem councillors joined local residents at a […]

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