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Service Pupil Premium

by Peter Seib on 14 December, 2015

Deadline for Service Pupil Premium fast approaching If you’re a regular serving in the armed forces and have a child attending a state school, Academy or Free school in England you need to act soon to register your child for the Service Pupil Premium. The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) of £300 is provided by the […]

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Crisis for Lufton’s new Primary

by aldc on 12 May, 2015

The new primary school at Lufton, which was due to open in September next year, is being held up because Persimmon won’t build the new main road which runs through the site. The issue seems to be that they want to wriggle out of the legal agreements including paying towards the Western Corridor road schemes. […]

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2015 Parish Council Result

by aldc on 8 May, 2015

214 spoilt ballot papers(ACCEPTED). PETER SEIB 1509 LIZ GLAISHER 1465 ANGIE ASHMORE 1328 ROGER MEECHAM 1060 BOB BROOKES 1012 TONY POWER 1011 ANDY MARCHANT 991 PETER BURT 873 GRAHAM PRITCHARD 826 KEVIN BOWLES 819 GLEN JAMES GRAHAM 782 ADRIAN LOWES 678 (not elected)  

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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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A big team effort by councillors at Parish, District and County level has finally prevailed and we were able to secure proper enforceable parking restrictions that now mean the local roads function better during football matches. Buses run, traffic flows and children can see and be seen at junctions. Unfortunately some visiting fans still seem willing to […]

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John welcomes Emma to Brympton

by aldc on 16 March, 2015

Councillor John Richardson has warmly welcomed Emma Dunn as the candidate to replace him on SSDC. “It was a great honour to have been your elected representative and not one I am giving up lightly. I have decided to retire earlier than I expected. I’m really glad Emma has been selected to stand.” “She is a good listener, a tough campaigner and, […]

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68 dog owners came to Yeovil Country Park on Wednesday 4 February to get their pet micro chipped for free. The event, organised by South Somerset District Council’s Countryside Rangers and Enforcement Officers, saw the Dogs Trust attend to microchip dogs to ensure that lost or stolen dogs can be reunited with their keepers as […]

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On the button for a perfect Christmas Turkey

by aldc on 5 February, 2015

“People are rightly nervous about under-cooking the Christmas Turkey and cooks don’t get much practice at roasting this meat. The Pop-UP™ timer makes it really easy to see when the turkey is perfectly cooked. Just push the device right the way in, up to the hilt, if your butcher hasn’t already done this for you. […]

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Reporting back: Alvington, Houndstone and Lufton

by Peter Seib on 4 November, 2014

The main issue raised on the doorstep in past years has been traffic congestion and road safety. As well as regular jams at ASDA – which frustrate motorists, there have also been concerns about crossing to get to school and other facilities and about speeding. Your local Liberal Democrat team has been working hard to […]

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Recycling centre changes from 1st April

by Peter Seib on 13 March, 2014

Somerset Waste Partnership’s governing Board has decided to extend the opening hours of five of the county’s busiest Recycling Centres – including Sundays to 4pm – and, with regret, to close two of the least used sites. That change was required to make savings for Somerset County Council. Extended opening hours at Yeovil is expected to […]

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