Claire’s mission to support Somerset cancer treatment fundraising

Claire Sully, MP candidate for the new Bridgwater constituency, has made it one of her missions to support fundraising for cancer treatments for Somerset residents.  A chance meeting with a local charity fundraiser showed Claire how important access to local care is for cancer sufferers. Claire met Gail Wills, a fundraiser for cancer charity S.U.R.E., when she…

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Welcome plans for a new leisure centre on Gravity site for locals

Claire Sully, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the new Bridgwater constituency, has welcomed the decision that a new publicly-available leisure centre will be built on the Gravity Smart Campus site near Puriton in 2025. The development follows an announcement in February that Agratas, a subsidiary company of Tata, would inject £4 billion into the site…

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Happy Mother’s Day?

With International Women’s day this week and today being Mother’s Day, while we all celebrate women, we need to ask: is the government doing enough to address the Gender Pay Gap and are there effective policies that women need in the workplace right now? Is it any wonder the UK productivity rate has flatlined if…

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Huge Agratas investment in Gravity is a big win for Bridgwater and surrounds

Cllr Claire Sully, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the new Bridgwater constituency, has hailed news of a significant new investment into the Gravity site, situated near Bridgwater, which will bring considerable benefits to local residents in Bridgwater, Burnham, Highbridge and the surrounding area, Somerset and the Country! Today (Feb 28th, 2024), Agratas – a…

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Mendip South News Round Up

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Somerset Council is dealing with “a financial emergency”. Somerset Council this month voted through “urgent” measures to try to reduce a predicted £100m gap in its budget for the next financial year. An overspend has come from the soaring cost of Adult Care Services (£70m) and continuing underinvestment from central government in local authorities. One…

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Waste Collection Update – Industrial action suspended

Updated July 18th, 2023 Strike action by Somerset waste collection crews has been called off. This follows a positive ballot response from Unite union members on an improved pay offer from SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, the Council’s collections contractor. All services should be operating as usual. Please present your recycling, refuse and garden waste…

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Waste Collection Strike Important Update

Unite union members working on Somerset waste collections still plan to take industrial action starting from Wednesday 12 July. Further talks between the parties are scheduled for tomorrow morning (11 July). We hope that Unite would put a revised offer to a ballot and suspend strike action pending its outcome. In the event of strike…

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Sign-up for the latest climate news

Somerset Council is asking residents to sign-up for its new climate newsletter. The new Somerset Council cross-county monthly newsletter was launched near the end of April, and you can sign-up to receive it on the new Somerset Council website. Sent on the last Friday of every month, it will be full of news, project updates,…

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