Taking steps forward for Local Community Networks in Somerset.

Local Community Networks (LCNs) will be the focus for Somerset Council’s community engagement. They will be a conduit for sharing information with communities on the areas, topics, decision making that affect our daily lives. There are 18 LCNs being established across the County. LCNs will help Somerset Council understand evidence-based community priorities. They will bring…

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Happy Easter!

Alex Wiltshire and I were elected as Lib Dem County Councillors for Mendip South on May 5th 2022. We are part of the Lib Dem lead ruling group at Somerset Council. On April 1st, Somerset Council became a Unitary Council, replacing the county and four district councils. Somerset Council, with 110 councillors, will be one…

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The Great Mendip South Quizzer Answers (don’t peek before doing the quiz!)

Have you taken the quiz? The link is here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MendipSouthQuiz For a simple guide to changes at Somerset Council for communities and Parish Councils in Mendip South click here. Answers below – Quiz Link above. Q.1 What is vesting day?A. The date the new Unitary Council takes over the Districts’ responsibilities. Q.2 What services will…

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A simple guide to changes at Somerset Council for communities and Parish Councils in Mendip South.

Somerset Council Report, for Mendip South, March 2023 On April 1st, Somerset Council will assume responsibility for all council services in the county. Housing, Social Care, Planning, Highways, Education, Public Health, Libraries, Recycling and much more besides – will all come under Somerset Council. This has been a mammoth task for Somerset County Council, working…

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A371 – what’s going on?

I have had five onsite Somerset Highways meetings in and around Evercreech, since being elected (May 2022). Mendip South communities in Evercreech and surrounding areas, including Stoney Stratton, Ditcheat and Alhampton have been very concerned about recent traffic incidents, including fatalities, on the A371 (including by the Bath and West entrances, Leighton Lane, Pecking Mill…

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On or off the Buses!

Earlier this year Somerset County Council bid for £163m to improve rural bus services, however the Government has only offered just £11.9m, just over seven per cent of what Somerset County Council estimated would be needed. Patronage on local bus services across the county fell dramatically during the pandemic.  This has not recovered with passenger…

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