Mendip Matters - 20th May 2022

Knocking on doors and talking with residents is a remarkable privilege and one I very much enjoy. Despite the uninvited interruption, I am almost always pleasantly surprised by the generosity and goodwill most people show. Love you, or hate you, residents seem, at least, to give you credit for...

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Burnham and Highbridge Town Council Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2022

Our two towns contain many communities –there are ones determined by geography e.g.the Morlands estate, the “Saints”roads; others by age –teenagers, senior citizens; others byinterests –the arts, sport, physical activities; others by income –the comfortably-off, thosewho struggle to get by; and m...

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New section of the Strawberry Line Opens - Mendip Matters - 11th March

Community involvement or engagement is increasingly cited as a means to delivering a project. And we were reminded of that just last week, at the grand opening of a multi-user path near Wells. Certainly dozens of volunteers helped with clearing the land to enable preparation work, leading to the ...

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Glastonbury Town Deal - Mendip Matters - 1st March 2022

I was delighted to attend the Glastonbury Town Deal Open Day last week. Held in the ever-elegant town hall, the event showcased the 12 local projects set to benefit from £23.6 million in Government funding. The enthusiasm and ambition of the individuals involved was palpable. Everyone was clearly...

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The Digital Divide - Mendip Matters - 24th February

The digital divide became even more apparent during the pandemic. And as you’d expect, our local communities and individuals responded. A good example of this is the Donate IT scheme to recycle laptops and reissue them free to those who needed digital access. The initiative was set up by Axbridge...

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Mendip: transparent, prudent, and innovative - Mendip Matters - 17th February2022

Stories about the eye-watering amounts of fraud involved in the issuing of public money during the Covid crisis, continue to dominate news headlines. The weekend’s papers were once again full of examples. Much is rightly being made about the scale of fraud that’s been identified during these unpr...

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