Frontline services protected; a £50m boost for regeneration across the district; and all within a council tax rise of £5 – that’s Mendip’s value-for-money budget.
Mendip District Council’s value-for-money budget for 2020-21 has been set and approved at a meeting of the Full Council (Monday, 24th February).
Sign-off on the finances means the Council can move forward in tackling homelessness, the climate emergency and lending a helping hand to people hit by poverty and austerity.
At the budget meeting of Sedgemoor District Council, the Liberal Democrat Group’s proposal to fund a study into the regeneration of the Market Street area of Highbridge, leading to an action plan, was defeated.
AROUND 17,000 trees are set to be planted in Somerset over the next three years - one for each baby born in the county.
The Baby Trees scheme, put forward by the Liberal Democrats, was approved at Somerset County Council's meeting earlier this week (February 19).
It will see a tree planted to mark the birth of every baby in the county over the next three years, including babies that are sadly stillborn, which would see around 5,500 each year.
Photo from Somerset County Gazette
12th December is your opportunity to elect a true voice for Wells. Politics has been at a standstill for the past few years. For too long our MPs have cared more about staying in power than staying true to the needs of the people they represent.
December General Election a real chance for a shake-up locally and Tessa is the only candidate who can realistically unseat the Conservatives in the Wells constituency.
Many residents of Glastonbury have been concerned throughout the summer of 2019 about the numbers of people living in vans and caravans on the roads and green spaces of the town. At the same time, many people have expressed their support for those who are living in accommodation that is not standard “bricks & mortar”.
So what progress is being made to resolve these issues?
A former town and district councillor for Burnham-On-Sea has passed away this week following a battle with cancer.
Cllr Katie Lawson, 50, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 17th July in Weston Hospice in the presence of her family.
Jane Lock, Somerset County Council’s Leader of the Opposition, has weighed into the debate following the Panorama programme on Somerset’s social care crisis by describing the situation as “one created nationally by the Government but made far worse by short-sighted thinking at a local level”.
22 Liberal Democrat Councillors – 17 of whom are new to the Council – all raring to get started with important Council work.
The local elections on May 2nd saw an increase of 11 councillors representing the Liberal Democrats at Mendip District Council.
Photo: All 22 newly-elected Liberal Democrat Councillors outside Mendip District Council last week
Liberal Democrat success last Thursday saw our number increase by 700% on Sedgemoor District Council. Bill Revans, previously sole Liberal Democrat at Sedgemoor, is now joined by 6 Lib Dem colleagues.
Councillors (from top left - clockwise): Bill Revans, Lisa Methley, Gary Wong, Mike Murphy, Phil Harvey, Charlie Riches, Nick Bayliss.