Archives for December 2016

If the cap fits……

The Emperor Napoleon used to wear one like this. Perhaps the leader of Taunton Deane Council should consider donning one too. Yesterday I gave the House of Commons my views about Taunton's plan to submerge West Somerset council. I did not mince my words. My complaint is that the whole plan is …
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MERGER – crooked council website launched

There is a slideshow of three photographs on the home page of the brash new blatently biased council website - named "Your New Council". What a sick and costly joke it is. One picture shows a bustling Fore Street in Taunton with happy customers of Daisy May's Tearoom tucking in at the pavement …
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Merger – who hired market researchers?

My phone rang last night. On the line was a polite young man who knew my ex-directory number but not my name. He was part of the big national polling organisation Populus. He said he was working on behalf of "the local councils". He wanted to know what I thought of plans to merge the two. I told …
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No more Xmas lights? Taunton plays Scrooge

Rudolf may need to eat a lot of carrots next year. Taunton Deane council may cut its annual grant for Christmas street lights in Wiveliscombe and Wellington. The locals are very peeved indeed. Taunton Deane would save £10,000. It seems they need to plug a gaping hole in their budget of £403,000. I …
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