Archives for September 2017

Taunton Diddycoy Borough Council

They rolled into the staff car park at Deane House Taunton the other day and set up camp. Perhaps they were attracted by the promise of rich pickings as the interior of the council buildings is ripped apart and emptied of possessions. Deane House, remember, is being refurbished at sky-high public …
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Peregrine strikes again

Birds of prey tend to do what birds of prey were designed to do. Their attacks are usually unannounced. Sometimes the results are gory. But at least the carnage is swift.  St Mary Magdalen Church in Taunton has now installed cameras and nest boxes to encourage the town's Peregrine falcons to stay …
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Taunton Council Fly-tipping scandal?

This time, surely,  Taunton Deane Borough Council has gone too far. Extravagant works are now underway to "refurbish" Deane House (total cost £11 million plus!) and the council seem to be chucking away anything useless. One of my sharp eyed readers sent in this snap of a Taunton refuse bin …
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WEST SOMERSET DESERVES BETTER

I have now had the dubious privilege of reading a complete text of an interview given by West Somerset's Joint Chief Executive to the magazine Municipal Journal. It made me furious. She has provided the magazine with false estimates of savings from the merger proposals. At one point she appears to …
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What the Chief Executive said….

Silence ought to be golden for a council Chief Executive. As the most senior officer in a local authority anything said in public is likely to have repercussions unless very carefully phrased. So when the joint Chief Executive of Taunton Deane and West Somerset councils opened her mouth to the …
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