It is Budget Day, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the Chancellor will recognise the importance of our rural economy. This constituency has farmers, food producers, and tourist businesses galore. We want a fair playing field that … [Read more...] about Powering our Rural Economy
They have a flashy name. They offer Transformation made easy. But they do not come cheap. Ignite cost Taunton Deane and West Somerset a jaw-dropping £1,210,000 to devise a cock-eyed scheme which failed to live up to any of … [Read more...] about “Ignite”gets burned
The auditors have dug up a scandal. The plan to transform West Somerset and Taunton Deane councils was based on lies. The promised savings were inventions. The most basic research was missing. The redundancy scheme cost double because so … [Read more...] about Council Transformation scandal
The overwhelming reaction to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service's plan to axe Porlock fire station was noisy and united. There were rallies, and marches. The people who had dreamed up this dotty scheme should have been left in no … [Read more...] about Porlock Fire Station has been saved!
The view may be spectacular, but the risks are real - and something needs doing about it very quickly indeed. The ground began to move enough to set off sensors planted in the cliff-side near the road at Cleeve Hill. Officials have been … [Read more...] about Landslip danger