In the midst of preparations for military action against ISIL it would have been easy to ignore a report that came before Somerset County Council's Audit Committee this past week. This report listed some important and embarrassing truths … [Read more...] about Footnote on a Public Service Disaster
OPEN LETTER TO DAVID CAMERON This letter was published in today's Western Daily Press. I sympathise with the Prime Minister's aims but have serious doubts about the methods. Parliament was recalled today to hear such opinions. My voice … [Read more...] about WHY I DO NOT SUPPORT BOMBING ISIL
Royal Mail has just announced plans to improve access to post boxes across the UK. This will include the installation of 2,000 new boxes, most of them in rural areas. I have been campaigning for such improvements for some time. No final … [Read more...] about Coming soon – more post boxes
"The lamps are going out all over Europe...." the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey was remarkably accurate in his assessment of the grim realities that would follow the outbreak of the Great War. On Monday it will be exactly 100 … [Read more...] about Remember August 4th 1914
The Quantock AONB relies on funding from a number of different sources - Somerset County Council, the District Councils and, provided everybody chips in the right amount, the remainder is matched by the Government. But Somerset County … [Read more...] about Quantock funding is safe!