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Defending our Green Fields Cries of ‘shame’ came from many people who joined me in attending last week’s Deane council planning committee meeting to argue against inappropriate housing development on 19 acres of green fields at Bishops Hull.
11:57am Friday 20th November 2009
11:06am Friday 23rd October 2009
11:27am Monday 12th October 2009
5:59pm Wednesday 30th September 2009
The traffic congestion on Taunton’s roads is one of the chief concerns of local people when I listen to them while out in my mobile surgery or when they come to see me at one of the three local advice surgeries I hold every week. It can sometimes take 20 minutes or more just to get from one side of Taunton to another.
10:00am Monday 14th September 2009
I had a lesson last week in how Taunton Deane Council planners treat the people they represent - that’s us, the council taxpayers. We were particularly upset in North Curry last year to see our local pub demolished. The developers didn’t even tell the council, as they were supposed to, that they were going to do it.
11:17am Friday 4th September 2009
8:01pm Saturday 15th August 2009
I was recently a guest at the annual meeting of Advocacy in Somerset, which helps mentally ill people by ensuring their voice can be heard. I quickly learned that even in this day and age, there is still a stigma to suffering a mental illness or previously having one. There continues to be a lack of understanding that having a mental illness is much like having a ‘regular’ illness, and, just as with other health issues, they very often can be cured or treated.
11:27am Friday 31st July 2009