Come snow and ice, Perry’s have been busily keeping the paper and cardboard recycling bins empty around the county. Despite the increase in doorstep recycling services in Wedmore in the autumn, Alan is still emptying all three bins at Wedmore each and every week. Read the rest of this entry »
Tessa Munt MP spoke this morning on BBC Somerset on the Crown Currency Exchange issue. You can hear what she had to say here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/p00crd0t/ She was on at approx 7:10am.
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Will the Secretary of State join me in welcoming the news of National Grid’s announcement yesterday that it will consult residents in the levels and moors in Somerset, Suffolk’s Stour valley and other parts of the country on undergrounding electricity power cables rather than using pylons? Will he congratulate residents on their peaceful and persistent campaign, which will ensure that residents in rural areas benefit from the technology that is taken for granted in urban areas, where undergrounding is standard practice?
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training in safeguarding children and protection needs UK Border Agency enforcement staff receive.
The travel situation in Somerset is exactly the same, but there are aspects to rural education that are even more critical. Towns such as Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury do not have sixth forms attached to their schools. Therefore there is no option for students but to travel. There are schools that do have sixth forms, but they do not cover the full range of subjects, so people such as my daughter, who wanted to study environmental science and politics, had to travel to Bridgwater college, which is some distance away. Cutting the EMA will place serious restrictions on the courses that young people can study.
Tessa Munt MP and Paul Hipwell from the ‘No More Pylons’ group were on BBC Somerset this morning. Click here to listen to the radio interview
Tessa and Paul are urging as many people as possible to complete the National Grid questionnaire which can be found here http://www.nationalgridundergrounding.com/
I would like to tell the Minister about my concerns for the people who live in rural Somerset. That includes my constituents and those of my hon. Friend the Member for Somerton and Frome (Mr Heath). The Government intend to close Bridgwater court and Frome court, which, as the Lord Chief Justice has recognised, will leave any number of people unable to reach a court inside one day’s travel by public transport. Will the Minister consider introducing a proper system for booking appointments, so that people can attend court at 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon? In that way, there might be some hope of their reaching the court in which they are intended to appear. Secondly, can he make certain-
A delegation of Crown Currency Action Group members – supported by Wells Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt – on Monday evening attended Mendip District Council’s Full Council meeting to protest at Cllr Edward James’ continuing to hold public office while a serious fraud investigation is taking place. Read the rest of this entry »
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(1) on what date he expects to present to Parliament the full results of the Trident value for money report;
(2) if he will ensure that Parliament is given the opportunity to review the Trident value for money report and the strategic defence and security review before any contracts for the Future Submarine programme are placed.