District Councillor Report July 2016

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FREE Playdays in South Somerset
Last year's event was a great success with over 700 people coming to enjoy the play opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere. So put the date in your diary! For more information, and to find out about all the free Playday's in the area, visit www.southsomerset.gov.uk/playdays
or go to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/playyouthsouthsomerset.

The devolution revolutionfor the South West took another step forward this month. Devolution would see more powers and finance devolved from Westminster to the region to work together to deliver more for the residents in key areas such as the economy, homes, health and social care and to close the productivity gap, improve road, rail and broadband links. There will be a full public consultation on any proposal to introduce a Combined Authority, which would consist of representatives from Devon and Somerset county councils, Plymouth and Torbay councils, the 13 district councils in the two counties and Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks.
Each council now needs to formally approve the Combined Authority proposals after which the negotiations for finance, powers and responsibilities will take place between the region and central government. However, all areas have been reassured that their devolution proposals do not require an elected mayor.

Tiffany Osborne
tiffany.osborne@southsomerset.gov.uk

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Planning Applications
: Sun 23 Jul 9:30am

Only one planning application received by SSDC this week.... download the 'list' as a PDF from the website... if you care to see what the 'Joneses' are up to...

Huw Parsons
: Fri 21 Jul 12:29pm

Huw Parsons, a man of many talents, last year asked for help in identifying Brown & Forrest, the very fine Smokery at Bowdens Farm, Hambridge. He kindly sent us a poem in return....... Elvers and Eels. Huw has sent us the same poem as a recorded piece, with his voice and the electronics effects of David Cooper Orton. This piece has been released on a CD...

Wrantage FIvehead Flooded Road
: Fri 21 Jul 12:15pm

The A378 Langport Road will be shut for most of the summer holidays to allow Somerset County Council to install new pipes and build new drains and gullies. The section road between Wrantage and Fivehead, known locally as Mile Hill, has been susceptible to flooding in recent times with surface water on the carriageway during times of bad weather. Work is due to start on 31st July 2017, with...