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

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History Society
: Mon 19 Mar 7:10pm

The Langport & District History Society organises a programme of talks and visits, mount exhibitions and does research into local history.It has a digital photograph collection, which in 2013 was published in a book, called "Langport & Huish Episcopi through time", available from the Secretary (Sue Standen on 01458 273471). An annual compilation of articles on Local History, called...

RBL Branch Centenary
: Fri 16 Mar 10:28am

by Tony Potter, Chairman, Royal British LegionOn the evening of Thursday 8 March 2018, the Curry Rivel, Drayton and Fivehead Branch of The Royal British Legion celebrated its centenary with a drinks party in the Old School Room.One hundred years ago on Friday 8 March 1918, a meeting had been held in the same Old School Room, attended by ten former sailors and soldiers, all of whom had been...

Big Breakfast April 2018
: Fri 16 Mar 9:43am

The Big Breakfast15th April 20188.30am -- 12:30pm, Village HallBring the whole family along to this great Community Event, from 8.30am till 12.30pm.Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast, with Bacon, Sausages, and Eggs kindly supplied by Scrivens the butchers.Proceeds to the Village Hall.Enjoy anything from a Full English to a Cup of Tea and a Slice of...