Tuesday, 6 April 2010

An April on Service

The Service Committee meeting of the Town Council was held this evening.

There was a couple of interesting items;

  1. Somerset County Council and Mendip District Council have ended their funding of the footpath budget that gives the Town Council £220, for this the Town Council cuts the rural footpaths three times a year, no discussion, I called this principled authorities being able to reduce their support and leaving the parish council to pick up the tab.
  2. On the 26 March the District Council passed the Town Council planning application for the enhancement of our cenotaph, although they have rejected our choice of paving, it looks like it's going to cost between £20-30,000 extra. The Town Council will need to look at other sources of funding, possibly at the Tesco s106.
  3. The time is ticking on the Town Clock, the highway authority are now insisting that the work to erect the clock and fitting must be done out of working hours, this is costing an extra £800, we also have to find a new energy provider.
  4. As previously reported the by election will be held in June, this will cost the Town Council, this due to the third Conservative resignation/expulsion of this term.

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