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  • Wells: Conservatives retain control in Somerset County Council elections

    By abbie_wells at 08:36 on 03/05/13
    Conservatives have retained control of Somerset County Council following yesterday's elections. 28 Tory candidates won seats on the council, followed by 18 Liberal Democrats. Labour and UKIP won three each, and two seats were won for Independent candidates. Conservative candidate John Osman was re-elected in the Wells division, with 1382 votes, winning by 503. All four Mendip divisions also elected conservative candidates for seats...
  • Election in Wells following tragic death of Councillor John Mitchell

    By abbie_wells at 11:34 on 15/02/13
    Former Wells City Councillor John Mitchell who died on Christmas day 2012
    Local electors will have the chance to go to the polls next month in a Wells City Council election. Following the tragic death of Independent Wells City Councillor, John Mitchell, from the St Cuthbert's Ward of Wells City Council, residents have called for an election to be held. Friends of John Mitchell paid tribute to his life last month. The former Mayor of Wells, Graham Livings described him as "an extraordinary man who was...
  • Cabinet re-shuffle could mean big changes for Wells Recreation Ground

    By abbie_wells at 16:07 on 04/02/13
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    Major improvements to Wells Recreation Ground could take place if Mendip District Council's cabinet approve plans to appoint a Board of Trustees to the area. Currently the council is the sole trustee of the Wells Recreation Ground Trust, however now a Board of Trustees has been proposed in order to make sure the decisions being made about the Trust are separate from the Council. The Cabinet will be asked to approve the plans at its...
  • Somerset County Council announces building projects worth £39 million

    By abbie_wells at 13:03 on 31/01/13
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    Building projects worth nearly £39 million have been announced by Somerset County Council as it comes under fire over spending cuts which would cut dozens of jobs. The projects range in value from £7 million on repairing schools to £20,000 for improving the Bridgwater-to-Taunton Canal. "Not a penny of this £38 million will be money borrowed by the council," said leader John Osman. "All the...
  • Mendip District Council join Twitter

    By abbie_wells at 10:47 on 29/01/13
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    Mendip District Council have given into the age of social media and joined Twitter. You can follow their Twitter account @MendipCouncil to keep up to date with key council decisions and debates. Councillor Tom Killen, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: "Twitter provides the council with an additional way of communicating with our residents and keeping them up to date with key council decisions. "Twitter will act as another...

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