Help save Man on Bench for Bruton!

Help save Man on Bench for Bruton!

Man on Bench has been on loan to the Town Council for the past two years through the generosity of his maker Giles Penny. Giles needs to cover his costs, so if Man on Bench is to stay the town now urgently needs to raise the funds to keep him.

The Town Council does not have the legal power to purchase works of art (though it may own them). We are exploring other avenues (such as grants) to raise some of the money, but we also need your help if Man on Bench is to stay.

We have set a target of £12,500 to be raised by the end of July 2017. If you want to help please complete the form below, pledging £5 or a multiple of £5. We will not collect any money unless we reach our target. (If you made a pledge at the Packhorse Fair we will already have your details).

Quaperlake Street to close for resurfacing in August 2017

The Town Council has just heard that Quaperlake Street will be closed from 21 to 25 August 2017, from the Library Junction to the Brewham Road junction.

According to the email we have received from the County Council, the resurfacing work will include ‘removing some of the height off the crown of the road to give a flatter profile’ and possibly some minor works to the kerbs, but not to the footway itself. The County Council has undertaken to give us more details nearer the time.