Bruton’s new Town Plan will be launched at Bruton Community Hall on Thursday 29 June 2017, at 2.00. Turn up to find out what’s in it, or wait till the weekend when a copy should plop through your letterbox. For those who can’t wait but can’t make it the Plan will also be published on this website on the 29th.
Design and Photography: MarkPickthall.com
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).
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.
Earlier this year we interviewed 103 people in the High Street, using a standard set of questions which were compared with the answers given in other towns. People in Bruton were extremely positive about the town: 99% said they would recommend a visit to the town. In other comparable towns only 66% recommended a visit.
People were more positive about Bruton in other ways too. Customer service scored highly, as did the range of restaurants and cafes. You can read more about what we found, find out what our businesses think of the town, and find out how our car parking compares by following this link.
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Town Plan Live Event planned for Thursday 16 March at 7.30 pm in the Unionist Hall, because we were not able to confirm the hall booking. The town plan steering committee apologises to anyone who had planned to come to this particular event.
The next event will be at 10.00 am on the Green at Cuckoo Hill. If the weather is too awful this may also need to be cancelled: at the moment it’s a bit touch and go.
The picture shows today’s event in the Community Hall, which was attended by 20 residents.
If you can’t make the event on Sunday you can read more about the outcome of the Town Plan Survey by clicking this link.