Nominations are now open for members of Bruton Town Council.
The 13 members of the council are elected every four years, and the next election is on May 2nd.
Being a councillor is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the activities of town, you can read about some of the things we do here. New councillors are always welcome, and we very much encourage you to step forward to join the Council in May.
If you are interested in joining the Town Council, you can pick up nomination forms from the Community Office on the High Street. Nominations close on April 3rd.
Outline planning permission for 60 houses in the Brewham Road has now been applied for by Acorn Developments. At this stage only the details of the access arrangements have been submitted for approval. All other matters (Layout, Scale, Appearance and Landscaping) are reserved for future approval.
Bruton Town Council has been asked by South Somerset District Council, who will be deciding on the application, to submit our comments and opinions on the application. At this stage the Town Council can only discuss those aspects of the application which have been submitted for approval. These are firstly the general scale and nature of the development, and secondly the detailed proposals for access.
As this is a matter of significant public interest, Bruton Town Council has convened a special meeting of the Council to discuss the application. The meeting will be on Thursday April 4th at 7.30pm in the Community Hall. Like all Council meetings this is open to the public, and townspeople will be invited to give their views prior to the Council discussing the application, as will Acorn, the developers making the application.
Details of the application can be found here: South Somerset Planning
You can submit a comment on the development to South Somerset District Council here
Bruton Town Council are pleased to announce that a number of businesses in Bruton are now recycling points for items which Somerset Waste Partnership do not accept.
Bruton Wholefoods is collecting plastic bottle tops and On the Brook is accepting many single use plastics from crisp packets to toothbrushes.
Click here for more info https://www.kickscount.org.uk/blog/recycling