People have been asking how long Lovers Lane is going to be closed. We don’t know, but have been told by the County Council’s footpaths officer that it should open again at some time this autumn.
The Town Council reported a dangerous wall and fence to the County Council in October of last year, and, having inspected it, the County Council closed it on safety grounds. The fence has, we understand, been fixed by Network Rail. The wall still needs to be repaired by its owner. The statutory closure notice has effect until December 2019, but the County Council is hopeful that work on the wall will be completed over the summer, and that the path can then reopen in September 2019.
Thanks to Jennifer Guest for permission to share her photograph, and to the public-spirited person who cleared up the rubbish that had accumulated.
UPDATE: The first two properties are now available on Homefinder Somerset.
The housing association White Horse Housing is providing 12 homes in Bruton for local people – but you need to register to apply.
The homes will be located on the Cubis Bruton site currently under construction by Acorn Builders. The first phase of homes will be completed in September 2019 and will comprise of 4 x 1 bed flats and 2 x 2 bed houses for rent. The second phase, coming later, will be 2 x 1 bed flats and 4 x 2 bed flats.
Indicative prices, to be confirmed, are in the region of £99 per week for the 1 bed flats and £122 per week for the 2 bed houses.
If you are interested in an affordable home to rent and have a local connection to Bruton then please ring White Horse Housing Association for further information. They will keep you informed of the process to apply for a home.
If you are in need of one of these affordable homes then you must also register with Homefinder Somerset in good time to be able to apply for them when they are advertised on the Homefinder Somerset Website in July 2019. Please go to the following Website to register with Homefinder Somerset www.homefindersomerset.co.uk
White Horse Housing Association
Tel 01380 850916