The meeting of Bruton Town Council last night (September 27th) agreed to make a set of improvements to the Station Road car park.


A well-attended meeting was prefaced by a number of Bruton residents describing the issues they faced with parking pressure in Bruton, especially on the High Street, and emphasising the importance of improving parking in the town to both businesses and residents.


The Council voted to accept an offer of assistance from South Somerset District Council, and to supplement it with money from Town Council funds, to allow drainage to be installed, the whole car park to be resurfaced with gravel chippings, the main entrance and route through the car park to be tarmacked, and lines added. These improvements should significantly help with the issues with potholing and flooding which the car park suffers from.  The improvement work is subject to obtaining the relevant permissions.


As well as agreeing the works to Station Road, the Council committed to have a follow up meeting with concerned residents to look at ways the parking situation can be improved.


The meeting also amongst other matters:

  • Noted progress towards a new Town Plan to be drawn up over the coming six months, which will capture the views and priorities of residents and form the basis of the Council’s work for the next few years
  • Agreed to fund topological and environmental surveys on Jubilee Park as part of the BruBowl project
  • Agreed to site a memorial bench for the late Queen Elizabeth on Jubilee Park
  • Decided to consult with local residents on the best way to replace the broken picnic benches by the Packhorse Bridge
  • Agreed to apply for a road closure for the Christmas Evening on December 1st
  • As a result of the issue being raised by a number of residents, to further discuss the issues of commercial waste bins on Higher Backway and by Church Bridge with the businesses concerned


The official minutes of the meeting will be published in due course.

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