Nominations are open for Bruton Town Council

Nominations are open for Bruton Town Council

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.

Brewham Road Development: Special Public Meeting

Brewham Road Development: Special Public Meeting

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

An enterprise centre for Bruton: your chance to have your say

An enterprise centre for Bruton: your chance to have your say

Somerset County Council are considering investing in creating an enterprise centre in Bruton to support local businesses and to help new ones get going.

They are looking to find out if there is demand in the town and surrounding villages, and Bruton Town Council are hosting a drop-in session on Thursday October 4th to give you an opportunity to find out more and let the county council know if you’d support the scheme. The drop in session is  at the Unionist Club from 3pm to 7.30pm.

The Bruton Enterprise Centre, if it gets local support,  will become one of the latest additions to the long established and successful Somerset Enterprise Network. The centre will deliver over 350 square metres of office and studio floor space and the same amount of light industrial units. Units will have NGA broadband and will be let on all-inclusive, easy-in, easy-out terms and will be open to new businesses and established SMEs. It will be on the From Road, near Burrowfield.

The network offers business support which is carried out by the centre operators and is open to both tenants and external businesses. Support available includes:

  • An initial business assessment as tenants arrive at the centre;
  • Referrals on to existing business support provision, ensuring alignment wherever possible.
  • Offering business support, including business planning and reviewing, assisting the preparation of funding applications and offering general business advice.
  • Organising and hosting networking events and themed talks around topics of interest to businesses.
  • Creation of an intranet that allows tenants to interact, access support and explore business opportunities.
  • Regular catch ups with tenants to identify any emerging support needs with effective referrals then made.
  • Tailored business support services where no provision is identified to be available through mainstream routes.
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