Elections to be held on May 2nd

Elections to be held on May 2nd

For the first time in 16 years, there will be a contested election for Bruton Town Council on May 2nd.

18 candidates have been nominated for 13 seats on the council.

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Election Day, and the count will take place the following afternoon.

The candidates are:

ANDERTON, STUART

BAKER, ABI

BAKER, KAREN

BROWNLOW, MIKE

BUCKLAND, JAMES

CRAWFORD, JOCELYN

DAY, SHELAGH

FRADLEY, CAROL

HALL, STEVE

HASELGROVE, VICKI

HEAVEY, PHILIP

HOOD, JAMES

HUTCHINSON, DANIEL

JONES, EWAN

PICKERING, LISA

ROBINSON, JUSTIN

SIDA, HANNAH

SKINNER, PIERS

Recycle more in Bruton

Recycle more in Bruton

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

Ever thought of joining the Town Council?

Ever thought of joining the Town Council?

Elections are coming in May for the 13 members of Bruton Town Council. If you’ve ever wondered what the Council does, or considered standing yourself, why not come along to a drop in session on Tuesday March 5th and find out more?

The informal session is being held from 4pm to 8pm in the Community Office on the High Street, and current councillors will be on hand to answer any questions.

If you can’t make it, any of the current councillors would be happy to talk to you – see the Meet the Council page for contact information.

Recycling centres now take more plastic packaging

Recycling centres now take more plastic packaging

All 16 Somerset recycling sites can now take rigid plastic food and other household pots, tubs and trays (PTT) in the skips also used for plastic bottles.

Plastic bottles remain the only plastic Somerset Waste Partnership can accept at the kerbside, so please do not add PTT to kerbside recycling boxes.

It is planned to add new materials, such as PTT, beverage cartons (tetrapaks), batteries and small electrical items to the kerbside collections, as the “Recycle More” service rolls out from 2020. Somerset Waste Partnership are procuring a new contractor, new vehicles and improved depots to enable this.

Suitable for recycling at all recycling centres:

  • Plastic pots for yoghurt, soup, face cream, hair gel
  • Plastic tubs for margarine, ice cream, laundry tabs
  • Plastic trays (including black plastic) for meat, ready meals, and plastic punnets for fruit and mushrooms

Please remove all foil, film covers, absorbent pads and card. Rinse out any contents and squash items to fit more in the skips. Not suitable for recycling are plastic films, such as cling film, bubble wrap, carrier bags and film covers; plastic paint pots, plant pots or seed trays; or other plastics, such as toys, garden furniture, car parts, CDs, DVDs, VHS cases or tapes.

Council mailing list and GDPR

Since launch this website has had a form to sign up to a Council newsletter. However this newsletter has never been sent, as we have preferred to use the web and social media for electronic communications.

In the spirit of the new privacy regulations, we have therefore securely deleted the e-mail addresses of those who signed up for the newsletter and we no longer hold that information about our users.

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