Each of the following comments is a transcription of what was written on a Post-it at the Packhorse Fair. (Some people wrote on other people’s Post-its, and some stuck one Post-it on top of another saying “agree” or something similar. Square brackets have been used to help make sense of this).
|Set up a dog poo wormery
|Desperate need for an old folks’ home
|No more coffee shops
|Proper 40 mph speed enforcement at top of hill, small hamlet, narrow road and very fast cars
|Proper signage at junction, warning road narrows and no HGV’s
|Traffic slow down
|Don’t move the Doctor, because people will drive to Frome, damaging town shops
|[Following on from above] yes keep it where it is
|Don’t move the Dr’s surgery out of town.
|Don’t move it [as above]
|Publically accessible gym
|Please, please light up the dovecote
|A wild flower meadow
|Events as listed all very good, local societies thriving
|Keep man on the bench x 3
|Keep man on the bench and promote rural look suitable for Bruton
|Convert Park Wall to One Way St, from Godminster Lane to Dropping Lane
|Back up 20 mph with penalties at present too many speeding around town evening and overnight, dangerous when children walking to and from school
|More focus and promotion of business such as Truffles in the west end, which are not even on current Tourist map
|Some more dog bins
|Dog poo bin here
|Campsite required here
|More dog waste bins
|Better entrance to Bruton signs, not so cheap looking
|It’s lovely as it is, don’t change it
|Please no more changes, leave Bruton alone
|Bruton is perfect, I love it
|Charming Town, don’t change a thing esp. not new housing estates
|New housing needed
|No more new housing estates, please
|[from above] if only life were that simple
|Playground for older children
|Light up the Dovecote
|Light up the Dovecote, like many historic structures
|Give the town a pressure wash, lovely buildings looking mucky
|Let Bruton Be! It is a wonderful place to live
|Speed limits throughout the town please
|Proper warning and HGV notice at all approaches to town, even as far away as Hunters Lodge
|Need Council drive to stop dog poo’s being left on paths and roads. Take it home/bin it
|A359 Junction High St / Quaperlake St, Slow / Stop sign needed from High Street to Quaperlake
|Quaperlake – pavements wide enough for people and prams
|Please, please, please sort out street name signs, particularly Mill Lane
|Make Bruton an accessible Town
|If you want more visitors to Town, open the public loos!
|[on above] Encore that
|Two hour parking, Silver Street
|Re-open the public loos
|Yes re-open public loos, it was mad to close them
|[From above] Yes me too!
|[From above] Plus
|Stop Town Centre parking
|Parking – Packhorse Fair!! Street only cleaned one side. Town needs more parking.
|Better footpath with dog bins between Village and Hauser & Wirth
|Residents’ parking, Lusty
|Sort out why can’t transfer why can’t transfer from boarding to day [school] if move
|More information on public footpaths & routes
|Re-open the toilets in the town
|General parking and lack of Police just on patrol. Lived here 6 years, NEVER seen a policeman on patrol.
|Lovely town, let’s get a road to bypass it
|Pedestrianise the High Street for all to use safely. Build a car park. Stop closing the damn roads
|Couldn’t sleep 2 nights in a row, unacceptable noise.
|INCESSANT anti-social noise generated by Gilcombe Farm Festival, totally unfair and unacceptable!
|Would be good if festivals normally stopped at midnight
|Dog mess everywhere, more bins needed
|New housing needed BUT stop highways ‘urbanising’ e.g. with hideous street lights
|More cycle routes needed
|Calming traffic from under railway bridge to Budgens. Coaches parking at bus stop – not good place for bus stop.
|Make stream accessible and make it clean and easy to sit next to
|20 is not plenty, keep it 30
|Speeding, dropping lane, please!
|Speeding in Station Road leading to dropping lane
|It’s lovely, love everything, including gallery
|Another waste bin in Berkeley Gardens
|Speed limits are fine as they are they just need enforcement. Better to stop lorries breaking weight limit
|Mirror at bottom of Coombe Hill, so drivers coming down Quaperlake Street can see if traffic is coming down
|Improvement pavement to town from Station Road
|Pavement from Church Bridge to Godminster [Station Road] Car Park in a dreadful condition, DANGEROUS
|Absolutely do not start charging for parking
|Start charging for parking
|[from above] please don’t!!
|High Street parking needs MORE enforcement, not less
|Aggressive targeting by over-zealous traffic wardens is detrimental to business, give some slack
|Flowers on Station Road approach – wild ones
|Too much heavy traffic along High Street, plus extra wide vehicles which cause blockages
|Better street cleaning
|Police VOLUNTEER liaisons who work from public area, such as community hall or library, policing issues such as speed, anti-social behaviour, or other concerns can be raised. Volunteers have direct contact with Police in Wincanton
|Dog poo bins, Vineys Yard and Parking Vineys Yard
|Keep free parking
|Surface of Station Car Park
|Right of Way at the end of the High Street?
|Build a ByPass to take away heavy traffic, or our roads will collapse!
|More buildings [housing] for local families
|Where is bridge for footpath
|Bumps or something in Quaperlake St
|Enforcement of speed limits through the town
|Speed control on Frome Road like on Cole Road, please
|Enforce speed limits! Enforce truck weight limits!
|[from above] plus one
|Mobility scooters or wheelchairs in High Street is impossible
|I love Bruton, very friendly!
|Better access Station [station word?]
|20 miles per hour!
|You’d be lucky, traffic at standstill up High Street as it is.
|Cease fesitvals and loud music from Gilcombe Farm
|Set up a park and ride for Gilcombe Farm festivals visiting local supermarkets
|No fireworks on a Sunday night at Gilcombe Farm
|Ban Gilcombe Farm from doing as they please with parties and festivals
|Limit amount of Gilcombe festivals and enforce low sound levels
|Too many loud and v. late festivals at Gilcombe Farm
|Dog poo bin at top of Cuckoo Hill
|Please re-open the loos
|Create a community jobs board for paid and volunteer positions
|Change bottom of Park Road to One Way, dangerous where road narrows with children leaving and going to school
|Join Bruton buddies to help our community
|Revive the High Street
|Toilet and Baby Changing in the new community hall at Jubilee Park open during the day to public! Kid Park
|An area for small industrial units, i.e. business park