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

Bruton Climate Emergency

Bruton Climate Emergency

On Tuesday 26 March 2019, Bruton Town Council voted unanimously to declare a ‘Climate Emergency’, adopting a 9 point motion (below) that commits the Council to tangible actions to “make Bruton carbon neutral by 2030″.

 

The Council would like to thank the large number of residents who attended the meeting to speak on this issue. We will be setting up a working group to take this forward, and encourage members of our community who want to help to to get in touch. Please contact the Town Clerk, Kathy McCarthy (townclerk@brutontowncouncil.gov.uk)

 

Bruton Town Council adopted the following nine resolutions…

 

1.   Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’
2.   Write to Bruton’s schools thanking our schoolchildren for demonstrating their ecological concerns, and pledging support for addressing this as a Council;
3.   Pledge to do everything within the Town Council’s power to make Bruton carbon neutral by 2030;
4.   Set up a Working Group to review all Town Council policies and activities to assess how they might be modified to reduce emissions. This Working Group to report back to Full Council withing 6 months with a Proposal for adoption by the TC. Said Proposals to be reviewed annually.
5.    In the absence of Bruton specific emissions data, to work to make our contribution to South Somerset achieving our regional target by 2030.
6.   Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible;
7.   Sign up to the Covenant of Mayors;
8.   Work with Bruton’s residents, businesses and other organisations to meet the 2030 target.
9.   Call on All Local Principal Authority Councils to take similar actions.

Queen’s visit to Bruton: the details that have been released

Bruton Town Council is delighted to welcome the Queen to our town on Thursday.

The Queen’s visit is primarily to open the new Music School at Kings’ Bruton, as part of the school’s 500th anniversary celebrations. Her majesty will then attend a Somerset Celebration Lunch at the school’s Memorial Hall, before visiting Hauser and Wirth. Exact details of her route and time have not been released to the public.

There will be no parking or waiting anywhere on the one-way system, Station Road or Dropping Lane, from midnight on Wednesday until the Queen has departed Bruton on Thursday afternoon. Bruton’s roads will be open as normal to through traffic.

Bruton Town Council has played no role in organising this visit, but we would like to thank Mill on the Brue and Godminster Farms for opening up temporary parking on Thursday, which will be accessible by Legg’s Bridge and through our existing Station Road Car Park. We will put up signs on Thursday morning.

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.

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