Category Archives: Update

The Localism challenge for Town & Parish Councils

Here is the full text of Mel Usher’s inspiring speech at our conference in Bridgwater on June 28th.

“What am I doing here amongst all of these big hitters…the County Council, Public Health Somerset and national government? After all we are a parish council…and we all know about them…….. trumpton mayors, dog poo, allotments and spats in the local paper on how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. read more

New Members join the Forum

Frome, Chard and Wincanton Town Councils are the latest organisations to join Somerset Towns Forum.

They join Wellington and Somerton Town Councils, Vision for Frome, Martock Community Partnership, Watchet’s Chamber, Ilminster Forum, the Diocese of Bath & Wells and Wiveliscombe Area Partnership as member organisations. read more