Below are notes from two STF Coordination Group meetings. This is a meeting of all STF Member organisations to guide the work of STF.
Both meetings discussed the future of STF and we’re sharing these to our wider network of contacts.
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.
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.
There was a discussion at our Frome event in October 2014 about Neighbourhood Plans and their significance when still in draft form i.e. not yet reached the referendum.
Doug Roseaman attended the event for the Devizes Partnership. Devizes’ Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to the Local Authority but is yet to have the referendum.