Town Assembly 2017 update

At a well attended meeting on Tuesday 25th April, the Chair of the Langport Town Council, Cllr Janet Seaton, reported on the highs and lows of the past council year.

The purchase of Cocklemoor, better Christmas lights, the installation of an electric car charging point and the start of Lorry Watch were among the main achievements.

Disappointments included the removal of the skate park and the slow progress on getting a defibrillator and on making improvements to the Links Community Transport Service.

As well as the 3 main projects, things to look forward to include progress towards a feasibility study for a new railway station, exploring the possibility of a Grouped Parish arrangement with Huish Episcopi, and the planned relocation and refurbishment of the Dolphin sculpture.

The meeting heard reports from the community groups who had received the largest amounts of grant funding over the year:- the Forget me not Café, the Senior Citizens Group, the Scouts and the Youth Club. Details are in the attached draft minutes.

Langport Town Councillors then reported on the three major projects that the Council is working on:
a. Memorial Field Changing Rooms & Skate Park (Cllr Angela Clarke)
b. Town Hall Refurbishment (Cllr Anne Michell)
c. Langport River Project (Cllr Ian Macnab)
Details are in the attached draft minutes.

There was then a lively open discussion session, focussing mainly on the closure of the Langport branch of the NatWest bank.

27 April 2017

ENDS

For more information please contact the Town Clerk, by email townclerk@langport.life or telephone 01458 259700.