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19/08/2017 Public Meeting on the 11th September New

Application for Outline Planning Permission, with some matters reserved, for the erection of 20 dwellings (5 affordable) and creation of vehicular access, on the site of existing dwelling and outbuildings (to be demolished) at Mendip View, Cheddar Road, Axbridge, BS26 2DL

The Town Council is being consulted on the above application.

At this meeting, the developer has been invited to make a presentation and members of the public will have the opportunity to give their opinion on the application. This is residents’ main opportunity to make their views known to the Town Council. Written comments from residents are encouraged and will be accepted prior to the public meeting.

Following the public meeting, a Town Council meeting will be held at 8.15pm on the same evening, when the Town Council will make a recommendation to Sedgemoor District Council (there will be no further opportunity for public participation at this meeting).

Further details of the application can be found on Sedgemoor District Council’s website (planning application no. 02/17/00022/DT) with comments welcome by 14th September 2017.

02/04/2017 Pictures from Civic Service 2017

There are now some pictures from the last Civic Service, where Wendy Mace recoeved a Civic Award, and Jim Lukins received the freedom of the town. Thanks to Tim Hind for the photography.

02/04/2017 Conservation Area and Listed Building guidance from Sedgemoor District Council

Sedgemoor have published a Guide for Owners and Occupiers to Living in a Conservation Area, and a Guide for Owners and Occupiers to Living in a Listed Building.

30/01/2017 Local Plan Consultation available

Sedgemoor District Council has published a set of documents for consultation:

This is your chance to comment on the future of our town.

27/10/2016 Voices of Axbridge goes to the Somerset Heritage Centre

The South West Heritage Trust is delighted to announce that the Voices of Axbridge archive is now available for research at the Somerset Heritage Centre.

The archive was officially handed over on 17 August at a ceremony at Axbridge Town Hall attended by the Mayor, the Voices of Axbridge project team and an archivist from the Heritage Trust. Maggie Tur, the project leader, paid tribute to the hard work, dedication and good humour shown by the project volunteers, and commented that this was where the team’s job finished and the work of the Archives Service started.

The archive consists of over 100 interviews (with full transcripts) with Axbridge people, giving a very detailed picture of life in the town in times past, as well as a snapshot of life in the 21st century. Interviewees included 18 of the town’s former mayors, local business people, older residents and Civic Award winners.

The collection has now been catalogued and can be consulted at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. The Heritage Centre is open Tuesday to Friday and the morning of the second Saturday of the month. Visitors are warmly welcome to come to listen to these fascinating interviews.

For more information about visiting the Somerset Heritage Centre


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