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28/11/2017 Civic and Young Person's Awards New

TELL US WHO MAKES AXBRIDGE SPECIAL FOR YOU? Who gives time and effort voluntarily to the town and perhaps goes unnoticed?

Is there a young person who has made outstanding achievements in sport or academically, or who deserves recognition for service to the community?


Please use a form to nominate your special Axbridge person. Civic Award Nomination forms are here, Young Person's Award Nomination forms are here, and both will be going out with Oyez at the end of November, and are available now in the Post Office, Chemist and Co-op.

Completed forms to be returned to: Mrs V Brice, Town Clerk, PO Box 1184, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2WJ or put it in the box at the Post Office or the collection envelopes in the Chemist and Co-op by 31st December 2017.

21/11/2017 Co-Option to the Town Council

The Town Council is seeking a new councillor. If you or anyone you know are interested, an application pack with more information can be found here. You are welcome to have a chat with the Clerk or any of the councillors to find out more. Applications must be submitted by the 4th December.

21/11/2017 Town Council press release concerning the proposed development south of Houlgate Way

The Town Council discussed recent changes to the planning application at the last full council meeting, and here is the press release published as a result.

02/04/2017 Pictures from Civic Service 2017

There are now some pictures from the last Civic Service, where Wendy Mace received 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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