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LETTER: “Do we need a Taunton City Council? “


But we already have one in the making with its charter administrators, the councilors of the non-parish districts of Taunton with their 34,000 inhabitants.

Is the current council seeking to remove its boundaries from the old Taunton Borough Council, a solution dating back more than a century?

The Minister has spoken clearly in favor of a single council for Somerset with service delivery through local community networks; a more modern and focused way of doing things and potentially more responsive and democratic.

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Shouldn’t our advisors be leading the development of these LCNs (25,000 people are estimated to be a viable size depending on geography) and how best to achieve them?

Given the range of services that we now expect to receive, it is pretty clear that there is simply no money for another agency to do it all. We all have to do something ourselves.
It is a problem around the world and the idea of ​​a certain degree of voluntary commitment is necessary.

With all this flashback, we’re missing out on what’s really going on.

There are a lot of good people with great ideas in Taunton. Is the board listening? No wonder people find Taunton 20 years late!

Kingston Sainte-Marie