Local News

Taunton makes Top 10 Healthiest High Streets in the UK

Taunton's high street placed 3rd in a published league table ranking 70 of Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and wellbeing by the RSPH. 

Wayne Battishill elected to Wellington Town Council

Hard working local campaigner Wayne Battishill, was elected to Wellington Town Council yesterday evening (26th July). Wayne Battishill won the vote after Lib Dem Cllr Peter Critchard resigned his seat in June. 

Result:

Con 236
Lib Dem: 189
Ind: 62
Lab: 53

MP launches Best of the High Street awards

Coinciding with British High Streets Week, Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow has launched her ‘Best of the High Street Awards’ competition.

There are 8 categories for best independent businesses and people are encouraged to vote for their favourite.

Plastic free Parliament

Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow has welcomed the recent announcement that Parliament will be introducing new measures over the next 12 months to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic across the Parliamentary estate.

Rebecca Pow visits The Life House

Taunton Deane MP met with residents, staff and volunteers at the Life House this week, to learn more about how the charity is supporting single mothers in Taunton and across the UK.