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The Mayor of Radstock sharing horticultural methods in Rwanda

In his latest column, the Radstock mayor writes about how fortunate Radstock is.

In these days of heavy showers and hurricane tail-enders when so many communities have suffered from the ravages of abnormal deluges, it is interesting to note that the Somer Valley has emerged relatively unscathed.

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BANES is going green for sure but will that help Radstock

More than £800k of additional funding to help tackle the Climate and Nature Emergency looks set to be agreed by Bath & North East Somerset councillors.

In addition new investment in key priority areas including delivering more affordable and low carbon housing, introducing low traffic neighbourhoods, increased street cleaning and supporting vulnerable people will be considered by Bath & North East Somerset Council as part of its budget-setting process.

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A file photo of the roundabout in Radstock from Google earth

At the recent Town Council meeting, councillors heard an appeal to do something about the dangerous road crossings in Radstock.

Walter Reakes, better known as Terry, who is Honorary Alderman Bath & North East Somerset Council, described the pedestrian crossing system Radstock centre as "inadequate", particularly in Nelson Ward Drive, Church Street, and Fortescue Road, where there are no pedestrian crossings.

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Rail for Radstock?

By Susie Watkins

19th Feb 2020 | Local News

The Mayor of Radstock has just had an "upbeat" meeting with Network Rail

At the Town Council meeting, vigorous discussion took place over what Radstock could do to combat the effects of climate change.

One solution, already under way since 2015 is an application to reopen the Radstock railway.

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The coloured areas show those proposed under the latest Mendip Plan

Radstock Town Council will be strongly opposing Mendip District Council's latest draft local plan - accusing their neighbour of "chucking all their houses on the boundary with BANES".

Showing ferocity not common at the monthly meeting, councillors were told that under the new revised plan, a whole estate worth of houses would be going up close to Writhlington.

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