Mark and Wedmore Ward


Polly Costello –     01934 713564

Will Human –      01278 641795




Polly and Will attended the Licensing and General Purposes Committee this month. At this meeting, some polling stations were re allocated away from schools so that they no longer have to close on polling day. Revisions were also made to Licensing requirements for Taxi drivers – an amendment to the knowledge test, tightening the DBS checking system and an amendment to policy concerning drug related convictions. They also heard an interesting summary of other licensing areas of responsibility such as the licensing of dangerous or protected species of animals.


Full council had a very full agenda which included a resolution to declare Sedgemoor a ‘Frack Free Zone’. This was passed unanimously having been brought forward by the Scrutiny Committee.


Will attended the Axe Brue Drainage Board Finance Committee. A proposal to use the Flagstone Banking platform was passed and will be submitted to the Full Drainage Board at its next meeting.  This platform allows access to (currently) 38 different banking accounts in one place with only one application form at the outset.  It is designed to make it easier to invest in the best interest rates possible and will significantly increase the returns on the Boards reserve cash funds.  It also means the funds are safer as they can be allocated to reflect the FSCA compensation schemes £85,000 limit.



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