lin e O n No r to n Fi tz w a o r n re S n t , Ma ry On Focus a n d K i n gst Dixie ta p l e gr ove illors: S istri c t C o unc yo u r L i b Dem D h and Ed Firmin From y, D ixie Darc Andy S ul l Picture taken pre-Covid Norton Hill Fort Planning Reform Andy, Dixie and Ed have been Following the Government’s proposed working with the Heritage team planning reforms, we are incredibly relieved at Somerset West and Taunton that the idea for calculating housing need Council on plans for Norton Hill through a new algorithm has been rejected. Fort. Funding has been secured This would have resulted in a great deal from Historic England to carry more development. Our SW&T officers out maintenance work in responded with a preparation for maximising this robust argument site as a community asset. We against these want to thank Quantock AONB proposals as part for securing funding from the of the consultation. Green Recovery Challenge which Dixie and Andy with Thank goodness they Chair of SWT, Cllr have been heard! will enable the creation of a large Hazel Prior-Sankey, at scale wild-flower meadow. Such the Hill Fort (taken an exciting project! pre-Covid) NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES FOR SUGAR BEET SEEDS Dixie has written to Rebecca Pow MP on the issue of the Government temporarily authorising a known harmful pesticide and asks Rebecca Pow “to challenge the decision to authorise farmers to use a product containing a neonicotinoid to treat sugar beet seed….” It may be have been a tough year for the sugar industry but we must remmber: “We are in an ecological emergency (a real emergency) with massive losses in the insect and pollinator population. An evaluation of the application has found the potential risk to birds, mammals and aquatic invertebrates were “acceptable”. They are not acceptable to me….” Fireworks Motion Tree Planting In the lead up to Guy Fawkes we received a Just before we went number of emails from residents requesting into Tier 4 greater restrictions on fireworks use because of restrictions Lib the distress they Dem councillors cause to pets and and supporters livestock. At planted 200 native trees on land in December Full Kingston St Mary as Council the Lib Dems part of Gideon put forward a motion Amos’s promise to offset to address this issue. paper used in the election It was passed with a campaign. We can’t wait until Dixie and Ed took part strong majority. they grow into a woodland! in the tree planting Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or issues! firstname.lastname@example.org Best wishes, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Dixie, Ed and Andy Published and promoted by C Booth on behalf of Taunton Deane Liberal Democrats at Old Harness Rooom, 83 Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA1 1DN.