Letter to the editor: £600 Student County Ticket

Dear Sir,I found the article by Sam Foulder-Hughes, member of the Youth Parliament, on the cost of getting to college very much in line with the views of Year 10 & 11 students with whom I have spoken. The cost of £600 for a County Ticket can be a disincentive to students going to a particular college or even going to college at all. The County Council is well aware of these concerns and Sam is right in saying that "the issue of getting students to college is far bigger than Somerset County Council".

Maddock meets with Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Ken met with Barry Hughes, the Chief Crown Prosecutor for Avon and Somerset, to understand the role of the CPS and how the new position of Police and Crime Commissioner will work with them.

Ken takes questions on new PCC role

Ken Maddock, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for the Conservative party visited Bath on Saturday 7 July to introduce himself to supporters and to answer their questions about his potential new role.

Maddock urges sport to reduce anti-social behaviour

Ken Maddock, the Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Avon and Somerset, attended the Somerset School Games 2012 at Millfield School, Street on Friday. The Games are an opportunity for all schools in Somerset to come together and show young people that there is an opportunity for everyone in sport, regardless of their ability, as well as taking part in a competitive event.

Ken Maddock visits Victim Support

The Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate, Ken Maddock, visited the Victim Support centre in Bishopsworth on Wednesday 4th June.

County Leader puts forward the case for Somerset

Somerset County Council Leader, John Osman, met with Government Ministers Bob Neil and Greg Clark last week at the Local Government Conference to discuss the future financing for Somerset Councils and nuclear development at Hinkley point.

Ken hits the ground running

Ken Maddock has hit the ground running since being nominated as Conservative candidate for Police & Crime Commissioner.

Have your say on the speeding along the A358 at Henlade

In the twelve months to April 2012 over 5,336 drivers have been caught speeding on the dual carriageway outside the new Park and Ride. To date 2,542 have been successfully prosecuted raising over £152,250 for the treasury. For the full story, and to have your say, open David Fothergill’s intouch below.