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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES NEWS: AXBRIDGE PAGEANT – video – are pageants accurate portrayals of history with Dr Mark Freeman of UCL in London

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES NEWS: AXBRIDGE PAGEANT – video – are pageants accurate portrayals of history with Dr Mark Freeman of UCL in London

Click here to see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1M56D6Qs80 This is a conversation between Harry Mottram and Dr Mark Freeman of UCL Institute of Education, University College ahead of the Axbridge Pageant 2020. The event takes place in the Square in Axbridge on August 29-31 over the bank holiday weekend. If you wish to take part in […]

By January 18, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES NEWS: Public meeting in Axbridge sees calls to amend housing association plans for new homes off Cheddar Road to include one bedroom properties and more parking

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES NEWS: Public meeting in Axbridge sees calls to amend housing association plans for new homes off Cheddar Road to include one bedroom properties and more parking

Public meeting about the new development at Mendip View Residents attended a public meeting in Axbridge Town Hall on Monday, January 13, to hear a presentation for developing the old blackberry shop and land on Cheddar Road at Mendip View. The presentation by Stonewater housing association was to illustrate how the construction of new homes […]

By January 17, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – Local newspaper review: long faces in Axbridge over planning defeat, Banwell’s long wait for a bypass but victory for Shipham’s footballers

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – Local newspaper review: long faces in Axbridge over planning defeat, Banwell’s long wait for a bypass but victory for Shipham’s footballers

Planning defeat and musical Anne Higgs The Cheddar Valley Gazette leads on the green light given to developers to build 53 homes on green fields in Axbridge. Maxine Irving writes: “There were long faces in Axbridge on Tuesday night as residents discovered that controversial plans to build houses off Houlgate Way had been given the go-ahead.” The story […]

By January 16, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Book Review: From mountainous Minehead to rain soaked Land’s End, via sheep shearing work and sleeping on cliffs – Raynor Winn’s redemptive and page turning memoir of homelessness in The Salt Path is no sugary read

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Book Review: From mountainous Minehead to rain soaked Land’s End, via sheep shearing work and sleeping on cliffs – Raynor Winn’s redemptive and page turning memoir of homelessness in The Salt Path is no sugary read

Travel memoir REVIEW: The Salt Path. By Raynor Winn They walked around the South West Coastal path and to my annoyance dismissed my home town of Seaton as ‘a flash of 1950s time warp.’ Still I suppose by then they just wanted to get on with their 630 mile hike in their final push to […]

By January 15, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: check out these new super shots to promote the Axbridge Pageant 2020 as organisers announce a recruitment and information evening for the August bank Holiday event on Sunday, January 26th, in the Town Hall, 4-7.30pm

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: check out these new super shots to promote the Axbridge Pageant 2020 as organisers announce a recruitment and information evening for the August bank Holiday event on Sunday, January 26th, in the Town Hall, 4-7.30pm

Details of the event will be released soon but the recruitment and information evening on Sunday, January 26th, is an appeal to those residents who haven’t yet signed up to come along and find out what’s involved. The Axbridge Pageant 2020 is over the bank holiday weekend in August, Saturday to Monday, August 29-31, in the […]

By January 15, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Comment: the development in Axbridge on Houlgate Way

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Comment: the development in Axbridge on Houlgate Way

Harry Mottram gives a view on the controversial development in Axbridge of 53 homes to be built on green fields in the town Over the years I’ve covered several of these planning debates at councils across the South West. I cannot recall a single one where parish councils, town councils and residents’ groups have stopped […]

By January 15, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: Sedgemoor District Councillors dismiss concerns over a new housing estate next to a poultry farm in Axbridge and its affect on the town’s infrastructure such as parking, the school and surgery

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: Sedgemoor District Councillors dismiss concerns over a new housing estate next to a poultry farm in Axbridge and its affect on the town’s infrastructure such as parking, the school and surgery

The controversial plan to build 53 homes on fields off Houlgate Way in Axbridge has been waved through by Sedgemoor District Councillors on Tuesday, January 12, 2020, writes Harry Mottram. The vote of 10 in favour and 2 against gives the developers Hannick Homes outline planning permission to go ahead to put forward further plans […]

By January 14, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: Sedgemoor District Councillors vote 10-2 in favour of outline planning permission for 53 homes to be built on a green field site in Axbridge (much to the frustration of town councillors and residents)

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: Sedgemoor District Councillors vote 10-2 in favour of outline planning permission for 53 homes to be built on a green field site in Axbridge (much to the frustration of town councillors and residents)

The controversial plan to build 53 homes on fields off Houlgate Way in Axbridge has been waved through by Sedgemoor District Councillors on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. The vote of 10 in favour and 2 against gives the developers Hannick Homes outline planning permission to go ahead to put forward further plans to get the […]

By January 14, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Business News: trade creditors (including the cleaners) of Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurants to get nothing (but he opens new outlets in the Far East and is still worth £100m)

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Business News: trade creditors (including the cleaners) of Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurants to get nothing (but he opens new outlets in the Far East and is still worth £100m)

Despite opening new restaurants this winter in south east Asia TV chef Jamie Oliver won’t have to pay most of the £83m in debts from his failed Jamie’s Italian outlets. Administrators KPMG said there would a shortfall meaning the 288 trade creditors such as food ingredient suppliers and even the cleaners will get next to […]

By January 13, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Business News: with Beales on the brink and Debenhams closing stores this month it’s the season of retail closures and the inglorious twelfth of January

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Business News: with Beales on the brink and Debenhams closing stores this month it’s the season of retail closures and the inglorious twelfth of January

The inglorious 12th of January when retail liquidations begin Flog as much as possible from Black Friday to Christmas and the Boxing day and New Year’s sales and then shut up shop while there’s cash in the till. It may seem a crude statement but it is a truism that is not unknown in the […]

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