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 Sarah Wakefield

Sarah has lived in Pitminster and Blagdon Hill for over 25 years.

She works locally and has been a member of and former Chair of Pitminster Parish Council and of the PTA at Trull School when her three children were pupils.

She is a member of her local church and new hall committee in Blagdon Hill.

Sarah is looking forward to representing this new ward and raising such issues as speeding traffic through our villages, lack of public transport and minimising the adverse impacts of the huge housing development planned.

Our villages need to be protected from rat running vehicles and the Trull area must retain its separate vibrant community and not be swallowed up in the spread of the town.

Sarah promises to be a listening and active voice if elected.  

She is proud that Liberal Democrat plans for Taunton are based on protecting and enhancing our environment.

Martin Hill

Martin has lived in Taunton for 40 years. He has vast experience in education and business - as Vice Principal at Bridgwater College, before building companies in Training, Consultancy and Property Development, He has five children - the youngest currently studying A levels at Queens.

Martin will bring his energy, ideas and drive to promote Taunton town centre. He will explore National Funding opportunities to create high paid jobs and build a garden boulevard linking the railway station to the town, opening up the riverside for other amenities.

The Firepool site needs developing as a regional destination with an entertainment venue and sports complex and velladrome.

As County Town, Taunton needs vibrant and varied independent retail outlets to attract visitors.

Traffic is an issue everywhere but in Trull and the villages, we need to make the roads safe for pedestrians particularly children walking to school.