Councillor Simon Coles
Simon is a 60 year old father of three married to Sarah for nearly 30 years and lives in Alfred Street in Eastgate. He is the Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Taunton Deane Borough Council.
‘’I have been privileged to serve as one of the two District Councillors for the Eastgate Ward since 2005 and have been the County Councillor for the Taunton East Division since 2013. I have been a school governor for many years and was chair of Governors for two years. I believe in ensuring equal opportunities for all. Amongst the many improvements I have supported in Taunton I have been consistent in my campaigning for improvements to Victoria Park. I was instrumental in the removal of “Legal Highs” from our town. I am passionate about the regeneration of Firepool and the town centre, and associated job creation and necessary infrastructure, along with the creation of a new business park and infrastructure works at Junction 25 on the M5. This should allow maximum benefit from the proposed dualling of the A358 and creation of the long awaited Henlade By-Pass ’’