Wrington website Local Government North Somerset Councillor                  Steve Hogg       Email: <hogg.family@btinternet.com>
Councillor Surgeries I am pleased to be able to share the following dates and locations with you for my first councillor surgeries; Mother Hen Café, Broad St: Friday July 5th 1000-1130 Cleeve Village Hall, BS49 4PG: Saturday July 6th 0930-1100 Butcombe Village Hall, BS40 7UX: Saturday July 6th 1130-1300 I am relaxed about the format of these sessions. There is no need to book, please just turn up on the day. Ixll use these first dates to gauge the best way forward, so please donxt worry that youxll be taking up valuable time! All of these sessions are open to everyone no matter where you are in the ward. I am hoping that it will be a good way to meet with as many of you as possible, and to hear of anything youxd like me to look into. I am happy to discuss matters in total confidence. Potholes in Butcombe I recently visited a resident who lives on Sutton Lane in Butcombe. By the time I reached her house, my car was falling apart due to the volume of huge potholes. It felt like driving across the surface of the moon! I subsequently met onsite with Council Area Officer Richard Branchflower, and he wasted no time in programming appropriate remedial works to address the problem. I am hoping that by the time you read this, the work will have been completed. Bristol Airport Expansion Planning Application As I write (June 13) we await confirmation of a date when the airport planning application will come before the Planning and Regulatory Committee (of which I am a member). Planning officers are busy working through the detail, and it is my understanding that it will be August at the earliest, and most likely September before the meeting takes place. I and other councillors are conducting a site visit to look at the plans and physical layout etc. I am grateful for the large amount of correspondence I have received from residents on the airport expansion plans Local Heroes Whilst chatting with someone in Amors the other day, I discovered that Rob and Jane who have run the shop and post office for several years, had recently been nominated for a national award for services to the community. As a result, they were invited to lunch with the Queen in London! They arenxt the type to shout about it, but next time youxre in there please congratulate them both. We are so lucky to live in a village where businesses like Amors can thrive. Itxs testament to a lot of hard work, determination and sound business acumen that they survive. We should all continue to use our local businesses as much as we can to ensure we continue to enjoy what they offer long into the future. Regards, Steve Email: <hogg.family@btinternet.com> Mobile:07429 005512 Twitter: @HoggIndependent Facebook: @stevehoggindependent