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British rock legend Rod Stewart plays Taunton! Concert latest PLUS more to come on Thursday

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    British rock legend steps on stage in Taunton
  • 18,000 fans descend on Somerset County Cricket Ground for hotly-awaited open-air concert
  • Fantastic picture-filled supplement out in shops next Thurs
  • Tweet using #rodstewarttaunton

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Gizmo17 3:51pm Wed 18 Jun 14
For your information clever clogs, the local authority have no powers to stop statutory undertakers (i.e. Wessex Water) from working on the highway in fact Wessex Water can dig up wherever and whenever they want and only have to retrospectively inform the authority of such works. Secondly when these works were planned and agreed there was never an intention for Lord Rod and his travelling circus to arrive here for a concert. Thirdly the works on Wessex Water are not overrunning they are in fact ahead of schedule (check the county council website to check on dates before you start spurting on about overruns). Next the works on the Third way were delayed by Central Governments intervention and then they demanded that the works had to be complete by next spring or monies would be withdrawn. With the amount of work that is required to be carried out for this scheme including the building of three new bridges they are trying their best to minimise disruption for this very much needed relief road. A road that if it was in now (as the local authority had planned before central government intervention) this would certainly help with the 'Traffic Chaos' you refer to. These roads need to be built and do cause disruption, they don't magically appear overnight you know! and when built it will certainly ease the congestion in the town centre. Lastly, it would be best to ask the Police why the roads have been shut at that time as they would ultimately make this decision which the local authority would have to abide by.
I hope this has answered your gripes Mr Meldrew!
Score: 11
CosApp 4:39pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Gizmo17 wrote…


For your information clever clogs, the local authority have no powers to stop statutory undertakers (i.e. Wessex Water) from working on the highway in fact Wessex Water can dig up wherever and whenever they want and only have to retrospectively inform the authority of such works. Secondly when these works were planned and agreed there was never an intention for Lord Rod and his travelling circus to arrive here for a concert. Thirdly the works on Wessex Water are not overrunning they are in fact ahead of schedule (check the county council website to check on dates before you start spurting on about overruns). Next the works on the Third way were delayed by Central Governments intervention and then they demanded that the works had to be complete by next spring or monies would be withdrawn. With the amount of work that is required to be carried out for this scheme including the building of three new bridges they are trying their best to minimise disruption for this very much needed relief road. A road that if it was in now (as the local authority had planned before central government intervention) this would certainly help with the 'Traffic Chaos' you refer to. These roads need to be built and do cause disruption, they don't magically appear overnight you know! and when built it will certainly ease the congestion in the town centre. Lastly, it would be best to ask the Police why the roads have been shut at that time as they would ultimately make this decision which the local authority would have to abide by.
I hope this has answered your gripes Mr Meldrew!
........ and for your information 'even more clever clogs than I am', until recently I regularly checked the Wessex Water Taunton road closures website before I 'spurted on about overruns' AND at that time they STATED on their map that the stretch between Cann Street and The Crescent would be one-way until 6th June. Well 12 days later it is still one-way. Hide the map, hide the overrun - good idea. Just one question Gizmo, are you a mere God or are you higher than that and work in local council?
Score: -8
Somerset_BTGOG 9:37am Wed 18 Jun 14
Where are all the cars meant to go with Priory Bridge road closed from 12pm?
Score: 7
CosApp 1:46pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Somerset_BTGOG wrote…


Where are all the cars meant to go with Priory Bridge road closed from 12pm?
Likely reply from TDBC Traffic Planners - 'Who Cares'. They've allowed Wessex Water to over-run on the water works and the relief road roundabout which is being worked on by Captain Slow and his dawdling crew so why should another dozen road closures matter? 'Better still, they close them from lunchtime and bring the town to a complete standstill. I am surprised they ever put in J25 because who in their right mind would want to invest in Taunton. Why couldn't they make all concert goers travelling by car park on the Firepool fiasco wasteland by Viridor?
Score: -1
heather147 12:18pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Gizmo17 wrote…


heather147 wrote…


CosApp wrote…


Gizmo17 wrote…


For your information clever clogs, the local authority have no powers to stop statutory undertakers (i.e. Wessex Water) from working on the highway in fact Wessex Water can dig up wherever and whenever they want and only have to retrospectively inform the authority of such works. Secondly when these works were planned and agreed there was never an intention for Lord Rod and his travelling circus to arrive here for a concert. Thirdly the works on Wessex Water are not overrunning they are in fact ahead of schedule (check the county council website to check on dates before you start spurting on about overruns). Next the works on the Third way were delayed by Central Governments intervention and then they demanded that the works had to be complete by next spring or monies would be withdrawn. With the amount of work that is required to be carried out for this scheme including the building of three new bridges they are trying their best to minimise disruption for this very much needed relief road. A road that if it was in now (as the local authority had planned before central government intervention) this would certainly help with the 'Traffic Chaos' you refer to. These roads need to be built and do cause disruption, they don't magically appear overnight you know! and when built it will certainly ease the congestion in the town centre. Lastly, it would be best to ask the Police why the roads have been shut at that time as they would ultimately make this decision which the local authority would have to abide by.
I hope this has answered your gripes Mr Meldrew!
........ and for your information 'even more clever clogs than I am', until recently I regularly checked the Wessex Water Taunton road closures website before I 'spurted on about overruns' AND at that time they STATED on their map that the stretch between Cann Street and The Crescent would be one-way until 6th June. Well 12 days later it is still one-way. Hide the map, hide the overrun - good idea. Just one question Gizmo, are you a mere God or are you higher than that and work in local council?
There is a sign at the top of Paul Street stating "The A38 eastbound will be closed from 02/06/2014 for 8 weeksFor your information, I did not go to a website, I wrote the information as stated on a board at the top of Paul Street, just up from the library. "The A38 eastbound will be closed from 02/06/2014 for 8 weeks". Okay this could end on 29th July - when the peak holiday season will be in full swing. The town was gridlocked this morning at 9.30 am so it won't get any better. For your information I am retired and live in Taunton and visit the town centre regularly - on foot as I do not live very far from the town centre.

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