Local News

Restoration of Wellington Monument

There can barely be anyone locally that is not aware of the iconic Wellington Monument standing tall on the Blackdown Hill escarpment and clearly visible from the M5 in Somerset. It is not just an eye catching and a loved symbol for Wellington and Taunton Deane it is also a landmark for the 21 million vehicles passing it on the M5 every year much like Stonehenge or the Angel of the North.

MP Urges David Cameron to Accept 'Fifth Carbon Budget'

Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow was one of twenty Conservative MPs who recently wrote to the prime minister urging him to accept the steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions required by the UK’s ‘fifth carbon budget’.

MP Visits The Big House Co.

Local MP Rebecca Pow visited The Big House Company in Wellington to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the business.

Rebecca Pow MP: Welcomes crime falling to a new low

Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow has welcomed news that crime has fallen by over a quarter (32 per cent) since 2010, to its lowest ever level, according to the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales.

Healthwatch Somerset Launch Good Practice in Care Homes Guides

Representatives from care homes, the county council, borough council, Musgrove Park and volunteer groups joined with Rebecca Pow MP and Healthwatch Somerset to celebrate the launch of a series of guides outlining good practice in care homes last week.

Chancellor Praises Taunton Deane MP

The Chancellor has this week praised Rebecca Pow MP for Taunton Deane for pushing to secure the funding needed for the upgrade of the A358 and for highlighting the benefits of doing business in the southwest.

EU Membership Positive for UK Environment

The Environmental Audit Committee has produced a report stating that EU membership has been a crucial factor in shaping UK environmental policy. Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, who is a member of the cross party Committee, helped produce the report that concluded that EU and UK policy on such things as air and water pollution and biodiversity is inextricably linked.