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Name: Mike Murphy

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Party: Bridgwater Mercury: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat

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Long-term local resident Mike is a former Mayor of the town. He runs his own business and is the Chair of a local Chamber of Trade.

He is well-known for his free community music events in Manor Gardens in Burnham, which he has been running for over 25 years.

The issues ...

Mike is concerned at the way Sedgemoor is run by a small cabal of senior Councillors who seem to have no interest in Burnham on Sea and have used taxpayers’ money to give themselves a whacking 36% payrise this year.  

Another example of the lack of interest in Burnham is the poor quality materials used in projects such as the Berrow Road pedestrian crossing at its junction with Rectory Road.

Why I’m standing …

As your Sedgemoor Councillor, I’d like more action on rogue parking, to sort out public transport in and around our town and to extend the vital Neighbourhood Watch scheme to protect our older citizens. I’d also support hosting a new multi-use games area at Crosses Penn, with picnic areas and more parking.

I’d like to push the Council to be proactive in promoting our High Street, increase the number of pedestrians and encourage visitors all year round.

This would require a radical ‘brightening up’ of the area, could possibly include incentives and support for new independent shops and a targeted marketing programme to showcase our area to potential and existing visitors.

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