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Shining a light on a vision for a town

  • 20 December 2015, 11:39 am
  • By Claire
  • in Shepton Mallet Prison

Shepton was shining last night with around 100 lanterns made and paraded with pride from Collett Park to the Market Place.

Young and old, long-standing residents and those new to the town reflect what Shepton IS. A creative community spirit clear to us all.
A town with rich heritage, historic architecture of sheep farming, cloth production and brewing; the large-scale food and drink and nascent creative industries that we see today. The town came together and pulled in people from the surrounding villages.

The lantern parade is shining a light on the vision of the town. If everyone sat in their own homes last night with their own ideas about what a lantern parade could be like, the vision wouldn’t have been realised. The lantern parade shows what happens when the community comes together.

We have set out to debate the future use of Shepton Mallet Prison because we believe the local community voice is not being heard by those in the town who are supposed to represent us. The process is the issue.

We are looking at all options going into the New Year. We will not stop until we feel that our voices, our concerns, are being heard.

This is the start, please add your voice with ours:  https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/is-this-the-best-we-can-expect-for-shepton-mallet?source=facebook-share-button&time=1449822448

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