First, I would like to thank everyone for sticking with us throughout a difficult start to the year. We must seek to move beyond the media obsessions and continue to put forward our positive agenda.
We are now coming out of the pandemic quicker than many other countries due to our highly effective vaccine programme. Our economy is recovering fast, and we need our government to be focused on its domestic programme as well as its international challenges, including of course the potential fallout from the rapidly deteriorating situation in and around Ukraine. These are big issues, and matters on which we will eventually be judged by the electorate.
Unitary Elections, 5th May 2022
Together with our fellow Associations in Somerset, our main focus is now on helping our councillor candidates to win seats on the county’s new Unitary Authority and thus achieve a Conservative majority on Somerset Council on 5th May.
Candidates Lucy Trimnell and Tom Power out in windswept Bruton and Wincanton
We are therefore mobilising our supporters to help our candidate standing in these crucial May elections. Do help if you can spare time on our Action Days which will be on most Saturdays over the next couple of months. These will be notified to you by Somerset Conservatives so watch out for those emails.
We’ve already been out delivering leaflets in Wincanton, Bruton, Somerton and Compton Dundon, and we’ve even had support from outside our area with members coming to help deliver from Dorset and Wiltshire. That’s really encouraging and much appreciated.
David Hall and his team of supporters on the front line in Somerton
Although we have selected most of our candidates, there are still a few vacancies, so if you wish to stand, please contact Somerset Conservatives – details below:
The profiles of the excellent councillor candidates we have selected so far can be viewed via the following links on our Association website:
Annual General Meeting, Friday 11th March 2022
This year’s AGM is now just over a fortnight away. As previously notified, it will be held at 6.00pm on Friday 11th March 2022 at the Edgar Hall in Somerton. This will be the first full live meeting of the membership we will have had since the one we held on 13th March 2020, just ten days before Lockdown 1. Full details were sent out to members on 11th February. If you are unable to attend, please register your apologies with me at email@example.com
Yeovil & Somerton Conservative Ladies’ Luncheon Club – 2022 Programme
A reminder that these lunches are being held on the fourth Wednesday in the winter months at The Shrubbery in Ilminster. The Luncheon programme will continue in 2022 on the following dates:
Wednesday 23rd March with guest speaker Sue Goodland
‘Wessex Water – Down the Plughole’
Wednesday 27th April with guest speaker Richard Kay
of Lawrences Auctioneers ‘Fake or Forgeries’
(preceded by a short Annual General Meeting)
Guests are always welcome, including gentlemen when a speaker is of particular interest to them. Full details of the events are on our Association website and bookings can be made by contacting Mrs Pat Middleton (Club Chairman) on 01935 823682 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
MP’s Advice Surgeries
The dates of David Warburton’s advice surgeries are published on his website: www.davidwarburton.org.uk To book an appointment, please contact Netia Carr at email@example.com or on 01373 580500. David’s surgeries scheduled for the next couple of months are as follows:
Martock, Friday, 11th March 2022, 11.00 – 13.30
West Pennard, Friday, 25th March 2022, 11.00 – 13.30
Sparkford, Friday, 8th April 2022, 11.00 – 13.30
Frome, Friday, 29th April 2022, 11.00 – 13.30
Somerton & Frome Conservative Association - 200 Club – February and March Draws
We have postponed this month’s draw so that two winners, for February and March, can be drawn and announced at our AGM on 11th March. Hopefully, that will encourage of as many of you as can make it to come along. I look forward to seeing you then.
With all best wishes,
Somerton & Frome Conservative Association