Wyke Farms

I met with Rich Clothier today - Rich is the MD of Wyke Farms, a huge success story for Somerset and a family business for several generations.

Delivering in Frome

Yes, it's that Frome team again... This time we were out in the slightly grim drizzly rain all morning across Frome delivering and spreading the word - about the County candidates. Then the lunch time pub stop. A pint of the good stuff and a bite to eat.

Philip Hammond

Met with Philip Hammond, Defence Secretary, yesterday for a quick chat and some amusing anecdotes (from him, not me). Can't say what they were - official secrets.

Wincanton Bridge Closure

With Colin Winder, Alexandria Winder and Linda Norris at the bridge over the A303 which is marked for closure at the same time as the bridge on the A371 near Castle Cary, bringing massive problems to both towns at the same time and making both problems worse. It's nuts.

The Amazing Harry's Hydro

The story, the persistence and the success of Harry’s Hydro, which I visited in Frome today, is quite breathtaking. If you read their story, it’s absolutely incredible to see what Paula and Digby have created.


Here we were, on a freezing Saturday morning, supporting the Beckington Branch Big Sale Coffee Morning. From left to right, it was Ashely Fox MEP, County Cllr Peter John , me, and District Cllr Peter Knibbs. In fact all the action was going on inside - and I'm not sure I should have bought the Wild Boar Terrine. It wasn't a popular Easter treat..

Frome: One of the Coolest Places in Britain

And quite rightly, Frome is in The Times Top 30 Coolest Places in Britain! Fabulous. And they're right - it was pretty cold when I was there yesterday evening for a Branch meeting... Seriously, it is an exciting, buzzing town, going and growing very fast.

Flooding at Long Sutton Golf Club

Graham Holloway, owner of Long Sutton Golf Club, yesterday showed me the flood defences, soak-aways and pumps he has had to use to try and clear the club's grounds. They faced total devastation after the floods last year and the problem's still not cleared up.

Frome Conservative Policy Forum

Policy Forum debate last night at The George Hotel in Frome, with some members of the Frome Branch, discussing policy choices for Further and Higher Education. Some interesting points and insights. And nice beer. And good conversation.