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.

David Warburton launches “Warburton Works”

David Warburton, prospective MP for Somerton and Frome, has launched “Warburton Works” - a new initiative which offers people the chance to get to know their next MP in the context of their regular working day. 

Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Point to Point

Was out with the whole family today meeting lots of farmers and others at the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Point to Point at Charlton Horethorne. It was freezing: windy, raining and eventually snowing. Kids happy on the enclosed bouncy castle, Harriet sheltering and shivering in every tent.

Happy Landings Animal Shelter

If you can spare it, pls help me raise money for Happy Landings Animal Shelter! Diesel and I will be walking 10 miles if my boots can take it. Diesel is very familiar with Happy Landings, who look after him fabulously every few months. At the Mid-Somerset Show last year he went crazy with delight when he recognised one of the people who look after him there. So they're obviously doing it right.

David Warburton launches new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.