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50th Anniversary Dinner of the Frome Lions Club

I could call it an artistic photo, or I could admit it's a bit rubbish, but it gives a good picture (as it were) of the exceptional turnout at the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the Frome Lions Club, which Harriet and I hugely enjoyed.

Local Elections

Fabulous weather for knocking on the ever-friendly doors of Wells with Jacob R-M and others, for John Osman, leader of Somerset County Council

Badminton Marathon

Great to take part in another badminton marathon with the kids, to raise money for the new roof for the outdoor pool at Huish Leisure Centre! I may be getting too old for this game. Literally.

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

David Warburton MP Urges Rural Communities to Access the

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

 

 Broadband users with a download speed of less than 2Mbps can apply for Government subsidy

 

Q&A in Long Sutton

Sincere thanks to the hundred or so souls from Martock, Langport and Somerton who came to Long Sutton Golf Course to question me for two hours. I admire their stamina and resilience. Two hours of my answering questions isn't exactly a walk in the park.

Meeting Sooty the puppet

And, on a lighter note, here's Richard Cadell, Sooty's handler, and the famous magic puppet himself. Yes, I've seen things that no one should ever see: the lower half of Sooty.

Chairing British Council Inquiry

Thank you to Government minister Tobias Ellwood MP - now, and well-deservedly, the Rt Hon - for appearing before the British Council Inquiry into building resilience to radicalisation and extremism which I'm honoured to be chairing.

Options 1 & 2 for A303 route

Thank you to the dozens of people who joined me at the Davis Hall in West Camel to talk about Options 1 & 2 for the route of the A303 through the area. Some very strong opinions and very clear issues were raised. I've quite a shopping list now for HIghways England.

Q & A in Curry Rivel

Incredibly artistic view of the Q&A talk I did last weekend in Curry Rivel. Thank you to all those who organised it and those who popped along to hear me spout on a pretty wide range of issues.