1. Saving Westland Leisure Complex
Yeovil Town Council along with Liberal Democrat colleagues at SSDC have taken steps to ensure the Westlands Leisure Complex stays open; responding to a local petition of 1,774 people. SSDC plan to invest £2.628M in the site and take over its management subject to approval from Finmeccanica.
Following the resignation of two of the Liberal Democrat Councillors on the Town Council who are moving away from the constituency, there will now be a by-election in the Yeovil Central and South Wards of the Town Council on Tuesday 16th of February.
The Yeovil Democrats have hosted their annual Christmas at Seavington St Michael. With great entertainment from the Yeovil Ukulele Band lead by some of our long time members Claire and Roy Margetts. With great food provided by some of our super Councillors, Jo Roundell Greene, Sam Crabb, Kris Castle and Sylvia Seal to name a but a few!
Speech to Liberal Democrats' South West conference, Gypsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, 14 November 2015
by Sir Graham Watson, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee and President of the Western Counties Liberal Democrats.
The Prime Minister wrote this week to the President of the European Council, setting out the conditions on which he will campaign for the UK to stay in the European Union.
The country which invented cricket is threatening to take its wickets home unless everyone else plays by its rules.
There is a basic flaw in the Prime Minister's logic. If Britain will accept only a European Union shaped in its image it cannot deny the same right to others. But if France insists on Europe a la francaise and the Germans will have only a German Europe, there will be no Europe at all.
Liberal Democrats on Somerset County Council have today demanded a "call in" of the Cabinet decision to withdraw 80% of the funding for homeless people in the county.
Saturday the 17th of October saw a great turn out at our first Libertea event held in Chard. Local members were joined by Paddy Ashdown who spoke to us about Britain's place in the future of Europe and Paddy was congratulated by members on his new role as President of the European Movement.
The Somerset Liberal Democrat Chairs organised a very successful mini conference on Saturday 5th September and it was held at an excellent venue – The Taunton Academy in Wellspring Road, Taunton.
Yeovil Liberal Democrats have held their first successful Advice Centre this Saturday in the town. Councillors Jane Lock, Jo Roundell Greene and Tony Lock were on hand to help local residents with a range of topics from housing to highways and will work hard to resolve the issues raised.
This year’s annual summer BBQ will be held at Jo and Martin Roundell Greene’s on Saturday the 18th July from 12.30pm. The event which is priced at £10 will include a drink, food from the BBQ and a range of salads and puddings. With attendance from Paddy Ashdown already confirmed this is clearly the summer event not to be missed! There will be entertainment and activities for all ages and we encourage as many people as possible to come along (it doesn’t just have to be members!).
To help with the organisation of this event, please could you send cheques and a stamped envelope to the office so that tickets can be sent out in advance of the event. The tickets will contain more information, directions and information for the day.
For more information please email Theo on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01935425025.