Urgent: Somerset County Council are asking for your feedback on cuts to vital childrens services. Have your say!

The recently re-named Sure Start childrens services are now under serious threat of closure by Somerset County Council. Perhaps by naming them Get Set and asking for public comments - with a deadline of 31st December 2018 at 5pm -  they hope to avoid the general public noticing that these vital public services will disappear …

As Somerset cuts look set to bite deeper Mendip TUC calls a meeting to discuss the impact of on-going austerity

Mendip TUC Cuts Meeting, Tuesday 27th November, Assembly Rooms, Frome. As budgets across Somerset are cut to the bone a Mendip TUC meeting was called. Unite, GMB and NUT unions, Fair Frome, Citizens Advice Bureau and local representatives from Labour, Lib Dem and Green parties all came together to discuss the implications of a further …

Chris Williamson Brings his Democracy Roadshow to Frome

Chris Williamson at Frome Town FC

Chris came to deliver his Democracy Roadshow speech to us at a packed Frome Town FC on Saturday afternoon, 3rd November 2018. Below is a summary of his quick-fire fifty minute speech - we'll be posting YouTube footage of the whole talk here soon.  In the meantime read on for Chris Williamson's Big Political Ideas... …

Armistice Day

Today at 11:00am as in most towns up and down Britain there was a service at the Memorial Theatre in Frome to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The service was solemn, dignified and well attended, the front of the theatre festooned in red poppies. A day, perhaps, to …

Chris Williamson MP to talk at Frome Town FC next Saturday, 3rd November at 1.00pm. Free entry!

Come along to hear Chris Williamson, Derby North Labour MP talk about his commitment to democracy within the Labour Party.   Described by The Guardian as an 'ardent' supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, Williamson has spent the summer travelling round the country on a Harley Davidson motorbike delivering his 'Democracy Roadshow' to CLPs with incumbent right …

Call for people of Somerset to join protest at County Hall as County Council approaches meltdown

Protest! Please come - show up and show support! All welcome! Joint Trade Union Lobby of the County Council: Outside Shire Hall, Taunton; 8.45am Wednesday 17th October 2018. At a recent meeting of Unite the Union Community activists from all over Somerset, the clear call was made to all Somerset people, not just SCC workers …

The Joy of Local Tax – and the mysteries of the missing Levy… Richard Chisnall investigates

  Community Infrastructure Levy. Sounds boring, right? It's a tax or levy on development intended to support the necessary infrastructure the development needs: zebra crossings, schools, doctor's surgeries and more. Call it a "Section 106 agreement on steroids". It's been implemented by all other Somerset councils: Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, North Somerset, B&NES, but remarkably, …