Summertime is normally a quiet period for Labour members but with our large growth in membership and increase in activism we are writing now to update some key things that are going on.
On Wednesday 9th August the Bridgwater Branch will be holding a campaign meeting at the VICTORIA COMMUNITY CENTRE TA67AS from 7.30. Branch Secretary Gary Tucker says “It is a chance for us to plan and discuss campaigning, events and fund raising so come armed with your ideas and prepare to help us find ways forward to win this seat in the next general election (whenever that will be!).I’ve heard that a few new members will be coming along so it’ll be good to show them how active and positive we really are as a social movement so let’s get everyone out for this very important event.”
Members will also be concerned that we are not meeting at UNITY HOUSE and might have heard rumours as to what is going on there. The truth is that the situation is changing quickly with news of the imminent loss of the building, which has been on the cards for some time so we knew we were on borrowed time. The CLP Executive met on 7th August and took the decision to suspend meetings in Unity House on instruction from Labour Party Properties who are in control of the building and seeking its sale. However, this is a fast changing situation and news could come at any time about what could happen next. Branches are being urged to ask members their ideas for future premises and treasurers are being asked to develop budget projections to balance campaigning, premises, elections and general running expenses before any decisions are made,
To follow the history of Unity House and current developments click here.
Bridgwater and West Somerset CLP is in need of a TREASURER following the resignation of Hadrian Speight and so branches are being asked to consult members to see if anyone would like the job.
Branches can nominate and a decision will be taken at the GMC of 4th October.
NORTH PETHERTON CAMPAIGN
There is a vacancy for a councillor on North Petherton Town Council. Local members have selected CHELSEA CHADWICK as their candidate and will be calling for help in running a campaign during the next few weeks