Parish Voice

Parish Voice – a new community voice for the Isle of Wedmore

We are a group of like-minded parishioners who want to see how we can improve local democracy.

Some of us will stand in the May 7th Parish Council elections.

Although we have a wide range of professional skills and experience to offer, what we all have in common is a determination to improve the Parish Council’s openness and accountability to its own parishioners. Each of us, if elected, will work tirelessly to improve dialogue and communication between Council and parishioners. Together, we shall ensure that as many channels as possible are open so we can listen to parishioners’ requirements on a regular basis.

We’d like to encourage parishioners with similar aims to join us and stand for the Parish Council elections on May 7th. Whether your concern is affordable housing, heavy lorries, the doctors’ surgery, solar farms, or the health risks to children of dog poo on our pavements; if you believe in a more open local democracy, with dynamic 21st century technology and a can-do attitude to the parish’s challenges in facing the future, then we’d like to hear from you. Our aim is to have as many candidates standing as possible.

There will be an open public meeting in The Swan Club Room at 7pm on Tuesday 10th March. All are welcome. We want to hear as many voices as possible as we prepare for the election. So, do come along and have your say!

If you would like to stand as a candidate, or be one of our campaigners/supporters, or just find out more about what we believe in, contact us by email at parishvoice@isleofwedmore.org.uk for more information, or to register your interest in standing or supporting us.

‘Meet The Candidates’ Coffee Morning

As the parish council elections approach on May 7th, we would like to give all parishioners a chance to meet the independent candidates who are standing with a view to improving Wedmore’s local democracy, and making the parish council more accountable by listening to the voices of parishioners.

We are holding a coffee morning in the Small Hall of Wedmore Village Hall, between 10.30 and 12.30 on Sunday 12th April, where you can chat informally to the candidates and other voters about the local issues that concern you (and them), and discuss ideas for increasing the opportunities for constructive dialogue between the council and parishioners.

The small entry charge will cover the cost of the Hall and refreshments, with any surplus going towards the candidates’ print costs in producing their election material.

Do come along, and let’s get a proper debate going – over a proper cup of coffee and some yummy cake!

Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 10th March

7pm
The Swan, Wedmore
Public Meeting
All welcome

Sunday 12th April

10.30 to 12.30
Wedmore Village Hall
‘Meet the Candidates’
Coffee Morning

Thursday 7th May

Parish Council elections
(also parliamentary and district elections!)