There are 70 Labour Party members in the Highbridge and Burnham Marine Ward.
So who will speak up for Highbridge and Burnham Marine? Your contacts are John Fones, Joji Mathew and Sue Park.
Every other month, we hold our branch meetings at the Burnham and Highbridge Community Centre on the Berrow Road.
We have also met in the Highbridge Club – as has the CLP all-Member meeting on at least two occasions this year.
Next meeting at the Community Centre in Berrow Road – after the Local and European elections.
The Constituency Labour Party AGM will be held at the Highbridge Club on Saturday June 15th.
Highbridge is growing in population again and we need to make sure that the people of Highbridge and Burnham Marine have the services they need if they and their families are to prosper and flourish.
Hundreds of commuters travel via Highbridge Station every day. Not all trains stop at Highbridge, though. We could be well connected. Buses run through the town all day long.
But we want Highbridge residents to have everything they need here in Highbridge as well. This means better schools, better shopping, a good local library, GP services and care services. How can we make sure Highbridge remains a vibrant community and residents don’t have to go to Burnham or to Bridgwater whenever they need something other than fish and chips or a haircut.
We were let down by the County Council, the District Council and the Town Council over the library closure. They stood by as we lost our Post Office and our Co-op store. How about the District Council looking at preferential rates for shop owners in Highbridge – bring back some pride to shopping in Highbridge.
There is actually much more than this in Highbridge, but do we celebrate this or do we accept what the pessimists tell us?
And what about the Burnham Marine part of the ward? (Click for some ideas)
We have just been taken to task (today – Monday 29th April 2019) – perhaps rightly so – by a correspondent who said, “There is no mention whatsoever of Burnham in your statements. We are part of this ward too and have our own issues. You do not promote any confidence in the Labour Party if you exclude half of the ward in your canvassing.“
Thank you for this comment. (We do not, of course mention names of correspondents on this site since we have not asked your permisson to do so.)
We have replied as follows: