Latest News March 2017

A summary of news to March 2017

You may have seen Somerset Voice (Spring 2017) which has some great news from the Conservative team in Somerset.

Here’s a brief summary:

Elections on 4 May – vote Linda Oliver

There’s a clear choice for residents on 4 May at our County Council elections.

Linda Oliver is your local choice for Frome North and Surrounding Villages

Somerset Voice states: Vote for investment in services, jobs, infrastructure and communicates; or return to the reckless build up of debt and gambles on risky investments putting our county’s future at risk.

Council leader John Osman says: “It is vital that we continue to invest in Somerset’s future success, do not return to crazy tax rises and borrowing ways, and that means voting Conservative on 4 May.”

More investment in transport infrastructure

Over the last four years, the Conservatives have built 19 miles of new roads and resurfaced a further 75 miles. We’ve surface dressed 4000 miles and repaired 78,000 potholes. There’s more to do and in the next four years, we’re dualling the A303 and A358, as well as making improvements to the M5.

The rail network is also important and we’re working to improve stations locally as well as promote new stations at Langport/Somerton and Wellington.

Locally in Frome North and Surrounding villages, public transport is close to my heart and I have worked tirelessly over the last year on the 267 bus service.

Supporting local people, young, old and vulnerable

Somerset County Council is providing more jobs and apprenticeships for local people and we are supporting adults who need care. Over the next four years you will see investment in enterprise centres, business parks, and an extra £16million in adult social care.

We’re also seeing unprecedented improvements in our GCSE results across the county as the Conservatives have invested £22 million extra funding to support Somerset schools.

Flood protection

£50million of investment has been made in Somerset to protect us against flooding in the future. There is a comprehensive plan for the next four years.

A clear plan for Somerset

The Somerset Conservatives have a clear, ambitious plan for the county that will be delivered to improve the lives of all Somerset residents. I hope to be a part of making this plan work.
You can read about the plan in detail in Somerset Voice Spring 2017.