The latest Business Breakfast went off road this month, to the Standerwick Centre out by Mole Valley Farmers and the Cattle Market.
It provided an opportunity to showcase another great facility that is close to Frome and with plenty of space for the 40 or so businesses that came to see David Warburton, MP for Somerton and Frome. The breakfast was fantastic, piping hot and plenty to spare.
In spite of the early start and lack of breakfast, David did a great job of sharing the committees and initiatives that he is involved in, ranging from working on the area’s Road links (plans to dual the A303 at Stonehenge by 2020), rolling out superfast Broadband (meant to be 90% by end of this year, 95% by 2017), and requests to increase the number of buses, and improve the availability of direct fast trains to London.
There was of course discussion about Brexit and the latest upheaval from the High Court’s recent judgement. Most importantly there was an opportunity for everyone to ask questions and get involved.
This is part of a rolling programme of ours, and we look forward to another visit next year when we can check in to see how much of this policy has been actioned and catch up with the news from Whitehall.
It also flagged up that while we have been working hard on the relationship with the Frome Town Council and our local MP, we need to be arranging this same level of interaction with both Mendip District Council and Somerset County Council who also have an important influence on Frome and how we work together.