Taunton Street stall – Saturday 19th January

We are running another People’s Vote stall this Saturday morning in Taunton 10:30-1:00 on the High Street. Please do come along and say hello and give us your opinions. If you would like to help out for an hour or so  then please get in-touch. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to deliver a positive message to the people of Taunton that there is a way forward out of this mess.  We have to make our voices heard at this critical and historic moment!

Yeovil Street Stall

We will be running a People’s Vote stall on Middle Street Yeovil from 10.30 until 1 where we will be handing out leaflets, conducting a Brexitometer and hopefully, encouraging people to write to MPs. We will be meeting by the entrance to the Quedam that is just above Waterstones bookshop.  There is an empty shop just opposite there.  It would be really great if you could join us and pass this information on.  We would love to see you if anyone could come and help.

Our last street stall in Taunton was a great success.

Street Stalls

Our first street stall is Taunton was very successful with lots of people coming to talk to us about their concerns with Brexit. We had lots of positive engagement with our Brexitometer – only one person thought that Brexit was going well! In 2016 Taunton Deane voted ~53/47 to leave so it appears that public opinion is really starting to change.

Following the success in Taunton we are now planning several more Street Stalls. Here’s a list of planned dates and locations …

Date

Town

Time

Saturday 1st December

Yeovil

 10:30-12:30

Saturday 8th December

Taunton

10.30-2:00

Thursday 13th December

Taunton

9:00-1:00

Saturday 15th December

TBD

If you are able to come along and help, or just offer moral support, then please join us – the street stalls are a really valuable way of connecting with people. If you have suggestions for locations of street stalls then please also get in touch.

Devon for Europe joined us for our first street stall in Taunton

 

Taunton Street Stall and Critical Phase Snap Rally

Building on the momentum gained from the inspirational People’s Vote march and as the public mood on Brexit seems to be shifting, we are planning a Somerset Loves Europe street stall in Taunton town centre (the north end of the High Street) on Saturday 17 November between 10.00 – 13.00.  It would be really great if you could come along and support us either to run the stall for whole or part of the morning or pop along to lend us some moral support! If you are able to help, please email us.  We will be conducting the Brexitometer to gauge public mood so it will be really interesting to get an idea of where people are now in the local area.

This week is a crunch point when we’re expecting to hear more about whatever desperate ‘deal’ the Government has cobbled together. To keep the pressure up for a people’s vote, Best for Britain and the People’s Vote are hosting a snap rally in Central London on Tuesday 13th November (18:30 – 20:30pm). If you can go then please do, all the details are here. Neighbouring group, Devon for Europe are running a coach from Exeter, if you would like to travel with them you can get your tickets here. Also, don’t forget to write, email or speak to your MP (click here to find your MP). If you don’t have the time to write then you can use the People’s Vote Write this Wrong tool to email your MP.

Finally, we are always looking for volunteers, whether to help out with street stalls, deliver leaflets in your local area or join our core team. Please send us an email if you would like to help. Time is running short and even small actions could help prevent a disastrous Brexit being inflicted upon us and future generations.

Fantastic turn-out for the People’s Vote March

What a fantastic turn out at the People’s vote march in London on the 20th October! It was absolutely massive – ~1% of the population of the whole UK marching in central London to Parliament Square! We had to wait over two hours just to get moving! Lots of coverage nationally including some on the BBC.

A big thank you to all those who attended, those who couldn’t come but sent messages of support (and donations) and all the organisers.  It was a huge, peaceful, diverse, fun and passionate march.

We are putting a page of photographs together. If you would like to add some of you photos please email us a small version of them.

March for a People’s Vote

Approximately two years have passed since the 2016 referendum. During that time, new facts not apparent at the time of the referendum have come to light about the costs and complexity of Brexit. Promises made by politicians about Brexit, like more money for our NHS, are not going to be kept. The Brexit process is a complete mess and the negotiations are going badly, which makes it more likely that we will get a bad deal.

The People’s Vote campaign seeks to ensure that the government’s Brexit deal is put before the country in a public vote so that we can decide if a decision that will affect our lives for generations makes the country better or worse off. Good deal or bad deal, it’s definitely a big deal – and that’s why it should be put to a People’s Vote.

Please join us at the People’s Vote march on Saturday 23rd June. Meeting at Pall Mall from 12.00pm. All the details are here. Sorry we are not organising coaches but there may still be spaces on the coaches organised by Bath for Europe, Bristol for Europe, Devon for Europe and Dorset for Europe.

And the People Marched …

What a wonderful turn out at the People’s March for Europe in London on Saturday 9th September, including a group from Somerset Loves Europe. It was very inspiring to meet so many people that are passionate about maintaining a positive and constructive relationship with Europe. A big thank you to the organisers, the speakers, all those who attended and those who showed their support. Here is the report of the march from the BBC news. We are putting together a photo gallery from the day so please email us your photographs.

Although summer may be over, the political temperature is hotting up again and Brexit is front and central on the national political agenda, both in Westminster and at the forthcoming party conferences. It’s important that pro-Europeans make our voices heard. So don’t miss out on the next big events including Bournemouth, Brighton and the really big one in Manchester.

So next up it is Bournemouth  …

People’s March for Europe

The People’s March for Europe is happening this Saturday in London.

There are many other events happening throughout the autumn. Please attend as many as possible to make your voice heard. Here are just a few …

Sunday 17th September – Liberal Democrats Party Conference – Bournemouth
Sunday 24th September – Labour Party Conference – Brighton
Sunday 1st October – Conservative Party Conference – Manchester
Saturday 14th October – Regional Rallies – Bristol and other locations

Bath for Europe and Bristol for Europe are organising transport to some of the above so please contact them if this helps with your travel arrangements.

Cadbury Castle – Europe Day Picnic

Thanks to all those who joined us at Cadbury Castle for our Europe Day picnic. The weather was perfect with the rain showers avoiding us. The scenery was stunning and the company great. The treasure hunt proved suitably challenging so well done to all those that took part. We have added a few photographs to our photo gallery (if you have any others please email them to us and we’ll add them).

Next year we will be celebrating Europe Day again so please send us your suggestions for the best picnic site in Somerset.