Community

Hustings - 13th June

We are hosting a hustings for all candidates in the General Election. We are delighted that all 5 candidates standing in this constituency (Glastonbury and Somerton) have accepted an invitation to participate in the hustings.

The hustings will take pace on Thursday 13th June at 7.00pm in St Mary's Church, Bruton.

The hustings will be moderated (chaired) by Rev'd Jonathan Evans, Rector of Bruton.

Anyone is welcome to attend: it is a public event.

The hustings will also be livestreamed via our YouTube channel. The cameras will be focussed on the candidates on the stage, not on the audience. But we cannot exclude the possibility that members of the audience will be visible on camera. Anyone who wishes not to be seen on the livestream should sit towards the back or to one side of the church.

Livestream: CLICK HERE

Please note: parking can be difficult in Bruton - allow some time to find a space if you are coming by car. There is a small public car park near the church at Station Road (near the Godminster Cheese shop). There is limited on street parking in the town.

Please also note: there are, as yet, no toilets at the church (we are working on it). Your best options are to use the toilets at the library (at the Eastern end of the High Street, on the junction with Quaperlake Street) or at the Town Council's toilet at the Community Office/Bruton Museum (about half way along the High Street).

The procedure for asking questions at the hustings is as follows: you can submit a written question in advance, or you can offer to ask a question in person 'from the floor' during the hustings. Each question will be put to each candidate. We will take some written questions and some questions asked orally from the floor. We are unlikely to be able to put to the candidates all the questions that are submitted. The moderator will select the questions to be put to the candidates. 

To submit a written question in advance, please either:

  • email your question to hustings@stmarysbruton.org, or
  • place your written question in the box at the back of the church

Please note: written questions must be received before 6.30pm on Thursday 13th June (this is to give the moderator time to read all the questions and select from among them those that will be put to the candidates)

Hustings June 13 2024

 

The Natural Garden

Brue Larder

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The Brue Larder receives donations of food and other essential items and distributes them locally to anyone in need. Brue Larder is run by volunteers.

To contact Brue Larder:

phone - 07392 581119

email - bruelarder@brutontown.com

The items needed each week vary, depending on people's needs and what is held in stock.

 

Bruton Community Hall

The Community Hall at Plox is run by an independent committee. Enquiries and bookings can be made via their website at www.brutoncommunityhall.com

 

One Planet Bruton

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One Planet Bruton is a community group working towards a sustainable future. You can visit its website here: One Planet Bruton

The group has recently prepared some handy tips for reducing energy use when cooking at home: Low Energy Cooking Tips.pdf

 

good company

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good company is Bruton’s local community interest company. Volunteer-run, the company was conceived and set up in 2021 to make it as easy as possible for residents and businesses to help make Bruton an even better place to live in: by giving money, time or both. At the moment (early 2023) amongst other things the company supports Brue Larder – Bruton’s food bank and Bruton Supports Ukraine, and is raising funds for the BruBowl, a new local skatepark.

To get involved or find out more visit: goodcompanybruton.org