FRIDAY 9 MARCH
Totnes Branch UKIP Meeting in The Library, which is downstairs at The Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes TQ9 5DD, starting at 1830. Members only. This will be an update on UKIP in general and on branch activity in particular including action on 24* and 29 *March (see below). Please put your thinking caps on and bring plenty of ideas and suggestions.
This will be followed from 1900 – 2000 by a talk by Richard Haddock on the opportunities for farmers when the UK leaves the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy).
Richard, of Churston Farm, Brixham, was the largest livestock beef farmer in the SW ten years ago and was the National Chairman of the national livestock committee for England and Wales, representing farmers in Brussels. He believes that food is the biggest thing for farmers to work on. In his farm shop, now in its 12th year, all the meat going through the butchery is either off his farm or has been bred by him and sent to other farms to finish off. He wants to get on with things, not to be tied up in bureaucracy and red tape. (Does this sound familiar, Kippers?) He believes that on the back of food is the environment. He was the second farmer in South Devon to go into stewardship for bats and curl buntings. And wait until you hear about his invention to recycle shells!
Members, friends, family, and guests are invited to the talk. The more the merrier.
The talk will be followed by optional supper at 2000. I need to inform the chef of numbers and main supper choice orders by 7 March. Let me know if you’d like me to forward a menu.
*SATURDAY 24 MARCH
‘Time to Question Brexit’ rally organised by DEVON in Exeter.
It is important to have a presence of Brexiteers at this event. I have already circulated information about this. Please let me know if you are able to attend.
[Ed: More particulars can be found here.]
*THURSDAY 29 MARCH (Maundy Thursday)
Another action day in Brixham in support of Fishing For Leave. We need all hands to the pump for this please for handing out leaflets, asking people to sign the FFL letter to Theresa May and so on. People were queuing up for information at our earlier action morning. They want to know that they have not been forgotten and that UKIP is on the pitch fighting for the Full Fat Brexit for which we campaigned so long and hard.
Ceri Jayes, Chairman, Totnes Branch UKIP
01548 856252 or firstname.lastname@example.org