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Kennet Valley Branch WINTER SUPPER

Fyfield House, Bath Road, Fyfield, near Marlborough  (SN8 1PU) by kind permission of Mrs Anstice Baring.        
Parking on site.    
£19.50 including a 2-course Supper and drinks.  Raffle. 
Apply to Mrs Susanne Stedman, 4, Rookery Meadow, Lockeridge.  SN8 4EW. sastedman@sarsendv.co.uk / 01672 861658

Seasons Greetings

The Association would like to wish its members and all those living in the Devizes Constituency a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2015 bring you good health and happiness.

Claire Perry's Business Dinner 2014

Claire is delighted to welcome Brandon Lewis MP as this year's special guest speaker at her annual Constituency Business Dinner.Brandon is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government, Planning & London.  He was elected as Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth in May 2010, taking the seat from Labour, and in 2012 Brandon was appointed Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, with a particular brief to revive local High Streets before being promoted to Housing & Planning Minister earlier this summer.  Before Parliament, Brandon worked as a barrister and was leader of Brentwood Borough Council from 2004-09.

As you may know Housing and Planning are key local issues and it would be fantastic if you are able to join us for a delicious dinner and stimulating conversation!

7.00 for 7.30 pm.
The Bear Hotel, 2-3 The Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire. (SN10 1HS)


Tickets are £50 (to include wine).  To reserve your place contact Mr Ian Philpott (01672)  512675 / office@devizesconservatives.org.uk

VOTING EXTENDED - Vote for YOUR favourite Independent Shop in the Devizes Constituency

Voting extended until 14 September! Our MP, Claire Perry writes:"There are so many wonderful independent shops in the towns and villages across the Devizes Constituency and I try to support them whenever I can. But I wanted to get more recognition for these great local businesses, so I am launching a competiton to find the best! There are four categories for Best Independent Shop in Devizes, Marlborough, Tidworth and Small Town or Village and it only takes a moment to vote for your favourite. The competition will run until 31 August 2014 and Category winners will be presented with awards by the Government Minister for High Streets at a Ceremony in September, where an overall winner will be chosen. If the shop that you support is a Category winner then you will be entered into a draw to win a £100 voucher to spend in the shop you voted for."

Congratulations Claire!

NEWS JUST IN:  The Association is delighted to announce that our Member of Parliament, Claire Perry has been appointed Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport by the Prime minster in his Reshuffle earlier today. She replaces Stephen Hammond MP.  Tweeting shortly after, Claire said, "I am so looking forward to being part of the DfT team rebuilding Britain's infrastructure".

33rd Wiltshire Conservatives Lottery announced today!

The thirty-third winner of the Wiltshire Conservatives Lottery was announced today - congratulations to Mr J B McGrath of Great Somerford - whose number was chosen at random in the monthly draw for May.

Supporters can join the Wiltshire Conservatives Lottery at any time throughout the year, full details available on www.wiltshireconservatives.com

2014/15 DCCA Officers Management Team Elected

At the Association’s Annual General Meeting held on 11 April, the Officers elected to serve upon its Management Team for the year 2014/2015 are as follows:
Chairman - Mr Richard Gamble - (NEW)
Deputy Chairman (Political) - Dr Robin Cordell - (NEW)
Deputy Chairman (Fund raising) - Mrs Jackie Dicks - (RE-ELECTED)
Hon Treasurer - Dr Martin Hamer - (RE-ELECTED)
Branch Liaison Officer - Mrs Ann Merrett - (RE-ELECTED)
Membership Officer - Mr Jonathan Lewis - (RE-ELECTED)
Campaign Support Officer - Mr Roger Dobson - (NEW)
CWCC Chairman - Mrs Jane Lee - (RE-ELECTED)
CEC Chairman - Mrs Janet Giles - (RE-ELECTED)
LGC Chairman - Mr Philip Whitehead - (NEW)
CPF Chairman - Mrs Ann Merrett - (RE-ELECTED)

Local £1,500 Prize winner announced!

Claire Perry MP made the annual Draw at the Association's 100 Club Presentation Evening held this month in Burbage, which as always was attended by a sizeable crowd.The winner of the £1,500.00 annual prize was Mr Mike Clark of Bishopstone. Many congratulations upon winning this magnificent sum! Mrs Perry also drew the winning ticket for the Club's monthly prize of £36.00 for March, that belonged to Mr Roy Brennan of Burbage.If you would like to take part, it is not too late to join. For a one off annual subscription of £36, you and the 99 other Club Members have a chance to win £36.00 each month and a yearly grand prize of £1,500.00! Simply, ring John Acheson on (01672) 810287.This was the last time that the Presentation Evening would be organised by Club stalwarts, John & Diane Acheson who will be stepping down shortly after a staggering 40 years at the helm, running the Club. The Association are exceedingly grateful to them both for raising a substantial sum towards the work of the Association. Our sincere thanks to them both.