December 6, 2010
select their candidates for new Brent Knoll ward
Conservative Candidates who will contest next year's district
council elections in the new Brent Knoll ward, covering Brent
Knoll, part of Burnham Without, East Brent, East Huntspill and
Lympsham, have this week been selected.
Current District Councillors Bob Filmer and Andrew Gilling were
both elected unanimously during a selection meeting held at East
Brent Village Hall.
Cllr Bob Filmer, pictured right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I
am very pleased to be selected to contest the new ward and if
elected I will endeavour to continue to represent the electors
of the new larger ward with the same commitment as I have my old
He added that he was "very disappointed" that he would
no longer be able to serve the residents on the Rosewood Farm
and former radio station developments, which had been transferred
out of his ward by the boundary commission despite being opposed
by himself, local councillors of all parties and the local parish
Gilling, right, added: "I am delighted to have been selected
to stand alongside my colleague and good friend Cllr Bob Filmer
for the Conservative party, in the recently reorganised Knoll
ward that has subsumed the Brent North ward."
"Issues with which we have both been involved in the past
have included the successful resolution of the problems of the
shortly to be completed 'Rosewood Green' in Burnham Without and
the long running saga of the unauthorised Gipsy incursion on Mendip
Road, Rooksbridge; two projects that provided major challenges
but both, we believe have now been successfully resolved."
The meeting was chaired by Carol Davies (Chairman of the Wells
Conservative Association) and was also attended by Vera Milverton
(Chairman of Bridgwater Conservative Association) since the new
ward straddles the boundary between the two parliamentary constituencies.