Govt sends good wishes for Somerset Day
Robert Jenrick will not be the most popular member of the government in every corner of Somerset. As Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government he has clashed with our district councils. His process for choosing a unitary authority has divided opinion across the Somerset County Council area.
But today he sent greetings to local MPs not just in the Somerset County Council area, but across the historic county of Somerset. In his letter he notes “Tuesday 11 May is Somerset Day and I would encourage you to promote and celebrate the day as the County Day of Somerset. I know this day will have enormous significance for your constituents and is an opportunity to recognise the importance of your beautiful and historic county and celebrate all it has to offer. Due to the pandemic it will not be possible to celebrate in the usual way but i hope you will mark the day in your social media activities on the day.”
He goes on “In London we will be taking photos and videos of your county’s flag which will be shared on our social media platforms to raise the profile of Somerset Day and also Honour King Alfred the Great as widely as possible and we will raise your flag outside our headquarters here at 2 Marsham Street. I hope that you and all local people enjoy Somerset Day.“
Indeed. And from here at Leveller Towers to everyone across all of the historic county of Somerset we too wish you a Happy Somerset Day…..