Your Events Team is planning a regular programme of member events for 2022. Remember to check here or on social media from time to time for new events posted, and look out for the regular Members' Newsletter for details of forthcoming happenings!

We want to make all events interesting, appealing, and accessible, to as many of our members and supporters as possible, so we’ll cover a wide range of subjects: some social, some policy, some fundraising, and some good old political chin-wagging. Live venues are out of the question, at the moment, and that’s to our advantage, because everyone who has access to a computer or a phone can take part in our Zoom sessions . We will vary the days and times of meetings, though, to make them available to as many people as possible, such as parents with child-care duties or people who work different shift patterns. 

Fundraising events are very important to the local party, to bring in much-needed cash to allow us to campaign and to support the staff in the office and the work they do. So, we have to sell tickets for these events but we understand that makes them inaccessible for some of our members and supporters. We have, therefore, set up a fund that will allow us to offer free places for those who would otherwise find the events unaffordable. Details can be found on the page for each event.

This is also where we promote Action Days, hustings and other campaigning events.

If you would like to add your name to our Events mailing list then signup here.

If there is a subject of local interest that you’d like to discuss, or would like to ask questions of a local Councillor or Executive Board Member, or have an idea for a fundraising event, please contact the Events Team on [email protected]. Likewise, if you think there is any way we can improve our programme, or the accessibility or diversity of our events, or if you would like to get involved in organising events, do please contact us by email: [email protected]


  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 07:00 PM · £30.00 GBP

    Fables by the Fireside



    Join us for ‘Fables by the Fireside’ - our fabulous winter FUNdraiser, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Banish January gloom with a jolly evening of feasting and frivolity.

    Either dress up (top half only) with a nod to your favourite character from a fable, fairy or folk tale with a prize for the best costume or accessory (judged by our very own Wera Hobhouse, MP), or dress down – in jimjams and slippers, if you choose!

    Entertainment will include atmospheric storytelling and music, a fairy tale themed quiz, interactive games, and a chance to chat with other guests. Excitement will be heightened as we accept final bids in our online auction, which will run throughout January. Take a look now at the fabulous prizes!

    We'll deliver a hearty two-course meal (with a vegetarian/vegan option) to your door in the afternoon, with instructions for heating later. See the menu below. You will also be able to choose wine in advance and we'll send glühwein spices for making mulled wine or a non-alcoholic winter punch.

    Fables by the Fireside is open to all members, registered supporters and guests. Tickets are £30 per person, and a limited number of Supported Places (no cost) are available by emailing [email protected]

    RSVP below to reserve your tickets for the event of the year!

    (PS  Donations of auction and competition prizes will be gratefully received. Please email [email protected] if you have something you would like to contribute. Many thanks.)


    Our menu for the evening comprises:


    Beef Goulash


    Mushroom Stroganoff (vegan)

    both with creamed potatoes


    Fish pie

    All with broccoli, baby carrots and roasted root vegetables


    Apple and mincemeat strudel with Oatly (vegan) or dairy cream


    Black Forest chocolate roulade

    If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate them.

    A selection of wines will be offered separately.


  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 07:30 PM

    Budget 2022/23


    Hot Off The Press! B&NES Budget for 2022/23 will be approved by the Council on 16th February 2022 and you can be one of the first to know what's in it.

    Richard Samuel is the Councillor for Widcombe, Deputy Leader of the Council, and Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Resources and is instrumental in developing the Council's budget. He will present income and expenditure plans for the next 12 months, explaining where revenue comes from and how spending is apportioned to the many services the Council provides.

    This is a Zoom event for Members and registered supporters only.

    Register by 7pm AT THE LATEST, on the day of the event. Joining links are not sent automatically, and we cannot guarantee to respond after this time.

    If you have a question for Richard, please email it to [email protected]