Derek Mead

Candidate - Weston super Mare North Worle

I was born, educated and spent the majority of my working life in Worle before moving to Hewish. As an accomplished farmer and local businessman I have continuously invested in Weston super Mare and its surrounding areas, my passion for local regeneration, employment and education never falters. With my vast experience and knowledge of what your community's greatest needs are, I have campaigned tirelessly for local causes and issues.

I am an active member of several local associations including: President of Hewish, Puxton and Wick St Lawrence Harvest Home, The West Mendip Drainage Board, The Trop Trust; a community group campaigning to regenerate the Tropicana in Weston super Mare and a founder member of Farmers For Action; a pressure group run by and for farmers, campaigning for a fairer milk prices. I am also a member of The Federation of Small Businesses and Institute of Directors. 
 
Since being elected in 2013 as an Independent District Councillor for North Worle and Town Councillor for Worle East, I have identified a number of failings within the current administration of North Somerset Council; in particular communication and contract management. Communication between the Council and members of the public is one of the issues I am keen to address if I am re-elected, as anyone trying to get hold of a member of staff within the Town Hall especially on a Friday, is generally out of luck. I believe service provider contracts are not being managed correctly as I have dealt with a number of residents within my elected ward who have encountered maintenance issues regarding public open spaces. This is also an issue I will be addressing if I am re-elected as part of North Somerset First Independents.
 
I believe as a united Independent group we can begin to address and implement the changes North Somerset needs to give our constituents the services they deserve for the taxes they pay. By working with you, for you, together we can make the changes you want to see, for a better, brighter North Somerset.