Tuesday, 17 February 2009

My upcoming visit to South Norfolk farmers' markets [Media release]

Councillor Rupert Read, the Lead Green Party Candidate in the East of England for the 4th June 2009 Euro-elections, will visit Farmers Markets around south Norfolk (and, time permitting, north Suffolk) on Saturday 21 February, including the Wymondham, Burston, Harleston and (time permitting) Halesworth and Beccles markets.
 
Last month, Cllr. Read participated in a 10 day tour of East Anglia where he listened to the views and experiences of constituents, and on 7 February 2009 he spent the day hearing the views of North and East Norfolk's farming community and small businesses, so that he can understand the issues that matter to them.  Read will now extend his "listening" tour to the south Norfolk area where there is a high concentration of the local farming community.
 
Rupert Read said

 

"I believe it is important that politicians listen to people, and so that is what I am doing. I found it very useful to hear the experiences of small farmers and smallholders who play a vital role in our local economy in the North and East Norfolk areas, and now it is important I follow this up in the south Norfolk area to show my solidarity with them too.  And finding out their views and concerns will enable me to help them more effectively if I'm elected as their MEP in June this year."

Cllr. Read continued

"I passionately believe in supporting our local economy in Norfolk, and we in the Green Party will always champion local food producers who take pride in what they do and often work long hours to put the best local produce on our tablesThis couldn't be more important than it is today, as the region faces up to a gathering economic crisis. Farmers' markets offer a fine example of a green way of living and of making a living."

"It might be a bit exhuasting to get around 5 farmers' markets on one day: but I bet that it will be worth it, in every sense of the word!"

ENDS.

Rupert Read will be available for interview live at these destinations. Approximate timings: Wymondham 9.30-10; Burston 10.45-11.30; Harleston 11.45-12.30.

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Councillor Rupert Read, the Lead Green Party Candidate in the East of England for the 4th June 2009 Euro-elections, will visit Farmers Markets around south Norfolk (and, time permitting, north Suffolk) on Saturday 21 February, including the Wymondham, Burston, Harleston and (time permitting) Halesworth and Beccles markets.
 
Last month, Cllr. Read participated in a 10 day tour of East Anglia where he listened to the views and experiences of constituents, and on 7 February 2009 he spent the day hearing the views of North and East Norfolk's farming community and small businesses, so that he can understand the issues that matter to them.  Read will now extend his "listening" tour to the south Norfolk area where there is a high concentration of the local farming community.
 
Rupert Read said

 

"I believe it is important that politicians listen to people, and so that is what I am doing. I found it very useful to hear the experiences of small farmers and smallholders who play a vital role in our local economy in the North and East Norfolk areas, and now it is important I follow this up in the south Norfolk area to show my solidarity with them too.  And finding out their views and concerns will enable me to help them more effectively if I'm elected as their MEP in June this year."

Cllr. Read continued

"I passionately believe in supporting our local economy in Norfolk, and we in the Green Party will always champion local food producers who take pride in what they do and often work long hours to put the best local produce on our tablesThis couldn't be more important than it is today, as the region faces up to a gathering economic crisis. Farmers' markets offer a fine example of a green way of living and of making a living."

"It might be a bit exhuasting to get around 5 farmers' markets on one day: but I bet that it will be worth it, in every sense of the word!"

ENDS.

Rupert Read will be available for interview live at these destinations. Approximate timings: Wymondham 9.30-10; Burston 10.45-11.30; Harleston 11.45-12.30.

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