Local economy and jobs

We should invest in community businesses because community ownership is a powerful remedy to austerity and will be at the heart of making our community survive, grow and stay vibrant for local people.

  • I will support local businesses, local food and local shops.
  • I will encourage the Council to back Avon Mutual – a new community bank for North Somerset.
  • I will explore the viability of an Investment Trust to help improve the Yatton area – similar to the Headingley Investment Fund – a community share offer (where investors receive 2% interest on their investment).