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Come and play at the Cranleigh Bridge Tea

Posted on behalf of Cranleigh Conservatives
The Cranleigh branch of Guildford Conservative Association invites you to a Bridge Tea in the Band Room, Cranleigh on October 26.

Tickets are £36 for a table and include tea and delicious homemade cakes and scones. Please bring your own table, tablecloth and cards for the Bridge. A raffle will be held at the event as well.

Spaces are limited so please book now—contact Jean Dodd on the number below to save your table for this fun afternoon event.

More details are available here.
When
26 Oct 2017 at 2:00pm
until 26 Oct 2017 at 4:30pm
Where
The Band Room
Village Way
Cranleigh
GU6 8AF

Take part in our fun Quiz night

Posted on behalf of Christchurch Conservatives
Calling all quiz fans!

Christchurch Branch with Merrow, Burpham and Holy Trinity branches are hosting our Annual Quiz night.

Gather your friends for a team of eight, we can put together teams on the night if you are short of a few people.

Tickets £20 plus cash bar.

Price includes a Fish & Chip supper or vegetarian alternative.

Parking available at the centre or on Merrow Street opposite.

Contact Matt Furniss at matt.furniss@guildfordconservatives.com or on 07891022206.

Come along and support your local branches.
When
16 Sep 2017 at 7:00pm
until 16 Sep 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
St John's Centre
222 Epsom Road
Guildford
GU4 7AA

Could you be a Councillor?

Guildford Conservatives is currently searching for candidates for every area of the Constituency ahead of Borough Council elections in 2019.

There are no requirements for being a Council candidate other than a desire to represent your area and stand up for local people. If you are already involved in the community so much the better but we want to give communities the best possible voice in the Council, whether at Guildford or Waverley Borough Council or Cranleigh Parish Council.

Clearly a broad sympathy with Conservative Party policy and values is needed but you do not have to be a member already or have any history with the party.

Our selection procedure has multiple stages but the first stage is to visit our website and fill in the attached application form. This form is for new applicants, not sitting Councillors.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of candidacy and what it entails, please email agent@guildfordconservatives.com to set up an informal chat.

Shalford Conservatives Midsummer Celebration

Posted on behalf of Shalford Conservatives
Shalford Conservatives invite you to an evening celebration with drinks and canapés at Tanglewood Farm, Chinthurst Lane, courtesy of Malcolm and Susan Brenton.

Special guest the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP will be joining us, and there will be a Panama Hat collection.

For full details and to advise your attendance, email brenton@tanglewoodfarm.co.uk or call 01483 893373.
When
30 Jun 2017 at 6:30pm
until 30 Jun 2017 at 8:30pm
Where
Tanglewood Farm
Chinthurst Lane
Guildford
GU5 0DR

Summer Barbeque with Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP - Thu 20 July

We are fortunate to have the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP visiting us for our Summer Barbeque at Bramley Golf Club.

Enjoy your drinks on the terrace with the wonderful backdrop of Bramley Golf Club, before tucking in to a mouth-watering selection of barbequed meat, fish and vegetarian fayre followed by a variety of puddings.

We look forward to hearing Chris address us on some of the big issues facing Guildford and the surrounding villages that he is currently working on, including the third runway at Heathrow, a solution for the A3 junction in Guildford and the problem traffic in and around our rural areas.

This is a vital fundraising event for our campaign to maintain our majority on Guildford Borough Council in the next council elections.

Tickets are just £39 and include five different options off the barbeque with a selection of salads, sauces and puddings. For full details and to book online please click here.

***Bookings must be received NO LATER THAN 4.30pm WED 12 JULY***

For late enquiries please email bob.hughes@guildfordconservatives.com

You can book here, by emailing Susie Lytle on info@guildfordconservatives.com or by calling 01483 300330.

I realise that it is a busy time for many of you, if you are unable to attend you can still make a donation:

BACS: Sort code 30-93-74 / Acct No 01734613 / Ref '20 JUL <Surname>'

Online: click here

Cheque: please make payable to 'GCA' and send to 17 Home Farm, Loseley Park, Guildford GU3 1HS

Thank you for your support and I hope to see you next week.

Best wishes

Bob Hughes

Chairman, Guildford Conservative Association
When
20 Jul 2017 at 7:00pm
until 20 Jul 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Bramley Golf Club
Links Road
Bramley
GU5 0AL

Parliamentary By-Elections - Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent.

It is just over a week to Election Day on 23rd February. You still have time to help with campaigning.

You can support both campaigns by joining Surrey Colleagues making calls from the CCHQ call centre at 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ on any of the following dates:

Monday 20th February from 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday 22nd February from 6pm to 8pm

The nearest tube stations for the Call Centre are Westminster or St James Park. If you are able to help by making calls on any of the above dates or are able to help at any other time / date please let me know.

Connect Calling
You can also support the campaigning from the comfort of your own home by signing up for Home Calling please click here.

Please let me know if you can help by joining us at CCHQ to make calls or by calling from home.

Thank you to those who have already been supporting the campaigning, please keep up the good work in these last few days.

Kind regards
Ajaz

Ajaz Ahmed
Chairman - Surrey Area
Chairman - Woking Conservatives
07850-010258

Annie Nicholl

It is with great sadness that Guildford Conservative Association learned of the death of Annie Nicholl last weekend. Many members will remember Annie's longstanding work with GCA over many years and her support of Anne Milton as she retook the Parliamentary seat from the Liberal Democrats.

The Association is most grateful for Annie's dedication and hard work during some of our most challenging times. Her final illness was brief - her daughters Louise and Sarah can be contacted c/o the address below should members wish to write.

40 Harvest Lane

Thames Ditton

KT7 0NG

The Association extends its thoughts to Annie's family at this time.

Guildford Conservative Association AGM

The Guildford Conservative Association AGM will be held on March 3 at the St John's Centre, Merrow at 7pm. A full notice and agenda will be sent out to all members of the Association shortly - in the meantime they can be found here.

Our Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to review the accounts, hear reports from the Association Officers, elect the Management Team for 2016/7 and listen to and ask questions of our MP Anne Milton.

While any member may attend, only those who have been members for at least three months have voting rights in the meeting.

For more information, please call 01483 300330.
When
03 Mar 2017 at 7:00pm
until 03 Mar 2017 at 9:00pm
Where
St John's Centre
222 Epsom Road
Guildford
GU4 7PG

1867 Club active once again

Dear members,

Many of you may remember the 1867 Club, which was established in 2004 and raised vital funds for my election in 2005 - and then again for my subsequent re-election in 2010. It really was a vital fundraising group and I enjoyed many super evenings in the company of members with some great speakers.

As many of you know, we face challenging times financially in the Association. In addition, we have been approached by some members keen to see a Patron's Club re-established in Guildford as we are one of only a few Associations in Surrey without one (although we do have a very successful Breakfast Club, which is exceptionally well-received).

In response to this, I am delighted to say that the 1867 Club is now active once more and will meet twice each year in the spiritual home of Conservativism and Unionism, the Carlton Club in London's St James's Street. There, members of the 1867 Club will have the opportunity to join like-minded others in the company of Cabinet Ministers or respected political commentators for a summer cocktail reception and an autumn four-course dinner.

As the Club's Patron, I will attend whenever I can and am taking a very keen interest in it. I would like, for example, members of the Club to have a say in the types of events that it provides. Events and guests for this year have been pencilled in but before we can confirm these, we need to ensure we have enough potential members.

When it was first established 13 years ago, membership cost £295 for a single and £495 for a couple and we have decided to offer those prices to founder members joining in 2017. Your Conservative Party and Guildford Conservative Association membership would obviously be included in this; although the option to opt-out of this exists for any friends of members who might wish to join the Club but not the Party.

It would be wonderful to make the Club a reality once again; I hope that those of you with an interest in politics, good food and a sense of our Party's history will consider it and join me at the launch event this summer. An application form can be requested from the Hon Secretary Simon Ashall on 01483 300330 or at agent@guildfordconservatives.com. No funds will be taken from you until our 2017 events are confirmed and in the diary.

With my best wishes

Rt Hon Anne Milton

MP for Guildford