Tell us what you love about our county for #SomersetDay or draw a dragon

It’s Somerset Day on 11 May and although it’s not the time for events or gatherings, we can still celebrate our fabulous Somerset together virtually.

Somerset County Council will be joining the festivities online and asking people to tell us why they love Somerset using the #SomersetDay and #SomersetProud hashtags on Twitter or Instagram.

Tell us what you miss most about our amazing county and what you’ll be doing as soon as lockdown is lifted. It could be visiting a shop, scene, person, place, sound, taste, walk – or your favourite place to watch the sunset. Make a pledge to visit your favourite place as soon as the restrictions are lifted. If you’re on Twitter tag @SomersetCouncil in too and we’ll share as many as we can.

And for the children – we want to get a dragon alongside a rainbow in everyone’s windows! We’re asking children to draw a dragon or colour in our very own Sparky the dragon – put them in your window and tag us in photos

Go to the link below to download Sparky which you can colour in.

Somerset County Council’s Chairman Cllr Nigel Taylor said: “Somerset Day is a great idea and it’s become a real tradition to celebrate our amazing county. This year, more than ever, it’s an opportunity to pay tribute to our people, our towns and businesses who are still there, stepping up, doing great things and in need of our support.

“Let’s celebrate as many of them as we can on Somerset Day, along with our beautiful countryside – let’s share the positive stories until we can meet up once again.

“And to all you youngsters, I can’t wait to see your dragons!”

Download Sparky here.

Find us on Facebook, or Twitter @SomersetCouncil or Instagram.

For more information about Somerset County Council’s response to the coronavirus emergency please visit, where you can also sign up for regular email updates.

A single phone number is also available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils. The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, makes it easier for people to access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, during the current crisis. Lines are open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm.

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