Lord Lieutenant thanks Covid unsung heroes on Weston-super-Mare leg of Jubilee Jaunt

Weston-super-Mare hosted the third leg of the Somerset Jubilee Jaunt on Thursday, May 12. The Jaunt sees the Lord Lieutenant (the Queen’s representative in Somerset Mrs Annie Maw) take part in a 70-mile trek from Clevedon to Exmoor split into seven 10-mile sections to celebrate the region as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, in […]

Lord Lieutenant takes on second part of Jubilee Jaunt challenge to mark Somerset Day

Somerset’s Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw is to dedicate the second leg of her Jubilee Jaunt to Somerset Day – “to honour not only Her Majesty but also our fantastic county.” Annie broke her back in a horse riding accident 20 years ago resulting in paraplegia.  But she won’t be letting life in a wheelchair get […]

Lord Lieutenant takes on extraordinary 70-mile Somerset Jubilee Jaunt

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw is about to embark on an ambitious 70-mile wheelchair marathon – to celebrate seven decades of the Queen’s reign. Annie broke her back in a horse riding accident 20 years ago resulting in paraplegia.  But she won’t be letting life in a wheelchair get in the way of […]

Chairman thanks retiring Lord-Lieutenant

Somerset County Council Chairman David Fothergill today paid tribute to Lady Gass, the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, who is retiring. Lady Gass is a former Somerset County Councillor and High Sheriff who has served as Lord-Lieutenant since 1998. Cllr Fothergill said: “Lady Gass has been a wonderful ambassador for Somerset and has done so much to […]

Duke of Edinburgh Award students plant trees for the Jubilee

Six Somerset students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award planted some new trees as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The youngsters were fortunate enough to have a selected a glorious spring day for the occasion as they planted the new trees at the SSE Outdoors Centre in Kilve. The trees were planted […]

Let’s make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee a celebration to remember in Somerset 

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset is calling on the county’s residents to come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and make it an event to remember. The Queen will formally start to celebrate her personal Platinum Jubilee year from Sunday 6th February – the date of her Accession to the Throne in 1952.  The […]

How to get involved in Somerset’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking seventy years on the throne. There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. To help Somerset play its part in celebrating The Queen’s legacy, a new […]

Second set of Somerset Medal winners receive their awards

Dedicated groups, teams, and other volunteers were among the second round of recipients awarded a Somerset Medal for their outstanding service during the coronavirus pandemic. The Somerset Medal was launched by Somerset County Council to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best – with the winners honoured at a special reception at […]

Join Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting initiative for Platinum Jubilee

Somerset residents, communities, and organisations are being asked to join a national initiative to plant trees in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Next year will mark 70 years since HM The Queen came to the throne – the longest reign in our history.  There are various plans for celebrations to mark her Platinum Jubilee, […]

Unsung heroes of the pandemic presented with Somerset Medal

A select few of Somerset’s many unsung coronavirus heroes have been presented with their awards as the first ever winners of the Somerset Medal. The Somerset Medal was launched by Somerset County Council to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best – with the winners honoured at a special reception at Taunton […]