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Ground-breaking at Primrose Lane school

New pupils took part in a momentous ground breaking ceremony at Primrose Lane school in Yeovil today (12.09.16) to mark the start of construction at the new school. Leader of Somerset County Council Cllr John Osman, local councillors, pupils, parents, teachers and the constructors Willmott Dixon gathered at the site to celebrate the ground being […]

Trading Standards & Royal Mail join forces against scams

Royal Mail and Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service have joined forces to tackle scam mail in the postal system. In August officers from Devon & Somerset Trading Standards held a dedicated scams training session for seventy members of staff at the Royal Mail sorting office in Taunton. The training revealed that high levels of […]

Save the date! Fire + Fostering event for ‘Pioneering’ people

If you work for the police, fire or ambulance services, or in health, education, a local authority or charity – and would consider fostering a child in need – Somerset County Council has an important date for your diary. The Council is teaming up with Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to host a […]

Grant boost for Somerset youth clubs

Eleven Somerset youth clubs have shared nearly £30,000 in grants from Somerset County Council to help run popular sessions. The grants will support projects across the county. The grants from the County Council are being matched by nearly £19,000 in locally-raised funding and hundreds of hours of volunteers’ time – all for the benefit of […]

Somerset Children’s lead joins GCSE students for results day

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families has paid tribute to students in Somerset receiving their GCSE results today (Thursday 25 August). Cllr Frances Nicholson met with teenagers at Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe as they collected their results this morning. Cllr Nicholson said: “It has been a privilege to meet our young people […]

Press opportunity – Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service

Devon and Somerset Training Standards Service is hosting a training event for postmen and women at the Taunton Sorting Office in Chip Lane between 6.30am and 8am on Tuesday 23 September. The training aims to educate posties about scam mail and what role they have to play in identifying victims and stopping the cycle. This […]

Frances’s best wishes for students on A Level results day

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families is giving her best wishes to all Somerset students receiving their A Level results today (Thursday 18 August). “I know many students will be feeling exceptional nerves as they prepare to collect their results – I remember it only too well myself at their age!” said […]

Watchet LIVE Music Festival bangs the drum for Somerset Fostering

The Wurzels aren’t the only big Somerset name hoping to make the crowds smile at a popular West Somerset festival this coming August bank holiday weekend. Watchet LIVE Festival is gearing up to welcome none other than Sparky the Dragon and Somerset County Council’s professional and friendly Fostering Recruitment Service in to spread the word […]

Trudy & Matt, Episode Two: “It’s all about teamwork at the end of the day”

Episode Two of an enthusiastic Somerset Fostering couple’s new, documentary-style fostering video blog, giving an insight into their fostering experiences, can now be watched online. Somerset County Council Foster Carers, Trudy and Matt Patch, have recorded their second “v-log” on why having a strong support network in fostering is so important to them. In it, […]

Somerset children in care’s achievements praised at annual Awards

The progress, positivity and achievements of Somerset children and young people looked after have been celebrated at their Annual Achievement Awards. Somerset County Cllr Leigh Redman, Carolyn Drew, Sue White and BBC Somerset presenter Ben McGrail. 240 children were recognised for their efforts through nominations from Somerset County Council foster carers, schools, social and youth […]