Author Archives: Julia Richards

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New Wiveliscombe Enterprise Centre given the go ahead

Plans for an exciting, new Enterprise Centre in Wiveliscombe were given the go ahead this month. The new, purpose built facility, located on the old Karro Food Group site on Sandy Moor in Wiveliscombe, will provide modern, accessible space for small and growing businesses. Once built, the centre will provide 260 square metres of flexible […]


Thank Somerset’s Volunteers

Thank Somerset’s unsung heroes by nominating individuals and groups who volunteer in their local communities for a Somerset Star Volunteer Award. Nominations are open from Monday 27 February until Friday 21 April 2017 and anyone can put forward individuals and volunteer groups who go that extra mile in their communities and have such a positive […]


Award winning Adult Social Care staff

Adult Social Care staff have been recognised for the outstanding support they provide to adults across the county. Vicky Bennett and Jackie Berry were both presented with the Adult Social Care Worker of the Year Award earlier this month at the Somerset County Council Staff Awards. Vicky and Jackie each received nominations from adults that […]


Workshop to help businesses address mental health issues in the workplace

Businesses across Somerset are invited to attend an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace. The workshops, from March to June 2017 and held in venues across the county, are being run by Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service in partnership with New Leaf Life Design, a Taunton-based accredited counselling […]


A ‘Big Day’ for Learning Disability in Somerset

More than 100 people took part in the second annual ‘Big Day’ event organised by Somerset’s Learning Disability Partnership Board this week. The ‘Big Day’ event was supported by Somerset County Council and the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and attracted people with learning disabilities, carers, service providers and other organisations that have an interest […]

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Digital Bridgwater 3D Design Competition launch event

Young people and their families are invited to come along and join in the fun at the launch of the 3D Design and Print competition at Bridgwater Library on Saturday 18 February. The competition is the result of collaboration between Somerset Libraries, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater Town Council, multinational software corporation; Autodesk and CEL, manufacturer […]


Work starts on spectacular multi-media exhibition – ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’

Local people’s thoughts, memories and pictures of the river Parrett are to be displayed in a one-of-a-kind creative exhibition next month. The ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’ project has been developed by Somerset County Council’s Libraries Service with Theatre Mélange, a company with a national reputation for producing innovative public events celebrating particular […]

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‘Big Day’ for Somerset Learning Disability Partnership Board

Partnership work to improve services for people with Learning Disabilities will be show-cased at the second annual ‘Big Day’ event this month. The Somerset Learning Disability Partnership Board, of which Somerset County Council is a partner, is holding its annual ‘Big Day’ on 13 February at County Hall in Taunton. It gives members of the […]

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Hamp ReCreation Youth Club achieves quality award

The Hamp ReCreation Youth Club in Bridgwater has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. ReCreation is a purpose built youth and community building on the Hamp estate in Bridgwater.  It is managed and run by Somerset Coast YMCA and offers a wide range of activities and opportunities. The centre’s current programme includes an […]

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Foster carers tell it like it is – for Somerset Fostering Week

Somerset foster carers give an honest account of the ‘Top Ten’ qualities people need to be amazing carers, to celebrate Somerset Fostering Week (23-29 January 2017). Over 250 households or families foster for Somerset County Council and work tirelessly to make a difference to children’s lives. For Somerset Fostering Week a selection of foster carers […]