Author Archives: Julia Richards

The Librarian Theatre returns to Somerset

The Librarian Theatre is returning to Somerset Libraries at the beginning of November to perform their new play “Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest”. A UK based theatre company, The Librarian Theatre, is committed to supporting libraries by creating innovative plays specifically tailored to be performed among the bookshelves. Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest re–imagines Lewis […]

West Somerset Adult Social Care team nominated for Social Worker of the Year Award

Somerset County Council’s Adult Social Care team from West Somerset has been selected as a finalist in the national Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of their outstanding work with vulnerable adults. The West Somerset team has been nominated for the Team of the Year, Adult Services’ prize and will find […]

Somerset Libraries turn into Fun Palaces for the day

On Saturday 7 October, eight of Somerset’s libraries will transform into “Fun Palaces”, offering a free day of arts, culture and sciences for all to get involved in. The events are part of Fun Palaces 2017, a free nationwide celebration of community. Fun Palaces bring people together to create and have fun through arts and […]

Somerset celebrates Libraries Week

Somerset County Council libraries are celebrating National Libraries Week from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October. Somerset libraries are holding a variety of activities and events during the week, from guitar workshops and craft demonstrations to LEGO clubs, author talks and digital workshops. There will be something to suit all tastes and ages during the […]

Get Online and Try 1 Thing with Somerset Libraries

Somerset County Council libraries are encouraging people to Try 1 Thing during Get Online Week (2-8 October). The week encourages people to take the next step to being more confident and independent online, by asking them to Try 1 Thing. 15 Somerset Libraries across the county are taking part in Get Online Week. Friendly staff […]

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Wellington Youth Centre achieves quality award

Wellington Youth Centre has become the 40th Youth Club in Somerset to achieve Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. The ‘Safe and Welcoming’ benchmark scheme accredits the club’s safe practice and recognises the excellent work undertaken to attract young people to the club and to get involved in activities. The club was required to […]

Somerset young people make their mark

Somerset County Council is encouraging young people across the county to make their mark and vote for the issues that matter most to them in a national annual ballot. The top voted for issues will be debated at the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons on Friday 10 November, chaired by the Speaker […]

Look after your tyres and your tyres will look after you

Motorists in Somerset are being urged to check their tyres this October as part of the nationwide awareness drive. October is Tyre Safety month and Somerset County Council’s road safety team is reminding of the need to make sure tyres are both safe and legal. The condition of your tyres can severely affect the handling […]

Almost 300 community micro-enterprises now operating across Somerset

Three years on and now almost 300 community micro-enterprises are operating across the county to support people to live independently at home. Somerset County Council, St Margaret’s Hospice and the Somerset Community Foundation have worked with the social enterprise Community Catalysts to deliver a project that helps people with good ideas to set up a […]

GCSE Students Hard Work Celebrated

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families has applauded the hard work of Somerset students who today (Thursday 24 August) receive their GCSE results. Cllr Frances Nicholson said: “Every year young people, their families and schools anxiously wait for these results. I want to say well done to the young people and pay […]