Author Archives: Julia Richards

Bishops Lydeard roundabout update

Drivers are being advised of upcoming overnight closures as a major scheme to build a new roundabout on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard nears completion. The roundabout is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes in the village. […]

One week left to register to vote

Voters across Somerset are being urged to make sure they are on the register for the County Council elections next month. Residents will go to the polls on Thursday, 4 May, to have their say on who fills the 55 seats available on the Council. To be able to vote you have to be on […]

New Talking Cafe opens in Minehead

A new care and support Community Connect Talking Cafe opens in Minehead next week. The Talking Cafe will take place at The Beach Hotel in Minehead (TA24 5AP) every Monday (excluding bank holidays) from 10am to 1pm – starting on Monday 10 April. Entrance is via The Beach Café conservatory next to the Tourist Information. […]

Nominations for County Council elections published

The full list of people standing for election to Somerset County Council next month has been published. There will be 55 seats available across the county when residents go to the polls on Thursday, 4 May and yesterday (4 April) was the deadline for candidates to formally submit their intention to stand for election. 230 […]

New ‘drop-in’ opens in Taunton

A new care and support ‘Community Connect’ drop-in opens in Taunton next week. The drop-in will take place at the Priorswood Community Centre in Taunton (TA2 7JW) on the first Monday of every month from 9.30am to 12noon – starting on Monday 3 April. At the drop-in people can find information and advice on care […]

Top prizes for short stories at Yeovil Library

Winners of a children’s short story competition have been announced at a special event at Yeovil Library. Organised by Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA) and Somerset County Council Library service the competition saw children write short 500 word stories on the theme of ‘Broken’. Children in years 5 and 6 in schools in Yeovil and […]

‘Lean on Me’ sing Somerset foster carers

Today (18 March) Somerset foster carers and Somerset County Council staff took part in a ‘flash mob’ in the heart of Taunton to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in the county. Joined by Taunton community choir ‘Company of Voices’, the group sang Bill Withers’ classic song ‘Lean on Me’ to highlight […]

Join the river adventure – multi-media production opens at Bridgwater Library

Local stories of the River Parrett are being brought to life in a three week long spectacular multi-media experience at Bridgwater Library – ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’. The light, sound, video and live performance production transforms the library and immerses visitors in real life stories, hidden treasures and the glorious landscapes of […]

New ‘drop-in’ opens in Bridgwater

A new care and support ‘Community Connect’ drop-in opens in Bridgwater next week. The drop-in will take place at the Admirals Landing pub in Bridgwater (TA6 3EX) on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12noon – starting on Wednesday 15 March. At the drop-in people can find information and advice […]

Adult social care services get innovative

An innovative approach to adult social care in West Somerset is benefitting local people and communities. The pilot project has been running in the West Somerset area for the last nine months. The team have been working hard to change the way they work to help people keep or regain their independence and connect more […]