Author Archives: Julia Richards

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 […]

Take a walk on the brisk side and improve your health with ‘Active 10’

Somerset County Council is encouraging people to make great strides to improve their health just by walking for at least ten continuous minutes every day with the help of the ‘Active 10’ app. New evidence from Public Health England (PHE) suggests that walking at a brisk pace each day can help prevent cancer, heart disease […]

Identify theft reaches epidemic levels. Guard your personal details.

Identity theft is reaching epidemic levels, warns fraud prevention group, Cifas. “We have seen identity fraud attempts increase year on year….with identities being stolen at a rate of almost 500 a day,” says Cifas Chief Executive, Simon Dukes. Fraudsters are obtaining personal information, such as names, addresses, dates of birth and bank account details, by […]

Rollercoaster Youth Club achieves quality award

The Rollercoaster Youth Club in Sydenham, Bridgwater has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. The Rollercoaster Youth Club is an extremely popular club for young people from Sydenham and the surrounding communities. It is well attended and offers an extensive range of activities and opportunities, as well as a safe and relaxed atmosphere […]

Members of Youth Parliament represent Somerset young people at national event

Members of Youth Parliament (MYP), supported by Somerset County Council, travelled to Liverpool last month to spend the weekend debating issues of concern for young people in Somerset. The three MYPs, Eve Anderson (Sedgemoor & Mendip), Leonie Robertson (South Somerset) and Kira Lewis (Taunton Deane & West Somerset) attended the event which is hosted by […]