Author Archives: Jonathan Williams

Somerset remembers fallen heroes from the Great War

A commemorative service to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War will take place at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton at 2.30pm, Monday 4 August 2014. Arranged by The Chairman of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Fothergill, the service will be open to members of the public to remember the men and […]

Breastfeeding celebration at Clarks Village

A family celebration of World Breastfeeding week (1-7 August) is taking place at Clarks Village in Street, on Wednesday 6 August 2014, with all welcome. Somerset County Council’s Public Health Service will be supporting the event as part of their ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ scheme and will be presenting Clarks Village with an award of recognition […]

Properties To Evacuate In Frome

Residents from approximately 100 households are asked to evacuate their homes in Frome on Wednesday 6 August whilst investigations take place to safely remove a possible Second World War non-explosive incendiary device. Avon & Somerset Constabulary received credible information that a Second World War incendiary device was buried approximately sixty years ago in the back […]

New grants boost for creative businesses

The creative sector is to get £50,000 from Somerset County Council to boost jobs and skills and support new products or services. Businesses and organisations are being invited to bid for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to fund projects which will boost the creative economy. “Once again this year we are keen to see […]

Green light for £1m Social Investment Fund

Approval for the development of a £1m Social Investment Fund to support Somerset businesses and communities was granted by Somerset County Council today. Council Leader Cllr John Osman gave the green light for the £1m fund, a move that will help charities and social enterprises to make a positive impact on local communities and the […]

Volunteers shine brightly at the Somerset Star awards

Vital volunteers from across Somerset have been recognised for their commitment at an awards ceremony at County Hall last week (17 July).  Working with Somerset Celebrating Volunteers, ‘Somerset You can Do’ asked members of the public to nominate volunteers deserving special recognition to be named as ‘Somerset Star Volunteers’ as part of National Volunteers’ week […]

Summer Festival proves to be a winner!

The Bridgwater Way’s Summer Festival of fun and all things cycling took over Blake Gardens this weekend, with local residents enjoying the sunshine and wonderful range of free entertainment on offer.   The event on Saturday afternoon (19 July) saw people of all ages taking part in a variety of different activities including unicycle and circus […]

My Best School Dinner winners

Thirteen young finalists took part in a Masterchef-style cook-off at Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton on Thursday as part of the Somerset schools “My Best School Dinner competition”. Somerset County Council’s Public Health team set up the cooking challenge to get local children and families more involved in the whole process of school lunches.  […]

Gearing up for the Bridgwater Way Summer Festival

A packed programme of free, cycling-themed events and activities will ride into town next weekend with the Bridgwater Way Summer Festival. Taking place in Blake Gardens on Saturday, 19 July from 1pm to 4pm, the festival aims to inspire people to walk and cycle more and to look at different ways of getting around the […]

Summer cycling festival to hit Bridgwater

A celebration of all things cycling and walking is coming to Bridgwater on Saturday, 19 July with the ‘The Bridgwater Way Summer Festival’. Taking place at Blake Gardens between 1pm till 4pm, the free-festival is the showpiece event of The Bridgwater Way project (TBW), which aims to transform the way people travel in the town. […]