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More funds available to support Somerset Libraries Redesign

An extra £22,000 a year to help support communities to run library buildings, and a commitment to retain nineteen Somerset County Council libraries was approved today. Somerset County Council’s Cabinet made the final decision on how libraries services will be delivered across Somerset in future agreeing nineteen library buildings will be retained by the County […]

Day services update

Work to modernise learning disability support is being brought forward with the closure of the Six Acres Day Centre in Taunton next year. Somerset County Council and the Discovery social enterprise are committed to a more inclusive, creative approach to Day Services. The nine Day Centres across the county are being reviewed with the aim […]

Another Bumper Summer for Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries and Somerset County Council have once again enjoyed a summer full of enthusiastic young readers as part of their Summer Reading Challenge. 7,482 children signed up to take part in this year’s challenge, which was themed ‘Mischief Makers’ in celebration of 80 years of The Beano. Busy staff went on to give out […]

One stop shop for independence

A one-stop shop for equipment, home improvements and advice that will help people live independently at home for longer will open next week near Wellington. The Somerset Independence Plus service will be officially launched on Thursday, 8 November, during national Occupational Therapy Week (5-11 November). There’s an open invitation to the public to look around […]

Recommendations for future of Somerset’s Libraries Service

Recommendations for the future of Somerset’s Libraries Service were unveiled today (16 October), with a final decision expected to be made next month (5 November). A detailed report was published online, which sets out how Somerset’s Libraries Service would continue to be delivered across the County. It recommends that 19 existing library buildings be retained […]

Yeovil Library and the Yeovil Literary Festival 2018

 Well-known literary figures, comedians, celebrities and local authors will descend on Somerset this month as the County Council’s library helps host the Yeovil’s Literary Festival. Yeovil Library has teamed up with The Octagon Theatre, Waterstones Yeovil and Yeovil Community Arts Association to host the sixth annual Yeovil Literary Festival. The 2018 festival takes place from […]

Chilton Trinity Youth Club achieves quality award

The Chilton Trinity Youth Club in Bridgwater has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. Chilton Trinity Youth Club is a popular new club, set in beautiful surroundings and supported by volunteers from the community.  The club provides a safe and relaxed environment for young people to socialise and unwind with their friends. The […]

Your Somerset – Autumn 2018

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of Your Somerset for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and […]

Council provides lifeline scheduled bus link for rural communities

Communities in the Ilminster area can now benefit from a daily timetabled shuttle bus services thanks to the County Council. People living in villages around Ilminster lost their timetabled services to the town last October when Nippybus ceased trading last autumn. The County Council stepped in, setting up a shuttle service which ran on demand, […]

Plans for Dementia Day Services to be shared

As the number of people diagnosed with Dementia in Somerset rises, Somerset County Council is reviewing how it provides daytime activities and respite for people with Dementia and their carers. Service users and residents were recently asked to complete an online survey to help shape the future of the service going forward after the contract […]