Author Archives: SCC Communications

Your Somerset – Autumn 2017

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 distributed to over 234,000 households across Somerset, four times a year and contains news, events and developments of community projects that […]

New Big Read launched for Children

Somerset County Council Libraries are launching a Children’s Big Read to inspire children to love reading. Following the success of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which saw over 7,700 children take part, the Children’s Big Read aims to get as many children as possible across the county reading and talking about the same book. This […]

Over 7,700 Somerset Children took part in Summer Reading Challenge

Somerset County Council Libraries have enjoyed one of their most successful years yet for the Summer Reading Challenge. Over the summer months libraries were filled to the brim with children enjoying books, with an incredible 7,708 children taking part in the challenge, which encourages children to read six library books. The theme of this year’s […]

Launch of ‘Storyteller’ competition to celebrate 30 years of Yeovil Library

To mark the 30th birthday of Yeovil Library a special competition and event are being organised by Somerset County Council library staff. The ‘Storyteller’ competition celebrates creativity and encourages children and young people to take part in a number of different ways. The library staff are calling all budding young artists, wizard wordsmiths and talented […]

Volunteer drivers Mick and Jenny on film

Volunteer drivers and couple, Mick and Jenny, talk on film about how they got started and what they enjoy about driving people to their important appointments. They have been volunteer drivers for over two years. Jenny said: “We feel like we are really making a difference. It’s an expensive area we live in for people […]

Your Somerset – Summer 2017

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 distributed to over 234,000 households across Somerset, four times a year and contains news, events and developments of community projects that […]

Some baby sleep bags may not be up to standard

Parents are urged to follow the advice issued by the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service when purchasing baby sleep bags after some brands failed quality tests. Baby sleep bags are full length fabric bags with a neck opening and armholes but without sleeves or a hood. They are designed to keep the baby […]

Make sure you vote in the County Council Elections today!

More than 400,000 people could be making their way to the ballot box for the County Council elections today. Some 418,000 plus residents are registered to vote for one of the 230 prospective councillors vying for their support on 4 May, with 55 seats available across the county. You can follow the election results as they […]

Changes to Contact Centre opening hours

From Saturday 1 April Somerset County Council’s Customer Contact Centre (Somerset Direct) will no longer operate a non-emergency telephone service on a Saturday. With more people taking advantage of the authority’s online facilities, which are available all day every day, calls on Saturdays have fallen to account for just one per cent of all contact. […]

Your Somerset – Winter 2016

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 distributed to over 234,000 households across Somerset, four times a year and contains news, events and developments of community projects that […]