Author Archives: SCC Communications

Business conference showcases Taunton Glass Box

Hundreds of business leaders from across the region have been given a taste of the digital skills being nurtured in Taunton’s Glass Box. Staff from Somerset County Council’s Library service showcased the Glass Box’s work to 300 delegates from across the South West attending the annual conference of the Heart of the South West Local […]

Serious Case Review published

Somerset County Council is highlighting improvements to the way Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is tackled following the publication of a report today. The Serious Case Review report has been published by the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB). It follows an investigation into offences that took place between 2010 and 2014, resulting in the conviction of […]

Quilters have a heart for children in care

A Yeovil Quilting Circle handed over a specially created a heart themed quilt for ‘National Adoption Week’ and young children in care this week. Somerset County Council launched a ‘have a heart’ campaign on 16 October to raise awareness of the number of children waiting to be adopted and Vivien Bateman, Barbie Dormer and Gill […]

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 […]