Author Archives: SCC Communications

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 […]

Glass Box gets students animated

Students from three Taunton secondary schools have been getting animated at Taunton Library’s Glass Box. The children from Bishop Fox’s, Castle and Courtfields schools took part in an afternoon of animation and film-making delivered by Somerset Film as part of the Somerset Digital Skills Academy programme. The Glass Box aims to give schools, colleges, businesses […]

Make your mark at Taunton’s Glass Box

Visitors to Taunton Library’s Glass Box will be able to bag themselves self-branded t-shirts and bags this month. They can try out some of its digital technology and ‘maker space’ equipment in the digital skills hub at the library on 18 July, from 2.30-4.30pm. The Glass Box aims to give schools, colleges, businesses and other […]

Update on Chard’s Cresta pool

After 30 years of service, Somerset County Council is intending to take a decision to close Cresta swimming pool in Chard at the end of the summer in the face of £1m repair and refurbishment costs. A recent survey has estimated what needs to be spent to replace failing pumps and other essential equipment, as […]

Scams Awareness Month lifts the lid off the latest scams

Somerset residents young and old are being urged to know their vishing from their phishing this month.  June is Scam Awareness Month and Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is raising awareness of scams, how to spot them and how to report them so others don’t fall for them.  The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has […]