Author Archives: SCC Communications

Free advice on offer for Green start-ups

Somerset’s local authorities are providing free business advice to people wanting to set up their own Green business.

Creating a resilient, healthy, connected Frome

Last year Somerset County Council launched the Climate Emergency Community Fund and encouraged local communities across Somerset to apply for a share of the £1 million fund to help tackle the impacts of climate change in their area. The funding will pay for projects which will not only aim to reduce carbon emissions but will […]

15,000 trees planted through Somerset Trees for Water Project

The Somerset Trees for Water Project (ST4W) secured £95,000 in December 2020 for tree planting schemes in Somerset to help improve flood management and water quality in the county. The funding comes from a £1.4 million Environment Agency fund called ‘Woodlands for Water’ that will see more than 850,000 trees planted across England. The ST4W […]

Somerset communities given share of £1 million to tackle Climate Change

Local communities in Somerset received a share of £1 million this week to help them tackle the impacts of Climate Change in their area. Somerset County Council Leader David Fothergill announced the £1 million Somerset Climate Emergency Community Fund last year to encourage innovative community projects that share the Council’s vision of working towards a […]

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New Somerset Disability Engagement Service

A new service, launching this week, aims to make it easier for people with disabilities in Somerset to make their voices heard.   The Somerset Disability Engagement Service, run by AJM Healthcare, will work with Somerset County Council to deliver its engagement and consultation with disabled people throughout the county for the next two years. […]