Category Cllr David Hall

Make a fresh start this year with Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries are launching two new initiatives to encourage people back through the doors. Since libraries reopened their doors last April, following the end of lockdown, thousands of local people have started to embrace library services again. Libraries have had over half a million visits and have welcomed over 16,000 new members. To encourage even […]

Molly Naylor: Stop Trying to be Fantastic

Somerset Libraries invite you to join them in Yeovil on 27 January for a very special performance by Molly Naylor, in association with The Inn Crowd and Libraries Connected. ‘Stop Trying to be Fantastic’ is a story about suffering, adventure, saviour-complex, acceptance, and a magpie who refuses to quit. One day, a magpie comes into […]

Restart and Recovery Fund to the rescue

A dedicated wildlife rescue team in Somerset is looking forward to a brighter New Year thanks to a grant from Somerset County Council. Secret World Wildlife Rescue, based in Highbridge, was one of the successful bidders to a share of the Council’s £500,000 Somerset Business Restart and Recovery Programme launched in late summer 2021. The […]

Make a pledge to ‘cut the carbon’ in 2022 

Somerset County Council is calling on residents to join the county’s fight against climate change by ‘cutting the carbon’ in 2022. The County Council and the four district councils have all declared a climate emergency and set ambitious goals for Somerset to become a carbon neutral county by 2030. Now, as a new year begins, […]

Chard drop-in is a chance to discuss flooding and future resilience

Local people and business owners in Chard are invited to a drop-in event to share their experiences and concerns about flooding. The drop-in event on Monday, 24 January 2022, hosted by Somerset County Council and Chard Town Council, will give people the chance to talk to representatives from key organisations about the flooding in June […]

Yeovil Library decarbonisation project completed

Yeovil Library has undergone a transformation to make the building greener and more energy efficient as part of Somerset County Council’s commitment to decarbonise its buildings. The project has seen a new air source heat pump installed to heat the building in a more sustainable way, lamps changed to LEDs, new thermally efficient windows, improved […]

County Council’s climate fund helps Dulverton traders go green

Traders in the Exmoor market town of Dulverton have launched a new initiative with bags of potential to help the environment, thanks to a grant from Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Community Fund. The town’s traders unveiled new jute and paper bags for their customers in a bid to become more eco-friendly and move away […]

Somerset’s first carbon neutral school

A new £7.3 million primary school planned for Taunton is set to become Somerset’s first net zero carbon school, and only the third ‘passivhaus’ school in the south west. The new 420-place primary school, which includes a 60-place nursery, will serve the Orchard Grove housing development in Comeytrowe and is needed to meet the expected […]

Springboard the launch pad for skills boost

Small and medium size businesses in Somerset can boost their staff training for free thanks to a new £265,000 project being launched by Somerset County Council in partnership with the Dorset and Somerset Training Provider Network (DSTPN). Contracts have just been signed with four training providers – Aspire Training, Bridgwater and Taunton College, Hair Academy […]

Ground-breaking start for a ground-breaking project

  A ground-breaking ceremony has heralded the start of construction of a ground-breaking project for Somerset. The £11m Digital Innovation Centre, to be developed by Somerset County Council on Somerset West and Taunton Council’s Firepool regeneration site in Taunton, will build on local strengths in the digital sector and form a key part of plans […]