Category Duke of Edinburgh

Part six of Jubilee Jaunt coming to West Somerset

Somerset’s Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw will soon be setting off on the sixth leg of her Jubilee Jaunt, paying tribute as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Lord Lieutenant has been working her way across Somerset on a 70-mile trek broken down into seven 10-mile sections, stretching from Clevedon all the way down […]

Rise in number of Somerset students taking on Duke of Edinburgh Awards

More and more ambitious young people in Somerset are taking up the opportunity to improve their leadership and communication skills by pursuing a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award. Following two years of turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Somerset DofE team are delighted that a total of 2,649 students have started an award in […]

Lord Lieutenant thanks Covid unsung heroes on Weston-super-Mare leg of Jubilee Jaunt

Weston-super-Mare hosted the third leg of the Somerset Jubilee Jaunt on Thursday, May 12. The Jaunt sees the Lord Lieutenant (the Queen’s representative in Somerset Mrs Annie Maw) take part in a 70-mile trek from Clevedon to Exmoor split into seven 10-mile sections to celebrate the region as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, in […]

Lord Lieutenant takes on second part of Jubilee Jaunt challenge to mark Somerset Day

Somerset’s Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw is to dedicate the second leg of her Jubilee Jaunt to Somerset Day – “to honour not only Her Majesty but also our fantastic county.” Annie broke her back in a horse riding accident 20 years ago resulting in paraplegia.  But she won’t be letting life in a wheelchair get […]

Duke of Edinburgh Award students plant trees for the Jubilee

Six Somerset students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award planted some new trees as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The youngsters were fortunate enough to have a selected a glorious spring day for the occasion as they planted the new trees at the SSE Outdoors Centre in Kilve. The trees were planted […]

Your Somerset – Winter 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… 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 projects that the County Council and our partners are involved in. The Winter 2021 issue is packed full of useful information […]

Somerset Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme celebrates generous donation

A cheque worth £30,000 was officially presented by the Somerset Freemasons to the Somerset Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bursary Fund during a ceremony on Saturday, 17 September. The Somerset Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bursary Fund offers grants to enable disadvantaged young people in Somerset to complete a DofE programme. The event, which took place at […]

Your Somerset – Autumn 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… 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 projects that the County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

Your Somerset – Summer 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… 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 projects that County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

Council chairman expresses his sorrow at the death of Prince Phillip

Councillor Nigel Taylor, Chairman of Somerset County Council, has declared his sadness at the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. The County Council’s Union flag at County Hall in Taunton has been lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect, and to mark the beginning of eight days of mourning, […]