Category Duke of Edinburgh

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, […]

Three opportunities to join the DoE adventure

Somerset County Council is looking for people to fill three new exciting Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering opportunities. Whether it’s helping at the Bath & West Show, supervising at Kilve Court or assessing expeditions, each is a great way to get out into the fresh air, do something different, bolster young people’s confidence and help […]

Somerset County Council celebrates Duke of Edinburgh’s Award licence

Somerset County Council (SCC) is celebrating having been awarded their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) operating licence for another three years at an awards ceremony at St James’s Palace in London.