Category Events

Celebrations for adults with LD following major care home refurbishment

Adults with learning disabilities are celebrating major improvements to two residential care homes following major thanks to Somerset County Council. On Tuesday 4 October clients and staff at Selwyn and Russet in Yeovil will mark the refurbishment of the premises with a ribbon-cutting and celebration event. The work started around six months ago represents a […]

“Enchanting” theatre group to perform at Taunton Library

“There’s an opal on earth for every star in the sky. And the reason they’re hidden is because it would break everyone’s heart if they were out in the open.” PHOTO CREDIT: TRAVELLING LIGHT THEATRE. Somerset County Council’s Taunton Library will play host to an enchanting theatre performance for children and adults next month. South […]

1st birthday party for Somerset Foster Carers

A voluntary organisation set up to give Somerset County Council Foster Carers a stronger voice has celebrated its first birthday. The Somerset Foster Care Association (SFCA) is run by carers and is working towards giving them greater influence over and input into the services that support them. It gives carers regular opportunities to come together […]

Watchet LIVE Music Festival bangs the drum for Somerset Fostering

The Wurzels aren’t the only big Somerset name hoping to make the crowds smile at a popular West Somerset festival this coming August bank holiday weekend. Watchet LIVE Festival is gearing up to welcome none other than Sparky the Dragon and Somerset County Council’s professional and friendly Fostering Recruitment Service in to spread the word […]

Summer’s blockbuster hit film the BFG inspires reading at Somerset libraries

Every summer Somerset County Council’s libraries are buzzing with children taking part in The Reading Agency’s ‘Summer Reading Challenge’, and this year’s Big Friendly Read, has proved to be no exception. The Big Friendly Read has been inspired by celebrations surrounding the 100 year anniversary of Roald Dahl and also coincides with the launch of […]

Somerset County Council receive national accolade for employing people with learning disabilities

Somerset County Council is celebrating this week after being recognised at a national awards ceremony for the employment support it provides to people with learning disabilities. The Council was awarded runner up in the ‘Employer of People with Disability’ award category at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards. Somerset County Council was recognised for […]

Shrouds of the Somme

Somerset County Council’s Chair of Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant Cllr Christopher Le Hardy is championing the work of a Somerset artist who has created 19,240 wooden shrouded figures to represent each of the soldiers that died on the first day of the Battle of Somme. To mark the centenary of WW1 artist Robert Heard […]

Armed Forces events in the County

Somerset will be flying the flag for our Armed Forces in the coming weeks at several important events. The Somerset Armed Forces Covenant Partnership, of which Somerset County Council is a key supporter, has events planned to coincide with National Armed Forces Day (25 June). In Taunton, a regional conference event is being held on […]

Medals, music and ‘My Somerset’ on Somerset Day

Community heroes and budding young artists were recognised in Somerset Day celebrations at the Museum of Somerset yesterday. Seven Somerset recipients of British Empire Medals came together with the winners of a county-wide schools art competition at the landmark Taunton venue in an event organised by Somerset County Council Chairman, Christine Lawrence, and the Passion […]

What’s special about the River Parrett?

Somerset Libraries are inviting local people from Steart Peninsula, Bridgwater, Langport, South Petherton, Martock and beyond to join a voyage of discovery that will reveal all that is special about the unique riverside landscape along the River Parrett in Somerset. ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’ is a joint project between Somerset Libraries, run […]