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Young people invited to have their say!

Children and young people across Somerset are being urged to have their say on the future of Somerset libraries services until Wednesday 13 June. Over 3,970 responses to the consultation have been received so far, but the Council wants to hear from more young people. The consultation, which started in January, asks all Somerset residents […]

Costa Coffee Supports Fostering and Adoption in Somerset

Somerset County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service is teaming up with Costa Coffee, to help the search for Foster Carers and Adopters. The coffee chain is, once again, supporting the cause as part of its Project Inspiration Community Initiative. They are providing space, time and refreshments for people to come together to find out […]

Poster competition launches to help children in Somerset

Somerset County Council is launching a poster competition aimed at youth organisations such as Scouts and Guides, to help the search for more foster carers. Children and young people are being invited to design a fostering poster that will reach out to potential foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight 15 – 27 May 2018, to […]

Severe weather: Icy roads & school closures

Freezing temperatures are expected again overnight with a @metoffice warning in place for ice and hazardous driving conditions expected. We’re treating the network now and will continue to patrol through the night. Schools: We expect most, if not all schools, to open as usual tomorrow, though that is a decision for the individual schools to make. Schools […]

More chance to have your say on Somerset libraries

Somerset residents will have an extra seven weeks to share their views on the County Council’s proposals for its libraries. The closing date for the consultation has been extended from Sunday 22 April to Wednesday 13 June after listening to feedback from the public, partners, Councillors and communities. Councillor David Hall, Cabinet Member for Resources […]

Say ‘I Do’ in Somerset

Somerset Registration Service has launched a user-friendly new website to help people planning a wedding or civil partnership in Somerset. It provides everything couples need to create their special day. Somerset is becoming an increasingly popular wedding destination, with a wide variety of licensed venues. From converted barns to underground caves and unusual historic buildings […]

Flying the Flag for LGBT Fostering and Adoption

Somerset County Council flew the rainbow flag at County Hall to mark LGBT Fostering and Adoption week, beginning Monday 5th March. It’s a symbol of support for those in the LGBT community, who want to make a difference to children’s lives. Caroline and her wife Liz have been fostering for six months and it gives […]

Cash grants help West Somerset young people

Children and young people in West Somerset are being granted extra help to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Individuals and groups can apply for grants in an initiative which is part of the Government-funded and Somerset County Council-backed West Somerset Opportunity Area (WSOA). Sport, performance classes, music, gym membership or a visit to the skate […]

Contractor agreed for school expansion

The £9 million expansion of a Taunton special school took a major step forward today after Somerset County Council’s Cabinet agreed a contractor. Last month, a planning application was submitted for an expansion to Selworthy School, which currently caters for both primary and secondary school pupils with special educational needs/disabilities (SEND). The new Selworthy School […]

Cabinet gives Family Support Service the green light

Councillors today gave the green light to plans for a new Family Support Service in Somerset. The County Council’s Cabinet approved two recommendations that pave the way for a new service that aims to make support for families and children as accessible as possible for those who need it most. The decisions follow public consultation […]