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Could you help and support a young person?

Volunteers who can speak up for and support young people are being sought by Somerset County Council. Adults are needed across the County to give a helping hand to children and young people who may need a bit of extra support by becoming advocates or ‘independent visitors’ through the Council’s Route 1 advocacy service. Advocates […]

Take A Virtual Library Tour

Virtual tours of the public space in every Somerset library are now available to view online. The virtual tours were put together as a way of testing a recently acquired 360° camera, which will soon be available to use in the Glass Box, an innovation and enterprise space in Taunton Library. Councillor David Hall, Somerset […]

Next steps for libraries set out

Over 7,000 Somerset residents and organisations took part in a 19-week library service redesign consultation, Somerset County Council’s Scrutiny Committee heard today. A presentation on the top-level consultation results was delivered to Scrutiny Committee Members showing that 7,015 responses were in total received from a wide section of communities across Somerset. Survey respondents were asked […]

Last chance to have your say

Only days are left for residents to have their say on the future delivery of library services across Somerset. Somerset County Council launched a consultation on how they propose to deliver library services across the County going forward back in January. Thousands have had their say, but with the consultation due to end next Wednesday […]

Scams Awareness Month lifts the lid off the latest scams

Somerset residents young and old are being urged to know their vishing from their phishing this month.  June is Scam Awareness Month and Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is raising awareness of scams, how to spot them and how to report them so others don’t fall for them.  The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has […]

Ready to help make mischief?

Volunteers are needed to pass along their love of reading to children and young people during this year’s ‘Mischief Maker’s’ Summer Reading Challenge taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year over 7,700 Somerset children and young people took part in the Challenge, which encourages them to read at least six books over the summer […]

Thank you, Volunteers!

A number of celebratory events and activities are planned to take place during National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) to thank and honour Somerset’s thousands of unsung heroes. Volunteers are invaluable in improving lives, giving as little or as much of their time to help others, the environment and communities. Evidence also shows volunteering is good […]

Time is running out to have your say

Anyone with an interest in Somerset’s libraries has one more month to take part in the County Council’s consultation on the future of its Library Service. The consultation ends on Wednesday, 13 June and more than 4,000 responses have been received so far. Somerset County Council is keen for anyone yet to complete the questionnaire […]

Work underway to transform health and social care

Plans to review how health and social care is provided across Somerset have been revealed today. Somerset CCG, the organisation that plans and buys healthcare services for Somerset residents, and Somerset County Council, responsible for providing social care services, agreed today at CCGs governing body to work together on a joint programme called “Fit for […]

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 […]