Category Press releases

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Somerset Social Worker praised at national event

Somerset based social worker Eddie Dube has received widespread praise and national recognition…

Somerset will be in Tier 2 from 2 December

Somerset County Council’s Leader, and Director of Public Health are urging people to show restraint as the Government’s new Covid-19 tier system was announced today Somerset will be placed in Tier 2* when national restrictions end on 2 December. The Tier covers all four districts – Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Somerset West and Taunton […]

Climate Emergency Strategy agreed by five councils in Somerset

The five councils in Somerset have been given the green light to implement the recently launched plan for Somerset to go carbon neutral by 2030. The Somerset-wide Climate Emergency Strategy considers how climate change will impact the County of Somerset and describes what we need to do to cut our emissions and build resilience to […]

Join us for a live Somerset coronavirus Q&A session

Public Health and Council leaders will be online this Thursday night (26 November) to answer questions from Somerset residents after the latest Government announcements. On Thursday the Government is expected to lay out which tier Somerset will be in once lockdown ends on 2 December. Somerset County Council’s Director Public Health Trudi Grant and Leader […]

Expert export advice for Somerset businesses

Somerset’s Local Authorities are raising awareness of the new opportunities emerging for local companies to export goods and services. The South West is one of three areas chosen in the UK to benefit from the Export Growth Plan funding with a range of support provided ahead of the EU transition period as part of a […]

Digital resources transform parent support in Somerset

A new suite of digital resources launched this month will provide further information and support to families about pregnancy and parenthood. The ‘Somerset Maternity Toolkit’, available digitally twenty-four hours a day, is designed to support people through pregnancy and the parenting journey. It offers trustworthy information and support from pre-conception, pregnancy, through to infant feeding […]

Businesses benefit from Step Up Somerset guidance during challenging times

Somerset businesses faced with making redundancies due to the coronavirus pandemic are being encouraged to make the most of the support on offer through the Step Up Somerset initiative. The Step Up Somerset website is a one-stop-shop for people, employers and businesses looking for support and information about employment skills, careers and apprenticeships. Step Up […]

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading standards is advising online consumers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to only buy from ‘reputable’ traders, and to refer to a new advice video if they experience any problems. The video has been commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ahead of ‘Black Friday’ (Friday 27 November) and ‘Cyber Monday’, (Monday 30 November), the two […]

Employer toolkit to tackle domestic abuse

Employers across the region are encouraged to play their part in tackling domestic abuse and learn to spot the signs of abuse. During this year’s international campaign ’16 Days of Action’ (25 November to 10 December) Somerset County Council is encouraging all employers to check out the online resource ‘Domestic Abuse: a toolkit for employers’ […]

New A&E project supports young people around alcohol and drugs

An innovative new project to reduce and support the number of young people repeatedly turning up at A&E with alcohol, drugs or violence related illness or injury has launched at Musgrove Park Hospital. The Somerset Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is funding Turning Point (who run Somerset Drug and Alcohol Services) to deliver ‘Admit’ – a […]