Category Press releases

Lord Lieutenant takes on second part of Jubilee Jaunt challenge to mark Somerset Day

Somerset’s Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw is to dedicate the second leg of her Jubilee Jaunt to Somerset Day – “to honour not only Her Majesty but also our fantastic county.” Annie broke her back in a horse riding accident 20 years ago resulting in paraplegia.  But she won’t be letting life in a wheelchair get […]

#SomersetVotes tomorrow

Thousands of Somerset residents will be making their way to the ballot box for the County Council elections tomorrow (5 May 2022). Some 434,000-plus residents are eligible to vote for two of the 337 prospective councillors vying for their support today with 110 seats available across the county as Somerset prepares for the biggest change in […]

Share your story for Foster Care Fortnight to win £500 in vouchers

Somerset residents of all ages are being encouraged to get creative for the chance to win £500 in vouchers for their short story,  To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight from 9th – 22nd May, Fostering In Somerset has teamed up with Somerset Libraries to run an exciting competition, encouraging people to visit their local library and […]

‘Lift someone out of loneliness’ this Mental Health Awareness Week

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, 9 – 15 May, Somerset County Council is encouraging residents to ‘lift someone out of loneliness’. Mental Health Awareness Week, run by the Mental Health Foundation, focuses on improving good mental health throughout the country. This year’s theme is exploring the impact of loneliness and how we can […]

Ancestry hunters on hand at Frome Library

Somerset Libraries Presents is hosting a Local History Day at Frome Library on Saturday 21 May between 10am-3pm to help find out more about house history, Frome or hidden ancestors. Would you like to know how to research the history of your house, or discover hidden ancestors? Do you have a question about the history […]

Young and old to live together, as new Homeshare scheme launched in Somerset 

A Home share scheme matching homeowners in need of support with people looking for affordable accommodation has been launched in Somerset…

Polls open in just one week

Voters in Somerset will be heading for the polls in just a week’s time – and will be able to cast their vote for two candidates in the County Council election on 5 May. This year’s election is different as 110 councillors will be elected – two in each of the 55 divisions – as […]

Employee wellbeing is centre stage of new initiative

Small businesses in Somerset are being encouraged to make a pledge to improve workplace wellbeing as part of a new initiative being launched by Somerset County Council. The innovative Somerset SME Wellbeing project, funded by Somerset County Council’s Public Health team, includes training opportunities and is being delivered by New Leaf Life Design to help […]

Make sure you’re ready to vote on 5 May

With just under two weeks before people in Somerset go to the polls voters are being urged to get ready for the forthcoming local elections. Voters will already have a poll card informing them where they should go to cast their vote. Voters will be allocated to a polling station based on their home address. […]

Local author will enlighten guests at Yeovil Library

Somerset author, Justin Newland, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Whatever Happened to The Great Enlightenment’ at Yeovil Library, King George Street, Yeovil BA20 1PY from 3.30 to 5.00 p.m. on Friday 29th April 2022. Justin will explore the secret history of the Great Enlightenment, that seething cauldron of ideas, and how this period shaped […]