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 […]

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 […]

Somerset County and partners are supporting National Child Safety Week 2018 (4-10th June 2018) to help keep children safe at home. The Council is working with Somerset and Devon Fire and Rescue Service to continue to make homes in Somerset safer.   Families may be eligible for free home safety and fire safety equipment. The team […]

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 […]

Somerset County Council’s Leader, Cllr David Fothergill, has congratulated two Somerset based volunteer groups who were recognised and honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018 on Saturday (2 June). The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. It recognises and celebrates outstanding […]

Communities can now apply for fully funded grants to purchase silhouettes to remember and reflect on those who went to war and did not return, thanks to a new programme from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. With the centenary of the end of World War One approaching, communities across the United Kingdom are thinking about […]

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is asking everyone to share the road for International World Bicycle Day on 3 June. ‘Simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally sustainable means of transportation’ is how the United Nations describes the bicycle and to recognise its role as a mode of transport as well as its importance to […]

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 […]

A new bus service linking Yeovil’s Wyndham Park estate to the town centre will start operating next week. The half-hourly service has only been made possible by the construction of a new bus gate which links Sandlewood Close with Hudson Road to reduce journey times. This work, carried out by Somerset County Council, is now […]

Youth clubs across Somerset have netted a share of more than £105,000 in grants from Somerset County Council’s Youth and Community Service. The grants, for 34 youth clubs in total, will support projects across the county to help run popular sessions. They are matched by over £287,000 in locally raised funding and hundreds of hours […]