More than 1,000 pupils from schools across Somerset experienced the sound of a live professional orchestra at showcase concerts. For many of the Key Stage 2 children involved the County Council-supported events at Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre would have been a brand-new experience. The two concerts performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra last week were part […]

A new website and film will help Somerset celebrate Armed Forces Day this month and support Armed Forces personnel past and present. The Armed Forces Flag will be flying at County Hall in Taunton from Monday next week in the run-up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 29 June – a day for people to […]

  More and more communities across Somerset are working with Somerset County Council to find local solutions to local issues such as loneliness, transport and care in the community. Wivey Cares approached the Council for help and support to set up as a charitable organisation, wanting to help meet the needs of people living in […]

Social enterprises in Somerset wanting to put their finger on the digital pulse can sign up for expert advice and guidance by joining workshops in July. Somerset County Council supports the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme that offers business support and advice in the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area. The Programme […]

A FREE day of fun activities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND) and their families takes place in Street next month, delivered by Somerset County Council’s Short Breaks Team. It will take place on Saturday 6 July at Brookside Academy, Brooks Road, with many activities on offer including: […]

More breastfeeding support is available for new mums and families across Somerset in a drive to help them build close and loving relationships with their baby through breastfeeding and other positive practices. It’s National Breastfeeding Week this week (Thursday 20 to Wednesday 26 June), and breastfeeding is scientifically proven to benefit both mum and baby. […]

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival returns next week – and Somerset County Council will again be working closely with organisers to help keep hundreds of thousands of music fans moving. The Glastonbury Festival is one of the world’s biggest music events, with more than 200,000 people heading to Worthy Farm near Pilton. Somerset County Council has […]

Somerset Motofest is back for its third year at the end of this month ready to entertain all riders – including motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles or horses. Organised by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety team, and sponsored by IAMRoadSmart, Rowcliffes of Taunton and Bransons Motorcycles, Somerset Motofest takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 22 and 23 […]

There has been a big rise in the number of homes and businesses taking up superfast broadband services thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. New figures show that nearly 60% of the 300,000 homes and businesses that CDS given access to Superfast broadband have now taken it up. That’s higher than the national […]

After popping up in Taunton and Yeovil a sen.se Sational addition to the market town of Frome has opened. The new outlet in Bath Street, supported by Somerset County Council, is run by pupils from special schools across Somerset selling a huge range of products they have made themselves. From ornaments, jams and upcycled furniture, […]