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As Somerset prepares for Remembrance Sunday, local health and care leaders are taking the opportunity to remind us of the support and assistance available to those who have served and their families. Dr Ed Ford, Chair of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and local GP, said: “Somerset has a long and proud association with the […]
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 […]
The first phase of Somerset Wood tree planting is now complete, with organisers thanking volunteers for their “extraordinary” response. More than 200 volunteers have given up their time to get involved in the project that will create a lasting, living memorial to the 11,281 Somerset residents who lost their lives in the First World War. […]
Local hero Jim Booth helped dignitaries from Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and 40 Commando Royal Marines raise the Armed Forces flag in Taunton this week. The 96-year-old D-Day veteran helped 40 Commando hoist the flag outside County Hall on Monday ahead of Armed Forces Day this Saturday (30 June) – a day […]
Somerset County Council joined other Government buildings and famous landmarks across the country today in raising a flag to show support for our Armed Forces. Raised by Cllr Rod Williams, newly elected Chairman of Somerset’s Armed Forces Covenant, the Armed Forces flag will be on display at County Hall for the remainder of the week […]
Ilchester is benefiting from a new community sports area thanks to funding from Somerset County Council and the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
A number of Somerset community groups are saluting the county’s Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership after receiving a share of nearly £400,000 in grants. A community picnic area, swimming pool refurbishment and a minibus are just some of the Somerset projects which have benefited. Most recently, £82,500 has been granted to help create a Multi-Use […]