Tag Archives: Awards

Cavers, fund raisers and a unicyclist get Chairman’s thanks

The Chairman of Somerset County Council has presented four cave divers with the authority’s first ever awards for bravery. As part of his annual Chairman’s Awards, Councillor Nigel Taylor gave commemorative shields for valour to the local heroes involved in the dramatic Thai cave rescue earlier this year. Chris Jewel, Connor Roe, Josh Bratchley, and […]

Engineering scheme up for transport award

A major engineering scheme which saw the main road between Street and Glastonbury rebuilt and resurfaced in just eight days has been shortlisted for a prestigious transport award. Somerset County Council’s work to repair the A39 Causeway during October half-term is in the running for Transportation Project of the Year at the Chartered Institution of […]

Nominate your Children and Young Person’s Worker of the Year

For the second year running, children and young people supported by Somerset Children’s Social Care can say a big thank you to the staff who make a difference to them. The council is urging any child or young person who wants to see their key worker recognised for going the extra mile to come forward […]

Somerset social workers honoured at award ceremony

Two Children’s Social Care workers from Somerset have been honoured for their outstanding work with children and young people in the county. Gregg Liddington, a Social Worker based in Taunton and Linda Ettey, a Leaving Care Worker based in Bridgwater, were both presented with the Children’s Social Worker of the Year award last week (Friday […]

Heartening nominations for Social Worker Award

Somerset County Council has received an overwhelming response from children and young people keen to shout from the rooftops about how much their Social Worker has helped them. There have been over 60 nominations for the new Children and Young People’s Social Worker of the Year Award. All of the nominations come from children and […]

Somerset County Council awards fantastic work from the Learning Disability Service team

Staff from Somerset County Council’s Learning Disability Service who have continuously gone that extra mile were rewarded in a special ceremony last week.

David Dick, Somerset County Council’s Learning Disabilities Operations Director presented 14 awards to staff who have continuously gone above and beyond their daily job roles, and dedicated their time and energy to more vulnerable members of the community.

Help the Duke celebrate 60 years

Somerset County Council’s Duke of Edinburgh team is on the lookout for a volunteer to help lead its 60th birthday celebrations. More than 50 groups in Somerset, across schools, colleges and community groups, are approved and supported by Somerset County Council to offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award. Next year marks the 60th anniversary […]

Nominate your Somerset Star

Nominations are now officially open for this year’s Somerset Star Volunteer Awards. The County Council-backed awards celebrate individuals and groups, young and old, who volunteer in their communities and have a positive impact on people’s lives. Working with ‘Somerset You Can Do’ and the local volunteer networks, Somerset County Council is once again throwing its support […]

Somerset Social Enterprise wins national Charity Times award

Pluss, a local Social Enterprise that is part-owned by Somerset County Council, was recently bestowed with the national Social Champion Award at the Charity Times Awards. The awards are in their fifteenth year and are the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. The judges said Pluss had “impressive growth, […]

Chairman recognises Somerset superstars at annual awards

Inspiring people from across Somerset were awarded last night (Thursday 23 October) for outstanding contributions to their community. Over 40 awards were presented to inspirational individuals and community groups from across Somerset last night at the annual Chairman Awards. Among the award winners were a family who keep their village accessible during winter months, a […]