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Chairman thanks Dunster devotees

Dunster was the spectacular backdrop for a service of thanksgiving hosted by the Chairman of Somerset County Council on Sunday 6 November. The event brought the residents of Dunster together to celebrate a number of people who have dedicated themselves to making a difference to their community. The Chairman, Cllr Christine Lawrence, was joined at […]

Community heroes celebrated by Council Chairman

The Chairman of Somerset County Council has recognised the work of dozens of Somerset stalwarts at an annual award ceremony. Councillor Christine Lawrence presented over 60 Chairman’s Awards for services to community, to people who have dedicated their time and energy to others. From fiercely dedicated fundraisers to friendly volunteer drivers, bell ringers to bakers, […]

Altruistic abseilers raise funds for Chairman’s Charities

Altruistic abseilers raised more than £3,000 for good causes by propelling themselves from the dizzying heights of one of Taunton’s tallest buildings last week. More than 50 people went ‘over the top’ of County Hall’s seven-storey C-Block on Friday and Saturday, taking part in the charity abseil organised by Somerset County Council Chairman, Christine Lawrence. […]

Somerset Music – Christmas Celebration Concert

The annual Somerset Music Christmas Celebration Concert wowed crowds at Wells Cathedral earlier this month. The event was organised on behalf of Sound Foundation Somerset by Somerset Music. Somerset Music operates within Support Services for Education within Somerset County Council, offering a wide variety of support services to all education providers. The two-hour festive music […]

New Chairman and Cabinet changes

A new Chairman, greater scrutiny for Children’s Services and new cabinet member responsibilities were set out at Somerset’s Full Council meeting yesterday. Council Leader John Osman formally announced the creation of a new Scrutiny Committee – Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families. Chaired by Cllr Leigh Redman, it will provide dedicated oversight and challenge for […]

Chairman’s Charity Appeal heats up after recent challenge

Fundraising for Somerset’s Chairman’s Charities has fired up following a special challenge last week. Somerset County Council’s Chairman, Cllr David Fothergill, joined over 40 people who put their best foot forward and braved the heat for a unique Charity Challenge on Thursday 6 November at Taunton’s Wyvern Club. The courageous charity champions took part in […]

Chairman’s Charity Abseil raises £13k

Over £13k was raised for charity when over 90 people abseiled off Taunton’s tallest building back in April this year, Somerset County Council announces. Somerset County Council joined forces with FLAG (Flooding on the Levels Action Group) and Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to organise the charity abseil down County Hall’s C-Block. Funds […]