Tag Archives: Christine Lawrence

New Farm Classroom Tackling Childhood Obesity

A new farm classroom designed to help tackle childhood obesity was officially opened by Somerset County Council this month. The new classroom called The SHED@Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, will help school children and young people understand the link between school meals, food production, cooking and healthy eating. It will also be used as a […]

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. […]

Tributes paid to former Council Chairman

Somerset County Council today paid tribute to former Chairman and long-standing County Councillor, Henry Hobhouse, who died earlier this month. Mr Hobhouse, known as Tom, was County Councillor for Wincanton for over a decade, between May 1981 and May 1993. He was Chairman of the County Council between 1989 and 1992, and during his career […]

Last chance to have your say on Dunster paving

A consultation over the next steps for the paving in Dunster’s West Street is entering its final stages. Somerset Blue Lias stone was laid along West Street in February 2015 after local calls to improve the pavement and safety of pedestrians. Whilst the scheme was acknowledged as being successful in meeting its aim of improving […]

Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

The official Armed Forces Day flag will be flying all week outside County Hall in Taunton to honour serving troops, families, veterans and cadets. Cllr Christine Lawrence, the Chairman of Somerset County Council, raised the flag earlier today at the start of celebrations in the build-up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June. Cllr […]

1,000 children take part in annual folk dance festival

The Cathedral Green of Wells was awash with colour on Saturday as more than 1,000 brightly dressed children took part in the 41st annual Somerset Schools Folk Dance Festival. The children, who represented 58 primary schools from across Somerset, provided a spectacular sight for the hundreds of parents and family members who turned out to […]

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 […]

Have your say about Somerset’s oral health

Somerset County Council is asking for people’s views on how oral health, particularly for children and young people, can be improved throughout the County. A quarter of all five year olds and a third of 12 year olds have dental decay in Somerset. Most oral health diseases are entirely preventable. The consultation, located at http://www.somersetconsults.org.uk/consult.ti […]

Help yourself and your NHS this winter

Winter is a busy time for the NHS, and Somerset’s Public Health chief is reminding people of the simple things they can do to help make this Christmas a healthy one. Trudi Grant, Somerset’s Director of Public Health, is highlighting some common sense practical steps people can take to minimise the risk to their own […]

Major improvements in Dunster

Major water and highway improvements which will see a main road through Dunster closed to traffic for several weeks are due to start early next month. The works, which are scheduled to run from Monday 5 January until the end of March, have been planned jointly by Wessex Water and Somerset County Council to minimise […]