Tag Archives: Christmas

Look after your neighbours and combat Christmas loneliness

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means we are all facing an unfamiliar Christmas this year. Somerset County Council is encouraging everyone to continue the community spirit that has been seen across the county during the pandemic, by looking out for their neighbours during the holidays. The restrictions in place to try and prevent the […]

Coronavirus, Christmas and domestic abuse

Most people will be looking forward to being home celebrating Christmas with their family, but for those in an abusive relationship home is not always a safe place to be. Somerset County Council has therefore extended its domestic abuse campaign, #NoClosedDoors2020, ahead of Christmas and New Year with the clear message – ‘help is still […]

Try something different this Christmas

Pop in and try something new with the ‘Library Choice’ service at Somerset Libraries today. The Library Choice Service is where library customers complete a simple form advising staff what kind of books and authors they like to read. Staff will then do their best to pick out a number of books which may suit. […]

County Hall opening hours

In a change to previous years, the reception at County Hall in Taunton will be closed from Monday 24 December until Sunday 30 December. The building will reopen as normal on Monday 31 December and close again on Tuesday 1 January. It will then be business as usual from Wednesday 2 January. You can still […]

Stay Safe on the Road over Christmas

Somerset County Council’s road safety team have some helpful advice to keep you safe on the roads over the festive period. The closer to Christmas it gets the busier everywhere becomes and as the roads are no exception, the chances are it’s going to take longer to get anywhere you need to go. The more […]

Chairman sees Royal Mail getting the festive season sorted

Chairman of the Council, Councillor Nigel Taylor, visited Taunton’s Royal Mail sorting office today to see the county’s postal system gearing up for its biggest week of the year. The Chip Lane office handles post for the TA and Yeovil postcodes and expects to process more than 300,000 items each day this week. There were […]

A Christmas Card to help children in Somerset

Somerset County Council is launching a Christmas card design competition across Schools in Somerset to help the search for more foster carers.  Christmas is a particularly difficult time for children in care. Great foster carers can make their lives a little easier and help them towards a brighter future. Pupils are being encouraged to think […]

Stay safe if you’re driving home for Christmas

Somerset County Council’s road safety team has some helpful advice to keep you safe on the roads over the festive period. Winter weather conditions can make travelling at Christmas a hazardous affair so always check the weather report before setting off and adjust your driving to suit the road conditions. If you have a long […]

Major Yeovil drainage scheme on hold to avoid run-up to Christmas

A major drainage scheme proposed to take place in Yeovil before Christmas has been put on hold following discussions with the community and local business groups. Somerset County Council had been considering taking advantage of a window of opportunity between other schemes to carry out drainage improvements on Sherborne Road in November. Work would have […]

Volunteer drivers give the gift of transport this Christmas

While most people look forward to some welcome time off over the Christmas period, Somerset’s army of volunteer drivers will remain on duty to help vulnerable people access vital services. Somerset County Council’s fantastic volunteer drivers provide transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users. Many of these services will still be needed […]