Tag Archives: Cllr Anna Groskop

Breastfeeding Cafe launches

A baby friendly café that offers parents support with breastfeeding, the opportunity to relax, make new friends and share positive experiences is set to launch in Yeovil. The cafe will promote and support parents with breastfeeding which has many proven positive health benefits for infants and their mothers. It has been set up by Somerset County […]

Double celebrations for World Breastfeeding Week

Somerset County Council is proud to celebrate two recent achievements to promote the benefits of breastfeeding to women during World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August 2016). World Breastfeeding Week 2016 promotes the essential role breastfeeding plays in the world’s survival and for good health and wellbeing. ‘Baby Friendly’ stage 3 status has been achieved for a […]

Celebrating two years of Free School Meals

Somerset County Council, working in partnership with local schools, are celebrating two years since the introduction of free school meals for pupils in Somerset. In that time parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 have been able to send their children off to school in the knowledge they will receive a quality, healthy […]

‘Cover Up, Mate’ warning for Somerset outdoor workers

Somerset men who spend long periods of time outdoors are being urged to ‘Cover Up, Mate’ to protect themselves against the sun this summer. NHS England South has today launched a ‘Cover Up, Mate’ campaign, supported by Somerset County Council, because of the rise in the number of people being diagnosed with skin cancer across […]

Field to Fork Open Day inspires children to eat healthily

Somerset school children have been ‘down on the farm’ at an open day set up by Somerset County Council to increase their understanding of how food gets from ‘Field to Fork.’ Over 210 children from seven Somerset schools (Hinton St George, Neroche, St Barts, South Petherton Infants & Juniors, Kingsbury Episcopi and Ash) spent the […]

Every sleep matters – safer sleep for babies

Somerset parents and carers are being asked to take steps to keep their babies safe from harm every time they go to sleep. The advice is part of ‘Safer Sleep Week’, organised by the Lullaby Trust (14-20 March 2016) which aims to ensure parents and carers know the importance of safer sleep, and are aware […]

*** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY *** You Smoke, They Smoke, National No Smoking Day (9th March 2016)

  When: 09/03/2016 at 11 am. Where: Fore Street, Taunton, TA1 1JX What: Photo opportunity for the promotion of the National No Smoking Day (9th March 2016) in Taunton. Who: Cllr. Vivienne Stock-Williams (Smokefree Alliance); Stewart Brock, Public Health Specialist, (Somerset County Council); Kinshore Sankla (Chief Executive Officer, Solutions4Health) and members of the Smokefreelife Somerset […]

You smoke, they smoke …

Somerset smokers can find out about the effects of their second-hand smoke on loved ones and their furry and feathered friends this ‘National No Smoking Day’ (Wednesday 9th March, 2016). Somerset County Council and Smokefreelife Somerset will be promoting ‘No Smoking Day’ not only to highlight the benefits of quitting for its residents, but also […]

‘Be There Tomorrow’ advan tours Somerset towns

The ‘Be There Tomorrow’ campaign ‘advan’ set off on a short tour of Somerset towns recently to reach as many smokers as possible. Cllr. Anna Groskop, Cabinet member with responsibility for health and Cllr. David Fothergill, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport showed their support for the van as it prepared to leave County Hall. […]

Somerset raises awareness of domestic abuse within families

Somerset County Council is supporting a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse within families during a regional awareness week. The campaign aims to highlight that domestic abuse isn’t always between partners and that an increasingly common form of abuse is from adult children. Although arguments are a part of everyday life, abusive or violent […]