Tag Archives: Cllr Christine Lawrence

Look after your neighbour and your community as COVID-19 cases increase

There has been an outpouring of public support and care for each other across Somerset communities as COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to increase across the UK. Somerset County Council is delighted to see so many rally around and offer their support to those in communities self-isolating, the elderly or those in identified ‘at risk’ groups such […]

Breastfeeding: Going for gold

Somerset County Council is setting its sights on gold in recognition of the countywide achievements in promoting and supporting breastfeeding mums. Somerset’s Public Health Nursing Team have again been accredited with Unicef’s Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) standard 3 – and the authority now wants to go one step further and achieve gold, the highest Unicef […]

Celebrating a mental health milestone

More than 60 schools have signed up to a County Council initiative helping them promote and protect mental health and wellbeing. A special celebration has taken place to mark the milestone, looking back on the first year of Somerset Wellbeing Framework which helps schools develop an approach which goes beyond the classroom, touching on all […]

Cabinet gives Family Support Service the green light

Councillors today gave the green light to plans for a new Family Support Service in Somerset. The County Council’s Cabinet approved two recommendations that pave the way for a new service that aims to make support for families and children as accessible as possible for those who need it most. The decisions follow public consultation […]

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 […]

Chairman of Somerset County Council congratulates Team GB

Congratulations to all of the fantastic medal winners in Rio and all of the athletes that took part in the Olympic games. I have been on the edge of my seat watching as much as I can of the action in Brazil and particularly the brilliant athletes from Somerset. They truly are an inspiration. The […]

Medals, music and ‘My Somerset’ on Somerset Day

Community heroes and budding young artists were recognised in Somerset Day celebrations at the Museum of Somerset yesterday. Seven Somerset recipients of British Empire Medals came together with the winners of a county-wide schools art competition at the landmark Taunton venue in an event organised by Somerset County Council Chairman, Christine Lawrence, and the Passion […]

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 […]

Clark’s Village first to receive ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ award

Clark’s Village became the first organisation in the county to receive a ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ award at a special event held on 6 August. Breastfeeding mothers, families and members of the public came out in force to help Clark’s Village celebrate their accolade as well as mark World Breastfeeding Week. Somerset County Council’s Public Health […]