Tag Archives: Cllr David Hall

Somerset Libraries support ‘Be Online’ campaign

Somerset Libraries are supporting a national ‘Be Online’ campaign to get more people using the internet. The national awareness campaign is taking place between 27 February to 12 March and focusses on helping people develop the skills to apply for work, gain new skills and grow their business online. An estimated 5.9 million people in […]

New Wiveliscombe Enterprise Centre given the go ahead

Plans for an exciting, new Enterprise Centre in Wiveliscombe were given the go ahead this month. The new, purpose built facility, located on the old Karro Food Group site on Sandy Moor in Wiveliscombe, will provide modern, accessible space for small and growing businesses. Once built, the centre will provide 260 square metres of flexible […]

Funding to boost Somerset’s rural economy

Funding facilitated by Somerset County Council totalling over £2 million is to become available for rural businesses, organisations, farmers and foresters to boost the local rural economy and create jobs. The grant funding coming to Western Somerset and the Levels and Moors areas will be allocated by Local Action Groups, made up of community, public […]

Spontaneous volunteers exercise hailed a success

Somerset’s ground-breaking emergency spontaneous volunteers exercise has been hailed a success by all involved. Somerset County Council and its partners coordinated the exercise that took place earlier this month, which involved over 100 people (acting as spontaneous volunteers) responding to a ‘fictional’ flooding incident. The first of its kind in the country, the exercise saw […]

Somerset hosts first emergency spontaneous volunteers exercise in the UK

Somerset will next month become the first area in the country to host a large scale practice exercise to coordinate spontaneous volunteers who may wish to help during an emergency. Somerset County Council and its partners are coordinating the exercise on Tuesday 4 October which will involve over 100 people (acting as spontaneous volunteers) responding […]

Trading Standards & Royal Mail join forces against scams

Royal Mail and Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service have joined forces to tackle scam mail in the postal system. In August officers from Devon & Somerset Trading Standards held a dedicated scams training session for seventy members of staff at the Royal Mail sorting office in Taunton. The training revealed that high levels of […]

Taunton’s Glass Box welcomes the robots

Taunton Library’s Glass Box will be going robotic next week when it hosts its first of five ‘Maker in Residence’ sessions on Wednesday 7 September. The Glass Box, a community space for business start-ups, innovators and digital minds, is welcoming Maker in Residence Paul Warren. He is Technical Director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, who has […]

New ‘hub’ for public sector services opens in Glastonbury

Somerset County Council’s exciting new public sector services hub opens to the public in Glastonbury on Thursday 28 July. The new hub at Orchard Court in Glastonbury brings together the Library, Registration Services, Getset Children’s Centre, health visitors and midwives, Mendip District Council’s Access Point, Citizen’s Advice, Health Connections Mendip and a children’s nursery. Sharing […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset launches procurement to extend phase two superfast broadband rollout

The Connecting Devon and Somerset partnership (CDS) has launched a procurement exercise to extend the second phase of the superfast broadband scheme. This £39.5m public sector investment will deliver Next Generation Access broadband services (a minimum of 30 Mbps) and ultrafast broadband (of speeds greater than 100 Mbps) to tens of thousands of homes and […]

Three New Cabinets Make Superfast Broadband Available to 401 Homes and Businesses in Brean

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has brought superfast broadband of up to 80mbps to 401 homes and businesses in Brean following the deployment of three new fibre cabinets around the village. This summer holiday goers to the coastal Somerset village will be able to benefit from superfast speeds. Business owner Stuart Nash of The Old […]