Tag Archives: community update

The Chairman’s Awards for Service to the Community

From First Aiders to flood volunteers, litter pickers to parish councillors, dozens of community heroes have been recognised by Somerset County Council’s Chairman. Councillor Christine Lawrence presented 54 Chairman’s Awards for services to the county’s community; to people who have dedicated their time and energy to others. The awards evening at Taunton Rugby Club recognised a […]

Your local voluntary and community groups need you!

Somerset County Council is encouraging people to put something back into the community while developing new skills by stepping forward to become a volunteer trustee.

Five fantastic social media posts

To celebrate recently reaching a massive milestone of over 5,500 social media followers, Somerset County Council’s Communications Team are sharing their five favourite tweets from followers over the past year. Every month the Communications Team receive between 200 and 400 tweets. The team also monitor a Facebook page which can have over 200 visitors a […]

Secure future for Kingsdon Community shop

A community shop run by volunteers in a Grade 2 listed building has agreed a long lease with Somerset County Council. Kingsdon Community shop opened for business in March. Following a successful period of trading, the shop has entered into a long term lease of more than 24 years on its premises at the former […]

Community Update – Somerset Levels Flooding

30 April For flood warnings, visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188. ***Latest news***   Environment Agency flood surgeries The Environment Agency is holding more flood surgeries next week, as well as the session in East Lyng tomorrow (1 May). The drop-in events are an opportunity for residents to discuss the recent flooding event, recovery, […]

Community update – Somerset Levels Flooding

Tuesday 22 April 2014 For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk For flood warnings, visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188. ***Latest news*** Canalside Flood Assistance Centre meeting The meeting will take place as usual on Wednesday, 23 April at the Canalside Conference Centre in Bridgwater. Running from 5.30pm until 8pm the meetings […]

Community Update – 11.04.14

For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk For flood warnings, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188. Latest news Canalside Flood Assistance Centre meeting After public consultation, the well-attended Canalside Flood Assistance Centre meetings will now take place every fortnight, rather than weekly, with immediate effect. The next Canalside meeting will take place at the Canalside […]

Community update – Somerset Levels Flooding Tuesday, 8th April

For the latest version of this update, visit http://www.somersetnewsroom.com For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk For flood warnings, visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188.   ***Latest news*** Canalside Flood Assistance Centre meeting The meeting will take place as usual on Wednesday, 9 April at the Canalside Conference Centre in Bridgwater and […]

Community update – Somerset Levels Flooding

Moorland Extra Refuse Collection To assist the continuing clear up in Moorland, householders there will receive an additional refuse collection this Thursday 3 April as well as their kerbside collection of 12 materials for recycling. On the usual timetable, they will receive a further collection of both recycling and refuse next week, Thursday 10 April. […]

Community Update – Somerset Levels Flooding

Produced on behalf of the multiple agencies supporting those affected by the floods. For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk For flood warnings, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188. Latest News Environment Agency (EA) update The current episode of drier weather has meant that the EA has been able to open Monks Leaze Clyce and […]