Tag Archives: councillors

New grants feed grass-roots action

Somerset’s County Councillors will have £2,000 each to fund community projects that improve lives under a new scheme launched in September. The Improving Lives Grants Scheme has been created to kick-start and support voluntary and grass-roots initiatives that bring people together and help communities stay connected and thrive. Whether it’s a project to reduce isolation, […]

Last call for would-be councillors

Would-be County Councillors have just one week left to put themselves forward for Somerset County Council elections in May. The deadline for nominations is 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April and there are 55 seats available to be filled when the county goes to the ballot box on 4 May. Each seat is a chance to […]

Reminder for would-be County Councillors to come forward

Passionate people interested in standing for Somerset County Council’s elections in May are invited to attend welcome events taking place on 30 January and 1 March from 6pm to 8pm at County Hall. Held at County Hall in Taunton, the welcome events will be a chance to find out more about the role of a […]

125-year history of Somerset County Council marked

County Councillors have marked a moment in Somerset County Council history by standing for a commemorative photograph for the Council’s 125th birthday year. It is 125 years since the County Council was founded, with a first meeting chaired by Sir Richard Horner Paget at Highbridge Town Hall in 1889. Before its foundation, unelected Justices of […]

New representatives wanted for Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council is giving members of the public the opportunity to get involved in the way public services are run. Two new members are required to work alongside councillor representatives on the Standards Committee and help make a real difference at the Council. There are currently vacancies for two co-opted members to help with […]