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Somerset awarded Bronze recognition for its support of the Armed Forces

Somerset County Council has been awarded the Bronze level of Ministry of Defence recognition for its support for the Armed Forces community. The award is part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS) that encourages employers to support Defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme recognises organisations who pledge, demonstrate or advocate […]

Grants galore for Somerset’s Armed Forces Communities

A number of Somerset community groups are saluting the county’s Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership after receiving a share of nearly £400,000 in grants. A community picnic area, swimming pool refurbishment and a minibus are just some of the Somerset projects which have benefited. Most recently, £82,500 has been granted to help create a Multi-Use […]

Working together to keep people safe

Working together to keep people safe – that was the message from Somerset County Council and the emergency services in an update on the serious flooding situation. Earlier today, members of the military visited communities in Somerset as part of the ongoing multi-agency response. Following this, it was decided that the current needs are being […]