Tag Archives: Somerset County Council

Could you help get people to crucial medical appointments? Volunteer drivers needed urgently across Somerset

People across Somerset with no transport of their own need help to get to important medical appointments.

Holiday activities for Somerset’s ‘free school meal’ pupils on offer again this winter

More free, fun activities are on offer this December for Somerset children eligible for free school meals. The Happy Healthy Holidays Somerset (HHHS) project is once again being delivered by Somerset County Council and the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) as part of a Government initiative to help tackle inequalities in holiday hunger, physical […]

Somerset Foster Carer dedicates first book to Children Looked After 

A Somerset foster carer has published her first children’s book, dedicated to all the children who came to her ‘without warm jumpers’.  ‘The Little Red Dragon’, written by Emma Lloyd who has fostered for Somerset County Council for over 8 years, tells the story of a dragon who encounters friendship and kindness as he searches […]

iAero is flying high

It opened with a spectacular lift-off and now Somerset’s Aerospace Innovation Centre – iAero – is flying high with tenants moving in, significant interest from industry leaders, and new collaborative equipment being installed.   The purpose-built centre, based in Yeovil, is a regional hub for research, design and innovation and was delivered in partnership between Somerset […]

Councils pay tribute to Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew

Somerset West and Taunton Council has led tributes to Councillor Anthony Trollope-Bellew who died suddenly on Friday 28 October. Cllr Trollope-Bellew served the South Quantock ward and also represented SWT on the Quantock Hills Joint Advisory Committee and the Joint Scrutiny Panel of the Somerset Waste Board. Prior to the formation of SWT in 2019, […]

Somerset’s foster care recruitment campaign “Highly Commended” in national awards

Somerset County Council’s foster care recruitment campaign ‘Theo’s Story’ was highly commended last night (20 July) at a prestigious national awards ceremony. Theo’s Story was recognised in the ‘Campaign of the Year’ category at the Local Government Chronicle Awards, with judges describing the entry as ‘incredibly creative, passionate and hard to criticise’. The focus of […]

Polls open in just one week

Voters in Somerset will be heading for the polls in just a week’s time – and will be able to cast their vote for two candidates in the County Council election on 5 May. This year’s election is different as 110 councillors will be elected – two in each of the 55 divisions – as […]

Make sure you’re ready to vote on 5 May

With just under two weeks before people in Somerset go to the polls voters are being urged to get ready for the forthcoming local elections. Voters will already have a poll card informing them where they should go to cast their vote. Voters will be allocated to a polling station based on their home address. […]

Notice of Election published

Formal notice has now been given for elections to Somerset County Council that will take place on Thursday, 5 May. There are 110 seats available across the county, two in the 55 divisions with voters able to cast two votes in each division – the area that councillors represent – on polling day. These are […]

Get your nomination in soon if planning to stand for election

Candidates planning to stand for election in Somerset on 5 May should submit their nominations soon to meet the deadline. Nominations close on 5 April – and papers must be submitted in person by 4pm to the local district council office in Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton, and South Somerset. Nomination packs are available […]