Tag Archives: volunteers

Road signs and grit bins targeted in rural vandalism spree

Historic fingerpost signs recently restored by volunteers are among the victims of recent rural vandalism in Somerset. A number of other road signs, traffic cones and grit bins have also been targeted. With the cost of repairs ultimately falling on taxpayers, Somerset County Council is urging anyone with information about the crimes to report it […]

Panel seeks volunteers for crucial role

A crucial role has become available to help Somerset County Council decide how much allowance to pay its councillors. The Joint Independent Remuneration Panel is looking for two new volunteers. Although a voluntary role, panel members receive a travel allowance for attending meetings and a small annual payment. Members of the Panel should be able […]

Love the Outdoors? Then Adopt a Path

Love the outdoors? Then join Somerset County Council’s Adopt a Path scheme or become an England Coast Path Trail Watcher and help protect access to Somerset’s countryside. The Adopt a Path scheme is open to anyone whether they are walkers, horse riders or cyclists, and almost any public right of way can be adopted. Volunteers […]

Thank Somerset’s Volunteers

Thank Somerset’s unsung heroes by nominating individuals and groups who volunteer in their local communities for a Somerset Star Volunteer Award. Nominations are open from Monday 27 February until Friday 21 April 2017 and anyone can put forward individuals and volunteer groups who go that extra mile in their communities and have such a positive […]

Community heroes celebrated by Council Chairman

The Chairman of Somerset County Council has recognised the work of dozens of Somerset stalwarts at an annual award ceremony. Councillor Christine Lawrence presented over 60 Chairman’s Awards for services to community, to people who have dedicated their time and energy to others. From fiercely dedicated fundraisers to friendly volunteer drivers, bell ringers to bakers, […]

‘Thank you’ to Somerset’s volunteer drivers

Somerset’s fantastic team of volunteer drivers have been thanked at two annual celebration events this month. Nearly 200 dedicated drivers volunteer for Somerset County Council, providing transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. Passengers describe the drivers as ‘lifesavers’ and a ‘godsend’ and this month […]

Young volunteers celebrate their success

Young people from all over Somerset who had spent their summer volunteering in libraries celebrated their achievements recently at Wookey Hole Caves.

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.

Public Sector Heroes Awarded

A County Council officer was one of two public sector heroes recently been recognised at a national award ceremony in London. The Locality Public Sector Hero Awards honour individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve their local community. This year the remarkable efforts of both a Somerset County Council staff […]

Somerset’s stars shine brightly for National Volunteers Week

From a community coffee shop in North Curry to an 84-year-old Active Living volunteer in Mark – ‘Star’ volunteers from across Somerset were recognised for their commitment at awards ceremonies taking place across the county to mark National Volunteers Week. As part of this year’s celebrations, voluntary organisations and members of the public were asked […]