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New Home for the Somerset Youth Equipment Store

Somerset County Council’s Youth Equipment Store (YES) has relocated from Hestercombe Gardens, its home for the past 10 years, to Hollies Children’s Centre in South Street, Taunton. The store offers equipment for hire to children and young people’s groups at affordable prices. There is a wide range of equipment available, from camping and hiking tools […]

Charltons Youth Club is ‘safe and welcoming’

The Charltons Youth Club in Charlton Adam has received Somerset County Council’s  ‘Safe and Welcoming’ Award in recognition for its safe practices and popular appeal to young people. A number of volunteers support this thriving club, which enables young people in the Charlton Mackrell and Charlton Adam communities to meet socially and enjoy a range […]

Grant boost for Somerset youth clubs

Somerset County Council has granted over £72,000 to 22 youth clubs across the County to help run popular activities. The grants from the County Council are being matched by over £151,000 in locally raised funding and hundreds of hours in volunteers’ time – all for the benefit of Somerset’s young people. Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet […]

Henstridge Youth Club is ‘Safe and Welcoming’

  Henstridge Youth Club in South Somerset has become the 32nd club in Somerset to achieve the County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ Award. The ‘Safe and Welcoming’ benchmark scheme accredits the club’s safe practice and appeal to young people. For a club to achieve the award, it must pull together a portfolio of evidence including […]

Be a pal and volunteer as a Buddy

Somerset County Council is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can give just a few hours per week to help improve the lives of the county’s most vulnerable young people. The Council’s Youth Offending Team recruit volunteers for a number of projects, not just to help young offenders but also to support other vulnerable young people in […]

Youth clubs win share of £300

Three Somerset Youth Groups have each won £100 to spend on activities, equipment or day trips for their club. Somerset County Council’s Youth and Community Service recently ran a photo competition for all Youth Clubs across the county. All clubs were asked to send in a photo they felt represented how great it is to […]