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Somerset school children set to help fight flu

Somerset school children set to help fight flu

Somerset County Council is urging all parents and carers of school aged children to return their flu consent form and help children become ‘flu fighters’ this winter. All schools should have issued information about the flu vaccination to parents and carers of eligible children and young people asking them to fill in an online form… Read More…

October is British Black History Month

October is British Black History Month

Somerset Youth Parliament is proud to promote and support this year’s British Black History Month (BHM) and celebrate the strength that diversity brings to our communities. The Youth Parliament is appealing to schools and colleges, youth groups, services and businesses to celebrate BHM and help raise awareness of the rich cultures that help define Somerset.… Read More…

Half Term at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

Half Term at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

If you want to get out and about safely with the family this October Half Term, why not make a visit to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, where they’ll have plenty to entertain the kids with their Half Term Family Trail. Designed to get young and old alike to explore the 14 acres of Palace… Read More…

Mayor encourages residents to walk or cycle on Clean Air Day

Mayor encourages residents to walk or cycle on Clean Air Day

There’s even more reason this year to walk or cycle on Clean Air Day (8 October). With social distancing in place and capacity on public transport reduced, walking and cycling offers a great way to get around the region while improving your health and helping to reduce congestion and improve air quality. There’s plenty of… Read More…

Lift your spirits with #HelloYellow

Lift your spirits with #HelloYellow

Somerset County Council is backing a campaign designed to boost spirits and support young people by asking residents to unite in wearing yellow on Friday (9 October) to mark World Mental Health Day. The #HelloYellow campaign is led by charity Young Minds to support young people’s mental health, not only on the action day but… Read More…

Children’s Service Needs Local Sponsors Or Playtime Will Have To End

Children’s Service Needs Local Sponsors Or Playtime Will Have To End

Amazing local organisation, The Frome Toy Library has today announced that its very future now hangs in the balance. Toy Library organisers, Purple Elephant, are facing this wonderful group’s possible closure in less than two months if a relatively small amount of money cannot be found to save it. This vital, non-profit community service, which… Read More…

Don’t wait and worry, says Macmillan GP

Don’t wait and worry, says Macmillan GP

A Macmillan GP is urging people across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to see their GP if they are experiencing signs or symptoms that could be cancer. Local Macmillan GP Jennie Wallace is backing Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire’s CCG Don’t Wait and Worry campaign. The campaign was prompted… Read More…

“We are open – come and see us” say Somerset Libraries

“We are open – come and see us” say Somerset Libraries

“We are open – and we’d love to see you” is the message from Somerset Libraries as they prepare to celebrate Libraries Week from 5 to 10 October The Somerset County Council service wants to make sure residents know that it’s almost back to business as usual following the closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.… Read More…

Thousands of Pumpkins Are Ready to Pick in Weston-super-Mare!

Thousands of Pumpkins Are Ready to Pick in Weston-super-Mare!

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction in Hewish, North Somerset, is opening its Pumpkin Patch for a second year of family fun in the great outdoors. Opening on Saturday, 3rd October, Puxton Pumpkin Patch boasts thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Last year, the pumpkin patch, which covers 5 acres of land yielded over 20,000… Read More…

Apply now for 2021 school places

Apply now for 2021 school places

Somerset parents are being urged to apply for school places online and in time. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, or transferring to their next school, applications need to be made through Somerset County Council’s website: www.somerset.gov.uk/admission The deadline for parents to submit applications for secondary school places is Saturday, 31… Read More…

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