Somerset

Free activities in libraries to reflect on Covid

Free activities in libraries to reflect on Covid

The Somerset Library Service is inviting people to share their experiences of the last sixteen months, to be recorded for future generations to see. As part of ‘Reflections’, a county-wide creative response to the pandemic, libraries will host a series of at free drop-in sessions throughout August, in library buildings and online, with responses via… Read More…

Primary School children create hoarding designs for new Northgate Yard development

Primary School children create hoarding designs for new Northgate Yard development

Artistic school children from Northgate Primary School have created designs for a 20-metre section of hoarding around the new Northgate Yard and Brewery Field development site. 26 designs from talented pupils have been selected in a competition run by Sedgemoor District Council and site contractors Willmott Dixon to decorate the section directly opposite the school.… Read More…

Think child safety this summer

Think child safety this summer

With temperatures soaring, Somerset County Council is encouraging everyone to keep safe if planning on taking a cooling dip this summer With Coronavirus restrictions easing and the summer holidays almost upon us, many people will enjoy paddling pools, wild swimming and water play. They may also be heading to the county’s beaches and beauty spots… Read More…

Tick list – be tick aware

Tick list – be tick aware

Somerset County Council is encouraging anyone planning a trip to the great outdoors to become tick aware, as warmer weather heightens the risk of tick bites. With most Coronavirus restrictions ending 19 July and the summer holidays fast approaching there is expected to be an increase in people enjoying outside activities. With the warmer weather… Read More…

Keep yourself and others safe during this heatwave

Keep yourself and others safe during this heatwave

After the Met Office issued its first ever extreme heat warning this week, Somerset County Council is asking everyone to take care and keep an eye out for vulnerable friends and neighbours. The hot weather is forecast to continue over the next few days and Cllr Clare Paul, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing,… Read More…

£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School

£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School

Work has started on a new £1.8m hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School in Taunton which will help the school meet the therapeutic needs of its most complex children. Selworthy School is a school for children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) aged 4-19. Somerset County Council is investing a total of… Read More…

New Garden Sculpture Trail to Open at Palace

New Garden Sculpture Trail to Open at Palace

A new exhibition of garden sculpture is to open at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. Curated by African Masters of Stone, the exhibition will feature a range of contemporary sculptures by Zimbabwean artists. African Masters of Stone provides a platform for artists to present their work to a wider audience and the artists themselves are… Read More…

Bath & West Competition Entries OPEN!

Bath & West Competition Entries OPEN!

 Competition entries for the Bath & West Country Festival are now OPEN! Why not enter today to see if you can scoop one of the many highly sought-after accolades on offer.  The Art Competition has been a feature at the Bath & West for over 100 years, with entries seemingly getting better and better each… Read More…

Summer Holidays food support for Somerset families

Summer Holidays food support for Somerset families

Somerset County Council will continue to provide help to families in need of food support over the school Summer Holidays. The Department of Work and Pensions has extended its Covid Local Support Grant, providing £1.4m to Somerset County Council to support vulnerable families. The Council is using the grant to fund food vouchers worth £15… Read More…

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