Somerset News

Education boost for Somerset as nearly 17m of school projects are completed

Education boost for Somerset as nearly 17m of school projects are completed

Somerset school children have started the academic year boosted by a multi-million collection of school new builds and improvements. These include the £8.5m Hazelbrook campus at Selworthy School and the new £7.3m Nerrols Primary school, both in Taunton, and between them creating 500 new school places. The state-of-the-art new campus at Selworthy will offer 80-100… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Harvest Festival

The Bishop’s Palace Harvest Festival

The Bishop’s Palace Harvest Festival  – 28th-29th September 2019, 10am-5pm The Bishop’s Palace in Wells is holding a brand-new Festival on 28th & 29th September 2019, designed to celebrate the Harvest Season. Following the popularity of the annual Garden Festival, it was decided that a new Flagship event should be introduced in Autumn for locals… Read More…

Investing in families

Investing in families

Somerset County Council is extending a pilot project that should see nearly 100 families receive extra support when they need it. The Safe Families for Children scheme was trialled in Mendip and South Somerset last year and provides volunteer-led support for families struggling without traditional support networks to help them at times of crisis. The… Read More…

Medieval Falconry Day at The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Falconry Day at The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Falconry Day at The Bishop’s Palace 14th September 2019 10am-4pm The Bishop’s Palace in Wells is holding a Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 14th September. The experts at falconry company Raptor Care have trained their birds with skills that have been used since Medieval times.  Display leader Tony will be bringing a selection of… Read More…

New school buses are green for go!

New school buses are green for go!

A fleet of five low-emission coaches will be hitting the roads of Somerset this week. Somerset County Council has decided to run the coaches on a number of school routes to help address a lack of competition in the market and reduce costs. Following the loss of several large bus/coach operators in recent years, particularly… Read More…

We Hear You family fun day at Rook Lane

We Hear You family fun day at Rook Lane

Cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY) are holding a family fun day at Rook Lane Chapel on Sunday 22nd September from 10am to 3pm, featuring a songwriting workshop with Rocktopus and a storytelling session and book signing with acclaimed children’s author Michelle Robinson. Fundraising Officer Helen White says “Our events for children and young… Read More…

Pop in to the pop-up

Pop in to the pop-up

An eye-catching “pop-up” vehicle is out and about in Somerset offering activities and high-tech wizardry throughout the county. Somerset Libraries’ new outreach vehicle is kitted-out with some of the cutting-edge technology which is fast becoming a popular feature in libraries, including the latest virtual reality headsets, 3D printing, augmented reality, drones, tablets and laptops. It… Read More…

Rare Plant Fair at The Bishop’s Palace

Rare Plant Fair at The Bishop’s Palace

Rare Plant Fair at The Bishop’s Palace Sunday 8th September 10am-4:30pm Are you a keen gardener or horticultural enthusiast? If so, you’ll want to head down to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells on Sunday 8th September for the perfect opportunity to find rare and unusual plants from a selection of top nurseries from all over… Read More…

Make your voices heard, young people across Somerset are urged

Make your voices heard, young people across Somerset are urged

The biggest youth consultation in the UK is now underway as young people aged 11-18 across Somerset get ready to vote on the issues that matter most to them. Somerset’s Youth Parliament, which is supported by Somerset County Council is promoting the UK-wide Make Your Mark project which aims to highlight the big issues for… Read More…

Phobia at Puxton Park

Phobia at Puxton Park

This October, darkness is descending on Puxton Park as they open their doors to bring your worst nightmares to life… After 3 years of planning, Puxton Park is hosting one of the most terrifying, haunted attractions in the South West. PHOBIA is an experience like no other where your deepest childhood fears re-emerge and become… Read More…

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