Somerset News

Puxton Park Confronts Climate Change

Puxton Park Confronts Climate Change

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, makes changes to help the current climate emergency. Climate change is a known issue and the UK government has a target to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030. Managing Director of Puxton Park, Alistair Mead, says “It’s important to help where we can. In addition to the… Read More…

A warm Weston welcome awaits you

A warm Weston welcome awaits you

Visitors to Weston-super-Mare are guaranteed a warm welcome – according to the most critical of reviewers – the visitors themselves. The seaside resort has been named among the top ten Most Welcoming Places in the United Kingdom in the Traveller Review Awards 2020. The news comes as little surprise to bosses at the town’s top… Read More…

“Beloved” – Tales of love gone right!

“Beloved” – Tales of love gone right!

Fed up with celebrating Valentine’s night in the same old way, year after year? This year, why not enjoy a different Valentine’s night experience, with an evening of luscious stories and heart-warming songs with storyteller Beth Webb and singer-songwriter, Dora Darling at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells Valentine’s night is for celebrating romance; dreaming of living… Read More…

Robot support a big hit for Somerset schools

Robot support a big hit for Somerset schools

Dozens of schools and colleges across Somerset are already plugging in to the County Council’s trail-blazing use of robot technology to help children back into the classroom. Since it was launched last month, 25 schools and colleges have requested one of the AV1 robots in the biggest Local Authority initiative of its kind in the… Read More…

WECA want your views on bus travel, cycling and walking

WECA want your views on bus travel, cycling and walking

Local people are being encouraged to give their views on new plans to substantially improve bus travel, walking and cycling in the West of England. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is running consultations on a regional Bus Strategy and a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) from 3 February to 15 March… Read More…

Road safety programme helping young people Learn 2 Live

Road safety programme helping young people Learn 2 Live

A targeted road safety programme to help keep younger drivers and passengers safe is being rolled out by Somerset County Council’s road safety team. Recent stats show that 20 per cent of road casualties in Somerset involve 16 to 24-year-olds – despite this age group making up just 9 per cent of the total population.… Read More…

Snowdrop Weekends at The Bishop’s Palace

Snowdrop Weekends at The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace’s “Snowdrop Celebrations” are set to return in February, but this year, will run for three consecutive weekends, taking place on 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 22nd-23rd February 2020 from 10am-4pm. Beginning in 2018, visitors have enjoyed the carpets of snowdrops around The Bishop’s Palace Gardens every February and last year, over 1600 visitors came to… Read More…

Young Care Leavers get a taste of the world of work

Young Care Leavers get a taste of the world of work

Young people leaving local authority care got a taste of the world of work after recently taking part in a number of work experience opportunities across the county during Somerset County Council’s first ‘Trade Taster Week’. The sessions were all hands on and gave the young people a chance to experience a variety of job… Read More…

Somerset County Council Extend NHS Health Check Agreement

Somerset County Council Extend NHS Health Check Agreement

Healthy lifestyles service Thrive Tribe awarded new contract to deliver NHS Health Checks to Somerset residents Somerset County Council has agreed to extend its partnership with healthy lifestyles service Thrive Tribe to deliver NHS Health Checks to residents across Somerset. Having first begun working together at the start of 2019, Thrive Tribe will continue to… Read More…

Grant funding at the grassroots

Grant funding at the grassroots

Grassroots community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £1,500 from The Somerset Fund with the deadline for the next round of funding approaching fast. Somerset County Council strongly supports Somerset Community Foundation’s initiative that provides financial support for groups that are anchored firmly within their neighbourhood. Businesses too are urged… Read More…

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