Somerset News

Beat the heat and stay safe

Beat the heat and stay safe

With hot weather forecast this week Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for themselves, and vulnerable family and friends and neighbours. The Met Office predicts high temperatures, especially midweek, with the thermometer climbing well above the summer average. Cllr. Christine Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing at Somerset… Read More…

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This summer holiday, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells is holding a huge range of family activities guaranteed to keep little ones entertained throughout the long holidays. The fun begins on 24th July, when the first of the summer trails will be in place – each week of the holidays a different trail will encourage children… Read More…

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have faster access to mental health support

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to have faster access to mental health support

More pupils in the future across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will have access to specially trained mental health practitioners thanks to funding for a new programme. Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group successfully bid for funding to be part of NHS England’s… Read More…

Cygnet Causes Panic at Palace!

Cygnet Causes Panic at Palace!

Eagle-eyed viewers of the 24-hour Swan Cam at The Bishop’s Palace have had an exciting week.  Firstly, a cygnet was spotted hatching in the early hours of Saturday morning.  The little cygnet was seen exploring the nest and snuggling up to mum Grace during Saturday. It then delighted viewers by heading into the Palace Moat… Read More…

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This summer, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will be holding a huge range of family activities guaranteed to keep little ones entertained throughout the long holidays. The fun begins on 24th July, when the first of the summer trails will be in place – each week of the holidays a different trail will encourage children… Read More…

Children’s World is back with Off the Streets

Children’s World is back with Off the Streets

Off the Streets 12th – 16th August 2019 Children’s World are back again this summer with Off the Streets, a week of workshops and activities for young people and families in Glastonbury and nearby. Running from 12th – 16th August workshops include ever popular Cookery, Parkour and Paddington Farm days, plus new workshops including a… Read More…

Lift-off for Summer Reading Challenge

Lift-off for Summer Reading Challenge

Lift-off is on the horizon for Somerset’s young readers who are being challenged to go to the moon and beyond by Somerset Libraries this summer. Space Chase is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge 2019 where youngsters sign up to read six books over their summer holidays in return for futuristic rewards. Councillor… Read More…

Family Festival 2019

Family Festival 2019

A relaxing weekend of performance, music and workshops at Paddington Farm, BA6 8JW. Co-hosted by Children’s World and Paddington Farm Trust. Including performances by Noisy Oyster – an internationally acclaimed puppet show company and winner of Best Street Performance at the World Puppet Carnival – and Professor Eek and his Disappointing Clown Company – “Based… Read More…

Sign up to big vote urges Somerset Youth Parliament

Sign up to big vote urges Somerset Youth Parliament

The call is going out to make sure as many young people as possible make their voices heard in the UK’s biggest youth consultation. Somerset’s Youth Parliament, which is supported by Somerset County Council, is promoting this year’s Make Your Mark campaign which enables people aged 11 to 18 vote on the issues which are… Read More…

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