Somerset News

New Swans to be Named by Public Competition

New Swans to be Named by Public Competition

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells announced today that it will be holding a public naming competition to find names for their new pair of swans. The new swans arrived at the Palace last Thursday 9th May, having been re-homed by the charity Swan Rescue South Wales. They were blessed by The Right Reverend Ruth Worsley,… Read More…

Puxton Park Donates Toys to Local School

Puxton Park Donates Toys to Local School

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, has donated a number of toys to the children at Locking Primary School. After having over £1,000 worth of toys stolen from their shed over the Bank Holiday weekend, Puxton Park stepped in to replace many of the toys. “With budget cuts affecting schools across the… Read More…

Cabinet backs new approach for young carers support

Cabinet backs new approach for young carers support

A new approach that aims to expand and improve support for young carers was approved by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today. The plans, which have been drawn-up following meetings with young carers, were approved unanimously. They aim to reach more young people, working with and funding the voluntary and community sector provide them with more… Read More…

Mind the gap – come talk to us about fostering!

Mind the gap – come talk to us about fostering!

Come talk to us during Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 13 to Sunday 26 May) and find out how you can ‘mind the gap’ between the high number of Somerset children we have in care and the number of foster carers needed. Somerset does not have enough foster carers to meet demand. We have over 500… Read More…

Street Library to reopen in new location

Street Library to reopen in new location

Street Library will reopen its doors to the public in new location Street Parish Rooms on Wednesday 29 May at 9.30am. A temporary agreement was put in place at the end of April between Street Parish Council, the Friends of Street Library group and Somerset County Council to jointly run the library together, pending the… Read More…

Palace Welcomes New Pair of Swans to Historic Moat

Palace Welcomes New Pair of Swans to Historic Moat

Exciting news at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells today, as a new pair of swans is welcomed to the famous Moat. Tourists and locals had been disappointed since October last year, when Wynn, the brave widow who outlived her lifelong mate Bryn, and raised her final brood at the Palace, took flight along with her… Read More…

Proposals to step-up support for young carers

Proposals to step-up support for young carers

Proposals to provide better support for more young carers will be considered by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet later this month. There are an estimated 1,750 young carers in Somerset but at any one time the Council’s existing arrangements only support around 150. On Monday (13 May) Cabinet will decide whether to approve plans that aim… Read More…

Shepton Mallet’s Year of Theatre Commences with Arts Council Investment

Shepton Mallet’s Year of Theatre Commences with Arts Council Investment

A consortium of six Shepton Mallet schools have been successful in securing £14,290 from The Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants towards a dynamic programme of work which will bring a host of live performances and events to Shepton Mallet primary schools, playgrounds and the town centre over the next year. This project marks the… Read More…

Give a ROAR for the Dinosaurs in Collett Park!

Give a ROAR for the Dinosaurs in Collett Park!

On the Saturday 18th May dinosaurs return to Collett Park in Shepton Mallet as the park hosts two FREE performances for local families of Stones and Bones by Squashbox Theatre. Made possible by funding from Shepton Mallet Town Council and the Arts Council these performances are FREE and open to all the family. There will… Read More…

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