Somerset News

Children’s World – We’re Still Here!

Children’s World – We’re Still Here!

Due to the current situation – Children’s World are unable to do their usual work – which they are really missing. The team have released the following statement about how they are continuing their services during the Coronavirus pandemic. “However, all is not lost! Our Facebook page will continue to be updated, emails will be… Read More…

Get Digitally Silly This Summer!

Get Digitally Silly This Summer!

This year sees the return of the ever-popular Summer Reading Challenge with a slight twist; a new digital platform called the “Silly Squad” will offer lots of fun and exciting adventures to keep children between 4 and 11 years old entertained. Whilst the Summer Reading Challenge will only be available online in 2020, it still… Read More…

Somerset celebrates care heroes during Carers Week

Somerset celebrates care heroes during Carers Week

Somerset is celebrating National Carers Week this week (8-14 June) to raise awareness and celebrate the vital role of Somerset’s estimated 50,000 carers. The annual campaign was launched to highlight the challenges faced by unpaid carers, and to recognise the vital contribution they make to families and communities across the UK. The campaign also seeks… Read More…

£120k for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling

£120k for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling

Somerset has been allocated £120,000 in emergency funding for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling. The Department for Transport has now confirmed details of the first £45m from its £250m emergency active travel fund*.  The five Local Authorities in Somerset have been working with the police and other partners to identify a list of… Read More…

Unsure about domestic abuse? #NoClosedDoors2020 can help

Unsure about domestic abuse? #NoClosedDoors2020 can help

Not everyone recognises they are in an abusive relationship and may worry about being at home or wonder what they might get wrong this time. Victims begin to doubt themselves and believe the abuse is their fault – or change their behaviour because they are worried how someone at home or a family member might… Read More…

Talking Cafes keeping Somerset connected with Daily Facebook Live events

Talking Cafes keeping Somerset connected with Daily Facebook Live events

Anyone in Somerset needing information, advice, and support – or just a friendly chat – can now use Facebook Live to join people across the county for daily Talking Café events. Typically running from local venues, Talking Cafes were set up in June 2017 as a collaboration between Somerset County Council, Community Council for Somerset… Read More…

Somerset Libraries Presents!

Somerset Libraries Presents!

Staff from libraries across Somerset have been busy creating dozens of great videos for children of all ages to enjoy each week online. These include regular story times, health and wellbeing videos, top tips on cooking and gardening and of course some useful book reviews. There have already been thousands of views for the different… Read More…

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