18th October 2021

Local News

Free water refilling introduced to reduce single-use plastics 14 October, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) is providing free tap water refilling stations in partnership with Wessex Water and Somerset County Council to help reduce plastic consumption. Three refilling points are in the process of being [...]
Green light for green initiatives to slash County Council’s carbon footprint 13 October, 2021 - Somerset County Council has approved major investment to help save hundreds of tonnes of carbon every year. Earlier this year, Somerset County Council successfully bid for £4.1m from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, provided by the Department [...]
Somerset West and Taunton commits to ending rough sleeping by 2027 13 October, 2021 - At a Full Council meeting this week (Tuesday, 5 October), Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) agreed to adopt an accommodation strategy and delivery plan to support single homeless people and end rough sleeping in the [...]
Join Get Outside in Somerset for the Active Autumn Challenge 10 October, 2021 - The nights are drawing in and temperatures are cooling off, but Somerset’s great outdoors is still open and getting our daily dose of fresh air during autumn is more important than ever. To help encourage [...]
Rumwell to host spooky Halloween Tea for families 10 October, 2021 - FAMILIES from Somerset are invited to an award-winning farm shop this month (October 2021) for a spooky Halloween Tea. Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, is hosting the tea on Sunday, [...]
Walk for the World this October 7 October, 2021 - October is International Walk to School month and Somerset County Council is putting the call out to all pupils to get involved if they can. Walking instead of driving where possible is better for your [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council secures £136k grant towards Electric Vehicle charging project 7 October, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT)’s Climate Change team has successfully secured a government grant worth £136,000 to boost the roll-out of Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points in council-owned car parks. The grant, which is [...]
Stoptober is back – make it your month to quit 6 October, 2021 - Stoptober is back for its 10th year calling on smokers to kick the habit once and for all and join 2.3 million others who all quit since the campaign launched a decade ago.   Supporting the [...]
Find out more about the Toneway project 5 October, 2021 - A multi-million-pound scheme to improve Taunton’s Toneway Creech Castle Junction is moving on apace following overnight work last week. Road users travelling regularly along the route may have noticed a change in traffic management layout following [...]
Urgent appeal for ‘brilliant people’ to fill social care vacancies 5 October, 2021 - Somerset County Council has launched an urgent appeal calling on residents and job seekers to fill social care vacancies in the midst of a national staffing crisis. The campaign, which launched on Monday 4th October [...]
Become a Somerset Member of Youth Parliament 30 September, 2021 - Somerset’s Youth Parliament is seeking nominations from young people aged 11 to 18 wishing to become a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP). Nationally, over 300 elected representatives work with central and local government to make [...]
Shining a light on Private Fostering 29 September, 2021 - Some people in Somerset may be looking after someone else’s child and not realise they are actually a private foster carer – that’s the message being shared by Somerset County Council as part of Private Fostering Awareness Week.  This week Somerset County [...]
Young people invited to shape Somerset climate emergency response 28 September, 2021 - 11 to 18-year-olds in Somerset are invited to attend two virtual events next month to help shape Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Strategy. Somerset Youth Parliament is running two free sessions via Zoom on Monday [...]
Coal Orchard welcomes first residents 28 September, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is delighted to welcome the first residents to its flagship Coal Orchard development. The Council is working with the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Medical School to provide accommodation for medical [...]
Taunton Town versus Yate Town postponed due to national fuel shortage 28 September, 2021 - Taunton Town FC’s fixture against Yate Town has been postponed due to the national fuel shortage. They were due to play a league fixture tonight at the Cygnet Healthcare Stadium, but this game has been [...]
Somerset West Lottery Autumn 2021 bolt-on prize draw 23 September, 2021 - The Somerset West Lottery is now running the Autumn 2021 bolt-on prize draw. Everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets between 1 September and 30 October 2021 will be in with the [...]
Somerset’s Public Health Director thanks residents ahead of Government’s Winter Plan rollout 22 September, 2021 - Health leaders in Somerset welcome a cautious approach as the Government unveils its plans for tackling Covid-19 during Autumn and Winter, placing an emphasis on the importance of vaccinations, testing and tracing. In the coming [...]
Recycle sites switch to winter hours on 1 October 22 September, 2021 - Every one of Somerset’s 16 recycle sites will go over to their winter timetables from Friday 1 October, with weekday opening hours of 9am to 5pm while weekends remain 9am to 4pm.  Summer hours – [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council highly commended at national awards 22 September, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has been highly commended at this year’s MJ Achievement Awards in recognition of its work to support neurodiversity in the workplace. SWT’s People Business Partner team attended the awards [...]
Olly Murs to headline Taunton’s Vivary Park as Live in Somerset returns 20 September, 2021 - Pop superstar, Olly Murs, has been announced as the first headline artist for Live in Somerset, which will take place in Taunton next August. Known for performing sensational live shows and catchy pop classics, including [...]
Apply now for 2022 school places 17 September, 2021 - Somerset parents and carers are being urged to apply for school places online and on time. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, or transferring to their next school, applications need to [...]
Olympic aces invite Somerset residents to go the extra mile for Diabetes UK 15 September, 2021 - An Olympic mother-and-daughter duo are inviting people from Somerset to join a month-long charity challenge for runners of all abilities.  Diabetes UK’s Month of Miles is all about choice, as those taking part can choose when to [...]
County Council’s climate fund brings good vibes to West Somerset 15 September, 2021 - A new scheme bringing sustainably grown vegetables to communities is one of many green initiatives benefiting from Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Community Fund. The ‘Good Vibe Veg’ project in Horner, West Somerset is one [...]
Join Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting initiative for Platinum Jubilee 15 September, 2021 - Somerset residents, communities, and organisations are being asked to join a national initiative to plant trees in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Next year will mark 70 years since HM The Queen came to [...]
KickStart scheme boosting career prospects for young people in Somerset 12 September, 2021 - Somerset County Council is helping young people getting into the world of work though the Government’s KickStart programme, and there are more vacancies still available. The KickStart Programme offers young people aged 16-24 who are [...]
Future secured for Sandhill Park 9 September, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is working with the new owners of Sandhill Park, the Akkeron Group, trading under Blackdown Hills Living Ltd, to ensure the historic Grade II* listed building is preserved after years [...]
Taunton Deane: Get ready to Recycle More 9 September, 2021 - Recycling is set to soar in Taunton Deane this November with the arrival of Recycle More. The expanded weekly recycling collections from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) will be launched to the area’s 56,000 households at [...]
Somerset County Council welcomes social care investment 8 September, 2021 - Somerset County Council welcomed this week the Government announcement on extra funding for health and social care. The Council has been at the forefront of campaigns to invest more nationally in social care and has [...]
Garden waste collections to restart 7 September, 2021 - Garden waste collections resume later this month, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) confirmed this week. They restart from Monday 13 September – that does not mean every subscriber will have a collection on that date. Subscribers [...]
Campaign launched to reduce knife crime in Somerset 7 September, 2021 - Somerset communities are urged to report any knife crime in the area – and young people are encouraged to avoid becoming involved or victims of knife crime. A knife crime campaign was launched this week [...]
Night walks, puzzle solving and raising money – Moonraker Challenge 2021 2 September, 2021 - Entries are now open for the 2021 Moonraker Challenge.  This nighttime, team-based, orienteering walk with questions along the way, is organised by Taunton Vale Rotary Club. There’s a short(ish) course of 7 or 8 miles, [...]
Somerset MeeToo Mental health app helps young people in Somerset talk about difficult issues 1 September, 2021 - The advent of Covid-19 has had a major impact on the mental health of people of all ages; but none more so than young people.  A recent survey by Young Minds found 67% believed that [...]
Multi-agency efforts ensure longevity of Wellington Monument 1 September, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council has been working in partnership with the National Trust, Historic England and other stakeholders on a major restoration project to save Wellington’s landmark memorial. Located on the Blackdown Hills just [...]
Watch out Taunton! – Horrible Histories will be rampaging into Taunton Brewhouse this September 1 September, 2021 - It’s “Horrible”, it’s “Barmy” – and it’s coming to Taunton!  After a hugely successful West End season, HORRIBLE HISTORIES – BARMY BRITAIN is touring the country and can be seen at Taunton Brewhouse on 19th September appearing at 2pm and 4.30pm. [...]
£5,000 grants to help rural businesses bounce back 31 August, 2021 - Grants of up to £5,000 are now available to help businesses in rural parts of Somerset bounce back after the coronavirus pandemic. The Rural Services Grant Fund is part of a £6m package of funding [...]
Put your food and drink business on the map 31 August, 2021 - Somerset West & Taunton, and Sedgemoor District Councils are working with the Food and Drink Forum to launch a Food & Drink Mapping project. Through the project, the local Food & Drink Forum team based [...]
Ten times for Taunton Literary Festival 26 August, 2021 - This year marks the tenth year of Taunton Literary Festival. The festival is organised by Brendon Books as an independent bookseller and community interest company. It should have taken place last year but, like the [...]
Police investigating ‘sexually-motivated assault’ on woman in her eighties in Taunton churchyard 25 August, 2021 - Avon and Somerset Police investigating a ‘sexually-motivated assault’ on a woman in her eighties want to hear from anyone who was near St John’s Church, Staplegrove, Taunton, between 16:30 and 17:15 on Sunday 22 August. [...]
Motorists urged to check tyres before setting off this bank holiday 25 August, 2021 - Motorists are being encouraged to check their vehicles before setting off this August Bank Holiday.  Only one in six drivers remembered to check their tyres before setting off on a long journey, according to research commissioned by National Highways [...]
Somerset steps up to support Afghan refugees 25 August, 2021 - People across Somerset have been stepping forward to help support Afghan refugees as the crisis being played out in the international spotlight deepens. Somerset County Council is committed to help a scheme to house Afghans [...]
Leading charity Diabetes UK looking for people in Somerset to saddle up for autumn cycling challenge 23 August, 2021 - People from Somerset can get on their bike and raise vital funds for Diabetes UK this autumn by taking part in a cycling challenge. The UK Wide Cycle Ride runs throughout September and is a [...]
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Minehead on 24 August and 7 September 19 August, 2021 - Local people aged 16 and over are urged to pop along to two COVID-19 vaccination clinics being held in the car park of the Minehead Community Hospital on Tuesday 24 August and Tuesday 7 September.  [...]
Covid-19 testing remains key as self-isolation rules change 18 August, 2021 - People who test positive for Covid-19 still need to self-isolate for 10 days, but from today (Monday, 16 August) people who have both doses of their coronavirus vaccine, and those aged 18 and under, will [...]
Farm Photo Competition Now Open for Entries in the South West 15 August, 2021 - FWAG SouthWest’s Farming & Wildlife annual awards recognise commercial farms that have successfully combined food production with sustainability, environmental protection and wildlife gains. The competitions are a highlight of our calendar, and an opportunity to [...]
Somerset domestic abuse services increasing 15 August, 2021 - Somerset County Council is increasing its range of specialist domestic abuse services and the number of safe accommodation sites for survivors. The Council is looking to increase the range of specialist services and provision of [...]
Council commits to expanding Care Leavers interview scheme 12 August, 2021 - As part of Somerset County Council’s commitment to support care leavers, the council has agreed to extend its Care Leaver Guaranteed Interview Scheme to anybody who was in care as a child, wherever that was, [...]
£500,000 to boost re-start and recovery 12 August, 2021 - Anchor businesses in Somerset that attract people to visit and support a wider range of local enterprises are being urged to bid for grants to help them re-start and recover from the economic hit of [...]
Council’s street lighting team set a shining example in reducing carbon footprint 8 August, 2021 - Over half of street lighting in Somerset is now eco-friendly and playing an important role helping the county work towards its 2030 carbon neutral target. Somerset County Council’s Highway Lighting Team has started to reduce [...]
Joint crackdown aims to put brakes on speeding motorists 8 August, 2021 - Motorists are being urged to check their speed, slow down and save lives in a new speeding crackdown. Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team and Avon and Somerset Police jointly support an anti-speeding campaign run by [...]
Somerset family asks community to take part in St Margaret’s Colour Run, Your Way event 4 August, 2021 - A Somerset family who are receiving support from St Margaret’s Hospice Care are encouraging people to take part in the hospice’s Colour Run, Your Way event this August. Adam Martin, 34, from Wincanton was referred [...]
Keep it clean and we can all live the coastal dream 4 August, 2021 - Keeping Somerset’s beautiful coastline open for everyone to enjoy during the holidays isn’t just about footpaths and fingerposts. The public have a huge role to play in looking after our trails and beaches, and with [...]
Toneway Creech Castle upgrade means communters can park and ride for free 3 August, 2021 - From Somerset County Council’s Newsroom… Taunton’s park and ride service will be made free of charge as part of a special initiative to encourage use of the park and ride service. The scheme, which starts [...]
Free activities in libraries to reflect on Covid 2 August, 2021 - The Somerset Library Service is inviting people to share their experiences of the last sixteen months, to be recorded for future generations to see. As part of ‘Reflections’, a county-wide creative response to the pandemic, [...]
Somerset Beekeepers are awarded the UK’s highest qualification in beekeeping 1 August, 2021 - Somerset Beekeepers’ Association (SBKA) was set up in 1906 to advance the craft of apiculture and to promote general awareness and understanding of honey bees and holds true to its founding principles today. SBKA is [...]
Voters urged to check their registration details are up to date 1 August, 2021 - Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date. With the next scheduled elections taking place in May [...]
Garden waste collections suspended 31 July, 2021 - Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is suspending garden waste collections for six weeks from Monday 2 August. SWP has reluctantly made the decision so staff can be redeployed to support rubbish and recycling collections. Waste authorities [...]
Unsung heroes of the pandemic presented with Somerset Medal 31 July, 2021 - A select few of Somerset’s many unsung coronavirus heroes have been presented with their awards as the first ever winners of the Somerset Medal. The Somerset Medal was launched by Somerset County Council to say a [...]
Together we’re delivering your new Somerset council 28 July, 2021 - Residents, businesses, and communities are being encouraged to help build a new council for Somerset. The Government has decided that all five existing councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority by [...]
Charge points go live as EVs added to council pool car fleet 28 July, 2021 - Further to the announcement that Electric Vehicle (EV) charging would be introduced in council-owned car parks earlier this year, Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) has now completed the installation of five charging points in partnership [...]
Coming together to create a new Council for Somerset 26 July, 2021 - Ambitious plans to create a new Council for Somerset are now being actioned following a key Government decision this week. On Wednesday, the Government announced that all five existing councils in Somerset will be replaced by [...]
Man suffers serious head injury in unprovoked assault in Taunton 24 July, 2021 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault in Taunton last night (Friday) which has left a man in hospital with a serious head injury. Avon and Somerset Police said: “The [...]
‘Eat Well For Less’ is back and BBC One are looking for Taunton and Somerset households to take part 23 July, 2021 - Do you spend far too much on your weekly food shop? That’s the question that BBC One are asking Taunton and Somerset residents. They are looking for families, households and communities who want to find [...]
Former drama teacher at The Castle School passes away 22 July, 2021 - The Castle School in Taunton has announced the passing of former drama teacher, Mr Steve Mitchell. A tribute was made by the school to the ‘much valued and significant figure‘ who taught there for twenty [...]
Taunton residents travel 62,000 miles to ‘Beat the Street’ 22 July, 2021 - More than five thousand parents, teachers, and children have signed up to a new physical activity challenge, ‘Beat the Street’, travelling more than sixty-two thousand miles between them. The giant game, which has swept the [...]
Have your say on bus services in Somerset 21 July, 2021 - Somerset County Council is to work in partnership with bus operators in the county to deliver improved services for all, and local people have a pivotal role to play. Following the Government’s announcement in March [...]
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion 20 July, 2021 - Contractors are in the final stages of work on site at three projects – exceeding £15m in investment by Somerset County Council – to improve provision for children and young people with special educational needs [...]
Diabetes UK looking for swimmers in Somerset to make a splash in charity challenge 19 July, 2021 - People from Somerset are being invited to dive into a sponsored swimming challenge and raise vital funds for Diabetes UK. Swim22 runs between 22 July and 22 October and involves swimming a total of 22 [...]
Summer Holidays food support for Somerset families 19 July, 2021 - Somerset County Council will continue to provide help to families in need of food support over the school Summer Holidays. The Department of Work and Pensions has extended its Covid Local Support Grant, providing £1.4m [...]
Somerset West and Taunton adopts new beach safety App 19 July, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) has adopted a new innovative App to safeguard visitors and residents to Minehead and other beaches around the UK. The UK Beach Check App allows beachgoers to stay Covid-safe by [...]
Support St Margaret’s Hospice Care’s Taunton Fete this summer 11 July, 2021 - Musical entertainment and children’s activities will be among the attractions at the St Margaret’s Hospice Summer Fete in Taunton this summer, proudly sponsored by Gibbins Richards.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun on [...]
New contract for Taunton park and ride 8 July, 2021 - Somerset County Council is pleased to announce it has awarded a five-year contract to Buses of Somerset to run Taunton’s two park and ride sites. The fleet of buses and drivers at the Taunton-based operation [...]
Taunton Brewhouse has made it into the Finals of Dorset & Somerset Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021 7 July, 2021 - Taunton Brewhouse has made it into the Finals of Dorset & Somerset Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021 in the BEST THEATRE/ARTS VENUE category.  Now in its eighth year, the Muddies are the most coveted #inlovewithlocal awards [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council consulting on more zero carbon homes 6 July, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is encouraging members of the public to have their say on plans for 26 new council rented homes off Wheatley Crescent in Taunton.  The council owned site at Snedden [...]
Libraries invite: “Children – become a Wild World Hero this summer” 6 July, 2021 - Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer and become ‘Wild World Heroes’, as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. The theme Wild World Heroes was inspired [...]
Get creative and help us celebrate Frontline Workers’ Day, say Somerset County Council 5 July, 2021 - July 5th 1948 was a historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone. We have treasured it ever since, but [...]
Out by 6am please, says SWP 1 July, 2021 - Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking residents across the county to put their recycling and rubbish out by 6am at the latest from now until further notice. The move will allow crews to start early if [...]
Free parking at Musgrove Park Hospital 30 June, 2021 - Following a Government commitment, car parking at Musgrove Park Hospital will be free of charge for the following groups of people from the 1st July: Disabled people – holders of a valid Blue Badge attending hospital [...]
Compass Wellbeing reopens and is offering exclusive sessions 30 June, 2021 - Compass Wellbeing, part of Compass Disability Services, has been closed since March 2020 and only reopened on the 1st June 2021. Based on the Belvedere Trading Estate, Compass Wellbeing is now open from 10am until [...]
A Vision for Tonedale 30 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council has made a bid for Government funding to help finance the restoration of Wellington’s heritage and cultural assets. The council has asked for money from the Ministry of Housing Communities [...]
Recycle on the go 27 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is making it easier for people to help keep our parks and open spaces clean and green. As part of its drive to tackle litter the Council will be introducing [...]
Recap on multi-million pound Toneway Creech Castle junction upgrade 27 June, 2021 - A crucial upgrade of the Creech Castle Junction in Taunton is now moving forward and Somerset County Council is reminding residents and road users of the key details. The Council signed a contract with Alun [...]
Passenger dies in fatal collision on M5 26 June, 2021 - Update Two lanes have reopened on the M5 southbound between junctions 24 and 25. Lane one remains closed pending recovery of the vehicle and repairs to the safety barrier. The M5 southbound is currently closed [...]
Taunton Vale Rotary Club’s Canal Challenge 21 June, 2021 - Walk, cycle or paddle for fun and for charity. That’s the message for the Taunton Vale Rotary Canal Challenge, happening on Sunday 4th July. Families and small groups are being encouraged to sign up now [...]
South Yorkshire, Greater London & Somerset cities now recording air pollution levels at pre-pandemic levels 19 June, 2021 - Research shows that air quality, including nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter readings, and prompted fears that pollution could rise to dangerous levels when the country fully unlocks. Of the ten cities investigated, areas that [...]
Critical care unit extension opens to patients this week 16 June, 2021 - More patients than ever before can be cared for at Musgrove Park Hospital’s critical care unit thanks to a brand new extension that opened this week. The new area, called ‘Pod 3’, replaces an older [...]
Council to raise flag for Armed Forces Day 2021 16 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council will once again be showing its support for the Armed Forces by holding two flag-raising ceremonies on Monday, 21 June. Services will be hosted at Deane House in Taunton and [...]
Free show from The Bluebirds for Taunton 16 June, 2021 - Imagine the world’s biggest opera in the world’s smallest opera house. The Bluebirds Theatre Company is bringing you Wagner’s entire Ring Cycle operas in just 60 minutes of comedy on The Popera House stage in [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council investing in the future 15 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is generating income to protect future service provision in the face of continued Government funding cuts. The Council is pursuing commercial investment opportunities to generate additional income that can be reinvested [...]
Survey launched to gauge interest in electric car club 15 June, 2021 - Somerset West And Taunton Council is seeking the views of residents, businesses and community organisations for an electric car club to be piloted in Taunton. A short survey has been published online to gauge public [...]
NHS Volunteer Responders programme calls for more Steward Volunteers in the South West to get the jabs done 10 June, 2021 - NHS Volunteer Responders are urgently calling for more Steward Volunteers in the South West to support at local vaccination sites where there is a high demand for volunteer help.  This is one of the busiest [...]
All Change At Taunton Brewhouse! 9 June, 2021 - Taunton Brewhouse has a distinctive new look – one that reflects the organisation’s ambition to retain its position as the principal arts centre in the region, and its commitment to programming high quality art in [...]
Driver shortages delay Somerset recycling collections 9 June, 2021 - Some Somerset recycling collections will be delayed until their next scheduled pick-up as services struggle against a national driver shortage and other pressures. Collections of recycling, rubbish and garden waste have all suffered in recent [...]
The mobile fish shed lands at Rumwell Farm Shop 9 June, 2021 - FOODLOVERS who enjoy eating fresh fish can net themselves the catch of the day from this month (June 2021) onwards at an award-winning Somerset farm shop. Rumwell Farm Shop has a fishmonger on-site from June [...]
Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis fortnight 9 June, 2021 - Somerset Library Service has developed an audio explainer which allows visually impaired people to hear about the inclusive services that are available to them. The audio is being launched on their website during Hi Vis fortnight (7-20 June), an awareness [...]
Remembrance bench dedicated in Vivary Park 8 June, 2021 - A new remembrance bench has been installed in Vivary Park, Taunton. The bench was purchased by the Charter Trustees at the request of Cllr Francesca Smith during her year as Mayor of Taunton in 2020/21 [...]
Keeping verges in trim for your safety 7 June, 2021 - Grass cutting season is underway and Somerset County Council’s contractors are out and about across the county helping to keep verges in check and road users safe. Each year more than 9,400km of roadside verge [...]
Empathy Day inspires kids to walk, read and learn 7 June, 2021 - Empathy Day returns on 10 June 2021 with a new theme calling for children and young people across the county to walk through their neighbourhood, see it through others eyes and consider how they can [...]
Taunton Fitness Club is starting the summer with a bang 2 June, 2021 - Sunday saw the graduates of the Taunton Couch to 5K programme complete two laps of Longrun Meadow. Many thanks to the spectators who turned up to support and the pacemakers who helped runners around the course. [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council to extend electric vehicle charging in its car parks 2 June, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has entered into a contract with electric vehicle charge point supplier Swarco eVolt, to expand the number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points planned for its car parks. A [...]
Volunteers urgently needed to support the NHS vaccination centre at Taunton Racecourse 2 June, 2021 - Help get life back to normal. Become a volunteer marshall for the Somerset Covid Vaccination Programme, and be part of an amazing team working to protect our community. Local charity, Spark Somerset, and the Somerset [...]