8th March 2021

Local News

Help beat dementia in the South West and get active with a walking goal 4 March, 2021 - An Alzheimer’s Society survey reveals the impact of lockdown on people’s exercise habits in the South West.  Walking has taken a back seat through lockdown, with the average UK adult reaching just 2,700 steps a [...]
Experts’ reports on Stronger Somerset 3 March, 2021 - A series of experts’ reports has been published this week analysing Stronger Somerset – a proposal to replace Somerset’s existing five councils with two new unitary authorities and a separate children’s services alternative delivery vehicle, [...]
Shuttle bus boost for county vaccination programme 2 March, 2021 - A free Somerset County Council Taunton town centre shuttle service has been launched to get people straight to their vital vaccination slot. The Covid vaccination shuttle bus service started this week, (Monday 1 March), following [...]
Marcus Trescothick to leave Somerset and become ECB Elite Batting Coach 1 March, 2021 - After three decades with his home County, Marcus Trescothick will leave Somerset County Cricket Club next month to take up a new role with the ECB. Marcus, who became a coach at Somerset last season [...]
Taunton car park set for temporary repair works 26 February, 2021 - Temporary repair works to the Crescent Car Park in Taunton are set to start next week. Sections of the car park will be repaired along with the filling-in of potholes which have accumulated during winter. [...]
Volunteer from home and help to shape services across Somerset 25 February, 2021 - Want to volunteer but feel like your options are limited due to lockdown? Somerset County Council’s Digital Customer Volunteers initiative provides an opportunity for volunteers to help the Council provide better services, without having to [...]
Council steps up a gear with next major transport and infrastructure projects 24 February, 2021 - Somerset County Council is forging ahead with multi-million-pound projects to improve travel links and infrastructure and support the recovery of the local economy in Taunton this spring. Despite the challenges of Covid, a major £19m [...]
Design-a-doughnut for charity 23 February, 2021 - AN AWARD-WINNING farm shop in Somerset is inviting people to put their thinking caps on and come up with their own unique doughnut filling for a competition in aid of charity (February 2021). Rumwell Farm Shop & [...]
£400k boost for vital Citizens Advice services 22 February, 2021 - A group of Somerset charities which provide free, confidential, and impartial advice on everything from money and employment to housing and relationships have been awarded a grant of £400,000 by Somerset County Council. During the [...]
New Enterprise Centres open in Wells and Wiveliscombe 22 February, 2021 - Two new business-boosting Enterprise Centres have joined the Somerset network with the completion and handover of purpose-built units in Wells and Wiveliscombe thanks to Somerset County Council and partners. The Wiveliscombe centre, located on the [...]
Go fizz free for your health and for your planet 18 February, 2021 - Most of us know that fizzy drinks are bad for our health, but many don’t realise they harm the environment too.   Somerset County Council is encouraging everyone to reconsider their choice of drink and take part in Fizz Free February for [...]
Electric truck trials as waste exports cut 17 February, 2021 - Nearly all Somerset recycling stays in the UK, latest Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) figures show. Some 98% of the 103,000 tonnes collected kerbside or at recycling sites in the past eight months stayed in the [...]
Taunton’s Live in Somerset cancelled for 2021 17 February, 2021 - This year’s Taunton’s Live in Somerset has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. LCC Live, which has hosted a series of live music shows in Taunton’s Vivary Park since 2014, made the announcement with [...]
10 top things to occupy the kids this lockdown half-term 16 February, 2021 - It can be challenging to keep children entertained during half term at the best of times, let alone during a lockdown. With isolation, the cold weather, and many children not able to go out on [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council supports Empty Homes Week 16 February, 2021 - National Empty Homes Week this week (15-21 February) is an opportunity for local authorities, housing providers and community organisations to let people know about their work.   It aims to raise awareness of the waste of [...]
Parents of boy cared for at Musgrove Park Hospital raise over £17,000 for neonatal unit 15 February, 2021 - Love Musgrove, the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital, was thrilled to receive over £17,000 from the family and friends behind Charlie’s Challenge – with the money going towards the Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [...]
More than 1,000 volunteers supporting vaccination sites across Somerset 12 February, 2021 - Somerset County Council and the NHS have paid tribute to all the volunteers supporting Somerset’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. More than 1,000 people have answered the call supporting 20 vaccination sites across the county including community-based [...]
Make Your Mark – results are in 11 February, 2021 - Over 2,200 young people aged 11-18 in Somerset made their mark this year within the UK’s biggest youth consultation by telling the Government and local decision makers what is important to them. Somerset’s Youth Parliament, supported by [...]
Don’t fall for romance fraud this Valentine’s Day 10 February, 2021 - Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens and Avon and Somerset Police are encouraging local people to know the signs of romance fraud to stay safe online. Fraudsters are capitalising on people’s loneliness and increasing [...]
Social Workers in Schools launches in Somerset 9 February, 2021 - A ground-breaking initiative to place social workers in schools to help keep children safe from exploitation has started in Somerset. Somerset County Council successfully secured £400,000 from the Department for Education (DfE) as part of [...]
Council staff joining Somerset’s army of vaccinators 9 February, 2021 - Public health staff from Somerset County Council are rolling up their sleeves – and those of others – to join the army of vaccinators in the county. Jo Smith is the first fully trained Somerset [...]
£100k boost for Somerset employers 8 February, 2021 - Somerset employers are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week (February 8-14) after benefiting from an initiative that helps them to fund apprenticeship training. Somerset County Council, in partnership with Somerset Skills & Learning, has supported 15 Somerset [...]
New social housing project completed 6 February, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council’s (SWT) latest social housing development has been completed despite early setbacks and the impact from COVID-19. The new social rented housing scheme at Laxton Road, Taunton, promotes comfortable and healthy [...]
Taunton-based waste worker finds and returns lost purse to local nurse 6 February, 2021 - A Taunton-based waste worker has been pleasing residents after reuniting them with their lost items. Neil, a hard working driver for Somerset Waste Partnership’s collection contractor SUEZ, has found and returned both a purse and [...]
Express yourself, boost your mood and win 2 February, 2021 - Young people in Somerset can have fun expressing themselves seven different ways over seven days in a boost to improve mental health – and be in with a chance to win a prize as part [...]
Please don’t drop your guard once vaccinated 2 February, 2021 - Somerset residents who have received their vaccine jabs are being urged to keep following the “stay safe” guidance. Somerset now has two large vaccination centres in operation, as well as 13 GP-led community sites and [...]
UK Farm Shop & Deli Awards Shortlist Revealed 2 February, 2021 - The shortlist of the UK’s finest speciality retailers for the 2021 Farm Shop & Deli Awards, in partnership with The Grocer and sponsored by Garofalo and Food & Drink Wales, have been announced. Representing East [...]
Urgent plea for vulnerable groups to have flu vaccine 1 February, 2021 - Somerset County Council is urging people with underlying health conditions to take up the free offer of a flu vaccination if they haven’t already. Flu can affect anyone, but for those living with a long-term [...]
National HIV Testing Week launches in Somerset with free postal testing offered to people over 16 1 February, 2021 - People over 16 in Somerset can now access a free HIV test from the comfort of their own home. National HIV Testing Week runs from Monday 1 February to Sunday 7 February with a focus [...]
Somerset waste collections to start at 6am from Monday 28 January, 2021 - Somerset Waste Partnership is asking householders to put their recycling and rubbish out early for at least the next month. From Monday 1 February, collections will start at 6am rather than 7am to help crews [...]
Musgrove Park Hospital’s new surgical centre gets green light 28 January, 2021 - The government has this week given its final approval for the funding of a new surgical centre at Musgrove Park Hospital. The £87 million state-of-the-art centre will replace the current theatres and critical care unit, [...]
Taunton’s new 2040 Vision aims to raise more than a billion pounds to regenerate County Town 27 January, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council has launched a major new campaign to promote Taunton as the best place to live, work and do business in the UK. As part of its Garden Town status the [...]
A New Vision for Fox’s Field 26 January, 2021 - Wellington Mills CIC and Transition Town Wellington are delighted to be working with Somerset West and Taunton council on plans to protect, regenerate and restore Fox’s Field as an open, green space for the whole community. [...]
Growing old with domestic abuse – it’s never too late to get help 26 January, 2021 - Ten per cent of older people will experience some form of domestic abuse and in Somerset the number of people over sixty-five reporting abuse is on the increase. Social isolation has been identified as one [...]
Police use of SmartWater produces a 69% reduction in domestic violence incidents 24 January, 2021 - Leading risk management company, SmartWater Group is working with police forces to fight domestic abuse and help victims feel safer. This follows a widely reported increase in domestic violence during lockdown due to victims being trapped [...]
Work to begin at Norton Hillfort 24 January, 2021 - Norton Fitzwarren Hillfort is one of the hidden archaeological gems of Somerset whose origins can be traced back over 5,000 years.  Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has now secured significant funding from Historic England [...]
Somerset West and Taunton council launches new claims process to help businesses seeking government grants 24 January, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton council (SWT) has now implemented a simplified applications process to help businesses access the latest tranche of Government lockdown grants. The new process covers the mandatory and discretionary grant schemes offered [...]
One more week to have your say on increase in policing part of the council tax 20 January, 2021 - Did you know you can have a say on how much we increase the policing part of the council tax you pay? Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens has launched a survey seeking [...]
Around the world in less than 80 days 20 January, 2021 - E-scooter users in the Taunton trial have made enough journeys to travel once around the world and if these rides were replacing car journeys it would be the equivalent of removing an estimated three tonnes [...]
Further food support for families in third lockdown 20 January, 2021 - Somerset County Council has allocated a further £427,000 of funding to help schools provide families with food support during this lockdown. During term time, the Department for Education (DfE) has asked schools to provide meal [...]
Vaccinations start from Taunton Racecourse vaccination centre 18 January, 2021 - A new large vaccination centre for Somerset has opened. A spokesperson for Somerset NHS Foundation Trust said: “Today we started COVID-19 vaccinations from Somerset’s new large vaccination centre at Taunton Racecourse. It was wonderful to [...]
Somerset Care launches competition for Covid-safe spaces 18 January, 2021 - Somerset Care has launched an art competition inviting people to make their visitor spaces even more welcoming. The competition, titled ‘A Work of Heart’, will allow the winners to have their artwork displayed on the [...]
Vital children’s activity service launches brand new digital front door 18 January, 2021 - Somerset County Council’s Outdoor Centres (SSE Outdoors) provide memorable experiences to thousands of young people every year. Now, thanks to an engaging new website booking them is just a click away. Over 14,000 young people [...]
Taunton Racecourse set to open as new large vaccination centre 16 January, 2021 - Taunton Racecourse is set to open its doors on Monday 18 January as a new large vaccination centre for Somerset, part of a wave of ‘large’ vaccination centres opening across the country. The large vaccination [...]
New road layout for motorists heading towards Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 13 January, 2021 - Motorists heading towards Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 will be using a new road layout from next week marking a big step forward in a major project to improve the junction. The £19m scheme to upgrade [...]
Brew up and beat the ‘Blue Monday’ blues 13 January, 2021 - Samaritans’ Brew Monday will kick off on 18 January, the third Monday in January, which is usually known as ‘Blue Monday’. Somerset County Council is supporting the campaign – to raise awareness of the positive things [...]
Supporting Somerset’s visitor economy 12 January, 2021 - A countywide scheme is being launched to support tourism and visitor-centred businesses in Somerset in the wake of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The visitor economy plays an important part in the wider [...]
Domestic abuse – hiding in the shadow of lockdown 12 January, 2021 - Concerns are growing for people experiencing domestic abuse during the new lockdown. Somerset County Council is reassuring the public that help is, and will continue to be, available for people seeking help who are experiencing [...]
Build Back Better: Visions For The Future 12 January, 2021 - There’s much talk of a need for change in how society functions after the highlighting of inequalities brought about by the Covid pandemic.    The gap between the rich and poor is widening, as those who are earning the [...]
Vaccinations begin at Musgrove Park Hospital 8 January, 2021 - More people in the high priority groups in Somerset are being invited to have their COVID-19 vaccinations this week as two more sites are launched in the county. Vaccinations are beginning this week at a [...]
Chance for children to enter spud-tacular model competition 7 January, 2021 - AN AWARD-WINNING farm shop in Somerset is inviting children across the county to enter a potato modelling competition this month (January 2021). Rumwell Farm Shop & Café is asking youngsters to create a model from a spud [...]
New approach to help Somerset parents overcome drug and alcohol problems 5 January, 2021 - An alternative problem-solving approach to care proceedings where drug and alcohol play a significant factor has launched in Somerset. The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) is a specialist independent family court team offering a [...]
Recycling sites stay open for essential use 5 January, 2021 - Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) plans to keep the county’s 16 recycling sites open on standard winter hours for essential use during the latest COVID-19 national lockdown. Government guidance – gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home – has clarified that people [...]
Man dies in fatal incident on M5 5 January, 2021 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal incident on the M5. A section of the M5 in Somerset was closed for several hours overnight following a fatal incident. Avon and Somerset [...]
Somerset West Lottery New Year bolt-on prize 4 January, 2021 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is hoping people will start 2021 by continuing to support local good causes while giving themselves a chance to win in the Somerset West Lottery New Year bolt-on prize [...]
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree 4 January, 2021 - Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking people to say a green goodbye to their Christmas trees and other festive waste. The best option is to compost it at home or turn it into a wildlife [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council supporting our communities throughout Covid-19 29 December, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has been supporting residents and businesses throughout the Covid-19 crisis.  Although offices have been closed to protect our community and staff the Council has been delivering critical services and [...]
Grant boost to help Somerset’s foodbanks meet Winter demand 23 December, 2020 - Extra funding has been made available to support Somerset’s foodbanks which have been playing a vital role throughout the coronavirus pandemic. In order to provide extra support this winter, grants of between £2,000 and £3,000 [...]
Firefighters save two lives whilst driving ambulances 22 December, 2020 - Last month, firefighters saved two lives whilst driving ambulances as part of a joint-collaboration with SWASFT (South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust) to provide extra support during the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year (starting [...]
‘Tis the season to be jolly… But for a lot of people it’s not 22 December, 2020 - The festive season can be a particularly challenging time of year for anyone who has lost someone from their life. While the rest of the world is in the mood the celebrate and be joyful, [...]
Look after your neighbours and combat Christmas loneliness 22 December, 2020 - The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means we are all facing an unfamiliar Christmas this year. Somerset County Council is encouraging everyone to continue the community spirit that has been seen across the county during [...]
Stay sober and stay safe this winter 22 December, 2020 - Christmas parties may not be the same this year, but the dangers of both drink driving and winter conditions are still as potent as ever. Somerset County Council’s road safety team are reminding all motorists [...]
Council staff step up to support vaccination programme 18 December, 2020 - More than 700 Somerset County Council staff have stepped up to support the enormous challenge of rolling out the county’s biggest ever vaccination programme. SCC has been working alongside many partners to support the creation [...]
Minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 this Christmas 18 December, 2020 - Public health leaders in Somerset are warning of rising infection rates as they offer advice on staying safe this Christmas. Following this week’s announcement Somerset remains in Tier 2 but seven-day rates in the county [...]
Planning for Christmas? Join us for the next live Somerset coronavirus Q&A session! 16 December, 2020 - Somerset Public Health and Council leaders will be online this Thursday night (17 December) for a live Christmas coronavirus question and answer session. With the festive season fast approaching, a vaccination programme now underway in [...]
The Taunton Academy Brings Christmas Cheer to Families 16 December, 2020 - The Taunton Academy has arranged for its 195 students who receive free school meals (FSMs) to be given “Christmas in bag” on the last day of term. Thanks to the generosity of the people of [...]
Coronavirus, Christmas and domestic abuse 16 December, 2020 - Most people will be looking forward to being home celebrating Christmas with their family, but for those in an abusive relationship home is not always a safe place to be. Somerset County Council has therefore [...]
Taunton Optometrist first practice in the WORLD to use new eye tech 14 December, 2020 - People in South West with near-sighted vision or dry eye to benefit from cutting-edge diagnostic tool. Taunton optometrist, Earlam and Christopher, will be the world’s first high street optometrist/clinic to have a cutting-edge diagnostic tool, [...]
National recognition for Somerset’s Children’s Services as Director appointed to key role at new trust 14 December, 2020 - Continued improvements to Children’s Services in Somerset have been recognised nationally with Somerset’s Director of Children’s Services appointed to a new key role by the Department for Education. Julian Wooster has been appointed as Chair [...]
Fatal collision involving lorry and motorbike on A378 near Taunton 13 December, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A378 near Taunton yesterday (Saturday 12 December). Avon and Somerset Police said: “The collision, which involved a Mitsubishi Fuso lorry and [...]
Lockdown Internet Use in South West Signals Digital Revolution for Health and Wellness 12 December, 2020 - Residents in the South West developed rewarding new online habits as a result of lockdown, in a bid to remain socially active, learn new skills and stay healthy, changing the role the internet plays in [...]
(S)crunch time for wrapping paper 11 December, 2020 - Somerset’s festive gift-givers are being asked to pick their wrapping paper wisely and help soothe an annual recycling headache. Wrapping of all kinds adds lots to the post-Christmas loads collected by Somerset Waste Partnership after [...]
Local home care company is bringing Christmas cheer to Taunton’s seniors! 11 December, 2020 - Home Instead Senior Care Taunton have once again launched their annual Christmas campaign, asking local residents to ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ in Taunton this year and donate gifts to seniors who may not [...]
The Princess Royal visits Taunton School 10 December, 2020 - The Princess Royal travelled to Taunton to meet students and staff, and formally opened its new state-of-the-art dining room and kitchens. The Princess Royal was introduced to Taunton School headmaster Lee Glaser and chief operating [...]
PCC seeks local people’s views on increase in the policing part of the council tax 9 December, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens has launched a survey seeking local people’s views on an increase in the policing part of the council tax. Local policing is funded by a combination of [...]
Somerset family raise thousands for charity by making face coverings 8 December, 2020 - A grandmother from Combe St Nicholas raided her linen cupboard to make 200 face coverings in record time for her daughter who works in social care and was struggling to get hold of any back [...]
Connect to a Care Home and fight loneliness this Christmas 8 December, 2020 - Somerset County Council and the NHS are encouraging organisations across Somerset to connect to their local care home with a new digital campaign, #ConnectACareHome. Organisations are being asked to send video messages to their local care [...]
Next phase funding approved for flagship regeneration project 8 December, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has approved funding to support all future phases of the North Taunton Woolaway Project. Members approved the funding to ensure a smooth transition between phases and quicken the pace [...]
Tech-abuse – lock down after lockdown 7 December, 2020 - Technology has been a massive benefit during lockdown, but for people experiencing domestic abuse there is a risk it can be used to make their situation worse and increase harm. Modern technology has entertained us [...]
Coronavirus Helpline passes 10,000 calls since start of lockdown 7 December, 2020 - Somerset’s Coronavirus Helpline has received more than 10,000 calls since its launch in April, signposting residents to a huge range of vital support such as emergency food parcels, prescription collections and hospital transport. Set up [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council scheme supports National Tree Week 4 December, 2020 - Parish and town councils across the district are giving their open spaces a boost during National Tree Week thanks to Somerset West and Taunton Council. The Council offered free trees to parish and town councils [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council brings festive cheer to Taunton 4 December, 2020 - With the announcement of Somerset West and Taunton being placed under Tier 2 restrictions, the Council is pressing ahead with a range of events and activities in Taunton, bringing some much needed festive cheer for [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council scheme will allow limited access to East Street 2 December, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is implementing temporary arrangements for access to East Street during the festive season. East Street has been closed to all vehicular traffic except emergency vehicles and retail deliveries since [...]
SWT opens Additional Restrictions Grant scheme 2 December, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council’s (SWT) grant scheme providing extra support for businesses affected by the current national lockdown is now open. The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is part of a package of measures announced [...]
Where and when parking is free in Taunton in lead up to Christmas 1 December, 2020 - Free parking is being offered by Somerset West and Taunton Council across the district in the lead up to Christmas. There will be free parking all day on the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas [...]
Give problem parking a festive break 30 November, 2020 - Waste bosses and fire chiefs are asking Somerset motorists to put the brakes on problem parking this festive season. The COVID-driven rise in home working has meant more access issues for collection trucks and fire [...]
Browse for Books again in Somerset Libraries 30 November, 2020 - Following recent announcements regarding Somerset ‘s Covid-19 Tier 2 status, Somerset Libraries are delighted to reinstate browsing of shelves for books, talking books and DVDs from 2 December. Once again, anyone with a library card [...]
Yellow fog warning for Somerset 29 November, 2020 - A yellow weather warning for fog is in place across South West England including Somerset today (Sunday). The warning states: “Fog over parts of the south-west Midlands and West Country will thicken up during Sunday [...]
Appeal to find wanted Glen Squire – Somerset 26 November, 2020 - Police are asking the public to contact them if they see Glen Squire. The 28-year-old is wanted for a recall to prison having previously been sentenced for assaulting an emergency worker and obstruct police. He [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council recognised as a leader in responding to the climate emergency 26 November, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has been recognised as a leader in responding to the climate emergency by the not-for-profit charity CDP. The Council achieved a score of “A-” (Leadership) for its 2020 disclosure, [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council to appraise rough sleeping provision 25 November, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is set to undertake a review of its accommodation requirements for homeless and rough sleeping provision.  The Council wants to evaluate resources and demand to ensure it can provide [...]
Digital resources transform parent support in Somerset 25 November, 2020 - A new suite of digital resources launched this month will provide further information and support to families about pregnancy and parenthood. The ‘Somerset Maternity Toolkit’, available digitally twenty-four hours a day, is designed to support [...]
Somerset West Lottery Christmas bonus draw 25 November, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is inviting people to support local good causes this festive season and be in with a chance to win a great prize in the Somerset West Lottery. Everyone who [...]
‘You’re not alone’ – sings out to victims 24 November, 2020 - A Somerset Charity Fundraising song has been released to help male victims of domestic abuse recognise they are not alone. Singer and Songwriter Clive Lever and his long-term friend Bob Martin have produced a song [...]
Businesses benefit from Step Up Somerset guidance during challenging times 23 November, 2020 - Somerset businesses faced with making redundancies due to the coronavirus pandemic are being encouraged to make the most of the support on offer through the Step Up Somerset initiative. The Step Up Somerset website is [...]
Oake’s NEW Community Kitchen! 23 November, 2020 - Somerset Village Agents partner with Morrison’s to provide free meals for people in and around Oake!   CCS Village Agent Christine Brewer has teamed up with the Community Champion from Morrison’s in Taunton, starting a fortnightly community kitchen based at the Oake [...]
Employer toolkit to tackle domestic abuse 20 November, 2020 - Employers across the region are encouraged to play their part in tackling domestic abuse and learn to spot the signs of abuse. During this year’s international campaign ’16 Days of Action’ (25 November to 10 [...]
‘Devastated’ parents and ‘adored’ sister pay tribute to woman, 24, following fatal collision in Oake 19 November, 2020 - The family of a 24-year-old woman who died in a road traffic collision last week have paid tribute to her. Henrietta Jane Harrison, better known as Hatty, was out walking when the collision with a [...]
Taunton’s ‘largest Christmas tree’ arrives in town centre 18 November, 2020 - Taunton’s ‘largest Christmas tree’ has arrived in the town centre ahead of a virtual Christmas lights switch-on this weekend. The Christmas tree stands at approximately 35 foot high outside the Market House and is said [...]
Taunton Academy Named Winner Of Knife Crime Animation Competition 18 November, 2020 - A school in Taunton has been named winner of an animation competition launched by Avon and Somerset Police to engage young people in the issue of knife crime.   Taunton Academy, which was one of four [...]