23rd August 2019

Local News

Contract signed for Coal Orchard regeneration 22 August, 2019 - Somerset West and Taunton Council has formally signed a contract with Midas Construction for delivery of the flagship Coal Orchard regeneration. Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, is one of the UK’s largest independent [...]
Can you help support arts activities in schools? 21 August, 2019 - Donations are being sought from businesses and residents across Somerset to support arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people. The County Council is backing local arts charity Somerset Partnership Arts Education Agency (SPAEDA) [...]
The flexible way for apprenticeships 21 August, 2019 - Somerset businesses keen to take on an apprentice can now tap into help from Somerset County Council. The authority is making use of recent rule changes to offer ‘levy transfers’ that will cut the costs [...]
New Chief Medical Officer for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 21 August, 2019 - Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (TSFT) and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Sompar) look forward to welcoming Dr Daniel Meron as Chief Medical Officer across the alliance. Dr Meron is currently Chief Medical Officer [...]
CCTV appeal after assault on child in Boots in Taunton 20 August, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police would like to speak to a woman in relation to an assault on a 10 year old child. This happened in Boots on Fore Street in Taunton on Tuesday 6 August [...]
Over 1,000 visitors so far on Taunton to West Somerset Railway shuttle service 20 August, 2019 - Over 1,000 visitors have travelled on the recently launched summer shuttle service from Taunton to West Somerset Railway. Chris Austin, chairman of the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust, who has been leading the Taunton shuttle [...]
Allegations of gross misconduct proven against police officer 19 August, 2019 - PC Daniel Pierson was dismissed without notice on Friday 16 August following a hearing held at Police HQ. The panel, led by a legally-qualified independent chair, found that PC Pierson entered a knowingly false entry [...]
The Master Thatcher in Taunton ‘permanently closed’ 16 August, 2019 - The Master Thatcher in Taunton has today announced it is now ‘permanently closed’. The pub on Severn Drive announced the news on its Facebook page this morning: “It’s with a heavy heart that we have [...]
Yellow weather warning for rain issued 15 August, 2019 - Yet another summer weather warning has been issued for our area by the Met Office. This warning is for heavy and persistent rain throughout Friday (16th Aug). The Met Office warn that heavy rain will [...]
Witnesses sought following collision between car and motorbike in Taunton 14 August, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a road traffic collision in Taunton. The incident happened at the junction of Wordsworth Drive and Hamilton Road at approximately 16:05 yesterday (Tuesday [...]
CCTV appeal after man headbutted outside Taunton pub 12 August, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help to trace two people as part of their investigation into an assault. It happened in the smoking area outside the Plough Inn on Station Road in Taunton [...]
Police community support officer stabbed with pair of scissors whilst detaining suspect 8 August, 2019 - A man from Taunton has been charged with a number of burglary and theft-related offences. Sam Reynolds, 35, of no fixed address in Taunton has been charged with three counts of non-dwelling burglary, actual bodily [...]
Yellow weather warning issued for Rain and Wind 7 August, 2019 - The Met Office have issued two yellow weather warnings for south-west UK for this Friday and Saturday (9th and 10th August). The warnings are for rain on Friday and wind on Saturday. An area of [...]
Romanian pair jailed after being caught stealing fuel from lorries in Taunton 7 August, 2019 - Ilie Dobrescu and Ion Stoian have each been sentenced to a total of 18 months in prison having been caught stealing fuel from two lorries in Taunton. In the early hours of Tuesday 9 July, [...]
Taunton man charged with number of burglaries 5 August, 2019 - A man from Taunton has been charged with a number of burglaries. Anthony John Paisley, 46, of Lyngford Place in Taunton has been charged with two counts of dwelling burglary. Mr Paisley was arrested on [...]
£1.2 million invested in leisure facilities in Taunton and Wellington 5 August, 2019 - Sports and leisure operator, Everyone Active, has taken over the management of Somerset West and Taunton Council’s leisure facilities. The company has been awarded a contract by Somerset West and Taunton Council for 10 years [...]
Sheds, fence and trees ‘well alight’ in Bishop’s Hull 4 August, 2019 - Two fire engines from Taunton were called to a shed on fire in Bishop’s Hull at 23:56 last night (Saturday). Upon arrival, fire crews confirmed that two sheds, one fence and trees were well alight [...]
Wiveliscombe’s Cotleigh Brewery turns 40 2 August, 2019 - 40 years ago this year, in 1979, Wiveliscombe’s Cotleigh Brewery started its brewing story in the stables at Cotleigh Farmhouse in Washfield, near Tiverton. Soon after, Cotleigh relocated to its current home in Wiveliscombe where [...]
Fire in rear garden of flat in Taunton 2 August, 2019 - Two fire engines from Taunton were mobilised to a report of a fire in Middle Street in Taunton at 05:13 this morning (Friday). On arrival, crews confirmed a fire in the rear garden of a [...]
Tea, Cake, and Death: Death Cafe Taunton to meet on 31 August 1 August, 2019 - Following a successful and well-attended May meeting of Death Cafe Taunton, organisers are planning another, to be held on Saturday, 31 August, 2019, at the Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton, from 2 to 4 pm.   [...]
South West miracle pets required 31 July, 2019 - Leading vet charity PDSA wants to hear from any miracle pets in the South West for its unique Pet Survivor awards, which have just opened for entries this year. Last year’s winner, Dexter the cat, [...]
DOTS makes first visit to Taunton 31 July, 2019 - The multi-award winning charity Dogs on the Streets (DOTS) is working with SWT to support rough sleepers and the homeless community with dogs. The clinical director and the founder of DOTS were in Taunton on [...]
Deck chairs back for the Summer Holidays 31 July, 2019 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is backing a joint project at Minehead beach as part of its commitment to coastal communities.  SWT, the Minehead Coastal Community Team and the new tenant of the Jubilee Café [...]
Parents in Taunton join nationwide banner relay to demand urgent climate action 30 July, 2019 - On Tuesday 6th August 2019 at 5pm Parents in Taunton will be peacefully protesting on East Reach, Taunton– one of the most polluted roads in the town, where Nitrogen Dioxide levels are currently exceeding government [...]
Shake up this summer and get active 30 July, 2019 - Families in Somerset are being encouraged to get active over the summer holidays – and reap the wide-ranging benefits. Evidence shows that children and young people who are more active have more confidence, higher self-esteem, [...]
Taunton’s Razorlight gig cancelled 29 July, 2019 - Taunton’s Razorlight gig, set to take place at the Racecourse on 17th August, has been cancelled. The gig was also due to feature The Happy Mondays and Sophie Ellis-Bexter. Organisers blame “unforeseen operational circumstances” and [...]
Council backs Salvation Army social care report 29 July, 2019 - Somerset County Council is welcoming a new report from the Salvation Army highlighting the urgent need to reform social care. The study – Care in Places – shows that there is significantly less money to [...]
Yellow weather warning issued for rain and thunderstorms on Tuesday 29 July, 2019 - The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms which bring the potential for flooding in places along with possible travel disruption. Gusty winds are also expected as an area of low pressure [...]
Summer shuttle service from Taunton to West Somerset Railway starts tomorrow 26 July, 2019 - The new Saturdays-only Great Western Railway summer shuttle service trains start tomorrow (Saturday 27 July) and will then continue through August and into the autumn forming a timetabled link between the national rail network at [...]
Love Musgrove launches appeal to raise £100,000 for Maternity Unit 26 July, 2019 - Love Musgrove are launching a brand new Appeal to raise £100,000 for the Maternity Unit at Musgrove Park Hosptial. The official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital are calling on the Somerset Community and the huge [...]
Disused garage site to make way for social housing in Taunton 25 July, 2019 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is bringing forward a scheme to develop social housing on a disused garage site. The council-owned garages in Laxton Road will make way for eight new housing units for social [...]
Fly-tipped rubbish bag costs Taunton man £250 24 July, 2019 - Fly-tipping a single black sack of rubbish cost a Somerset man £250 and gave him a criminal record today. Adrian Foster, aged 44, of Eastwick Road, Taunton, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at Taunton Magistrates Court [...]
Beat the heat and stay safe 24 July, 2019 - 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 [...]
Yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms for this evening and tonight 23 July, 2019 - The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in our area this evening and overnight (23rd July). Scattered thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of south-west and southern England this evening, moving [...]
Man knocked unconscious after being punched in face during Taunton robbery 23 July, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Taunton. The incident happened on a path between Lisieux Way and Calvados Road at around 23:00 on Friday 5 July. A 31-year-old man [...]
Spot a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon 23 July, 2019 - Chris Packham is urging wildlife lovers across Somerset and Bristol to take part in the world’s largest insect citizen science survey to help reveal if the UK is experiencing a once in a decade butterfly [...]
Level 3 Heatwave Alert Issued By The NHS 23 July, 2019 - NHS England have issued a Level 3 heatwave alert. This alert is triggered when the Met Office confirms there will be heatwave temperatures in at least 1 region. These temperatures can have a significant effect [...]
Hillfort features in community Festival of Archaeology 22 July, 2019 - The ancient hillfort at Norton Fitzwarren which was recently secured for future generations by SWT and Historic England will be the focus of a community archaeology festival this month. The event at Norton Fitzwarren Village [...]
Man punched repeatedly and windscreen smashed in racially aggravated assault in Taunton 22 July, 2019 - Update A teenager has come forward following a police appeal into a racially aggravated assault on a man in his 50s in Taunton at about 21:00 on 12 April. A car was also damaged in [...]
Free training for social entrepreneurs 22 July, 2019 - Social enterprises, charities and co-operatives in Somerset can sign up for free bespoke training – plus a grant of £1,200. Somerset County Council is supporting the free training to be held in Taunton between September [...]
Man banned from entering parts of Somerset towns for four years 19 July, 2019 - A 33-year-old Frome man has been banned from entering various parts of Somerset towns for four years. Clive Kemery of Buttshill, Frome, was issued with a criminal behaviour order at Taunton Crown Court on 9 [...]
Taunton Recycling Centre ‘open as usual’ following fire 19 July, 2019 - Taunton Recycling Centre at Priorswood ‘will be open as usual’ following a fire last night. A Somerset Waste Partnership spokesperson said: “The swift and efficient work of the fire service meant this incident was dealt [...]
From the Levels to Latin America 18 July, 2019 - The overwhelming volunteer response to severe flooding in Somerset in 2013-14 is sending ripples across the world – reaching as far as South America. Huge numbers of people stepped forward to help communities on the [...]
Musgrove Park gets new state-of-the-art sterilisation machine thanks to ‘Friends donation 17 July, 2019 - It’s now possible to sterilise the most specialist medical equipment at Musgrove Park within 24 hours thanks to a large donation by the hospital’s League of Friends. The new £75,000 hydrogen peroxide steriliser works on delicate [...]
National plaudits for Somerset’s creative social care 17 July, 2019 - Independent social care experts have praised Somerset County Council’s creative approach to social care. The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE), one of the sector’s leading voices, says the authority’s innovative work offers “glimmers of [...]
Park and Ride funding for the future 16 July, 2019 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is set to make a further contribution to keep the Taunton Park and Ride service running. The Council’s Executive is being asked to approve a one-off provision of £115,000 [...]
Next phase of Junction 25 works 15 July, 2019 - A multi-million pound scheme to improve the busy M5 Junction 25 in Taunton will enter a new phase later this month with the start of works to widen the Toneway. Somerset County Council is currently [...]
Woman rescued from river in Ruishton 13 July, 2019 - Two fire engines from Taunton and a specialist rescue team from Barnstaple were sent to a report of a woman waist deep in water in Church Lane in Ruishton at 21:10 this evening (Saturday). On [...]
11 firefighters called to fire on first floor flat balcony in Taunton 12 July, 2019 - Three fire engines from Taunton were mobilised following several calls reporting a fire involving the balcony of a first floor flat on Kingston Road in Taunton at 12:50 this afternoon (Friday). Fire crews confirmed a [...]
Stay Safe over the Summer 12 July, 2019 - Somerset County Council’s road safety team have some words of advice for anyone hitting the roads this summer. Whether you’re heading to a festival with friends, or a week or two by the sea with [...]
Witnesses sought following fatal A358 collision 11 July, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision by Sampford Brett, Taunton on the A358. It occurred on Tuesday 9 July at 16:35. A Mercedes Sprinter and a Honda [...]
Celebrating a mental health milestone 11 July, 2019 - More than 60 schools have signed up County Council initiative helping them promote and protect mental health and wellbeing. A special celebration has taken place to mark the milestone, looking back on the first year [...]
Knife arch metal detector at Taunton Train Station results in two arrests 11 July, 2019 - The introduction of a knife arch metal detector at Taunton Train Station has resulted in two arrests. Avon and Somerset Police has worked in conjunction with the British Transport Police to set up a knife [...]
Gull proof bags offered in bid to beat litter problems in Taunton town centre 10 July, 2019 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is offering gull proof bags to some residents in the St James Street area in a bid to beat litter problems. The council is working with the Somerset Waste Partnership [...]
Council backs LGA social care challenge 10 July, 2019 - Somerset County Council is joining the call from council leaders nationwide for a green paper on social care in the next ten weeks. The Local Government Association (LGA) used its annual conference to challenge the [...]
Sign up to big vote urges Somerset Youth Parliament 10 July, 2019 - 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 [...]
Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: New Summer Exhibition Opening at The Museum of Somerset 9 July, 2019 - Visitors to the Museum of Somerset can discover more about the county’s animals, plants and birds in a playful, new exhibition opening this summer. Based on the book, ‘Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: The Natural History [...]
Using nature to reduce Somerset flood risk 5 July, 2019 - Three projects that will use nature to reduce flood risk in and around Somerset are moving forward thanks to £2.53m in European grants. The County Council and partners bid for funding for the schemes that [...]
140 miles of road to be improved this summer 3 July, 2019 - An annual summer programme to improve roads and stop potholes forming is now underway in Somerset. Surface dressing works by coating an existing road with bitumen, covering it with stone chippings and then rolling it. [...]
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority agrees to put options for change to public consultation 3 July, 2019 - Public consultation on a series of options to change the way the Service operates in the future is now open.  At a meeting of the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority Members agreed to [...]
Taunton’s Great Western Hotel opens its doors 2 July, 2019 - A new hotel in Taunton opened its doors last week (Friday 28 June) to guests from across Somerset including Mrs Anne Maw, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset as well as High Sheriff Johnnie Halliday and [...]
Celebrating the cream of small charities 2 July, 2019 - Staff and volunteers supporting small charities in Somerset have been thanked by the County Council Chair. Councillor Nigel Taylor held a ‘Thank You’ Cream Tea at The Wyvern Club in Taunton to celebrate National Small [...]
Staycation summer signals another strong year at leading Somerset resort 1 July, 2019 - With staycations set to soar this summer Wookey Hole Caves is preparing to welcome thousands more guests to the top Somerset resort.  Over the past ten years Wookey Hole Caves has steadily expanded its holiday [...]
Communities supported to find local solutions 29 June, 2019 - More and more communities across Somerset are working with Somerset County Council to find local solutions to local issues such as loneliness, transport and care in the community. Wivey Cares approached the Council for help [...]
16-year-old assaulted by group of three young women in Taunton 28 June, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Taunton. The 16-year-old victim was assaulted by a group of three young women aged 15-20. The incident happened on 14 June 2019 between [...]
Rumwell Farm Shop opens free tractor play-area 28 June, 2019 - TRACTOR loving children from Somerset are invited to a farm shop in the county to play in its new area dedicated to the farming vehicle (July, 2019).  Rumwell Farm Shop has created a new outside, astro [...]
Marcus to retire at the end of the season 27 June, 2019 - Marcus Trescothick has today announced that he will be retiring from professional cricket at the end of this season. The 43-year-old made his debut for Somerset in 1993 and has gone on to become one [...]
Name new Tangier Way development in Taunton and win £100 26 June, 2019 - Construction is set to commence shortly on 72 one and two bedroom apartments at Tangier Way on the site of the former Lidl store which closed in 2015. Churchill Retirement Living has launched a competition for local [...]
Weather warning for Somerset as ‘strong gusty winds’ expected 26 June, 2019 - A yellow weather warning for wind is in place across South West England including Somerset from midnight until Friday. The warning, which comes as ‘some strong gusty winds are expected’, states: “Easterly winds will become [...]
Join in as people in Somerset raise a cuppa for NHS Big Tea 26 June, 2019 - Love Musgrove is encouraging people across Somerset to ‘raise a cuppa’ and celebrate the NHS birthday on Friday 5 July. TV’s Dr Ranj Singh and Casualty star Charles Venn were joined by NHS staff at [...]
Want the confidence to cycle? Help is on hand 26 June, 2019 - There are many people out there who would like to cycle but don’t feel confident to use the road and in their own skills. To help with this, free one to one cycling confidence sessions [...]
Somerset children tune in to a lifelong love of music 25 June, 2019 - More than 1,000 pupils from schools across Somerset experienced the sound of a live professional orchestra at showcase concerts.  For many of the Key Stage 2 children involved the County Council-supported events at Yeovil’s Octagon [...]
Digital reinforcements for Armed Forces Day 25 June, 2019 - A new website and film will help Somerset celebrate Armed Forces Day this month and support Armed Forces personnel past and present. The Armed Forces Flag will be flying at County Hall in Taunton from [...]
Three day yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms issued 21 June, 2019 - The Met Office have issued a three day yellow weather warning for rain and thunderstorms for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. (23rd – 25th June) As the weather becomes much warmer and humid, throughout the weekend, [...]
Puppy found in bin in Taunton town centre 20 June, 2019 - A puppy is being cared for at St Giles Animal Rescue Centre after being found in a bin in Taunton town centre on Sunday evening. St Giles Animal Rescue said: “Five week old Cody was [...]
PCC to put your questions to Chief Constable Andy Marsh live on Facebook 19 June, 2019 - Have you ever wanted to ask the Chief Constable a question about policing? You can have your chance by submitting questions for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens to ask him. Ms Mountstevens is [...]
Enjoy the Ride at Somerset Motofest 19 June, 2019 - Somerset Motofest is back for its third year at the end of this month ready to entertain all riders – including motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles or horses. Organised by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety team, and [...]
Take up of broadband in Devon and Somerset increases 18 June, 2019 - There has been a big rise in the number of homes and businesses taking up superfast broadband services thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme. New figures show that nearly 60% of the [...]
Heritage funding stays the same for the next five years 16 June, 2019 - Somerset County Council has renewed its commitment to the county’s heritage – agreeing to maintain its funding at current levels for the next five years. Despite the huge pressures on its budget, the Council will [...]
Somerset’s financial position strengthened 12 June, 2019 - Somerset County Council reported this week a substantially improved financial position in its end of year financial report. A combination of extra one-off funding, technical adjustments and savings mean the council has been able to [...]
Rumwell Farm Shop launches Milk Refill Station 12 June, 2019 - SOMERSET folk keen to reduce their use of single use plastic can this month (June, 2019) use a Milk Refill Station at the farm shop in the county.  Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located on [...]
Panorama takes Somerset film to the Commons 11 June, 2019 - Panorama’s social care documentaries filmed with Somerset County Council are due to be screened in the House of Commons this week. Every MP in the country and members of two Select Committee have been invited [...]
Boy punched during attempted robbery in Monkton Heathfield 10 June, 2019 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help after the attempted robbery of a teenager in Monkton Heathfield. It happened at about 20:00 on Wednesday 5 June as a 16-year-old boy walked along School Road. [...]
Three men jailed for GBH on vulnerable Taunton man who later died 7 June, 2019 - Three men were jailed today (Friday) for a total of more than eight years for an attack on a vulnerable man who died shortly after from a drug overdose. Mohammed Nasir, aged 28, from London, [...]
Yellow weather warning issued for Rain and Thunderstorms 7 June, 2019 - A yellow weather warning has been issued, by the Met Office, for rain and potential thunderstorms for much of the south of the U.K. The weather warning, which is effective from 2pm until 11pm (7th [...]
Musgrove Park rated one of UK’s top five hospitals for patient experience 6 June, 2019 - Musgrove Park Hospital has been rated one of the UK’s top five hospitals when it comes to patient experience of its care. This is according to leading healthcare intelligence organisation CHKS, which has shortlisted Musgrove [...]
Taunton School wins Environmental Award 5 June, 2019 - Taunton School has been recognised for its environmental achievement with a Green Award in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards. The Green Award for Environmental Achievement recognises the innovative ways in which the school [...]
£1m Prevention Fund to improve lives 5 June, 2019 - Local councillors and Somerset’s Youth Parliament will be helping distribute a new £1m County Council Prevention Fund, under plans being looked at next week. The fund, which will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on [...]
Somerset strengthens its financial position 5 June, 2019 - Extra one-off funding, technical adjustments and savings have helped substantially strengthen Somerset County Council’s financial position, the authority’s end of year financial report has set out. The Council’s Revenue Budget Outturn Report for 2018/19, which [...]
Man knocked unconscious in assault in Taunton 5 June, 2019 - Update Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed the person they need to speak to has come forward. Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was knocked unconscious in an [...]
New state-of-the-art incubator donated to Musgrove Park’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 5 June, 2019 - Babies admitted to the Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (SNICU) at Musgrove Park Hospital will now benefit from state-of-the-art care, following the donation of a brand new Giraffe Incubator Carestation. The team on SNICU were [...]
Four-legged friend helps to ease exam stress 4 June, 2019 - Taunton School have been beating exam stress with the help of a very special chocolate Labrador named Larry. Eight year-old Larry is a registered therapy dog and belongs to Head of Biology, Caro Wedgwood. Caro [...]
Reduce the risks in your home 3 June, 2019 - Somerset County Council and partners are supporting National Child Safety Week (Monday 3 June – Sunday 9 June 2019) to help keep children safe at home. This year’s theme is ‘Family life today: where’s the [...]
Step forward and volunteer 3 June, 2019 - ‘Step forward, volunteer and you’ll never regret it’ says Somerset County Council Leader, Cllr David Fothergill, this National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June). This echoes the many comments from some of the County Council’s 175 volunteer [...]
Please don’t throw in the towel – give it to the RSPCA to help wildlife! 31 May, 2019 - RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre has launched desperate appeal for towels and bedsheets for wildlife Staff at the RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre have launched a desperate appeal for double sheets, double duvet cases, and [...]
Somerset Youth Parliament Members launch their Manifesto 30 May, 2019 - Young people from Somerset elected to ensure the voices of their peers are heard across the County have unveiled their Manifesto. The three recently elected Somerset Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs), supported by Somerset County [...]
A new Bottled Beer will be launched to mark the 40th Anniversary of West Somerset Railway trains to Bishops Lydeard 29 May, 2019 - In June 1979, the revival of the West Somerset Railway (WSR) finally saw train services extended from the temporary terminus at Stogumber through the next station at Crowcombe Heathfield and to Bishops Lydeard, close to [...]
Pass on your love of reading 29 May, 2019 - Volunteers are needed this summer to pass their love of reading onto children during this year’s Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year, over 7,400 children took part in [...]
Clean Sweep for Taunton 28 May, 2019 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is giving Taunton town centre a spring clean. Work has already begun to deep clean pavements, street furniture and bus shelters; paint and refurbish lampposts and bins; freshen up public toilets; remove [...]
Join Together For Dementia 22 May, 2019 - Join the 20,000 people across Somerset who are already Dementia Friends – or encourage local communities to become ‘dementia friendly’ – and improve lives this Dementia Action Week (20-26 May). With over 9,000 people in [...]