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Covid 19 Advice

27th March 2020

Somerset Community Foundation's response to COVID-19   The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a major event and we recognise that many smaller, local charities and community groups will be worried about its impact on their work, their beneficiaries and the communities they live and work in.   What we're doing and how groups can help...   We want to reassure you that we will do everything we can to continue supporting the local voluntary sector at this time. While we are doing all we can to…

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Covid 19 Advice

27th March 2020

Look after your neighbour and your community as COVID-19 cases increase There has been an outpouring of public support and care for each other across Somerset communities as COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to increase across the UK. Somerset County Council is delighted to see so many rally around and offer their support to those in communities self-isolating, the elderly or those in identified ‘at risk’ groups such as the over 70s, pregnant women, a weakened immune system or people with…

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Treeplanting this weekend

17th February 2020

Come plant trees with us  Sat - Sun 22 & 23 Feb    10.00 to 16.00 for details please see attachment

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There’s a Climate Emergency

10th February 2020

There’s a Climate Emergency and we need you to have your say at the Yeovil event   Climate change is one of the most significant issues facing the world today – and we want you to let your Somerset councils know what needs to be done.   Thousands of people have already shared their views to help shape a strategy to protect our future and a drop-in event will be held in Yeovil later this month to help you have your say in South Somerset.   What’s happening?   A Climate Emergency drop-in event…

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Community Housing

3rd February 2020

I’m getting in contact on behalf of Wessex Community Assets (WCA), who have been working in the community housing sector for the past 20 years, as we are running a series of free events across Somerset and Dorset during March as part of launching a new Community Housing Hub in the region.   The events are specifically designed to give local strategic partners information on the different models that can be used for community housing, as well as sharing examples of successful community housing…

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Health, Care & Well Being

3rd February 2020

We’re very excited to attach our first dedicated Councillor newsletter advising you of the latest Somerset Health, Care and Wellbeing News. We will start to send these updates bi-monthly in future - shortly after every Health and Wellbeing Board meeting.   The aim is to keep all County, District and Parish/Town Councillors informed of the latest health, care and wellbeing updates as well as sharing articles we hope may be of interest to you and your communities. For example, in this week’s…

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Defibrillator at the Village hall

30th January 2020

The Parish Council is delighted to announce the provision of a defibrillator sited at the village hall.    

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Village Hall Photo Competition

29th January 2020

  With ‘Village Halls Week 2020’ (20-26 January) almost upon us, we are running a photo competition to provide funds for cash-strapped rural community halls. The competition is designed to champion and emphasise the vital role that halls play in building rural communities. The top prize is £1,000 to the village hall and £500 to the photographer.   To alert halls and villages, we’ve teamed up with various charity organisations (ACRE, Plunkett Foundation and 30+ Regional Community Councils) to…

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Experimental Art Workshops at the Vale of Camelot Growers

27th January 2020

Creative, explorative and just liberating sessions with no pressure, judgement or competition.  Try out new techniques such as : weave, print, resist techniques, applique, and collage to create experimental pieces.   We'll look at subjects abstractly to create texture using a range of mixed materials, including photography as a starting point. Tea and biscuits provided and there will be welly walking in the daytime session.   INTERESTED?? Weekday morning session 10am - 12am     £8 Weekday…

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changing acute inpatient mental health services for adults

20th January 2020

Have your say about proposals for changing acute inpatient mental health services for adults of working age Health and care services in Somerset are running a public consultation to gather feedback from local people about the future locations of acute mental health beds for people of working age. The consultation runs until 12 April 2020.  An acute mental health ward is where patients are admitted to provide them with the level of treatment and support they need. This might be because they…

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