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Further food support for families in third lockdown

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

Vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters

Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine to commit fraud. Remember: The vaccine is free of charge. The NHS

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Somerset Waste Partnership update

Recycling sites and COVID All 16 sites remain open on their usual winter schedule in the current lockdown, being defined by Government as essential services. We are asking people to visit only if their trip

British Red Cross: helpful resources

Support for your local residents Share our support line: British Red Cross’ free coronavirus support line is open 7 days a week for anyone needing emotional support, feeling lonely or worried, and in need of speaking to a friendly voice. Your staff

Survey regarding ex-service personnel

The South West Regional Reoffending Partnership (SWRRP) are reviewing the needs of veterans in the criminal justice system across the South West, in order to help decide on priority areas and actions going forward and

Somerset joins together to create a county-wide panto

In Search of Cinderella Families across Somerset will be able to enjoy the county’s own virtual panto from the comfort of their own homes. Theatre makers from across Somerset have come together to create the

Supporting Somerset’s visitor economy

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

Scam Alert

The police are seeing an increase in Phishing and in particular Smishing (SMS texts) being sent to individuals stating they are eligible for the Covid vaccine, these texts purport to be from the NHS and

Public facing information about vaccines

There are naturally a lot of questions being raised by the public about the vaccination programme. The following website is publicly accessible and is being updated all the time.  It is a really good source

National lockdown: what you need to know

Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC website https://www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-latest-advice/ This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly

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Don’t destroy with a duck’s diet

With many people and children walking out and about, in parks, by the canal or river, it’s always lovely to see children feeding the ducks with stale bread.  However, ducks need a varied diet to

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SWP News: Lockdown latest

Recycling sites stay open for essential use 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

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