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Somerset libraries need volunteers this summer

Somerset Council libraries are looking for volunteers to help support this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, ‘Ready, Set, Read!’. 

The challenge, which runs across all Somerset libraries, aims to encourage children to read six books during the summer holidays, while also engaging in a host of fun events and activities, online or at their local library. 

In 2022, a total of 6595 children participated in the challenge and now Somerset libraries are looking for volunteers, aged 14 and over, to help this year’s challenge become another great success.

Volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge offers an incredible opportunity to develop experience working with adults and children, develop organisation and communication skills, give back to the local community, and to share and encourage the love of reading with others. 

Darren Smart, Somerset Council’s Strategic Manager for Library Services, said: “Volunteers this year could find themselves helping register children to the challenge, designing activities and events, creating displays, promoting the challenge on social media, or running storytelling events outdoors with staff.  

“This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to share their love of reading and their local library and share their skills with the next generation.” 

To apply for one of these roles and find out more about the opportunity, please go to: https://volunteering.somerset.gov.uk/src/.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 30 June 2023. To find more volunteering opportunities within Somerset Council, go to https://assemblevolunteers.somerset.gov.uk/ or check out the new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/volunteeringatsomersetcouncil

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge

 

Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

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What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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