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Volunteering team launches new Facebook page

 
  A new Facebook page is being launched by Somerset County Council’s Central Volunteer Team to keep people informed about Somerset County Council’s volunteer opportunities, key updates and good news stories.   Volunteering was significantly impacted by the pandemic, with many services unable to operate due to lockdown. As restrictions ease and more volunteering roles are returning to action, the new ‘Volunteering at Somerset County Council’ Facebook page will help promote volunteering opportunities, share the latest volunteering news, stories, videos, and events, and help make people more aware of the many benefits of volunteering and how it helps Somerset’s residents.  
The page launches today (1st November 2021) and can be found by searching for @volunteeringatsomersetcountycouncil or visiting https://www.facebook.com/volunteeringatsomersetcountycouncil

  Cllr Clare Paul, Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: “This new Facebook page will be a valuable resource to help recruit volunteers as more opportunities return. “Volunteering has been shown to have significant mental and physical health benefits and is good for meeting new people, learning new skills, gaining new experiences and making memories.   “Volunteers give up their time to help make Somerset a better place. They help communities and change lives – and we couldn’t be more grateful. Just as volunteering played such a pivotal role in getting Somerset through the Covid-19 pandemic, it will play a valuable part in the county’s recovery.”  

Somerset County Council’s volunteering team offers a range of opportunities with SCC services, so people can find something that works for them.   For those who like getting outdoors there are roles with our Rights of Way team; if you want to support children and young people then a role with Route 1 advocacy may be for you.   Other options include roles as school governors, minibus drivers, library volunteers, digital customer volunteers and lots more.  

Be sure to give the new Volunteering at Somerset County Council Facebook page a like to stay up to date with the latest information.
  For more information about volunteering opportunities with Somerset County Council services, visit: Somerset Volunteering | Volunteer opportunities in Somerset.  
Further volunteering roles are also available through Spark Somerset: Home | Spark a Change.

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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. 

Your organisation and contact details

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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