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SDC Budget Consultation

Sedgemoor District Council are currently undertaking Budget Consultation and this will finish on 28th October. This year the survey is only available online. The survey can be found on the front page of their website www.sedgemoor.gov.uk or by clicking...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 10/09

All our help and information for 10/09/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Changes to rules on social gatherings from 14 September Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday (with some exemptions) amid a rise in coronavirus cases nationally. There has also been a rise in coronavirus cases in Somerset, although the number remains low. The changes...

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Coronavirus Workstream Update

Click here to view the Coronavirus workstream update for the 4th September 2020

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 04/09

All our help and information for 04/09/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Watch out for coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scam Trading Standards in Somerset are warning residents to be aware of scammers looking to exploit the NHS Test and Trace service. NHS Test and Trace is a Government system to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). It works through quickly testing people...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 02/09

All our help and information for 02/09/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Guidance on the return to school Children are returning to schools and colleges across Somerset this week and we are providing updated guidance to help parents, carers and families. Somerset County Council’s Director of Children’s Services has recently written to all parents and carers to reassure them that...

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Vacancy: Westonzoyland Parish Councillor

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River Sowy and King’s Sedgemoor Drain Enhancements Scheme

Since the winter floods of 2013/2014 and the creation of a Flood Action Plan (attached), one of the key elements of work was to increase the capacity of the Sowy/King Sedgemoor Drain. To date works have been carried out at Beer Wall to increase conveyance under the A372, dredging under the road bridge at Parchey and railway bridge at Dunball and the removal of a restrictive structure linked to the original tidal gate at Dunball. The next phase of works is to create formal flood banks of an equal height from Parchey to Monks Leaze Clyce Sluice along with some environmental enhancements. We...

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Defibrillator Locations In The Village

The Parish Council have two defibrillators in the Village View Details of Defibrillator Locations  

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 26/08

All our help and information for 26/08/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Coronavirus cases in Somer Valley area Somerset County Council is working closely with Bath & North East Somerset Council and Public Health England following an increase in confirmed cases in the Somer Valley area. Although the number of confirmed cases has gone up, there is no cause for serious concern and...

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SWP Briefing August 2020

Download the SWP Briefing August 2020 Report here  

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Patient Engagement Bulletin – 26th August 2020

Fit for My Future Mental Health Report LaunchFollowing the conclusion of our public consultation on the proposed relocation of adult in-patient mental health beds from Wells to Yeovil on 12 April 2020, Participate Ltd have been undertaking an independent analysis of all the feedback received. The independent analysis report has been published today on the Fit for My Future website: https://www.fitformyfuture.org.uk/. Our original intention was to share the independent analysis of all the feedback received during the consultation at a public event in Wells. Given the current Government...

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Temporary Road Closure: Place Drove, Westonzoyland

The order becomes effective on 08 September 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 14th September 2020 and last for 5 days to enable Wessex Water to renew a stop tap. For any further information about this closure please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600, quoting reference: ttro375048SE – WW – Place Drove, Westonzoyland. Click here to view the Road Closure Notice

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 20/08

All our help and information for 20/08/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Congratulations to the class of Covid-19 The achievements of young people in Somerset should not be forgotten in the confusion of the past week, says Somerset County Council’s Education Cabinet Member. On GCSE results day Councillor Faye Purbrick has sent a personal message of support on behalf of the Council...

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Somerset Fit for My Future Independent Analysis Report: mental health public consultation

Following the conclusion of our public consultation on the proposed relocation of adult in-patient mental health beds from Wells to Yeovil on 12 April 2020, Participate Ltd have been undertaking an independent analysis of all the feedback received. The independent analysis report has been published today on the Fit for My Future website: www.fitformyfuture.org.uk, it can also be found at the bottom of this article. Our original intention was to share the independent analysis of all the feedback received during the consultation at a public event in Wells. Given the current Government...

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Hatch Green Coaches – Timetables & Stay up to date

Click here to view the Timetable PDF We are also happy to provide guidance to customers who are currently a little worried about using the bus. We would encourage anyone who is unsure on how to safely travel because of the need for face coverings for example, or is feeling a little lacking in confidence since lockdown, to telephone us on 01823 480338. If you know of any one who this may apply to, then please feel free to pass on our contact...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 13/08

All our help and information for 13/08/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Car sharing: follow the golden rules Commuters planning to car share as they head back to work are being advised to follow the golden rules to keep them and their passengers protected from coronavirus. People should limit sharing their car to people within their household or social bubble. But if that’s...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 10/08

All our help and information for 10/08/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: SCC backs initiative to support ‘heroic’ care workers Somerset County Council has become the first council in the South West to sign up to UNISON’s ‘Stop the Spread’ pledge, a key initiative by the UK’s biggest trade union to support care workers in the fight against coronavirus. The pledge...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 07/08

All our help and information for 07/08/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Keep yourself and Somerset healthy With a hot weekend predicted, Somerset residents and visitors are being urged to follow the guidance to keep themselves, their family and friends and the county safe from coronavirus. Temperatures are predicted to peak on Saturday and Sunday – and into early next week –...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 05/08

All our help and information for 05/08/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Board backs Somerset Local Outbreak Management Plan Somerset’s Local Outbreak Management Plan, setting out how the County Council and partners, will prevent and react to local coronavirus outbreaks, has been formally endorsed. The COVID-19 Engagement Board held its first meeting on Friday 31 July where...

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SRA Annual Report

Click here to view/download Somerset Rivers Authority Summary of Annual Report 2019-20

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 30/07

All our help and information for 30/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Rachel, 21, steps up to coronavirus fostering challenge Faced with the uncertainties of lockdown during a pandemic, there are not too many 21-year-olds who would think about taking on two young foster children. But Rachel is different from most young people and has spent the past two months being an emergency...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 28/07

All our help and information for 28/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Parents urged to claim Child Benefit Parents in Somerset are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their new-borns, to ensure they don’t miss out. Claims can only be backdated by up to three months. Usually, to claim Child Benefit parents must...

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Temporary Road Closure: Cheer Lane, Westonzoyland

The order becomes effective on 11 August 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 17th August 2020 and last for 5 days to enable Wessex Water to carry out new connection works. Click here to view the Notice PDF

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 24/07

All our help and information for 24/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: New information on wearing face coverings From today it is mandatory for most of us to wear a face covering in certain circumstances. Government guidance on wearing face coverings has been issued which covers when face coverings must be worn, where they can be removed, enforcement and exemptions. In England,...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 20/07

All our help and information for 20/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Immunisation programme restarts to keep secondary school children protected Young people will continue to be protected against infection and disease as school age immunisation resumes for year eight and year nine students in the South West. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools were closed and community clinics...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 16/07

All our help and information for 16/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Webinar offers support for local businesses Somerset’s Director of Public Health will be joined by Somerset business leaders for unique opportunity to discuss COVID-19 and what it means for your business – both now and in the future. The webinar will focus on the Somerset business recovery plan and what you...

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Phased re-opening of Somerset Libraries with new order-and-collect service

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 09/07

All our help and information for 09/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Team effort to support vulnerable families in summer holidays Somerset is once again pulling together to ensure food is delivered to the most vulnerable families in the county during the summer holidays. Free school meals vouchers will be available for eligible children during the break following a recent Government announcement,...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 07/07

All our help and information for 07/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: New chapter as Libraries start to reopen Libraries are starting to reopen in Somerset as the service begins a phased return. The first Library to welcome people back was Taunton where doors opened yesterday (Monday 6 July). The first day saw a steady stream of customers who came in to return books, pick up...

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Play area, Youth Shelter and Older Children/fitness area re-opening

The facilities will reopen as of the 04 July 2020 strictly in accordance with Government Policies and acknowledged risk assessed with government scientific advice. Whilst a minimum of practical measures on site are possible given the location, layout and nature of the equipment users and parents or guardians accompanying small children do so at their own choice and risk. Requirements of all are: Government guidelines for social distancing currently minimum 1 -2 metres must be observed at all times Children of 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult on a ration of 1 – 1 To enable...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 03/07

All our help and information for 03/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: A warm welcome back – and please keep Somerset safe This weekend will see further coronavirus restrictions eased with a host of re-openings making life seem a little nearer to normal. Pubs, restaurants, some leisure facilities and tourist attractions can reopen from tomorrow (Saturday) as long as they keep to...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 01/07

All our help and information for 01/07/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen As part of the phased reopening of library buildings later this month, a new ‘personal shopper’ service is being introduced. Somerset County Council will launch the service in Taunton Library on 6 July. Subject to a review, it...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 30/06

All our help and information for 30/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Somerset Local Outbreak Management Plan available online Somerset County Council and partners released further detail today on how they will prevent and react to localised Coronavirus outbreaks. Somerset cases continue to remain low compared to other parts of the country, but Coronavirus is proving to be a...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 26/06

All our help and information for 26/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic A new interactive online mapping tool has been launched so people can have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset. A number of temporary measures, including pedestrianised high streets, have been introduced to...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 22/06

All our help and information for 22/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Birth registrations make a phased return Birth registrations are making a phased return in Somerset and North Somerset from today (Monday 22 June) following the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions. The service, run by Somerset County Council, had to be put on hold in March at the start of the nationwide...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 19/06

All our help and information for 19/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Planning ahead for phased reopening of libraries Somerset Libraries are planning the phased re-opening of library buildings with the aim to start welcoming people back as early as possible in July. It won’t be business as usual straight away, however, and Somerset County Council’s library buildings will...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 16/06

All our help and information for 16/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Dedicated staff ensure provision for thousands of Somerset’s primary age pupils One hundred per cent of relevant schools in Somerset are offering some kind of extended provision for primary age pupils new figures show. Education settings are working at capacity accommodating nearly a third of the county’s...

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Application for a New Premises Licence

Penzoy Paddock, Westonzoyland Road, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, TA7 0JA Click here to view the application in respect of the above premises I shall be pleased to receive any comments that you may wish to make on the application, though I would like to emphasise that the law only permits us to accept any objections that you may have if they relate to the one or more of the four licensing objectives i.e.: – * Prevention of public nuisance * Prevention of crime and disorder * Public safety * Protection of children from harm Any objections that you may wish to make must be received by 9th...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 12/06

All our help and information for 12/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Measures to support our high streets Emergency measures to support the reopening of high streets in Somerset are being rolled out at pace across the county. From Monday 15 June, lockdown restrictions are being relaxed with many non-essential retail businesses allowed to reopen. The Government is advising that...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 11/06

All our help and information for 11/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Council’s finances in strong position to cope with additional coronavirus costs Positive financial results and a major boost to reserves have put Somerset County Council in a strong position to cope with the coronavirus crisis. In the last financial year, Somerset County Council increased its reserves to...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 10/06

All our help and information for 10/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Issue affecting some coronavirus test results Somerset NHS Foundation Trust issued a statement today regarding an issue affecting COVID-19 test results for some inpatients at Musgrove Park Hospital. The full text can be read...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 09/06

All our help and information for 09/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Somerset celebrates care heroes during Carers Week Somerset is celebrating National Carers Week this week (8-14 June) to raise awareness and celebrate the vital role of Somerset’s estimated 50,000 carers. The annual campaign was launched to highlight the challenges faced by unpaid carers, and to recognise the...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 05/06

All our help and information for 05/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Somerset leaders urge people to take action to minimise the spread of coronavirus Health and care organisations from across Somerset have joined together to remind people to follow Government social distancing rules to minimise the increase of positive cases of coronavirus across communities. The warning comes...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 03/06

All our help and information for 03/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Talking Cafés keeping Somerset connected with daily Facebook live events Anyone in Somerset needing information, advice, and support – or just a friendly chat – can now use Facebook Live to join people across the county for daily Talking Café events. Typically running from local venues, Talking Cafes were...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 01/06

All our help and information for 01/06/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Cheer for our amazing volunteers It’s National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and Somerset County Council and partners are celebrating all the amazing work volunteers do, not just during the coronavirus emergency, but all year round. Many people stepped forward to support local community groups and...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 28/05

All our help and information for 28/05/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Remain ‘Alert’ to keep Somerset’s COVID-19 rates low Somerset residents are urged to continue to follow Public Health guidance after new COVID-19 data released shows the infection rate in the County remains low compared to other areas. As of 27 May 2020, the Office of National Statistics show there were...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 26/05

All our help and information for 26/05/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Somerset pharmacies offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse People experiencing domestic abuse are now able to access local support through Somerset pharmacies thanks to a joint local initiative. Somerset County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Local Pharmaceutical Council have been...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 22/05

All our help and information for 22/05/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Schools and early years providers work to extend provision Schools and early years providers across Somerset are working hard on preparations to extend provision to more children after half term. Having worked closely with education leaders on how to sensibly and safely bring about the Government’s proposals,...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 20/05

All our help and information for 20/05/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Bereavement support service is launching Somerset County Council has commissioned two leading charities to provide bereavement support for people in Somerset in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Somerset Bereavement Support Service will be delivered in partnership by end-of-life charity Marie Curie and...

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Coronavirus update from Somerset County Council – 19/05

All our help and information for 19/05/2020 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 to keep across developments and news. Top stories today: Pioneering SCC-built app helps free up vital NHS beds An innovative app built by Somerset County Council is helping free up vital hospital beds by keeping track of care providers with space to take in patients who are ready for discharge. During the coronavirus pandemic there has been an increased need for...

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