This is how it was: We stayed at home, the NHS survived, and the overwhelming majority got used to no work and a Government that told us exactly what to do. Every day merged with every other day but at least there was “furlough” to … [Read more...] about COVID COMMON SENSE
By far the largest proportion of extra Government grants, plus most of your regular council taxes, flow straight into the accounts of Somerset County Council. Everyone understands that the current pandemic has caused huge new administrative … [Read more...] about IS OUR COUNTY COUNCIL DOING ENOUGH?
You can't miss her. She stands six foot tall and more, eyeing the rolling expanse of Exmoor with a confident stance and a steely gaze. Nurse Amy is, after all, cut from steel. She represents the very best of National Health Service care and … [Read more...] about NURSE ON THE MOOR
It is a month and more since Somerset went into lockdown. The gates of the county's recycling centres slammed shut and have remained locked. Keep your excess rubbish at home, they said. But even though the vast majority of residents … [Read more...] about RUBBISH – TIME FOR ACTION?
The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline - 0300 790 6275 - is now live and makes it easier to access local authority assistance, including emotional support, during the Coronavirus crisis. The Helpline links the district and county … [Read more...] about NEW COUNCIL HELPLINE