Save our soil – champions needed: apply now!


Somerset needs new champions to help its gardeners and growers save and improve their soil, one garden or allotment at a time. A call is going out to find good composters who can foster this vital skill throughout the county. Free training, helpful support and the chance to be a Compost Champion are on offer from eco-education charity the Carymoor Environmental Trust, backed by Somerset Waste Partnership. Full story: Read more

Holyrood Academy gets free solar PV system after hair-raising last minute agreement


South Somerset Community Energy and Holyrood Academy are delighted to announce that they have signed an agreement for a free solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will save the school an estimated £6,000 a year. The installation is well under way and will be completed and commissioned by the end of this month. Full story: Read more

Award-winning Christmas displays return to The Gardens Group


From hanging thousands of baubles and labelling boxfuls of ornaments to building partition walls and painting festive scenes, Louise Burks, director of The Gardens Group, and her team are preparing for the centres’ much-anticipated and award-winning Christmas displays, which will be unveiled at a number of special open evenings throughout October. Full story: Read more

Local volunteers wanted at YHA Street


The oldest Youth Hostel in England and Wales, YHA Street in Somerset, is calling on members of the local community to volunteer and get involved with its new Supporter Groups initiative. Supporter Groups are being established at Youth Hostels throughout England and Wales and are designed to bring together local people who would like to volunteer on a regular basis. Full story: Read more