THE FORCE WAS WITH THE CLARKE WILLMOTT TEAM AT CHARITY BOAT RACE

A group of lawyers from Clarke Willmott LLP in Taunton supported the annual Headway Somerset Dragon Boat Festival raising over £1500 for the local charity. Taking place on the River Tone, the event saw businesses and teams from across the region battle it out for several titles, including the coveted ‘Best Fancy Dress’ accolade which was once again retained by the Clarke Willmott team. Full story: Read more

THE SEARCH IS OVER WINNERS OF SOMERSET HEROES CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED

The search for Somerset’s unsung heroes is over. Passion for Somerset, has this week, announced the winners of its inaugural Somerset Heroes Campaign, run in association with Heart Radio and the Western Daily Press, which pays tribute to inspirational community champions, fundraisers and carers. These people often work tirelessly behind the scenes and without the recognition they so richly deserve. Full story: Read more

Somerset’s Wildlife Trusts’s Taunton Wildlife Week is here!

Daubenton’s Bat © Nick Tomlinson

Somerset Wildlife Trust is excited to invite you to Taunton Wildlife Week, part of its urban wildlife project, Routes to the River Tone. Come and enjoy a week of fantastic wildlife events around Taunton Town – which are all free! On Saturday 17th June, Taunton Wildlife Week kick starts with our attendance at Somerfest, and from there we have a whole host of events for all the family – from fishing and wild art to a River Safari and wildlife photography there will be loads to choose from. Full story: Read more

Are you single and over 50?

The S.P.A. is a friendly well established social group with 6 Branches across the southwest of England. S.P.A’s mandate is to provide a welcoming environment for people to make new friends and get more fun and laughter out of life. S.P.A. Full story: Read more

Hestercombe Gallery secures funding for the arts

Jem Southam '21 March 2016’. From the work 'a bend in the river’
Jem Southam ’21 March 2016’. From the work ‘a bend in the river’

Hestercombe has been awarded a grant of £69,000 from Arts Council England to continue its gallery and arts programme in 2017. This year, thanks to this grant and funding from Taunton Deane Borough Council, the award-winning heritage attraction, near Taunton in Somerset, will see over 10 artists engaging with the gardens, landscape, archives, buildings and visitors. Full story: Read more