Help Vulnerable People In Custody

Volunteers are needed to help support young people or vulnerable adult detainees who enter police custody. Somerset County Council’s Youth Offending Team is appealing for more volunteers to act as ‘Appropriate Adults’ helping young people or vulnerable adults understand what is happening to them whilst in police custody and why. Appropriate adults support and ensure […]

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Time’s up for ‘branded’ tobacco sales

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service are reminding tobacco retailers that the time is up for old stocks of branded products. When the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 came into force last year – introducing  “plain packaging” for cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco – retailers were given 12 months to sell old stock. […]

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The new Mayor takes office

The new Mayor of Taunton Deane Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey has begun her year in office after being selected by fellow councillors at the annual meeting of Taunton Deane Borough Council.     The Mayor’s Charities for the year ahead are Stand Against Violence and Hestercombe Gardens Trust. Stand Against Violence works with young people to […]

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Waste changes for bank holiday

The Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 29 May will mean one-day-later pick-ups during that week, including collections for Friday 2 June taking place on Saturday 3 June. Recycling sites remain on their usual schedules throughout the week, including all 16 opening at 8am on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. For more information on collections, […]

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