Flower Show to leave Vivary Park

The organisers of Taunton Flower Show are reluctantly seeking a new venue for the successful long-running event. The move follows a decision by Taunton Deane Borough Council to impose charges for the use of Vivary Park, home to the event since 1851. Announcing the decision to the team of volunteers who deliver the annual floral […]

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Musgrove nurses inflatable fundraiser

A team of care assistants at Musgrove Park Hospital are running an inflatable 5k obstacle course to try and raise money to buy a ‘CAREFLEX’ chair. Each chair costs approximately £3000 and are crucial for patients who suffer with: * Multiple sclerosis (MS) * Motor neurone *Advanced Parkinson’s *Severe brain injuries from car crashes/fatal accidents, […]

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Surge in need for foodbank

New figures show a surge in need for emergency food supplies in Taunton Deane in the last 12 months. Over 4335 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Taunton foodbank during 2016-17, compared to 3318 in 2015-16. Up by 31%. Of this number, 1808 went to children. Over the […]

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Taunton School inspection results

Taunton School is celebrating after receiving an outstanding Inspection report across the board from its Nursery through to Sixth Form. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), equivalent to Ofsted in the state sector, judged Taunton Preparatory School as “Excellent” in the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements and “Excellent” in pupils’ personal development – the […]

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