press release from Mendip district council

Mendip launches ‘Somerset Energy Saver’ to help residents cut energy bills and carbon emissions

Mendip District Council has launched a campaign to help residents reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint.

The Somerset Energy Saver is a free, online hub with advice for residents on how to make energy-saving changes to their home.

With energy prices soaring, the campaign helps to raise awareness of the range of measures available – whether through small, free-of-charge changes, or bigger adjustments to properties, such as installing different types of insulation and exploring alternatives to oil and gas heating.

It provides information on financial assistance available to eligible residents in Mendip, to help make the bigger energy-saving measures to their home. It also offers advice on Energy Performing Certificates (EPCs) and provides answers to commonly asked questions.

Cllr Richard Pinnock, Portfolio Holder for Housing Services, said: “The launch of the Somerset Energy Saver campaign has come at a hugely important time, with energy bills on the rise and the cost of living a worry for many.

“Whether residents are looking for some quick tips to save them money, or to make more significant changes to their homes, Somerset Energy Saver provides a valuable hub of information.

“I would recommend that anyone looking for ways to reduce their energy bills should visit the website and learn more about the changes you can make.”

For more information on the Somerset Energy Saver campaign, please visit: www.somersetenergysaver.co.uk.

For more information on Mendip District Council, please visit: www.mendip.gov.uk.

Wellbeing at Walton Fair

Walton Primary School
Wednesday 21st September
2pm to 4pm
Please join us!!

Please join us to help us launch our Wellbeing at Walton project! All members of our community are welcome. Understanding and promoting mental and physical wellbeing has become more important over the past few years and at Walton Primary School we are exploring how we can help ourselves feel connected and healthy in lots of different ways. Using the Somerset Wellbeing Framework audit tools and ideas, we are focusing on the 3 Pillars of Wellbeing, Belonging, Relationships and Healthy Lifestyles, throughout the next academic year and beyond. To kick things off we are hosting a Wellbeing at Walton Fair on Wednesday 21st September between 2 and 4pm. Already confirmed are mental health support organisations for children and young people, local clubs showcasing the benefits of their favourite ways to exercise, the whole school choir have been learning uplifting songs to entertain us and the children are in the middle of planning all sorts of activies so that everyone can have a go at something fun and maybe find a new hobbie! If you belong to a local group that would like to attend the event please contact the school office@walton.school.sch.uk for the attention of Mrs Cooper.
We look forward to welcoming our community back to Walton Primary School and exploring the multitude of ways we can stay well.

Special Commemoration Service marking the death of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the Anglican Churches in Street, Walton & Compton Dundon, the Rector Ana Lawrence would like to extend an invitation to you, to join our local communities at a Special Commemoration Service marking the death of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II to be held at Street Parish Church (opposite Strode College) on Sunday 18th September at 6pm.

The Passing of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that we are reflecting on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, Queen Elizabeth II,
A book of condolence is available for signing at the Holy Trinity Church Walton, where all the community are welcome to pay their respects.

Precept Grants for village groups

Each year the parish council makes small grants to groups, clubs, and organisations that benefit the people of Walton. In the past grants have been made to, amongst others, the pre-school, the men’s shed, brownies groups and the  air ambulance.

If you know of, or are part of, a group or organisation that would like to apply for a precept grant then all the information and application forms can be found at the bottom of the financial information page

Parish Council Meeting Cancelled

In respect to the  passing of Her Majesty the Queen, Queen Elizabeth II,

the Parish Council meeting arranged for Friday 16th September is now cancelled.

The monthly meeting of the Parish Council will now occur on Friday 30th September.

WALTON VILLAGE FUN DAY SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER

Our popular village fun day returns this year on September 10th at Walton playing field – 1pm to midnight !

Poster illustrating what will be happening at the 2022 funday

There will  be the popular car-boot sale and a wide range of side stalls, kids races, a bouncy castle, the bar and barbecue, agri displays, ferret races, fireworks and much more.

The bands this year will be The Harlem Rhythm Cats and Fair Play

Fun for all the family whatever the weather!

WILL BE GOOD TO SEE YOU

Holiday Events at Local Libraries

Sparks fly this Summer at Somerset Libraries

Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Nearly 7,000 children have already signed up to the Summer Reading Challenge, which runs across all Somerset libraries, asks 4–11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer.

The theme for the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is Gadgeteers, where the challenge will help spark children’s curiosity about the world around them.

With resources and activities from the Science Museum Group, the Challenge focuses on inspiring children to see the science and innovation behind everyday objects, showing that reading and science are for everyone.

Along with encouraging children to read six books during the summer holidays, the challenge encourages children to engage in a host of fun events and activities online or at their local library. When children complete the challenge, they will receive a medal and certificate for reading all six books.

Councillor Federica Smith-Roberts, Lead Executive Member responsible for libraries, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a fun free way for children and young adults to improve their reading. I am sure that this year’s theme will spark their curiosity.

“I would encourage all parents to get their children involved if they can, by visiting their local library.”

Taking part in Gadgeteers is free, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library or online via https://bit.ly/SRCGadgeteers

Gadgeteers is live now in all Somerset Libraries and runs until the 10th September.

There’s a whole programme of events and activities planned at Somerset libraries for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge both in person and online. Just contact your local library or go to www.somersetlibraries.co.uk to find out how to take part.

[Press release from Somerset County Council dated 15/08/2022]

Street Community Library

Street Community Library, 6 Leigh Road, Street BA16 0HA, UK
Email: strlib@somerset.gov.uk
Link: Facebook

Monday 9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Thursday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Friday 9.30am to 5pm

Saturday 9.30am to 1pm

 

Household support fund from Somerset County Council

Need help with buying food, paying for water and energy bills and other essential items such as beds and white goods?

The household support fund from Somerset County Council can provide short term urgent financial help to Somerset residents who are struggling to afford household essentials  – for more information about who can apply and how to apply:

Household support fund – A4 Poster

Monthly Parish Council Meeting

This is the monthly meeting of Walton Parish Council and is open to all members of the public to attend – you are welcome!

If you have an interest in becoming a parish councillor why not come along and see a bit more about what it involves?

The agenda of the meeting, that shows what will be talked about, can be seen on the parish council meetings page of this website