Come to our AGM!

Langford Budville

The CCS 2014 AGM will be held on Thursday 23rd  October at Langford Budville Jubilee Hall from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. 

The event promises to encourage and promote our communities to plan for the future and motivate your community into action.  We’ve invited some of our key partners and local experts to give you the latest advice under one roof and allow you great opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

Who should attend? This event is aimed at anyone living or working in a rural community, such as parish councillors and village hall representatives.  It is also suitable for any keen residents who have an idea but are unsure how to make it happen. We hope you will come along and learn more about how our charity can support you. 

 

People and Places is the theme of the event covering the topics below:

- Emergency Planning
– Business Support

Individuals  

- Somerset Warmer families / WISH Project

Technical advice     

 

Followed by a short film titled “People & places” – looking back at the work of CCS countywide over the past year.

There will be a chance to meet our CCS staff and other experts at the marketplace. Here you will find a wealth of information and ideas to inspire and invigorate your community. You will also have the chance to meet like-minded volunteers from other communities across Somerset, giving you the chance to share and exchange knowledge.

 

If you would like to book your space contact:

adminsupport@somersetrcc.org.uk or call 01823 331222 for further details.

Somerset Community Foundation Grant Deadline

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Somerset Community Foundation is keen to hear from grassroots voluntary organisations who are looking for small grants to carry out projects within their communities.  The Foundation is particularly interested in receiving applications from groups supporting vulnerable, isolated and lonely older people and their carers.

The next deadline for receipt of applications is 1st September.     Please go to http://somersetcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/foundation-grants for full details and information on how to apply.

NEW Somerset Warmer Families Project

CCS has been successful in obtaining a grant from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to work with families in Somerset to fight fuel poverty and cold homes. CCS will now work with partners to plan a range of activities to highlight the problems faced by communities across the county and look at innovative ways of tackling these problems. 

Flood Newsletters

Katherine Armstrong CE CCS

Have you attended the New Flood Support Information meetings?

We have created a web page that now features the newsletters responding to residents questions. If you have missed out or think you may find the information useful please

Download the newsletters on the right-hand side of the web page

Please share this information with anyone you think it may benefit.

Village SOS Survey

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ACRE would like to find out your views to help them design the new Village SOS programme of support for community enterprises in rural areas across the UK.

Your answers to the survey will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you will not be identified. The survey should not take any more than 10 minutes to complete and by taking part you are helping ACRE to ensure
that they deliver a great service to rural areas across the country.

To complete the survey, please click here.

The closing date is July 31, 2014.

NEW Flood Support & Information Meetings

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A series of NEW Flood Support and Information Meetings will take place, continuing work previously held at Canalside.

The new meetings will be held at the North Petherton Bowling Club, starting from Wednesday 9th July, 2014 from 6pm until 8pm and continuing every other Wednesday going forward.  Agencies that will be attending the events will include Somerset Village Agents, the Environment Agency, Somerset County Council, District Councils and other agencies on request.

Please spread the word and print the poster or leaflet to inform your local community of the meetings.

Download Poster

Download Event Dates

Download Leaflet

 

 

New Community Buildings Training Events this September

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This September CCS will be holding three Community Buildings Training events across Somerset.

The events are being held in Oake, Batcombe and Othery covering three topics

1. Annual Returns 
2. How to run an AGM 
3. How to create social media accounts

Members and Non-members are invited to attend.

 

WISH Volunteering

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Do you have time to spare? Do you want to help local people stay warm and well in their own homes, while helping the environment? If so please read on…..

Would you like to help us attend events and deliver presentations to raise awareness of our work in your community? This can have a positive impact on the way people think about their energy use. Individuals looking for one-to-one support often hear about our projects through events in their local community.

Open for Business

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The new Moorland & Fordgate Community Hub is open for business.

Now open and available to the residents the Moorland & Fordgate Community Hub is a space to find information, chat, have some time out, meet organisations, ask questions, meet with neighbours and have a cuppa.

Support for Somerset’s flooded communities

Three of our Village Agents, supported by their Manager, Sarah Aston are working to support flooded communities. Their support ranges from help to complete flood grant application forms including those for businesses who have been affected, signposting to other support agencies dealing with very specific issues such as animal welfare and simply being a friendly and supportive “shoulder”.

More help for victims of flooding

A three-pronged bid to help flood-hit home-owners and communities has been unveiled by Somerset County Council.