Somerset Village Agents Project

 

Village Agent LogoProviding people in Somerset’s rural communities with easier access to information and services

The Somerset Village Agent project is a project of CCS and now covers over half of the county. The project uses paid, part time, highly trained individuals living in the parish ‘clusters’ they support. They help to bridge the gap between isolated, excluded, vulnerable and lonely individuals and statutory and/or voluntary organisations which offer specific solutions to identified needs.

Village Agents offer a signposting and referral service with a difference

Trudi & Jacki Knight
Village Agent Trudi & Jane Knight

Village Agents work with all ages dealing with a wide variety of issues, although a considerable number of their clients are elderly and involves social care issues.  Helping to solve these problems may, ultimately, help the elderly to remain living independently for longer. Village Agents also have the role of helping to shape services by feeding back to the appropriate body information about gaps in service e.g. transport provision. They can also motivate and support a community to respond to a local need by working together to address issues e.g. by helping them to set up a coffee morning for a group of lonely people or start a volunteer car scheme. See our Village Agent map and the list of our agents working across Somerset; match the corresponding number with our agents below. 

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Village Agents

1 Kristy Hirons

Parishes

  • Brompton Regis
  • Brushford
  • Carhampton
  • Cutcombe
  • Dulverton
  • Dunster
  • Exford
  • Exmoor
  • Exton
  • Luxborough
  • Luccombe
  • Minehead Without
  • Oare
  • Porlock
  • Skilgate
  • Selworthy
  • Timberscombe
  • Treborough
  • Upton
  • Withycombe
  • Winsford
  • Withypool and Hawkridge
  • Wootton Courtenay

Contact

Email: kristy@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07931 017889

3 Izzy Silvester

Parishes

  • Bicknoller
  • Crowcombe
  • East & West Quantoxhead
  • Fiddington
  • Holford
  • Kilve
  • Monksilver
  • Nettlecombe
  • Old Cleeve
  • Otterhampton
  • Sampford Brett
  • Stogumber
  • Stockland Bristol
  • Stogursey
  • Stringston
  • Watchet
  • Williton

Contact

Email: izzy@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07931018045

4 Wendy Rudd

Parishes

  • South Petherton

 

Contact

Email: wendy@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07572 024 492

5 Gary Larsen

Parishes

  • Bishops Hull
  • Bradford on Tone
  • Cheddon Fitzpaine
  • Comeytrowe
  • Kingston St Mary
  • Norton Fitzwarren
  • Oake
  • Staplegrove

Contact

Email: gary@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07931018019

6 & 7 Audrey Mansfield

Parishes

  • Aller
  • Burrowbridge
  • Creech St Michael
  • Curry Rivel
  • Durston
  • Lyng
  • North Curry
  • Othery
  • Ruishton
  • Stoke St Gregory
  • Thornfalcon
  • Thurloxton
  • West Monkton

Contact

Email: audrey@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07870577925

8 Gary Larsen

Parishes

  • Bickenhall
  • Buckland St Mary
  • Churchstanton
  • Corfe
  • Curland
  • Orchard Portman
  • Otterford
  • Pitminster
  • Sampford Arundel
  • Staple Fitzpaine
  • Stoke St Mary
  • Trull
  • Wellington Without
  • West Buckland

Contact

Email: gary@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07931018019

9 Kim Wilcox

Parishes

  • Badgworth
  • Berrow
  • Brean
  • Brent Knoll
  • Burnham Without
  • Compton Bishop
  • East Brent
  • Lympsham

Contact

Email: kim@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07943555519

10 Kirsten Rushby

Parishes

  • Axbridge
  • Ashcott
  • Bawdrip
  • Burtle
  • Catcott
  • Chilton Polden
  • Cossington
  • Chapel Allerton
  • Cheddar
  • East and West Huntspill
  • Edington
  • Greinton
  • Mark
  • Moorlinch
  • Pawlett
  • Puriton
  • Shapwick
  • Stawell
  • Shipham
  • Weare
  • Wedmore
  • Woolavington

 

Contact

Email: kirsten@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746 332897

11 John Lapwood

Parishes

  • Ansford
  • Castle Cary
  • Coleford
  • Cranmore
  • Croscombe
  • Batcombe
  • Ditcheat
  • Doulting
  • Downhead
  • East Pennard
  • Evercreech
  • Lamyatt
  • Leigh-on-Mendip
  • Milton Clevedon
  • North Wootton
  • Pilton
  • Pylle
  • West Pennard

Contact

Email: john@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07852961839

12 Alison Hoare

Parishes

  • Broomfield
  • Cannington
  • Durleigh
  • Enmore
  • Goathurst
  • Nether Stowey
  • Over Stowey
  • Spaxton
  • Wembdon

Contact

Email: alison@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07798703321

13 & 14 Cath Holloway

Parishes

  • Ash
  • Chilthorne Domer
  • Chilton Cantelo
  • Corton Denham
  • Ilchester
  • Limington
  • Long Load
  • Long Sutton
  • Montacute
  • Norton Sub Hamdon
  • Marston Magna
  • Muchelney
  • Mudford
  • Odcombe
  • Queen Camel
  • Rimpton
  • Sparkford
  • Stoke Sub Hamdon
  • Tintinhull
  • West Camel
  • Yeovilton

Contact

Email: cath@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07968521746

15 Audrey Mansfield

Parishes

  • Ashill
  • Barrington
  • Beercrocombe
  • Broadway
  • Curry Mallet
  • Donyatt
  • Hatch Beauchamp
  • Horton
  • Isle Brewer
  • Isle Abbotts
  • Ilton
  • Puckington
  • West Hatch

Contact

Email: audrey@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07870577925

16 Jacky Smith

Parishes

  • Ashwick
  • Binegar
  • Chewton Mendip
  • Chilcompton
  • Emborough
  • Holcombe
  • Litton
  • Priddy
  • Rodney Stoke
  • Stoke St Michael
  • Ston Easton
  • Stratton on the Fosse

Contact

Email: jacky@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07950782436

18 Kate Symonds

Parishes

Hamlets / Villages

  • Bankland
  • Bridgwater without
  • Chadmead
  •  Chedzoy
  • Chilton Trinity
  • Fordgate
  • Hedging
  • Huntworth
  • Middlezoy
  • Moorland
  • North Newton
  • North Petherton
  • Northmoor Corner
  • Rydon
  • West Newton
  • West Yeo
  • Westonzoyland

Contact

Email: kate@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07507452828

20 Gaby Bellamy

Parishes

  • Ashbrittle
  • Ash Priors
  • Bathealton
  • Bishops Lydeard
  • Brompton Ralph
  • Chipstable
  • Clatworthy
  • Combe Florey
  • Cotford St Luke
  • Cothelstone
  • Elworthy
  • Fitzhead
  • Halse
  • Huish Champflower
  • Langford Budville
  • Lydeard St Lawrence
  • Milverton
  • Nynehead
  • Stawley
  • Tolland
  • West Bagborough
  • Wiveliscombe

 

Contact

Email: gaby@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746 340 546

21 Steve Ballinger

Parishes

  • New Community Agent
  • Based in the urban area of Burnham on Sea & Highbridge only, working in partnership with NHS Somerset

 

Contact

Email: steve@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746340541

23 Heather Colman

Parishes

  • Baltonsborough
  • Butleigh
  • Glastonbury
  • Godney
  • Lydford on Fosse
  • Meare & Westhay
  • Sharpham
  • Street
  • St Cuthbert Out
  • Walton
  • Wells
  • West Bradley
  • Westbury sub Mendip
  • Wookey

Contact

Email: heather@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07908160736

24 Caroline Harding

Parishes

Community Agent Team Leader

Adult Social Care Referral Zone:

  • West Somerset

 

Contact

Email: caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 01823 331222

25 Audrey Mansfield

Parishes

Community Agent

Adult Social Care Referral Zone:

  • Taunton Deane

Contact

Email: audrey@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 01823 331222

26 Cindy Harris

Parishes

 

Community Agent

Adult Social Care Referral Zone:

  • South Sedgemoor

Contact

Email: info@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 01823 331222

26 Lucille Simms

Parishes

Community Agent

Adult Social Care Referral Zone:

  • North Sedgemoor

Contact

Email: info@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 01823 331222