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 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

Caroline Harding

1 & 2 Caroline Harding

Parishes

  • Brushford
  • Cutcombe
  • Dulverton
  • Exford
  • Exmoor
  • Exton
  • Luxborough
  • Timberscombe
  • Winsford
  • Withypool and Hawkridge
  • Wootton Courtenay

Contact

Email: caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07908160733

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3 Position Vacant

Parishes

  • East & West Huntspill
  • East & West Quantoxhead
  • Fiddington
  • Holford
  • Kilve
  • Otterhampton
  • Pawlett
  • Puriton
  • Stockland Bristol
  • Storgursey
  • Stringston
  • Watchet
  • Williton
  • Woolavington

Contact

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

Debbie Dennis

4 Debbie Dennis

Parishes

 

  • Luccombe
  • Minehead Without
  • Oare
  • Porlock
  • Selworthy

Contact

Email: debbie@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07572024492

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5 Position Vacant

Parishes

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

Contact

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

NEW Audrey

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

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8 Position vacant

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: jinny@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 01823 331222

Kim Wilcox

9 Kim Wilcox

Parishes

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

Contact

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

Alex BW

10 Alex Ward

Parishes

  • Ashcott
  • Bawdrip
  • Burtle
  • Catcott
  • Chilton Polden
  • Cossington
  • Edington
  • Greinton
  • Moorlinch
  • Shapwick
  • Stawell

Contact

Email: alex@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746332897

John Lapwood

11 John Lapwood

Parishes

  • 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

Alison Hoare

12 Alison Hoare

Parishes

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

Contact

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

Cath Holloway

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

NEW Audrey

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

New Jacky Smith

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

Kate Symonds

18 Kate Symonds

Parishes

Hamlets / Villages

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

Contact

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

Lucille BW

19 Lucille Simms

Parishes

  • Axbridge
  • Chapel Allerton
  • Cheddar
  • Mark
  • Shipham
  • Weare
  • Wedmore

 

Contact

Email: lucille@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746340536

Nicky BW

20 Nicky Gibbard

Parishes

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

 

Contact

Email: nicky@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746340546

Stephen BW

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

Debbie Dennis

22 Debbie Dennis

Parishes

  • Bicknoller
  • Brompton Regis
  • Carhampton
  • Crowcombe
  • Dunster
  • Elworthy
  • Monksilver
  • Nettlecombe
  • Old Cleeve
  • Sampford Brett
  • Skilgate
  • Stogumber
  • Treborough
  • Upton
  • Withycombe

Contact

Email: debbie@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07572 024492

Heather Colman

23 Heather Colman

Parishes

  • Baltonsborough
  • Butleigh
  • Glastonbury
  • Lydford on Fosse
  • Street
  • Walton
  • Wells
  • West Bradley

Contact

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

Nathan BW

Nathan Fox – H&W Officer

Parishes

  • Health & Wellbeing Officer working in flood affected areas
  • Supports people in the flooded communities across Somerset with their emotional health and wellbeing. Nathan is working in conjunction with the Village Agents in these areas to build emotional resilience in communities.

Contact

Email: nathan@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07980224351