Somerset Sight is the local independent charity for blind and visually impaired people in Somerset. Unfortunately, they don't currently have enough volunteers in the Bridgwater area to reach everyone who needs their help, so they are urgently seeking volunteers to offer companionship and practical support to people living with sight loss.
Angel Place Shopping Centre’s charity grotto is now open! And, an additional date to meet Santa has been introduced, so that even more people can have a magical time while helping two worthwhile charitable causes.
In July, Avon and Somerset Police received a total of 24,359 emergency 999 calls, of which 2,955 were abandoned (more than one in ten). The team in the emergency control room spent 380 hours dealing with calls of this type – including phoning back the caller to check they were ok.