As His Majesty’s personal representative in the county, the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset endeavours to uphold the dignity and interests of the Crown and to encourage, support, promote and celebrate the lives and achievements of the people of Somerset and their service to our communities.

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Town Council Anniversary


15 April, 2024

The town council of Wellington celebrated its 50th anniversary with a wonderful civic service held in St John’s Church on Sunday April 14th. Clinton Rogers DL represented the Lord-Lieutenant. Afterwards he said : “It was a real pleasure to be…

Knife Angel arrives in Taunton


4 April, 2024

Somerset’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant Ted Allen officially opened the Knife Angel exhibition in the centre of Taunton on April 3rd. The 27ft tall work of art is made up of 100,000 knives and blades collected during knife amnesties by police forces…