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18 Sep 2023

New multi-user path reconnects communities after 60 years

A new multi-user path has opened in Easton, connecting the village with Westbury-sub-Mendip for the first…...

15 May 2023

British Empire Medals awarded in Somerset

Three Somerset ‘Community Champions’ have been awarded British Empire Medals at a ceremony held in Taunton.…...

8 Jul 2022

Selworthy School, Hazelbrook Campus new Hydrotherapy Pool

A brand-new hydrotherapy pool has opened at a special school in Taunton to provide major benefits…...

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The Queen’s green canopy update – memorial tree planting for her majesty


16 September, 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and the wishes of our Patron, His Majesty The King, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant…

Commonwealth Baton Relay handover


7 July, 2022

A Commonwealth Baton Relay handover was held in Bath on Tuesday 5 July 2022. The Lord-Lieutenant and her Deputy Lieutenants, Mr Ted Allen and HH Andrew Rutherford were in attendance. At this handover Kate French (World Modern Pentathlon number 1) handed…

The Arborealists: The Queens Green Canopy – Regeneration Exhibition


25 May, 2022

In celebration of trees and The Queen’s Green Canopy project, members of The Arborealists will present a new exhibition to help promote tree planting: a vital strand of the environmental crisis recovery strategy. The Exhibition will be at the Bath…

The Mid-Somerset Agricultural Show Society plant trees on their new Showground

Platinum Jubilee

2 February, 2022

On Tuesday 1 February 24 Trees, all very generously donated by members of Society, were planted on the new showground of the Mid-Somerset Show at Shepton Mallet. Pictured are Mr Ted Allen DL, a Trustee of the Society, Christine Barham, the…

Widcombe Junior School pupils plant a tree for the Queen

Platinum Jubilee

6 December, 2021

Children at a Bath junior school planted a very special tree as part of a national initiative to launch The Queen’s Green Canopy, which invites people across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’. HM Lord-Lieutenant of…

HRH The Princess Royal Visits University Centre Weston and the Winter Gardens


22 October, 2021

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Weston-super-Mare today (22 October) to formally open the refurbishment of the iconic Winter Gardens and the brand-new University Centre Weston (UCW) facilities which also houses the Law and Professional Services Academy.  

HRH The Princess Royal Visits Foodworks SW, Weston-Super-Mare


22 October, 2021

During the visit the Royal Party received an overview of The Food WorksSW Centre from North Somerset Council and was introduced to key members of The Food and Drink Forum, the operator employed to run the centre on behalf of…

Lord Lieutenants presents Cadets with their Badges at an investiture ceremony.


7 October, 2021

On Tuesday 5 October the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Annie Maw, presented the 2021/2022 Lord Lieutenants Cadets with their Badges at an investiture ceremony. The presentation took place at Dillington House, near Ilminster in front of the Cadets families, friends and…

Visit of TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex to the Royal Bath Showground


17 May, 2021

Visit of TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex to the Royal Bath Showground 17 May 2021

Somerset couple celebrate 80th Wedding Anniversary


1 June, 2020

Eric and Nancy (Annie) Kingston are Somerset born and bred. Nancy was born in Westhay and Eric in Panborough. They were married on 1 June 1940 and moved to Blackford where they have lived ever since. Below is a copy…

2019 Archive


31 December, 2019

Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw receivers her honorary degree from Bath University. 6 Feb 19. Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw at the opening of The Rose Drama Centre opens at King Edward’s School, Bath. 11 Feb 19. Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw was…

2018 Archive


31 December, 2018

Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw and, Dorset Lord Lieutenant, Angus Campbell at the AW169 Pegasus Naming Ceremony for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at Leonardo Helicopters, Yeovil. 11 Jan 18 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw with Conquest Centre volunteers and then with…

2017 Archive


31 December, 2017

Lord- Lieutenant Annie Maw visits Weston-super-Mare 6 Feb 17 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw officially opens the Brean Down Way 7 Jul 17 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw presents Watchet Live CIC with their QAVS at Watchet 27 Sep 17 Lord Lieutenant,…

2016 Archive


31 December, 2016

Lord Lieutenant Mrs Annie Maw visits Shepton Mallet Hospital 21 Mar 16 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw opens a new Ward at Yeovil Hospital Mar 16 Lord Lieutenant Anne Maw visits Countess Gytha Primary School Apr 16 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw…

2015 Archive


31 December, 2015

Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw officially unveils a new landmark in Minehead – the town’s jubilee clock tower. This was Mrs Maw’s first official engagement as she carried out the ceremony; fittingly the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation. She is pictured…