Benefice Newsletter 9th September 2022

Somerset Health and Wellbeing Updates

SWT Council Business Bulletins

Everything you need to know about the new Energy Price Cap

SWT launches new fund for low-income households

This week, SWT launched a short-term Hardship Fund for low-income families struggling to afford household essentials. This means-tested benefit fund will be administered by Citizens’ Advice Taunton and West Somerset Advice to provide financial assistance of up to £200 to eligible households across the district.

This fund is not available for emergency food, fuel or energy payments, as this support is available via foodbanks and Central Government support. Please click here to read the full press release.

Have your say on Minehead’s e-scooter trial

SWT is seeking the views of residents, businesses and visitors to Minehead in response to the town’s e-scooter trial.Any residents, businesses, and visitors to Minehead are welcome to complete the survey using the following link:


The survey will stay open until 30 September and the information obtained will help inform SWT and Zipp Mobility on how the scheme can be enhanced.

Please click here to read the full press release.

Saturday 17 September, from 10:30am – 3.00pm

The popular ‘North Hill on the Radar’ event will help people to discover the vital role North Hill played in World War II when the area was closed to civilians and brought under military control. It became one of country’s five new tank training ranges for British, American and Canadian troops. Tucked down the coastal slopes lay a top-secret Radar Station, one of 244 across the country and part of a coastal defensive chain to identify shipping and low flying aircraft.

A convoy of military vehicles will make its way from Minehead to North Hill at 10.30am and throughout the day until 3pm there will be an opportunity to discover more about this incredible period of history from displays at the Radar Station, and through self-guided walks of the training grounds.

Please click here to read the full press release.

Police Warning

Action Fraud is warning the public about a sharp rise in reports relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem, the independent energy regulator for Great Britain. Please see the attached document for more information.


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