Free use of established vegetable garden on the edge of Timberscombe Village.

Owner no longer able to manage it. Please phone 01643 841471.

Free Piano – I have a beautiful Piano to give away, would you like to have it or refer someone who loves to play? I am moving into a smaller apartment and won’t have a need for it so I am giving it away. Contact :
Eugene .A. Gustavo

Timberscombe School Friday News 30.09.2022

Somerset Health and Wellbeing Newsletter

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  • Police Notice

Please be aware that we are receiving a lot of warnings regarding scam mobile messages at present, very similar to the one attached on the PDF file. They will advise that you are eligible for an Energy Bill Support Scheme and provide a link. Please under no circumstances click on the link.

Should you receive one of these messages simply delete it.

Attachments: energy-bills-text-message-scam.pdf

  • Exmoor Archaeology Forum – 15 October

The 20th Exmoor Archaeology Forum is now open for booking on-line. ‘Reclaiming Exmoor, insights into a bold 19th century endeavour’ will be held at Brushford Parish Hall on 15 October 2022 10.30am – 4.30pm. £20 with buffet lunch. Prior booking is essential.

Please click here to find out more information and registration.

  • Minehead Fire Station – Recruitment Open Day

Minehead Fire Station will be holding an open day on Saturday 1 October, 10.00am-4.00pm.

 During the day, there will be the opportunity to:

  • find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter
  • try out some of the equipment used in practical assessments

The crew will be there to answer any questions about what it’s like to be an on-call firefighter.

  •  Maritime and Coastguard Agency –World Maritime Day – September 29

On World Maritime Day, the UK Government has reiterated its drive to be a world leader in creating cleaner, greener shipping.The UK’s Maritime 2050 strategy and the Clean Maritime Plan are at the forefront of all the work currently being carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

This year’s theme for the International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Day – “New Technologies for Greener Shipping,” is focussed on the need to find alternatives for shipping.

And the UK continues its drive to be a world leader in this work, with the MCA looking at methods of alternative fuels decarbonisation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.It remains committed to this work and expects all UK vessels to be making the most use of energy efficient options by 2025.

  • Community Council for Somerset (CCS) –Re-home your old mobile phone

The Village Agents are still collecting old, unused, but working mobile phones!

Could you REHOME your old phone? They are still looking for donations!

By donating an unused phone, you can help reduce loneliness and isolation for people in West Somerset, as well as help in their everyday lives such as doing their shopping online and staying connected to friends and family. Could you rehome your old phone?

The Village Agents will:

  • refurbish the phone
  • remove any personal data
  • provide the new owner with a SIM card
  • support them to use the phone with video tutorials and install apps that will help them to keep in touch with their loved ones

Check your ‘bits and bobs’ drawer where old devices lurk waiting to be loved again!

To donate, please contact Village Agent Wayne Stokes on: Email: waynes@somersetrcc.org.uk  Mob: 07538 316526

Find out more here: https://somersetagents.org/re-home-a-phone/

  • Keeping Your Child safe in Sport Week (3-9 October)

Everyone can play their part in keeping children safe, including in sport settings. That’s why SASP are proud to support the NSPCC’s, Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week. They are helping parents and carers know what to look out for at their child’s sport club and empower them to feel confident to raise any concerns. Parents play a huge role in their child’s confidence, enjoyment and performance in sport. And it’s key that you feel empowered and equipped with the right advice to help you keep your child safe from abuse in sport.

Please click here to read the full press release.

  •  Health and Welfare –Walk for a Life’ to highlight suicide prevention in Somerset

Suicide can affect anybody, and there isn’t a community in Somerset which hasn’t been touched. Somerset County Council, together with partners, are helping to raise awareness of suicide at a Walk For A Life’ event taking place Saturday 8 October.

Walk For A Life’ will start at Stragglers Coffee House at Somerset County Cricket Ground at 10am. Originally planned to take place in September for World Suicide Prevention Day, following the sad death of Queen Elizabeth II, the event has now been re-arranged to Saturday 8 October.

The event will raise awareness of suicide in Somerset and is supported by partners including Somerset Foundation Trust, Open Mental Health and Stepladder.  

Please click here to read the full press release.

  •  Blood pressure checks

Half of all adults with high blood pressure don’t know they have it – that’s why it’s so important to check regularly. It is a major risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and significantly increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, but early detection and treatment can help people live longer, healthier lives.

More than two hundred blood pressure monitor kits are available for loan from libraries, including Minehead, in the county to raise awareness of high blood pressure.

The blood pressure monitor kits include an information leaflet that explains how to check your blood pressure at home and what to do with the results – measuring blood pressure at home can be very useful to give a more accurate picture of what a person’s blood pressure is like. The monitors can also detect an irregular heartbeat which is another risk for CVD.

Please click here to read the full press release.

  • Preparing for Winter

This Autumn and Winter we expect to see both flu and Covid viruses circulating. With the UK experiencing its first flu season since 2019, the population will have less immunity than previous flu seasons. Preparations for the potential impact of this on the population’s health and well-being, centre on vaccination for both flu and COVID-19, targeted to at risk groups.

The best way to protect ourselves our friends and our families, is by taking up all the vaccinations that we are eligible for.

Vaccinations – COVID-19

The COVID-19 Autumn Booster vaccination programme started on the 5 September and all clinics are likely to become very busy. If you have yet to have your 1st, 2nd or initial booster, please consider getting it now.

Bookings can be made at a wide number of clinics across Somerset.

Walk-in appointments are additionally being offered at Tower Vaccination Centre in Taunton on specific days.

The vaccination page now provides more overall strategic vision of how the vaccination programme has been implemented and provides an indication of the effective level of immunity provided to our community by boosters and third doses.

The current version of the dashboard can be accessed at any time here.


The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have widened the offer of the free flu vaccine to more eligible groups.

These additional groups will only be eligible once the most vulnerable, including previously announced pre-school and primary school children, those aged 65 years and over and those in clinical risk groups, have been offered the jab.

The additional groups set to be offered the free flu vaccine in England will be:

  • all adults aged 50 to 64 years (including those who turn 50 by 31 March 2023)
  • secondary school children in years 7, 8 and 9, who will be offered the vaccine in order of school year (starting with the youngest first)

If you’re eligible for a free flu vaccine, you can book an appointment at your GP surgery or a pharmacy that offers it on the NHS. You may also get an invitation to get the vaccine, but you do not have to wait for this before booking an appointment.

Everyone who is eligible for the free flu vaccine will be able to get it. If you have an appointment for a Covid-19 booster vaccine at a GP surgery or pharmacy, you may also be offered a flu vaccine at the same time.

Do not delay booking your flu vaccine appointment so that you can get both vaccines together. Only some people will be offered both vaccines at the same time.

Please click here to read the full press release.

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