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Help shape the future of council services in Somerset

People in Somerset are encouraged to join a new Customer Panel and help shape the future of council services.

From April 2023, Somerset’s five councils will be replaced by the new unitary Somerset Council which will deliver all council services to all communities – from waste collection and adult social care to housing, benefits and parks.

The Customer Panel is being established to ensure residents are at the heart of those services. No special skills are required, all you need is a willingness to take part in three research topics each year and provide honest and constructive feedback. Panel members will have the chance to take part in online surveys, one-to-one interviews, usability tests and discussion groups.

Cllr Val Keitch, Somerset County Council’s Lead Executive Member for Local Government Reorganisation, said: “We want to provide the very best services that meet the needs of everyone who lives and works in Somerset. Therefore it’s absolutely vital we listen to our residents and develop and improve our services in partnership with them.

“There are various ways you can get involved and we’d love as many people as possible to join in and play a key part in shaping our services.”

You can find out more about the Customer Panel and sign up online via our website. If you would like to find out more information please contact us by completing our Contact Us form or calling us on 0300 123 2224.

Posted: 04/08/2022 10:02:00


Upcoming Events

Event: Guitar Festival Monday Concert - Amadeus Guitar Duo
Location: Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

The Amadeus Guitar Duo are counted among the top-class international guitar duos, receiving enthusiastic reviews from all over the world. Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German partner Thomas Kirchhoff have made up the Amadeus Guitar Duo since 1991. The secret of their success, regularly documented by more than 70 concerts per year, is the complete devotion of the two artists to their instrument.

Date: 08/08/2022
Time: 8pm
Price: Adults: £17.00 - Under 18s: £8.00. Pre Concert Suppers £29.95.

Event: Guitar Festival Tuesday Concert - Jessica Marie Quiñones and Mark Eden
Location: Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Jessica Marie Quiñones’ childhood was spent in the New Mexican desert of the American Southwest, land of Georgia O’Keeffe, cowboys, alien sightings, and the Native American flute. Specialising in the tango flute music of Astor Piazzolla, earning a Ph.D. at the University of Huddersfield, UK combining the fields of flute performance and ethnomusicology. Mark Eden is better known as one half of the Eden Stell Guitar Duo and is also a founder member of the VIDA Guitar Quartet. Both ensembles have achieved international acclaim and continue to perform at some of the most prestigious venues, International guitar and music festivals all over the world.

Date: 09/08/2022
Time: 8pm
Price: Adults: £17.00 - Under 18s: £8.00. Pre Concert Suppers £29.95.

Event: SpeedQuizzing
Location: The Stonemasons, Riec sur Belon, Ilminster

Speedquizzing with DJ Ginge. Trivia, music, films, TV, sports etc. Prizes to be won.

Date: 10/08/2022
Time: 8pm
Price: P£2 to play

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