Fitzhead Village

Village Agent Newsletter – February 2024

My name is Sharon Coles and I am your Village Agent.

I am part of a group of people brought to you by the Somerset Charity CCS.  We provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for you, wherever you are in Somerset. I can be contacted directly, or by referral through your Doctors surgery or Adult social services.  You can find out more about the support I can offer via https://somersetagents.org/

Supporting Somerset’s communities with the impact of Fuel Poverty has been a top priority for The Community Council for Somerset (CCS) this winter.

Our Village and Community Agents hosted 25 energy saving focused events across the County as part of National Energy Saving Week in January. They were joined by over 300 people and gave away 200 goody bags full of energy saving, warmth giving items donated by our partners. Several ‘cooking on a budget’ demonstrations were held and offered plenty of hints and tips with ingredients to take home, and many took part in free quizzes and raffles to win slow cookers, hot water bottles, warm bags and thermal cooking bags.

Our Knit for Your Neighbour campaign has been hugely successful with well over 250 hand-knitted, crocheted, sewn and donated blankets donated, 184 of which were distributed to the most vulnerable during our events. Thank you to everyone who continues to put so much time and creativity into producing these blankets for our campaign.

A big thank you to our partners from the Centre for Sustainable Energy, National Energy Action, Burnham and Weston Energy, Morrisons and ASDA, who kindly donated items and attended events.

Don’t forget, we are always here to support people with staying warm and well. If you are struggling, please pop along to your local Talking Cafe and have a chat with one of our Village Agents.

Your nearest Talking Café is: Silver Street Centre, Wiveliscombe

Your local Village Agent is: Sharon Coles

You can also find lots of free energy advice and information on a website www.ccslovesomerset.org

Kind regards, Sharon Coles, Village Agent Taunton Deane

Tel: 01823 331222
Mob: 07947 901559
Email: sharonc@somersetrcc.org.uk

I work Tuesday to Thursday from 0800 until 1630, I may send or respond to emails outside normal working hours. Please do not feel you have to reply outside your usual working hours. I deal with correspondence, including emails, in order of urgency and importance. Please be patient if you do not receive an immediate reply. Thank you in advance.

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