News in Midsomer Norton

The local picture  - with the current museum building clearly identifiable

Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum may still be waiting for the green light to re-open their doors to the public, but local supporters and residents in and around Midsomer Norton and the nearby villages can still get their regular fix of local history, stories and events.

For thirty-four years "Five Arches", the journal of The Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum Society, has informed and enthused its readers on the history of life in the former Somerset Coalfield. Five Arches is published tri-annually and despite the outbreak of the coronavirus, has still managed to publish its Spring edition.

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Some local jobs on offer right now.

In Twerton they are looking for a general foreman and an engineer to work on a flood defense scheme project on the River Avon for one of the UK's leading engineering contractors. The job involves an upgrade to the Twerton sluice gates. Details on how to apply here on Midsomer Norton Nub News on the right hand side of the page, job listings.

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Delivering care packages

Mentoring Plus, a local Bath based charity helping young people across the county – deliver creative care packages this week and brought smiles to lots of faces. Thanks to funding from Quartet Community Foundation who helped fund the activity packs, each young person received a bag full of goodies, including seeds, a tennis ball, origami paper, pens and paper – the aim of which was to cheer them up during lockdown. Mentoring Plus staff delivered the packages and Humphrey one of the Practitioners said "it was great to see the children, after so long in lockdown – when I gave them their packs, their faces lit up and they couldn't wait to open them and see what was inside."

Mentoring Plus works with young people that have a range of challenges and through mentoring the charity helps support them, now more than ever before the charity is working hard to ensure they continue to support those in need often using creative online and digital ways to do this.
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Thatcher + Hallam's Rebecca Robinson busy at her new office in her dining room

As a residential property lawyer who has always lived and worked in the Midsomer Norton area, Rebecca Robinson knows her local residential property market inside out. That personal knowledge has been gained whilst working as a key member of the conveyancing team at local solicitors Thatcher + Hallam LLP.

For much of the lockdown period, Rebecca has been working from home. Her husband is a designated key worker so what it has meant for Rebecca is that she has had to share her work responsibilities with looking after and home-schooling her two children, aged 6 and 3.

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Good news! Dorothy House will be running more #DonationStations. Tomorrow the staff and volunteers from the hospice will be in Midsomer Norton between 10am and noon.

At ALL times, Dorothy House staff and volunteers will be following strict social distancing rules. If you or a member of your household have any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not donate until the end of your isolation period.

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