News in Glastonbury

With the Covid-19 lockdown underway and freezing weather outside, Mendip District Council is encouraging all residents, particularly the most vulnerable, to pick up the phone to get free personal advice to keep their homes warm, reduce energy costs and save money.

The call marks this year's Big Energy Saving Winter, a national campaign from Citizens Advice, Energy Saving Trust and BEIS to help people get the financial support and energy saving advice they are entitled to.

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In Search of Cinderella

Families in Glastonbury will be able to spot the town's abbey when they enjoy the county's own virtual panto from the comfort of their own homes.

Theatre makers in Somerset have come together to create the perfect solution for panto in a pandemic – each scene of In Search of Cinderella has been filmed at a well-known theatre or arts centre to create an online performance.

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Care home residents are being vaccinated across Somerset (Photo: Lisa Ferdinando)

Volunteers from Somerset-based charity Festival Medical Services (FMS) are working on the Covid-19 vaccination programme as it starts in care homes across the county, with a site in Glastonbury included on the first day of work.

The mobile teams include clinically-qualified staff who are carrying out injections for residents and staff, while other FMS volunteers will be joining them supporting the roll-out of the onward vaccination programme which will take place in the wider community in the near future.

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The newly-approved Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will be given in Somerset, along with the Pfizer Biotech vaccine

The Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that both the newly-approved Oxford/AstraZeneca and the original Pfizer Biotech coronavirus vaccines will be given in Somerset, as vaccinations continue at West Mendip Hospital in Glastonbury.

The group confirmed the information as it released details of a new hospital vaccination hub, that will begin operating seven days a week from this weekend at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

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Masqueraders will pick up your tree from your house

It is that time of year when tired-looking Christmas trees can be seen in the gardens and on the patios of Glastonbury, as people try and decide what to do with them now the decorations have been removed.

However, help is at hand. Meare-based Masqueraders Carnival Club will be providing Christmas Tree-cycling where, for a small fee, members will pick up your Christmas tree from your home in a Covid-safe, contactless way.

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Map showing the companies responsible for phase two of the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme (Photo: Connecting Devon and Somerset)

More than 56,000 homes and business premises in Somerset will finally get superfast broadband by 2024 after new contracts were agreed.

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) was created to oversee the roll-out of superfast fibre broadband in areas across the two counties where it was not viable for commercial providers to put in the necessary infrastructure.

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