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The terrible attack on shoppers at the Berlin Christmas market has put everyone on edge, and even in sleepy Somerset authorities are being extra cautious. The market is shielded off with metal barriers and a security team is in place in the event of any disruption.
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Queen’s 90th birthday with a special garden that has been themed around the year she was born. We are recreating a 1926 Somerset scene with lots of vintage props and pictures as well as vintage-inspired flowers and plants.”
Alongside the festivities, those politically minded can take the chance to use a giant set of scales to balance the council’s budget, and to show their priorities by dropping coins into ‘think thanks’.
Councillor John Osman, leader of Somerset County Council, said: “The Flower Show is a really popular event and I’m sure we’ll be able to speak to lots of residents.
“With initiatives like our push for Devolution and Our Vision for Somerset, we have ambitious plans for the future. However, we also have a major budget gap to close because of the big reductions in funding from central Government and increasing costly demand for our services.
“We estimate we need to make savings of around £15m from our budget next year. That means difficult decisions, and we want to speak to as many people as possible to get some idea of their priorities and views to help inform those decisions.”
Visitors less interested in flowers and plants will not be left out, as a range of activities from live bee keeping, wine making, and medieval entertainment will keep you occupied until it is time to go to the refreshment area for a tea, coffee or cocktail. A variety of foods including pizza, toasted sandwiches and ice cream will be available throughout the park.
The show opens at 9.30 on Friday for members and 10.30am for non-members and runs until 7pm.
On Saturday the show opens to all from 10am and closes at 6pm.
Meanwhile on Sunday, a music event will take place in the park – with a concert by the Deane Big Band at nearby CICCIC, in Paul Street, in the evening.