On Saturday, it is Armed Forces Day and ordinarily we would be celebrating the service of our soldiers, sailors, and air men and air women with parades and other celebrations, as well as saluting the service of our Armed Forces veterans.
Levels of infection in the Cheddar Valley and across Mendip are now incredibly low. There haven’t been any Covid-19 cases in Mendip for a while and there have been hardly any cases reported in Sedgemoor.
The death of George Floyd in the United States has brought racism into sharp focus on both sides of the Atlantic. Around the country, tens of thousands of people have protested as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Unsurprisingly, the Government’s focus over the past few months has been Covid-19. It is of course the main effort and consumes a huge amount of ministerial time but there is still lots going on in Government both nationally and locally.
After almost eight weeks of strict lockdown measures, it will be a relief for the vast majority of us that we are now able to enjoy a little more freedom in our daily lives and that, providing we continue to control the virus, even further changes are due over the coming weeks.