The Secretary of State for Transport visited Somerset today for a first-hand look at the road-raising scheme in Muchelney. Patrick McLoughlin visited the Levels and Moors with Somerset County Council Leader John Osman to find out how some of the Department for Transport’s money is being spent to reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding. […]

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A new £6 million pound development in Bridgwater set to maximise opportunities from the development of Hinkley Point C and bring hundreds of jobs to Somerset was celebrated in a special ceremony today (October 31). Phase 1 of Somerset County Council’s Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Centre, based at Woodlands Court, Bridgwater, will provide […]


Somerset County Council, Action for Children, Clifton Children’s Society and five other local authorities in the South West have joined forces to celebrate National Adoption Week (3-9 November) with their open information event in Bridgwater entitled ‘We Belong Together’. This year, National Adoption Week is particularly highlighting the urgent need for adopters for siblings. Our […]


There are still spaces available for people to get involved in a unique charity challenge next week (Thursday 6 November). Following the success of the County Hall Abseil earlier this year, where brave participants raised over £13,000, the Chairman of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Fothergill, is inviting people to take up the last few […]


Major works are underway to rebuild a road near Ilminster which has been closed since February. Work started on Monday – a week earlier than originally planned – and providing there are no unseen problems or extreme bad weather, it means the B3168 at The Beacon should be repaired and reopened in time for Christmas. […]

Creative Industries

Creative enterprises have cause to celebrate thanks to Somerset County Council awarding £50,000 to a feast of Somerset projects for the fourth year running. Twelve initiatives have received grants of between £2,000 and £8,000 from the County Council after making successful bids to its dedicated Creative Industries Development Fund. The Fund promotes skills training and […]


Do you have some spare time and want to help young people achieve their potential? If so, you’ll make a great volunteer for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). The Council’s DofE team is looking for volunteers to step forward who can inspire young people and help them complete the programme. There are lots of […]

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Three Somerset Youth Groups have each won £100 to spend on activities, equipment or day trips for their club. Somerset County Council’s Youth and Community Service recently ran a photo competition for all Youth Clubs across the county. All clubs were asked to send in a photo they felt represented how great it is to […]


Somerset County Council has pledged to improve following an inadequate Ofsted report for Taunton Children’s Centre Services. It is responding to a report published by Ofsted which has found the performance of Children’s Centre Services in Taunton to be inadequate. The inspection covered Acorns, Hillside, The Hollies and Brock House. The key findings of the […]