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Somerset County Council has committed an additional £100k to fund its innovative Pathway to Employment scheme for 2015/16. The programme launched in 2013 to help vulnerable young people gain valuable work based training and experience and set them on the path to permanent employment. Since then, 46 young people have been supported into a variety […]

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The Bridgwater Way Cycle Challenge is complete! Hundreds of people from Bridgwater collectively cycled over 16,000 miles in the Love to Ride Bridgwater Way Cycle Challenge – the equivalent of cycling over half way around the world. As part of the challenge, 35 people took to a bike for the first time in over a […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband

Connecting Devon and Somerset today announces that Airband will be the delivery partner for the next phase of the superfast broadband programme across Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. The National Parks represent some of the most challenging terrain for connecting remote rural communities to superfast broadband. Worcester-based Airband, founded in 2002 and a specialist in […]


Happy to report that the problems with our internet connection look to have  been resolved. The website is back up and emails should be working as normal. Apologies for the inconvenience caused and thanks for your patience.  


We are currently experiencing problems with our internet connection. BT engineers are working to fix the fault. Residents may have difficulty accessing some of the Council’s websites and may not be able to get through via email. It isn’t clear when the fault will be fixed but we will keep you updated. Sorry for any […]

road closed flooding

A section of residential street in Wellington has been closed to traffic after the discovery of a depression in the road measuring approximately 3m by 3m in area and 100mm deep. Somerset County Council’s highways teams cordoned off the area in Seymour Street as a safety precaution late yesterday (Tuesday). They will now carry out […]

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The future of Somerset Skills & Learning takes a new direction today as Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Members endorsed its transfer to a new Social Enterprise. As a part of the County Council, Somerset Skills & Learning delivers training courses in a wide range of subjects leading to better education, employment, health and social outcomes […]

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While Americans all over the globe will celebrate Independence Day this weekend (4 July), one US citizen has been telling us about striking out on her own to further her career in social work. Rechele Ramirez left her big family and supportive friends in California last year and flew to Britain to join Somerset County […]

Older person Adult Care

Somerset County Council has taken an important step towards closer work with the NHS in what would be a ground-breaking project with Somerset’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Yesterday (29 June) the Council’s Cabinet agreed to pursue further discussions with the CCG on the subject of closer integration between its Adult Social Care services and the […]

Pretty Young Runner

With hot weather expected over the next few days, Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for vulnerable friends and neighbours. The Met Office has issued a Heat Health Alert Level 2 for Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Forecasters have stated there is a 60 per cent risk of a heatwave […]