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Three schools for vulnerable learners in Somerset have been rated good by Ofsted inspectors following recent visits. In September 2013 Somerset County Council restructured its arrangements for vulnerable learners being taught in Pupil Referral Units. This led to four PRUs being set up – The Bridge School Sedgemoor in Bridgwater, South Somerset Partnership School in […]

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The next phase of The Bridgwater Way is set to further improve connections from the South of Bridgwater to the town centre with a widened path and new bridge at Showground roundabout. Work will begin this week to widen the narrow bridge on Showground roundabout, which has been a long term issue for pedestrians, while […]

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‘Can-do’ Somerset communities are gearing up for the next step in their bids to redesign and run key public services where they live – with a little help from Somerset County Council. Martock, Wellington, Westfield and West Somerset are among 120 areas which were accepted onto the Government’s ‘Our Place’ programme this year. Our Place […]

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Districts around Somerset are to host meetings over the coming weeks to reassure communities and provide information on flooding as the winter approaches. The meetings were agreed as a joint action by the District Councils and other partners of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan – with the first being held this Monday (November 24) […]

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Somerset County Council is looking for a person to join the Joint Independent Remuneration Panel that advises the County Council and West Somerset, Taunton Deane and Mendip Councils on the payment of allowances to their councillors. To be eligible to join the Panel you must: Be a Somerset resident Be interested in public services Have […]

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Pluss, a local Social Enterprise that is part-owned by Somerset County Council, was recently bestowed with the national Social Champion Award at the Charity Times Awards. The awards are in their fifteenth year and are the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. The judges said Pluss had “impressive growth, […]

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Somerset County Council is to standardise the residents’ parking system to make it fairer across the county following the results of a public consultation. Residents and businesses were invited to have their say on parking policies earlier this year as the Council looked to ensure the service is able to cover its costs now and […]

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Somerset County Council’s Domestic Abuse Services will be delivered by new provider Knightstone Housing from 13 January 2015. Knightstone was approved after a rigorous tendering process by the County Council and key partners, including district councils and the police, to ensure they can fully meet the needs of those affected by domestic abuse. They will […]

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Essential resurfacing work on the A358 near Taunton has been completed ahead of schedule. Somerset County Council’s highways teams have been reconstructing the outbound carriageway between Henlade and Thornfalcon since 13 October. The work was due to take seven weeks, but finished last night and both lanes are now open. Temporary lane closures will be […]