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Somerset County Council is calling on experienced Social Workers to join its team with its new campaign that boldly asks: “We’re up for the challenge. Are you?” The campaign is seeking to recruit social workers from across the country who have experience working with children and families and would be interested in making a life-changing […]

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Half a million pounds is being invested to improve the condition of two key roads in and around Bridgwater. Urgent night time resurfacing work will be carried out in March on an 800 metre stretch of the A39, Quantock Road, and a 700 metre stretch of the C182, Otterhampton. The cost of £500,000 for the […]

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Cyclists and pedestrians will find it easier and safer to reach the centre of Bridgwater thanks to two new key routes to be opened next week. The two routes – delivered by The Bridgwater Way – will be officially opened on Wednesday 4 March at 9.30am. Cllr David Hall, Deputy Leader of the Council will […]

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Somerset County Council Leader John Osman was elected chairman of the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) Board at its first meeting today. Cllr Osman, who has been Chair of the Flood Action Plan Leaders Implementation Group, was elected by fellow board members and Tony Bradford, Vice Chair of the Parrett Internal Drainage Board and chair of […]

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A stunning new £1.16m centre built by Somerset County Council to champion high growth enterprises and drive business investment gets its grand opening next month. The recently completed Highbridge Enterprise Centre at Isleport Business Park is the newest addition to the Council’s portfolio of centres aimed at promoting business growth in Somerset. The Highbridge Enterprise […]

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An internationally-renowned street artist and The Bridgwater Way will be helping Hamp celebrate new developments in their community next month. Artist ‘Miss Hazard’ will be working with the Bridgwater Arts Centre and TBW to bring residents the first BACWalk, showcasing recent street re-design work. Everyone is invited to come along to the Bridgwater Arts Centre […]

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The first meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) will take place this Friday following the creation of the authority at the end of January. The SRA will help shape and improve flood management in the county, identifying what work is needed and funding and delivering a higher standard of flood protection. It will also […]

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Somerset villagers can now rev up their own car schemes with a new step-by-step toolkit from Somerset County Council. Community Car Schemes are volunteer-run services which help community members who find it difficult to access or use transport to make essential journeys, such as medical appointments or visiting friends and family. Such schemes are currently […]

LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

Somerset County Council is marking national LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (2 – 8 March 2015) by holding an information event in Yeovil. Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Somerset County Council, said: “We need people from all walks of life to consider fostering or adoption to give children in care […]

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Around a hundred Muchelney residents came out to celebrate the opening of its landmark raised road at the weekend. Cllr John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council, performed the formal opening ceremony with the help of local youngsters and some of the village’s oldest residents, including 93-year-old Bill Daniels. They were joined by representatives from […]