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Somerset County Council urges safe motorcycling in the county during the traditional high season for bikers. “The good weather encourages us bikers to get out on the road and enjoy the beautiful scenic routes on offer in Somerset.” Cllr Harvey Siggs, Cabinet Member for Highways and a keen biker himself, said “I encourage people to […]

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Somerset County Council has held a productive meeting with representatives from the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset to plan for the future. Cllr David Hall, the County Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Inward Investment and Policy, met with officers from the Quantock Hills, Mendip Hills, Blackdown Hills and Cranborne Chase AONBs on Thursday […]

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A key road into Yeovil which was badly damaged by the severe winter weather is to be resurfaced. The A37 Ilchester Road suffered from considerable potholing during the prolonged periods of rain and flooding experienced last winter. Emergency repairs were carried out at the time but the road requires more extensive resurfacing. Somerset County Council […]

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Urgent repairs to damaged culverts running under a main road into Taunton are to be carried out next week. Somerset County Council Highways engineers were working to repair the road edge along Priorswood Road when they noticed that one culvert had partially collapsed, while a second culvert was also blocked and damaged. Work to make […]

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The creative sector is to get £50,000 from Somerset County Council to boost jobs and skills and support new products or services. Businesses and organisations are being invited to bid for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to fund projects which will boost the creative economy. “Once again this year we are keen to see […]

Keep hydrated

The very welcome warm weather is a mixed blessing for the frail and elderly who can find the heat difficult. Somerset County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may be struggling to cope in the sustained heat and might need help maintaining their health and well-being. […]

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Residents are being reminded that they can drop-in and find out more about plans for flood prevention works on Beer Wall today. The plans for works that would prevent the closure of the A372 at times of flood and increase the capacity of the River Sowy is being shared with the public. A drop-in event […]

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Approval for the development of a £1m Social Investment Fund to support Somerset businesses and communities was granted by Somerset County Council today. Council Leader Cllr John Osman gave the green light for the £1m fund, a move that will help charities and social enterprises to make a positive impact on local communities and the […]

Cllr William Wallace with Somerset Stars and Guests

Vital volunteers from across Somerset have been recognised for their commitment at an awards ceremony at County Hall last week (17 July).  Working with Somerset Celebrating Volunteers, ‘Somerset You can Do’ asked members of the public to nominate volunteers deserving special recognition to be named as ‘Somerset Star Volunteers’ as part of National Volunteers’ week […]