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Two Children’s Social Care workers from Somerset have been honoured for their outstanding work with children and young people in the county. Gregg Liddington, a Social Worker based in Taunton and Linda Ettey, a Leaving Care Worker based in Bridgwater, were both presented with the Children’s Social Worker of the Year award last week (Friday […]

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Work to upgrade a busy junction in Frome is due to start later this month. Somerset County Council is planning improvements at the traffic light controlled junction of Berkley Road and Rodden Road. The upgrade will include safer facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and new traffic lights using extra low voltage equipment and LED lights […]

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Investment of around £76m in highways, schools and economic growth will be considered by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet next week. The authority’s Capital Investment Programme for the next financial year includes over £20m for maintenance of the County’s 4,000 miles of roads and almost £17m for school buildings, expansions and repairs that will provide in […]

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Essential work to resurface the carriageway and rebuild kerbs on the A39 Bath Road in Bridgwater is due to take place later this month. Somerset County Council will be carrying out most of the work using temporary traffic lights to minimise disruption. These will be in place from Monday 22 February to Thursday 25 February […]

Micro-providers

Over 40 new care and support providers have set up enterprises in the county in the last year thanks to the Somerset County Council’s micro-enterprise project. The project, delivered in partnership with Community Catalysts, encourages local people with a good idea or local solution to set up as a small enterprise. The aim is to […]

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Work to replace and upgrade a pedestrian crossing in north Taunton is due to start next month. As part of Somerset County Council’s ongoing maintenance programme, the crossing near the petrol station on Greenway Road will also be moved by 50m to improve visibility and safety. The new crossing will use extra low voltage equipment, […]

2016 Winners for Our Somerset

More than a hundred staff gathered at the County Cricket Ground in Taunton on Friday 29 January for Somerset County Council’s annual Staff Awards celebration event. Shortlisted from over 240 nominations, the winners and highly commended staff were warmly applauded by colleagues as they collected awards for going the extra mile and making a difference […]

"Kings Drain near Westonzoyland, Somerset Levels"

Over £3m of rural grants has been made available for businesses, farmers, foresters and community groups in the Somerset Levels and Moors area and West Somerset for projects that will create jobs and benefit the local rural economy. The Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group and The Western Somerset Local Action Group (LAG), of […]

Older person Adult Care

Over £20,000 of one-off grants have been awarded to local voluntary organisations and community groups in Somerset to help the county meet obligations under the Care Act. Somerset County Council created the fund in recognition that voluntary sector organisations and community groups are vital partners in providing information and advice on the Care Act and […]