Somerset County Council has announced that Peter Lewis, Interim Director of Children’s Services, is no longer working for the authority. The Council has terminated its contract for the services of Mr Lewis and is currently advertising for a permanent position of DCS The wellbeing of vulnerable children is of paramount importance to the Council and […]

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Inspiring people from across Somerset were awarded last night (Thursday 23 October) for outstanding contributions to their community. Over 40 awards were presented to inspirational individuals and community groups from across Somerset last night at the annual Chairman Awards. Among the award winners were a family who keep their village accessible during winter months, a […]


The search for people to adopt brothers and sisters is being highlighted by Somerset County Council this National Adoption Week (3-9 November). In Somerset, and nationally, finding parents for sibling groups of children, particularly twins, is often difficult and the children stay in care longer than a single child would. During National Adoption Week (3-9 […]

Family Fun Day

Come along to a free family fun day on Tuesday 28th October 2014 from 10 am until 2pm at The Legion, Castle Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3DD. A magician will be performing great magic tricks, there will be balloon modelling, face painting, colouring pictures and children can explore a fire engine and meet the firemen and […]


The upgrade of one of Bridgwater’s busiest junctions to improve traffic flow in the town is now underway. Somerset County Council has started its revamp of the junction at East Quay and The Clink to improve pedestrian and cyclist crossings and install a new traffic light system. The layout of the junction is also being […]


Book lovers are invited to share their love of reading by taking part in the Somerset Big Read. Somerset County Council’s Library Services are running the county-wide initiative from 10 November to encourage adults to read, review and discuss books. The first Somerset Big Read will be The Gallery Of Vanished Husbands, the latest novel […]


A major scheme to upgrade one of Yeovil’s key transport routes and unlock land for housing and employment took another step forward today. The £12 million Western Corridor scheme has been designed to accommodate new residential and business developments planned for the town. The improvements to junctions along Western Avenue and Bunford Lane, and the […]

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Dunster residents are invited to a drop-in event next week to find out more about major improvements in the village which have been planned jointly to minimise disruption as much as possible. The work, which is scheduled to start in January and last around three months, will see Wessex Water upgrading water mains and Somerset […]

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A new website providing information and highlighting services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities is being developed by Somerset County Council. The website is co-produced with input from Somerset Parent Carer Forum and incorporates feedback from parents, carers and young people with special education needs across Somerset and other Local […]

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Students from colleges across Somerset will have the opportunity to head to a European “Mega Brainstorming” event if they impress a panel of experts this week. Budding entrepreneurs from Somerset, Bridgwater and Yeovil Colleges will be taking part in a “Student Challenge” this week, tackling real business issues affecting local businesses. The students will be […]