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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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A pioneering programme to change the way support is provided for people with Learning Disabilities in Somerset has been given a £1.5 million Government boost. Somerset County Council (SCC) and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working to create a Social Enterprise Partnership which will provide services for people with Learning Disabilities. Today it has […]

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Road Safety experts uncover fall in young driver casualties Young drivers are urged to get ‘Up To Speed’ with motorway driving lessons tomorrow at a special event in central Taunton. Aimed at newly-qualified drivers, the event on Thursday (27 November) will run from 7pm until 8pm at 1 The Crescent, Taunton, TA1 4EA. Those who […]

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Somerset entrepreneurs and business advisors are invited to apply for a free place at workshops taking place this week to help fast track their product or service into the marketplace. The free workshops, held at Bridgwater College, are aimed at any type of start-up or existing small business that wants to develop a new product […]

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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, […]