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A Somerset County Council-led flood protection scheme on the Somerset Levels reached a major milestone today with the installation of a 60-tonne bridge. Over the course of around three hours this morning, the 16m temporary bridge was lowered into place on the A372, spanning a gap that has been cut into the road at Beer […]

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The remarkable efforts of volunteers on the flood-hit Somerset Levels and Moors are being recognised this week. Somerset County Council’s Leader, Chairman and Chief Executive have sent a letter thanking all those who have been volunteering as part of the Somerset Emergency Volunteers (SEV) group. Earlier this week Chairman David Fothergill hosted an award presentation […]

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Twenty voluntary organisations who pulled out all the stops during Somerset’s unprecedented 82-day 2013-14 winter floods have been handed a long-awaited prestigious award. Somerset Emergency Voluntary Agencies Group (SEVAG) discovered it was to receive the Emergency Planning Society Resilience Award 2014 for the Voluntary Sector in the autumn. Unfortunately no-one was able to attend the […]

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Henry, Ashley, David and Michael, supported by Able2Achieve, all took part in the Summer Reading Challenge at Crewkerne Library and were recently presented with medals and certificates for their achievements. They each read 6 books during the summer holidays, and were invited back to Crewkerne Library to meet the Mayor of Crewkerne, Robin Pailthorpe, and […]

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A flood-damaged road near Ilminster which was closed to traffic for nearly ten months has now reopened – just in time for Christmas. Areas of the B3168 at The Beacon needed to be completely rebuilt by Somerset County Council after it suffered severe structural damage during extreme weather last winter. The extensive repairs included a […]

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50% of UK citizens are expected to use the internet to buy more than half of their Christmas presents this year* Harmful viruses in e-cards, online shopping fraud and adverts for bogus holidays are three of the twelve scams of Christmas that have been identified in a new campaign launched by local authorities. Devon and […]

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Over the summer, an interim technical report has been drafted about the options for a Parrett Barrier and it has been published today (December 10th).  The report brings together – and updates – the wealth of information that has been gathered over the past eight years from various organisations such as the Environment Agency, Sedgemoor […]

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A unique Cycle Cinema screening of Frozen proved to be the ‘coolest’ start to the Christmas season for a sell-out family audience at Bridgwater Town Hall last Thursday (4 December). Over 220 devoted fans of the Disney film came and many even dressed as their favourite characters. The film was shown as part of The […]

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Pupils, parents and staff are looking forward to unveiling the results of a million-pound makeover project at North Petherton Community Primary School next week. Thanks to a £1.012million investment from Somerset County Council, North Petherton’s primary school now has a whole host of new features and facilities: Three new classrooms, giving youngsters a better overall […]

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The Bridgwater Way project is launching its #pays2share campaign to promote the benefits of sharing a lift to work. By sharing a lift with a friend or colleague, you can cut your petrol costs in half – 61p a litre! Sharing a lift can also help reduce local traffic congestion and car parking problems, as […]