Councillor John Osman and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss

Leaders of the Somerset Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan (FAP) met new Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss today (Monday 28 July), as part of her first visit to Somerset to receive an update on flooding. In an informal meeting with the Minister, members of FAP’s Leaders Implementation Group told her about the Plan as well […]


Notice is hereby given under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of County Councillor for the FROME NORTH DIVISION of the County of Somerset.   Patrick Flaherty Chief Executive and County Returning Officer Date: 31st July 2014 County Hall Taunton Somerset TA1 4DY

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A commemorative service to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War will take place at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton at 2.30pm, Monday 4 August 2014. Arranged by The Chairman of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Fothergill, the service will be open to members of the public to remember the men and […]

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A family celebration of World Breastfeeding week (1-7 August) is taking place at Clarks Village in Street, on Wednesday 6 August 2014, with all welcome. Somerset County Council’s Public Health Service will be supporting the event as part of their ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ scheme and will be presenting Clarks Village with an award of recognition […]


Connecting Devon and Somerset wins government funding to give broadband support to women in business The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has won £75,000 in a successful bid to help women start and develop their own businesses using superfast broadband. The CDS team secured the funding after a bid to the Women and Broadband […]

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Residents from approximately 100 households are asked to evacuate their homes in Frome on Wednesday 6 August whilst investigations take place to safely remove a possible Second World War non-explosive incendiary device. Avon & Somerset Constabulary received credible information that a Second World War incendiary device was buried approximately sixty years ago in the back […]

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A Street-based footwear company has won an award from Somerset County Council for its long-term commitment to workers with Learning Disabilities. Cosyfeet, which specialises in footwear for people with swollen feet, has been awarded the ‘Employer of Choice’ Award from the County Council’s ‘Aspire Support for Work’ service. Aspire helps adults with Learning Disabilities find […]

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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 […]


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 […]