Two schemes to protect communities on the Levels and Moors from the impacts flooding have been given the go ahead by Somerset County Council. A scheme to raise one of the roads into the village of Muchelney by more than a metre and another scheme to introduce four new culverts on the A372 at Beer […]

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Drivers in Bridgwater are being challenged to leave their cars at home to win great prizes in an online competition run by The Bridgwater Way. The Bridgwater Way Challenge allows the town’s residents and workers to collect points, unlock discount vouchers, and be entered into weekly prize draws, simply by taking to their feet or […]


Somerset County Council is hosting a free breakfast meeting to help manufacturing businesses join forces and work closer together. The event is designed to bring manufacturers from across Somerset together so they can network and hear from local government representatives and other members of the manufacturing community about why working in partnership is so powerful. […]

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Work has begun this week (August 20) on a flood protection scheme for the village of Thorney on the Somerset Levels, one of the communities badly hit by winter floods. It is part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan (FAP) for Somerset, where county and district councils, the Environment Agency, the Somerset Drainage Boards […]


Residents in Somerset can now access more than 10 million academic papers covering a wide range of subjects – simply by visiting their local library. The Access to Research service is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their leading journal content available for free at public libraries. Resources […]


Like all local authorities, our income is falling while demand for our services is rising. We estimate we need to make around £30m of savings if we are to balance our budget next year and live within our means. This means making difficult decisions. When making those decisions we want to know what’s important to […]


A main road into Taunton is due to reopen later today after emergency repairs were completed ahead of schedule. Priorswood Road has been closed to traffic between Nerrols Farm Lane and Maidenbrook Lane since 28 July for repairs to collapsed culverts running under the road. However, the bulk of the work has now been completed […]

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Work on a £1.16m Enterprise Centre in Highbridge which will create jobs and boost the local economy is taking shape, with a number of key milestones reached. Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Hall led a delegation of Councillors to meet with managing agent of the site TDA and contractor South West Highways […]


Clark’s Village became the first organisation in the county to receive a ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ award at a special event held on 6 August. Breastfeeding mothers, families and members of the public came out in force to help Clark’s Village celebrate their accolade as well as mark World Breastfeeding Week. Somerset County Council’s Public Health […]


Somerset County Council will be on the road in Mendip this week asking residents to try their hand at balancing its budget while gathering views and priorities to help plan for future challenges. The ‘Listening, Learning, Changing’ roadshows will be visiting Shepton Mallet, Frome and Wells, asking people to give their views as the Council […]