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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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 […]

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Major works to rebuild a road near Ilminster which has been closed since February are due to start on Monday (27 Oct) – a week earlier than planned. Providing there are no unseen problems or extreme bad weather, it means the B3168 at The Beacon should be repaired and reopened in time for Christmas. The […]

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Live in Somerset, but haven’t yet shared your views with us this autumn? If your answer is yes, then look no further, because there’s still time to have your say. Chances are if you’ve been out and about in Somerset over the last few months, you might have spied Somerset County Council’s Listening, Learning, Changing […]


Drivers who continue to break the law by using hand held mobile phones at the wheel will be targeted in a special operation this week. Officers from Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team and Avon and Somerset Police will be on the road in South Somerset for a day of action on Wednesday 22 October. […]

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Journey-planning and fitness checks, built-in breaks and cutting out distractions… there’s lots a Somerset business can do to prepare its employees if they’re driving for work. But with one third of road traffic collisions involving people driving for their jobs, if your business hasn’t got a plan in place for your drivers, read on. Somerset […]

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Military historian Peter Hart will visit the Museum of Somerset on Thursday 23 October for an evening talk called ‘Flashbacks from the Front’. Peter Hart is an internationally-known author and oral historian at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London. His talk will centre around recordings of First World War veterans who describe their experiences […]