Selfless Somerset citizens who have gone the extra mile to support their communities have been recognised for their contributions at the Somerset County Council Chairman’s Awards. The Chairman’s Awards were recently held at Taunton Rugby Club with 16 individuals and four groups presented with certificates and pin-badges by Somerset County Council Acting Chair Councillor Mark […]

Businesses and residents are urged to enjoy but plan Covid safe Christmas get-togethers this festive season. With Covid rates still high across the County, Somerset County Council’s Public Health leaders are reminding everyone to think about how they can enjoy the festivities, whilst still taking simple measures to help control the spread of Coronavirus. Everyone […]

Children and young people eligible for free school meals in Somerset will once again be offered free fun activities over the school holidays this winter.  Young people aged 5 – 16 years will have the opportunity to take part in enriching physical activities and be provided with a nutritious meal and information about eating healthily, as part […]

Traders in the Exmoor market town of Dulverton have launched a new initiative with bags of potential to help the environment, thanks to a grant from Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Community Fund. The town’s traders unveiled new jute and paper bags for their customers in a bid to become more eco-friendly and move away […]

A multi-million-pound operation to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset heads to Yeovil early next year. Work to replace signals in Taunton’s Rowbarton area, the first stage of a major investment in the county’s network infrastructure, completed this autumn and now the focus turns to other towns across the county. The team is currently […]

Somerset County Council joined others from health and social care across the country for a 10 Downing Street reception hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to thank all who worked so hard during the Covid-19 pandemic. Anna Littlewood, Deputy Director for Adult Social Care, took the chance to highlight and praise the extraordinary work carried […]

On Tuesday 23rd November, I had an unexpected invite from the Prime Minister to No.10 Downing Street…

Walk-in clinics are taking place across Somerset this weekend – giving local people more opportunities to get their COVID-19 jabs. Professor Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health for Somerset County Council, said: “The vaccination remains the best form of defence that we have against covid, and I would urge anyone who is yet to receive […]

Somerset County Council welcomed a High Court judgment acknowledging that decisions made in respect of the adoption of ten children in Somerset were in their best interests and lawful, despite procedural irregularities at the early stages of the adoption process. The High Court considered in September whether appropriate medical information had been requested of the […]

Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way team completed work on a new safe footway in Doniford last week. The work was completed with support from Natural England and the England Coast Path Establishment Scheme, as part of the Rural Development Programme for England and was made possible with the cooperation of Doniford Farm Park and […]