Somerset residents who are struggling to pay the bills could be eligible for support with the cost of food, energy, water, and other essentials over the coming months. Somerset County Council has been allocated £3.8m to distribute before September 30th as part of the second round of funding provided through the Government’s Household Support Fund. […]

A new Leader and Executive have been announced at Somerset County Council’s Annual General Meeting – the first since May’s elections. Liberal Democrat Councillor Bill Revans was confirmed as Leader of the Council and announced that Cllr Liz Leyshon will take on the role of Deputy Leader. Cllr Mike Best was elected to the post […]

Somerset County Council has been named as one of Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK by the Department for Education. The County Council came in 67th on the prestigious list and was one of just three Local Authorities to be included in the Top 100. To mark the occasion, Somerset Support Services for Education […]

A key Somerset road is the focus for important repairs this summer to protect the surface from flooding and ice during the winter months. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is replacing drainage channels and gullies which are badly deteriorated on a stretch of the A371 near Wincanton in readiness for adverse weather. The work is […]

An official film has been produced to give a flavour of how Somerset celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The film was commissioned by the county’s Lord Lieutenant , Annie Maw CVO – and a copy will be sent to Her Majesty. The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw said:  “We are all so proud of […]

A broadband company has been handed a significant fine after being found guilty of three offences relating to work carried out on a road last year.

Papers published today (1 July 2022) show the challenge that inflation is presenting to council budgets. The team putting together the budget for the new Somerset Council will be bringing together the budgets of the five current councils and delivering the planned £18.5 million in savings from the move to a single unitary council. However, […]

Work to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset as part of a multi-million package continues in Taunton later next month. 

A brand-new hydrotherapy pool has opened at a special school in Taunton to provide major benefits for children and young people with complex disabilities. The £1.8m facility at the Hazelbrook campus at Selworthy School was funded by Somerset County Council and opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw. Selworthy School is a special […]

Taunton’s Toneway Creech Castle junction improvement project is entering the final phase towards completion later this summer.

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has commenced work on two vital summer highways maintenance programmes covering verges and road surfaces