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 […]

Work to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset as part of a multi-million package commences in Wells and Shepton Mallet this summer. The scheme will see major upgrades to traffic signals in both towns before the programme moves to Frome later in the year. Work to replace signals at a number of sites in […]

Somerset County Council and Dorset County Council have been awarded nearly £1 million funding from the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund to run a third round of Skills Bootcamps. The Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps are training courses up to 16 weeks long, providing adults with the opportunity to retrain into high-demand job roles in sectors […]

If you are over the age of 18, have a clean full driving licence and own a four-door car, you could play a rewarding role as a volunteer driver helping people get to vital medical appointments. Volunteer drivers provide a crucial transport service for non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, enabling them to get […]

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival returns this week – and Somerset County Council will again be working closely with organisers to help keep hundreds of thousands of music fans moving.

A new Somerset Financial Wellbeing project is being launched to support people concerned about money and help them to plan for a better financial future. The project is being delivered by the four Somerset-based credit unions: Westcountry Savings & Loans, Great Western Credit Union, Somerset Community Credit Union, and Mendip Community Credit Union. The exciting […]

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team has teamed up with The British Horse Society (BHS) to highlight potential safety issues faced by equestrians on Somerset roads.

Somerset County Council has raised the flag outside County Hall in Taunton to mark Armed Forces Day. Somerset County Council Chairman Cllr Mike Best was joined by the Council’s Armed Forces Champion Cllr Henry Hobhouse, Council Leader Cllr Bill Revans, and Deputy Council Leader Cllr Liz Leyshon for the flag raising ceremony on Monday morning […]

Arts and culture across Somerset are set to benefit from the creation of a Somerset Cultural Strategy following a £30,000 grant awarded by Arts Council England. Over the next year, the aim is to produce a five-year cultural strategy for the new unitary Somerset Council which comes into being in April 2023. Community priorities will […]

A questionnaire is now open giving Somerset residents and businesses the chance to have their say on how more than £7m of funding should be spent to help build pride in local communities and increase life chances. Somerset has been allocated a total of £7.26m of funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to […]

People planning to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Glastonbury Tor are being encouraged to play their part in ensuring there’s minimal disruption and damage to the ancient site. Previous Solstice celebrations have seen irresponsible vehicle parking on Stonedown Lane, blocking access for residents, preventing farmers from tending livestock, and obstructing emergency vehicles. Glastonbury Multi Agency […]