At the end of this week, more changes will be seen in the Somerset COVID vaccination programme, as the large vaccination site at the Bath and West Showground moves to Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford. The last booked jabs to be offered at the site, will take place on Sunday 1 August. Walk-ins for anyone […]

A select few of Somerset’s many unsung coronavirus heroes have been presented with their awards as the first ever winners of the Somerset Medal. The Somerset Medal was launched by Somerset County Council to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best – with the winners honoured at a special reception at Taunton […]

Joint news release by England Coast Path and Somerset County Council Keeping Somerset’s beautiful coastline open for everyone to enjoy during the holidays isn’t just about footpaths and fingerposts. The public have a huge role to play in looking after our trails and beaches, and with significant numbers expected to take ‘staycations’ this year we […]

The Somerset Library Service is inviting people to share their experiences of the last sixteen months, to be recorded for future generations to see. As part of ‘Reflections’, a county-wide creative response to the pandemic, libraries will host a series of at free drop-in sessions throughout August, in library buildings and online, with responses via […]

A major new section of Taunton’s road network opens on Monday (July 26) paving the way for the start of a multi-million pound improvement project on the Toneway.

With temperatures soaring, Somerset County Council is encouraging everyone to keep safe if planning on taking a cooling dip this summer With Coronavirus restrictions easing and the summer holidays almost upon us, many people will enjoy paddling pools, wild swimming and water play. They may also be heading to the county’s beaches and beauty spots […]

Somerset County Council is encouraging anyone planning a trip to the great outdoors to become tick aware, as warmer weather heightens the risk of tick bites. With most Coronavirus restrictions ending 19 July and the summer holidays fast approaching there is expected to be an increase in people enjoying outside activities. With the warmer weather […]

Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s announcement from Government that the five existing councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority. Robert Jenrick, the Secretary for State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, today confirmed the One Somerset business case, developed by the County Council and widely backed by MPs, key […]

Somerset County Council is to work in partnership with bus operators in the county to deliver improved services for all, and local people have a pivotal role to play.   Following the Government’s announcement in March of the new National Bus Strategy – ‘Bus Back Better’  a £3 billion pot of funding is being made […]

More than five thousand parents, teachers, and children have signed up to a new physical activity challenge, ‘Beat the Street’, travelling more than sixty-two thousand miles between them. The giant game, which has swept the streets of Taunton in the last month, is being run by Somerset County Council, Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) […]