Dedicated groups, teams, and other volunteers were among the second round of recipients awarded a Somerset Medal for their outstanding service during the coronavirus pandemic. 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 […]

Somerset’s Youth Parliament is seeking nominations from young people aged 11 to 18 wishing to become a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP). Nationally, over 300 elected representatives work with central and local government to make sure young people’s voices are heard. Supported by Somerset County Council, Somerset MYPs campaign on a range of issues, advise, […]

Ann Adams, Service Manager at Somerset County Council’s Support Services for Education (SSE), was a finalist in the outstanding lead governance professional category at the National Governance Association’s (NGA) Outstanding Governance Awards 2021 on Thursday 9 September. The category – newly introduced for 2021 – recognises individuals leading and managing governance across several schools. Ann […]

Works to reduce hazardous flooding on the main road serving West Somerset are set to be carried out next month by Somerset County Council Highways.  The A39 at Carhampton Cross has long been a flooding trouble spot, with excessive water regularly posing a danger to road users or making it impassable. This has caused widespread disruption for residents, businesses and visitors. Water cascading down from Carhampton Cross has also regularly […]

“I am now more terrified for my daughter than I ever was when she had cancer.” Michael Wallis talks about his fear for his disabled daughter of catching Coronavirus and pleads for everyone offered, to have the vaccine to protect the most vulnerable people in our society: When my daughter was born, in the dark […]

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Recycling more is a way we can all contribute to the fight against climate change every day – that’s the message from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) this Recycle Week. The national awareness week starts on Monday 20 September, and this year’s theme is ‘stepping it up’ to combat climate change. More than 137,000 tonnes of waste were […]

Health leaders in Somerset welcome a cautious approach as the Government unveils its plans for tackling Covid-19 during Autumn and Winter, placing an emphasis on the importance of vaccinations, testing and tracing, and individual’s behaviour. From as soon as next week, vaccines will be offered to otherwise healthy 12 – 15-year-olds, via the school immunisation […]

Somerset residents, communities, and organisations are being asked to join a national initiative to plant trees in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Next year will mark 70 years since HM The Queen came to the throne – the longest reign in our history.  There are various plans for celebrations to mark her Platinum Jubilee, […]

A new scheme bringing sustainably grown vegetables to communities is one of many green initiatives benefiting from Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Community Fund. The ‘Good Vibe Veg’ project in Horner, West Somerset is one the many green schemes being supported by the County Council’s £1 million investment. It’s widely recognised that local, small-scale food […]