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Yeovil Town Football club and Fostering in Somerset joined forces on Saturday 11th February, for an afternoon of family fun and awareness-raising. Sparky the cuddly fostering dragon and The Glovers’ mascot Jolly Green Giant had a warm up with youth players, greeted enthusiastic young fans in the crowd and gave the Glovers a big welcome […]

Consultation Your Opinion

Parents and the local community are invited to comment proposals to relocate an Ilminster school. The plans to move and expand Greenfylde First School have been announced by Somerset County Council in order to meet the expected demand for school places in the area. At the moment the school is located on Silver Street and […]

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Motorists are being urged to follow a temporary one-way system in Bridgwater after a CCTV camera was installed on East Quay. A minority of motorists have been ignoring a ‘No Entry’ sign and driving the wrong way through the one-way system where East Quay joins The Drove in a bid to get round the diversion. […]

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Barratt Homes has confirmed details for the next phase of a major roadworks scheme in Yeovil. The developer is currently replacing the mini-roundabout at the junction of Sherborne Road and Lyde Road with a new traffic light controlled junction. This is required as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes […]

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A challenging engineering scheme to resurface one of the steepest hills in the country is due to start next month. The A39 at Porlock Hill is reportedly the steepest A road in England and has a gradient of 1 in 4 (25 per cent) in places. As part of Somerset County Council’s planned maintenance programme, […]

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County Council Leader John Osman lobbied hard for Somerset residents during a visit from a key Government minister today (Thursday). Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for local government, was in Wells as part of a whistle-stop visit and in a ‘positive’ meeting Councillor Osman was able to press him on key issues facing the […]

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  Work to improve an historic shopping street in Taunton has been completed – nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. Somerset County Council teamed up with Taunton Deane Borough Council and local traders to replace the tired old paving slabs which were frequently coming loose and requiring temporary repairs. The scheme was planned to take […]

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Somerset County Council’s services for vulnerable children and young people are improving, according to the latest feedback from Ofsted. The letter from inspectors follows a ‘monitoring visit’ last month which looked at how the authority works with children and young people in need of help and protection. It identifies areas of strength and areas where […]

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Somerset will benefit from around £24m of Government funding for five key projects to boost employment and economic growth. Today’s Growth Deal funding announcement from Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy allocated £43.5m to the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), in which Somerset County Council is a key partner. It […]

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We urgently need people who can offer a safe home to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arriving from the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. Somerset County Council has accepted more than 17 unaccompanied children already and more are expected. Most of the children arriving in Somerset are aged 15 or older, travelling from countries including Afghanistan, […]

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Somerset County Council has received £290,000 of funding from the Department for Transport to support technology to cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment. The funding will enable EDF Energy’s HGVs and park-and-ride buses to use innovative on board technology that will communicate with traffic lights to provide advance phase and timing […]