The Chairman of Somerset County Council has recognised the work of dozens of Somerset stalwarts at an annual award ceremony. Councillor Christine Lawrence presented over 60 Chairman’s Awards for services to community, to people who have dedicated their time and energy to others. From fiercely dedicated fundraisers to friendly volunteer drivers, bell ringers to bakers, […]

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Ahead of the ‘winter vomiting season’ Somerset’s Director of Public Health is reminding people to stay at home if they have the symptoms of the Norovirus infection. The symptoms of Norovirus are very distinctive and people often report a sudden onset of nausea followed by projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea, some people also experience headaches, […]


We are supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month to raise awareness of the disease and save lives through early detection and prevention. The national campaign aims to raise awareness of the risk factors and signs and symptoms of the disease while encouraging people to register at an NHS dentist and visit every six months or as […]

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Somerset County Council has secured a share of £60 million of funding from government to help local children in West Somerset get the best start in life. West Somerset is one of six areas in the country to have access to the funding to address the biggest challenges they face, including social mobility and educational […]

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Somerset County Council congratulates the local communities of Porlock, Selworthy and Minehead on their initiative and determination to keep local bus services running. The ground breaking plans, the first of its kind in Somerset, have been pursued by the local parish and town councils in partnership with the Buses of Somerset and the County Council […]

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The Glass Box in Taunton Library, a community space for business start-ups, innovators and digital minds, is hosting a 3D printing demonstration on Friday 28 October. The session will focus on 3D printing in the modern world and will be hosted by Grant Mackenzie from Robox, a leading 3D printer manufacturing company based in Somerset. […]


Public figures, sports people, musicians, groups, organisations and Somerset County Council staff all showed their hearts to support adoption in Somerset to mark National Adoption Week (17-23 October). Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “Thank you to everyone who got involved and supported adoption in Somerset last week. The response has […]


Temporary changes to the traffic management at Huntworth roundabout will be in place next week to enable the final resurfacing and street lighting works. One way traffic lights will be used outside of peak hours on some days, operated manually to minimise disruption. During the week commencing 24 October, carriageway surfacing works will be undertaken […]


For the second year running, children and young people supported by Somerset Children’s Social Care can say a big thank you to the staff who make a difference to them. The council is urging any child or young person who wants to see their key worker recognised for going the extra mile to come forward […]