Our fantastic key workers in Somerset are leading a campaign to deliver a vital message for everyone – let’s all make the last week of lockdown count and keep coronavirus infection rates down. Doctors, nurses, critical care teams, police, ambulance crews, firefighters and staff from Somerset County Council as well as Royal Navy personnel are […]

Somerset County Council now requires all secondary age pupils to wear face coverings on dedicated school transport with immediate effect, unless they are exempt.   Pupils are already required to wear face coverings in communal areas in secondary schools and this approach is being extended to all vehicles operating home to school transport.   These […]

Somerset County Council has today issued a plea for families in need of urgent food supplies to contact the Coronavirus helpline and confirmed it is stepping up its efforts to provide more school holiday support with a £125,000 scheme. At the same time, the Council continues to lobby government for further funding. Currently the council […]

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (30/11 – 5/12) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. Street Town Proposed Start Date Proposed End Date Working Days Works POPES LANE WELLINGTON 30/11/2020 30/11/2020 1 Post and rail repairs BARCLAY STREET BRIDGWATER […]

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Somerset based social worker Eddie Dube has received widespread praise and national recognition…

Somerset County Council’s Leader, and Director of Public Health are urging people to show restraint as the Government’s new Covid-19 tier system was announced today Somerset will be placed in Tier 2* when national restrictions end on 2 December. The Tier covers all four districts – Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Somerset West and Taunton […]

The five councils in Somerset have been given the green light to implement the recently launched plan for Somerset to go carbon neutral by 2030. The Somerset-wide Climate Emergency Strategy considers how climate change will impact the County of Somerset and describes what we need to do to cut our emissions and build resilience to […]

Public Health and Council leaders will be online this Thursday night (26 November) to answer questions from Somerset residents after the latest Government announcements. On Thursday the Government is expected to lay out which tier Somerset will be in once lockdown ends on 2 December. Somerset County Council’s Director Public Health Trudi Grant and Leader […]

Somerset’s Local Authorities are raising awareness of the new opportunities emerging for local companies to export goods and services. The South West is one of three areas chosen in the UK to benefit from the Export Growth Plan funding with a range of support provided ahead of the EU transition period as part of a […]

A new suite of digital resources launched this month will provide further information and support to families about pregnancy and parenthood. The ‘Somerset Maternity Toolkit’, available digitally twenty-four hours a day, is designed to support people through pregnancy and the parenting journey. It offers trustworthy information and support from pre-conception, pregnancy, through to infant feeding […]

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (23/11 – 29/11) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. Street name Town Proposed start date Proposed end date Working days Job SHERBORNE ROAD MILBOURNE DOWN MILBORNE PORT 23/11/2020 23/11/2020 1 Surface Dressing Preps […]

Somerset businesses faced with making redundancies due to the coronavirus pandemic are being encouraged to make the most of the support on offer through the Step Up Somerset initiative. The Step Up Somerset website is a one-stop-shop for people, employers and businesses looking for support and information about employment skills, careers and apprenticeships. Step Up […]