Somerset County Council is funding vital replacement services on two key routes in the county due to be withdrawn by the operator. First West of England announced in the summer it was discontinuing the 126 service from Wells to Weston-super-Mare and evening services on Monday to Friday on the D2 between Bath and Frome from […]

More than 300 people have signed up to help shape the future of council services in Somerset. From April 2023, Somerset’s five councils will be replaced by the new unitary Somerset Council which will deliver all council services to all communities – from waste collection and adult social care to housing, benefits and parks. A […]

A consultation has been launched, the results of which will help influence what Somerset’s future landscapes will look like. Opinions are being sought from experts and non-experts alike. From people who deal with trees in their work every day, to those who walk the dog in a woodland occasionally – and everyone else in between! […]

Wells Cathedral is to host a special service to give thanks for and celebrate the work of Somerset’s Lord-Lieutenant Annie Maw CVO, who retires at the end of October. To mark the occasion, people are being invited to Evensong in the Cathedral Nave on October 9th at 3pm. Today the Dean of Wells, the Very […]

Duncan Sharkey meets Bill Revans

Duncan Sharkey, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Somerset County Council, today (Monday 3 October) arrived for his first day in the office. Duncan got straight to work, convening the most senior officers from Somerset’s five councils, to focus on immediate actions needed to create a resilient new unitary council, which he will head, […]

Somerset County Council has introduced a policy of a seven-day turnaround for payments to Somerset-based businesses. Revisions to the council’s payments system now means that all companies with a Somerset postcode will automatically receive payment within seven days of their invoice being received by the council. The more typical payment rate for all business is […]

A landslide-hit road near Yeovil is the focus for a public meeting next month where Somerset County Council’s Highways team will outline the next steps. Chinnock Hollow has been closed since 21 February 2021 following a significant landslide involving 20 tonnes of rock and sand as well as a large tree. The debris rolled down […]

Work commenced this week on a major piece of infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians travelling between Dunster and Minehead. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is improving and widening an existing cycleway and footway running along the A39 between the two towns to ensure residents and visitors can travel safely by bike or foot. The £1 […]

Somerset County Council’s Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing) team has been rated as ‘Good’ across all sections in a recent review of the service by inspectors at the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The service provides community care, delivered by health visitors and school nurses across the county of Somerset and this inspection […]

We’re here all year – that’s the message from Somerset tourism businesses as the summer season comes to an end.