Evening bus services on some key routes in Somerset begin running from next week (30 January 2023). Somerset County Council is subsidising evening services from Monday to Saturday connecting Taunton with the towns of Minehead, Bridgwater, Wellington and Chard after 8pm and running to at least 10.30pm. Currently most of the services stop between 8-8.30pm. […]

The ‘My Time to Care’ campaign was shot entirely in Somerset and stars local carers in six new videos being launched today (Monday, January 16). Somerset County Council has joined forces with the NHS and Registered Care Providers Association for the new campaign, which aims to empower carers, and show how working in social care […]

Bus users in Somerset will be able to travel on most routes in the county for just £2 from January. The major fare cut is part of an initiative funded by the Government aimed at boosting bus use while helping passengers to save money as the cost of living crisis continues to bite, fuelled in […]

Funding to support projects focused on a greener approach to highways maintenance and construction has been awarded to Somerset County Council.

Last month, planning permission was granted for the new primary school at the Orchard Grove development in Taunton.  The school will serve the new community, with capacity for 420 pupils and 52 nursery places, and room to expand to accommodate an additional 210 children. An investment of £11.3 million has been secured to build the […]

An ambitious mentoring programme is being launched to make the expertise of the county’s most knowledgeable business-people available to businesses across Somerset. Twenty mentors are being recruited to join the programme in its initial stage, where they will receive free mentor training. Executive and senior management level business leaders, successful entrepreneurs or business consultants, who […]

The A361 across the Somerset Levels has now reopened after a successful clear-up operation following recent flooding. A significant stretch of the road had been flooded since last week with emergency road closure gates at Burrowbridge and East Lyng locked shut to keep people safe. This afternoon (24 Jan) the gates have been reopened and […]

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The Environment Agency and the local authorities in Somerset have removed the major incident status declared last week as flood risk in the county has reduced.

Somerset County Council have asked the people of Somerset to have their say on the proposed admissions criteria changes for Somerset schools, including some academies, for 2024/25 and now are the last few days for comments to be submitted. When changes are made to the admissions arrangements, schools have a statutory duty to make them […]

The Environment Agency and the local authorities in Somerset have declared a major incident because of flood risk in the county. 

Somerset County Council has taken action to close the A361 across the Somerset Levels this morning, Friday 13 January, following warnings from the Environment Agency (EA) and rising water levels