There’s never been a better time to ‘Bus It’ in Taunton as a new £1 fare for any single bus journey in the town comes into effect from Monday (December 5).

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With low temperatures and potentially severe overnight frosts forecast across the South West from Wednesday, Somerset County Council’s public health team are encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of cold weather.

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Somerset County Council is urging people experiencing domestic abuse to seek help, at a time when incidents of domestic abuse are expected to rise. Data published by the National Centre for Domestic Violence highlights that incidents of Domestic Abuse increase by 26 percent if England play, 38 percent if England lose, and 11 percent the next […]

Somerset residents will get their first sight of the new branding for council services in the county today as papers are published ahead of Somerset County Council’s Executive next week. Documents include proposals for the new branding for Somerset Council to be used to identify public services provided by the new unitary council from April […]

Wookey Primary School near Wells has become the latest in a line of Somerset buildings to receive a ‘decarbonisation’ makeover as part of Somerset County Council’s commitment to making its buildings more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The type of work carried out varies from building to building, but includes features such as cavity wall […]

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is warning road users of the Fatal Five behaviours, which are the main causes of serious injuries and deaths on our roads. The team will be running a campaign on social media throughout December highlighting these factors in collisions and showing how road users can make sure they are […]

A Somerset County Council social worker has been recognised for her outstanding work and won a national award. Louise White, Somerset County Council service manager for Safeguarding, was one of the winners at the Safeguarding Adults Board ‘We See You – We Hear You’ Excellence Awards held virtually on November 25. The awards, which are […]

Somerset County Council has revealed plans to subsidise evening services 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

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Over 70 ‘Warm Welcome’ spaces are now open to anyone who wants somewhere warm and welcoming to go, with many more planning to open their doors in the coming weeks.

Today (Thursday 1 December) marks World AIDS Day. Over 105,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. To support the UK ambition of ending new infections of HIV by 2030, Somerset County Council is working together with The Eddystone Trust and the […]