Somerset County Council is launching a poster competition aimed at youth organisations such as Scouts and Guides, to help the search for more foster carers. Children and young people are being invited to design a fostering poster that will reach out to potential foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight 15 – 27 May 2018, to […]

Would-be care workers are being urged to find out more about potential new opportunities and careers  at the first Proud to Care recruitment event in Somerset. Somerset County Council has organised the Proud to Care jobs fair which will take place on Wednesday, 25 April, at the Wyvern Club, Mountfields Road, Taunton, TA1 3BJ from […]

Work has now started on a multi-million pound road scheme which will help ease congestion in Bridgwater. The first turf was formally cut for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) today (Thursday, 19 April), kicking-off the £18.4m scheme that will include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. As […]

Please be aware that the A39 is closed tonight (Wednesday 18 April) at Billbrook in West Somerset from 18.30 until 23.30. The road was due to be open tonight after the completion of essential resurfacing work, but this was delayed due to the weather. A planned closure affecting the A39 at Carhampton has been delayed […]

More than 98 per cent of children in Somerset have been given a place at one of their top three Primary school choices this year, with more than 93 per cent securing their first choice. Figures revealed by Somerset County Council show that 93.8 per cent of 5665 children starting school in 2018 received their […]

In recognition of the disruption caused by last week’s three-day closure of the Gateway Park & Ride near Taunton, weekly and monthly Park & Ride ticket holders can have their tickets extended by Buses of Somerset for three days. Any weekly tickets which expire up to and including 12 April (the last date that an […]

Somerset County Council has taken swift action to keep drivers safe after severe weather caused damage to a key road in West Somerset. Temporary traffic lights are in place while extensive investigative works take place into structural damage to the foundations of the A358 at Sampford Brett near Williton. These have been caused by prolonged […]

  A popular youth club serving a rural community in Mendip has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. Pilton Youth Club offers young people from Pilton and the surrounding area a safe and relaxed environment to socialise and unwind in with their friends.  The club offers a range of activities and opportunities such […]

Local authority adoption services in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are joining forces to become a single regional adoption service, under the banner Adopt South West. The move, required by the Government, is expected to improve the adoption process; making it simpler for adoptive parents, and quicker so children awaiting adoption are waiting less time. […]

Best-selling author and Somerset County Council Foster Carer Louise Allen is coming to Chard Library to talk about her inspirational memoir. Louise Allen will be talking about her highly successful debut ‘Thrown Away Child’ and how she got started as an author at a talk and book-signing at Chard Library on Thursday 19 April at […]

A permanent memorial to Hugh Montague Trenchard – the Taunton-born founder of the Royal Air Force – will be unveiled in the county town this year to mark the organisation’s centenary. The 1st Viscount Trenchard, who is widely regarded as the Father of the RAF, was born at Haines Hill, Taunton, in 1873 and spent […]