Nearly 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall 97.7 per cent of the 5,664 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 92.17 per cent received their […]

The Somerset Digital Skills Talent Academy, hosted by Glass Box, Somerset Libraries, has made the shortlist for the Digital 100 Awards Finalists. Digital Leaders, the nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities, has today announced the finalists who make up the Digital Leaders 100 (DL100) list for 2019 and […]

Growing older doesn’t have to be all slippers and crossword puzzles, so why not ditch the Easter eggs and chocolates and get active this Easter instead? Research shows that regular physical activity boosts people’s physical and mental health and keeps older people mobile and independent. A range of activities designed to help older people get […]

Children and young people today helped launch a document that will shape the way Somerset County Council and its partners support them over the next three years. The voices of children and young people have been central to the creation of the Children and Young People’s plan for 2019-22 which outlines the challenges and dangers […]

Last year a sen.se Sational shop run by young people with stock created by pupils from special schools across Somerset opened in Taunton— now it’s happening in Yeovil. The brain child of an organisation called sen.se, which represents Somerset’s special schools, the shop was a big success in Taunton and well received by the public, […]

Normal business will resume with commuters able to return to the Gateway Park & Ride site tomorrow (Tuesday) after illegally camped travellers left the site this afternoon. Gateway Park & Ride was closed today (Monday) on safety and security grounds after a number of travellers illegally entered the site late Friday afternoon. A legal notice […]

Please note that Gateway Park & Ride site is closed tomorrow (Monday) on the grounds of safety and security after travellers illegally set up camp at the site late on Friday. Gateway buses will continue to operate between the Town Centre and Blackbrook Park as normal and alternative facilities are available at Silk Mills Park […]

You can now stay up to date with progress on the multi-million pound M5 Junction 25 improvement scheme in Taunton by registering for newsletters. Somerset County Council is currently upgrading Junction 25 to improve traffic flow, ease peak hour congestion and unlock land for employment to the east of the M5. The scheme is expected […]

A review of the school structure in and around Ilminster and Crewkerne is underway to ensure it can continue to deliver a good-quality of education for pupils in the long-term The falling number of secondary school-aged children in the immediate area, and national funding arrangements, mean that the current system is not financially sustainable – […]

From beginners to race veterans, Somerset County Council staff and Foster Carers came out in force running in the Yeovil Half Marathon on Sunday (31 March), to encourage everyone to help vulnerable Somerset children. A fifty-strong team ran wearing ‘Fostering in Somerset’ vests to raise awareness on fostering, while fostering staff and foster carers were […]