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).

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 […]

Somerset County Council needs volunteers to join an independent panel, which sets the allowances payable to its elected members. The Independent Remuneration Panel, a legally required body, makes recommendations to the Council about the different financial allowances elected members can receive. Being a panel member will involve researching the amounts other authorities make available to […]

Following on from the successful ‘Know Your Numbers’ Week in September (5-11 September), Yeovil Library will be hosting encouraging residents to ‘know their numbers’ and will be running a Heart Health Day in their Wellbeing Zone. The event, which will be held on Tuesday December 13from 9.30am to 12.30pm, will encourage the public to check […]

More free, fun activities are on offer this December for Somerset children eligible for free school meals. The Happy Healthy Holidays Somerset (HHHS) project is once again being delivered by Somerset County Council and the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) as part of a Government initiative to help tackle inequalities in holiday hunger, physical […]

A new cycling and walking route boasting eco-friendly lighting and forming part of an extensive and growing network has been opened in Bridgwater. 

With winter upon us, Somerset residents are being reminded to protect their health and the health of people around them by getting their flu and Covid-19 vaccinations.   Covid and flu vaccinations are safe and effective ways to prevent serious illness.  If you’re 50 and over, a frontline health or social care worker, pregnant, have a […]

Somerset will be able to offer better support to its residents after joining forces with a national network that offers expertise in providing effective help to people to access our services.  Somerset is one of 10 new areas approved to join the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) network, joining the existing 32 locations already taking […]

An appeal for private landlords to come forward with vacant, or soon-to-be vacant, properties for rent, has been launched. Generous Somerset sponsors have been hosting refugee families under the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme. Accommodation is now needed as part of a planned pathway across all Councils for moving guests out of sponsor accommodation and into […]

To coincide with the international campaign, ‘Sixteen Days of Action’ against domestic abuse, (25 November – 10 December), Somerset County Council has launched a new toolkit for employers. The campaign encourages employers to play their part in tackling domestic abuse and learn how to spot signs that an employee may be in an abusive relationship. […]