A new Leader and Executive have been announced at Somerset County Council’s Annual General Meeting – the first since May’s elections. Liberal Democrat Councillor Bill Revans was confirmed as Leader of the Council and announced that Cllr Liz Leyshon will take on the role of Deputy Leader. Cllr Mike Best was elected to the post […]

Somerset residents who are struggling to pay the bills could be eligible for support with the cost of food, energy, water, and other essentials over the coming months. Somerset County Council has been allocated £3.8m to distribute before September 30th as part of the second round of funding provided through the Government’s Household Support Fund. […]

Papers published today (1 July 2022) show the challenge that inflation is presenting to council budgets. The team putting together the budget for the new Somerset Council will be bringing together the budgets of the five current councils and delivering the planned £18.5 million in savings from the move to a single unitary council. However, […]

Work to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset as part of a multi-million package continues in Taunton later next month. 

A brand-new hydrotherapy pool has opened at a special school in Taunton to provide major benefits for children and young people with complex disabilities. The £1.8m facility at the Hazelbrook campus at Selworthy School was funded by Somerset County Council and opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw. Selworthy School is a special […]

Taunton’s Toneway Creech Castle junction improvement project is entering the final phase towards completion later this summer.

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has commenced work on two vital summer highways maintenance programmes covering verges and road surfaces

The COVID-19 spring booster programme will draw to a close at the end of June, and those who have yet to have theirs are urged to come forward as soon as possible.  Since March, the NHS has been offering spring booster doses to all people aged 75 years and over, people aged 12 years and […]

A further 1,110 homes and businesses in South Somerset will be provided with ultrafast broadband access thanks to extra funding secured by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) as part of a planned rollout being delivered by Wessex Internet to bring connectivity to hard to reach areas. The additional properties will be added to around 3,600 […]

Somerset’s Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw will soon be setting off on the sixth leg of her Jubilee Jaunt, paying tribute as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Lord Lieutenant has been working her way across Somerset on a 70-mile trek broken down into seven 10-mile sections, stretching from Clevedon all the way down […]

Somerset County Council, NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and Somerset Parent Carer Forum are keen to hear from children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their families, professionals and health colleagues to help shape Somerset’s SEND services going forward. Anyone who has been in contact with Somerset SEND services (for whatever […]