Anyone planning a journey in Somerset can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place – The new mobile-friendly website, launched today by Somerset County Council, offers live updates of unplanned travel incidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also has a searchable map showing […]


The next phase of a major road scheme in Taunton is due to take place next month with the return of a bridge over a key route in the town. Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully when Station Road is closed for five days so the new Kingston Loop Bridge can be lowered […]

Youth Club Children

Eleven Somerset youth clubs have shared nearly £30,000 in grants from Somerset County Council to help run popular sessions. The grants will support projects across the county. The grants from the County Council are being matched by nearly £19,000 in locally-raised funding and hundreds of hours of volunteers’ time – all for the benefit of […]

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A main road near Stratton-on-the-Fosse will close next month for improvements to the drainage system. The A367 Bath Road will be closed from Monday 12 September for four weeks to upgrade the drains, pipes and culverts. Due to the nature of this work with deep excavations in the highway, the closure will need to be […]

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Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families has paid tribute to students in Somerset receiving their GCSE results today (Thursday 25 August). Cllr Frances Nicholson met with teenagers at Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe as they collected their results this morning. Cllr Nicholson said: “It has been a privilege to meet our young people […]

Artists impression, Huntworth roundabout, Bridgwater

The sequencing of the traffic light signals at Huntworth roundabout in Bridgwater has been amended to improve safety and traffic flow in the area. The new sequence has addressed the issue of drivers not stopping at the roundabout internal stop line. The change will now see the North Petherton approach, the internal Stop Line by […]

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Somerset County Council and ‘Sparky’ the dragon are encouraging Somerset parents to protect their children in the sun this Bank Holiday. Exposing children to too much sun may significantly increase their risk of skin cancer later in life. Covering up, staying in the shade and using sunscreen are the best ways to protect children against […]

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A baby friendly café that offers parents support with breastfeeding, the opportunity to relax, make new friends and share positive experiences is set to launch in Yeovil. The cafe will promote and support parents with breastfeeding which has many proven positive health benefits for infants and their mothers. It has been set up by Somerset County […]

J25 plan square

Ambitious plans to upgrade Junction 25 of the M5 will be going on display to the public next month. Junction 25 is the main access point to Taunton and also provides a critical link to the second strategic route into the South West – the A303 via the A358. Somerset County Council has been working […]

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Congratulations to all of the fantastic medal winners in Rio and all of the athletes that took part in the Olympic games. I have been on the edge of my seat watching as much as I can of the action in Brazil and particularly the brilliant athletes from Somerset. They truly are an inspiration. The […]