CSE is a type of sexual abuse. It is when someone takes advantage of anyone under the age of 18 sexually, for their own or other people’s benefit or enjoyment. This frequently involves using threats, bribes, violence, humiliation, or emotional blackmail. It can be difficult to identify because those who have suffered often do not […]

Anyone with a question about a major road improvement scheme in Yeovil can now meet with the contractor at a weekly drop-in centre. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will also […]

A new social care and health initiative in Somerset has already helped hundreds of people return safely home earlier from hospital. Since the initiative launched in September over 300 people have been supported to move on from hospital sooner and average stays in hospital have been reduced by five days for each person. As soon […]

A multi-million pound link road which will provide traffic relief to several key locations across the south east of Bridgwater was formally approved today. Somerset County Council’s Cabinet unanimously voted to appoint a contractor for the £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) scheme following an extensive procurement process. The contract will be signed after […]

A utility firm has been fined £3,000 after pleading guilty to three offences relating to unauthorised roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Bristol Water as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public. The Council does its best to plan ahead and avoid overlapping or […]

More people are having their care needs successfully met on their first phone call to the County Council, thanks to Somerset’s innovative new ways of working. Around 60 per cent of Adult Social Care phone enquiries to the Council’s customer services, Somerset Direct, are now being resolved on the first call and on some days […]

Cyclists and pedestrians received a boost yesterday (Monday 11 December) when a new footway/cycleway officially opened which links Cannington to Sandford Corner. Cllr David Hall, Cabinet Member for Resources & Economic Development at Somerset County Council and guests celebrated the opening of a new 1.2KM (0.75 miles) footway/ cycleway alongside the A39 between Cannington and […]

A list of Somerset events and activities to tackle loneliness over the festive season is now online. Backed by Somerset County Council, it has been pulled together by the Community Council for Somerset, and highlights activities that anyone can join in over Christmas and New Year. From carol services to coffee mornings, lunch clubs to […]

Somerset’s public health advisors and family doctors are reminding elderly people and those people with long-term conditions, to keep warm if they want to keep well this winter. The seasonal cold and damp weather at this time of year can take its toll on the health of most vulnerable members of the community, like people […]

Health services in Somerset are set to forge stronger links with the voluntary and community sector after a £60K financial boost helps ‘Social Prescribing’ take a leap forward. ‘Social Prescribing’, as described by the NHS, links people with health problems into practical and emotional support in communities and the voluntary sector. Participants meet with a professional […]

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of ‘Your Somerset’ for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is distributed to over 234,000 households across Somerset, four times a year and contains news, events and developments of community projects that […]