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Anyone planning a journey in Somerset can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place – http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk. 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 […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today (26.09.16) received the latest update on work to bring superfast broadband to the county. The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has now given over 316,200 premises access to fibre broadband, of which 263,187 premises have access to superfast broadband (24Mbps). Meanwhile, the National Parks part of the programme will […]

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Major works to rebuild the A39 through Loxley Woods near Ashcott have been completed on time. Somerset County Council used innovative methods to recycle 70 per cent of road material while strengthening and improving 2,500m of carriageway. Traditional resurfacing could have taken several months but this was completed in just four weeks, minimising disruption on […]

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The Leader of Somerset County Council as has saluted the county’s cricketing heroes for coming so close to claiming the county’s first championship title. A victory for Middlesex at Lord’s against Yorkshire this afternoon meant Somerset narrowly missed out on what would have been their first ever championship title. “It must be heart-breaking to be […]

Glastonbury hub

Glastonbury’s new ‘Library hub’ invites you to join in the celebrations at its official grand opening next month. The new public sector services hub in Orchard Court opened its doors in July offering a range of public sector services under one roof including the Library, the Children’s Centre, Registration Services and Mendip District Council’s Access […]

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Adults with learning disabilities are celebrating major improvements to two residential care homes following major thanks to Somerset County Council. On Tuesday 4 October clients and staff at Selwyn and Russet in Yeovil will mark the refurbishment of the premises with a ribbon-cutting and celebration event. The work started around six months ago represents a […]

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Work to build a new bridge as part of a major road scheme in Taunton will continue into early next week. Station Road has been closed this week while Somerset County Council’s contractor Carillion builds the new Kingston Loop Bridge as part of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) project. Carillion has informed the Council […]

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On Saturday 1 October, three of Somerset’s libraries will transform into “Fun Palaces”, offering a free day of arts, culture and sciences for all to get involved in. The events are part of Fun Palaces 2016, a free nationwide celebration of community. Fun Palaces bring people together to create and have fun through arts and […]

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“There’s an opal on earth for every star in the sky. And the reason they’re hidden is because it would break everyone’s heart if they were out in the open.” PHOTO CREDIT: TRAVELLING LIGHT THEATRE. Somerset County Council’s Taunton Library will play host to an enchanting theatre performance for children and adults next month. South […]

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School leavers, particularly those going to university or college this month, are being strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease after latest figures showed less than a quarter of young people across the South West have received the vaccine so far this year. Last month Public Health England (PHE) advised all school leavers, but especially ‘freshers’, […]