Freezing temperatures are expected again overnight with a @metoffice warning in place for ice and hazardous driving conditions expected. We’re treating the network now and will continue to patrol through the night. Schools: We expect most, if not all schools, to open as usual tomorrow, though that is a decision for the individual schools to make. Schools […]

Somerset County Council is backing this month’s National CSE Awareness Day. Taking place this Sunday, 18 March, the day aims to improve understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) so the public can help all the organization involved in safeguarding children. Work to stop CSE in Somerset is led by the Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Board (SSCB) […]

Somerset residents will have an extra seven weeks to share their views on the County Council’s proposals for its libraries. The closing date for the consultation has been extended from Sunday 22 April to Wednesday 13 June after listening to feedback from the public, partners, Councillors and communities. Councillor David Hall, Cabinet Member for Resources […]

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The Westfield Youth Club in Yeovil has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. The Westfield Youth Club is a vibrant and popular club for young people from Westfield and the surrounding communities.  It attracts about 30 young people each week and offers an extensive range of activities and opportunities such as sports, music, […]

Pupils and staff where joined by Somerset County Council’s leader  as they celebrated the official opening of their new state-of-the-art school in Bridgwater. Northgate Primary School was built with funding from Somerset County Council and EDF. Part of the Clevedon Learning Trust (CLT) family, the £7.4 million facility will eventually cater for 420 pupils in […]

Pupils from two Taunton schools have been getting to grips with ancient artefacts and state of the art technology in Taunton Library’s Glass Box. Somerset County Council’s Library Service teamed up with South West Heritage to run sessions for children from Bishop Fox’s school and St George’s RC Primary School as part of the BBC […]

Construction of a new multi-million pound link road in Bridgwater is set to start in early April following the signing of a key contract. The £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) plans include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. The scheme will help ease congestion along Taunton Road […]

The public’s views are being sought on potential new names for four of Somerset’s Electoral Divisions. There are 54 Divisions in the county and Somerset County Council is proposing to change the name of four of them so that they better describe the area they cover. Anyone with an interest can take part in a […]

Alison Cooper has been a Shared Lives Carer for five years, and along with her family they have supported adults with mental health issues or disabilities in their own home. This weekend her story will featured in the Guardian. Alison currently cares for Jonathon, 41, who is autistic. The Shared Lives scheme allows Jonathon to […]

A new nursery has opened its doors on the site of a Taunton garden centre thanks to a unique partnership between a local charity which supports the Royal Marines and Somerset County Council. The Brambles nursery opened early this month on the Wyevale Garden Centre in Pen Elm, close to Norton Manor Camp, the current […]