As fuel prices spiral during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis Somerset County Council and Somerset Bus Partnership are joining forces to encourage people to ‘BUS IT’. The campaign aims to highlight that with households under financial pressure buses have never been more relevant, offering a cheaper travel alternative and the chance to save on fuel and […]

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. […]

Work to update safety measures on a spectacular coastal road near Watchet begins next month with the installation of new safety gates and advanced signage. The scheme on the B3191 Cleeve Hill Road is based on flood gates installed on the Somerset Levels, and will prevent access either side of the narrowest section of the […]

In preparation for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, Somerset County Council’s Public Health team are asking members of the public to share quotes, lyrics or poems that have helped them to get through difficult times in their lives. Contributions will then be compiled in to a digital ‘Book of Hope’, together […]

Bus users will soon be able to travel anywhere in the Taunton area for just £1 The new fare structure is part of an £11.9 million package of measures being introduced by Somerset County Council as part of Somerset’s Bus Service Improvement Plan and includes proposals for new evening and weekend services on some routes.Earlier […]

Do you know someone who has helped their community be prepared for emergencies? A new award has been launched to celebrate people or groups that have made their communities more resilient. The winner will be announced at the 2022 Somerset Community Resilience Day on October 13, at West Monkton Village Hall. Nominations are invited from […]

With temperatures again set to exceed 30C this week, Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for themselves, vulnerable family, friends and neighbours. Whilst many of us look forward to enjoying the hot weather, it is worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks to some people and the UK […]

The former Misterton school site has been given the green light to help up to 15 Somerset vulnerable children and young people improve their educational and life outcomes after a Somerset County Council key decision made today (5 August). Somerset County Council, in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, is working to support […]

Volunteers are needed to support young people in care, providing friendship and advice to help them through times of need. Somerset County Council is appealing for more Route 1 Advocacy and Independent Visitors. These are adult volunteers who help young people in a number of ways – from providing fun and building happy childhood memories, […]

Somerset County Council picked up two honours at the recent Somerset Education Business Partnership (SEBP) Awards held in Bridgwater.  Somerset County Council collected one award for its work supporting young people faced with disadvantages in getting work opportunities, and another for the way the Highways team delivered social and community benefits throughout the pandemic.  The […]

People in Somerset are encouraged to join a new Customer Panel and help shape the future of council services. From April 2023, Somerset’s five councils will be replaced by the new unitary Somerset Council which will deliver all council services to all communities – from waste collection and adult social care to housing, benefits and […]