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Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s funding announcement which should mean an extra £1m for the County Council and £6.8m for Somerset as a whole. The Minister Housing Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, confirmed that Somerset is to be included in the latest phase of the Business Rate Retention pilot scheme. The county and […]

A key milestone has been passed in the construction of a new £7m primary school in Taunton. The main phase of work has started on the Somerset County Council project – the new 14-class, 420-pupil Nerrols School which is due to open in September 2019. On Thursday (13 December) there was a bolt-tightening ceremony at […]

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is working alongside partner agencies to keep armed forces personnel safer on the road. Statistics show armed forces personnel in the UK have a 62% increased risk of being involved in a road traffic collision compared to members of the general public. The Council’s Road Safety Team has been […]

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 delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and […]

Businesses in Somerset now have even more help to grow with the help of the County Council’s network of Enterprises Centres. The Highbridge Enterprise Centre, which is already home to 15 businesses and 35 jobs, has had a £470,000 expansion. Three more light industrial units have been opened, providing an extra 234 square metres of […]

Leaders from authorities across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) are calling on Government to help them play a greater role in getting ready for the impacts of Brexit. In a letter to the Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), signed jointly by Cllr David Fothergill, Chair of the HotSW Joint Committee […]

Parents across the county whose children need school places next September are being urged to get online and apply before the January deadline. The last day for applications for primary admissions is 15 January – this includes children starting school for the first time or moving from Infant to Junior and First to Middle schools […]

Parents are urged to think one step ahead of their children over the festive period to avoid accidents and have a ‘Safer Home’ this Christmas. In Somerset the leading cause for the under 5’s having avoidable injuries is falls in their own home. Somerset County Council and Somerset and Devon Fire and Rescue Service are […]

Another key section of the Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is due for completion before Christmas – months earlier than previously advertised. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions, reduce congestion and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It takes […]

Young people from Somerset have been rubbing shoulders with senior MPs in debates at the House of Commons. Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) Hanna Wittek (Sedgemoor & Mendip), Leonie Robertson (South Somerset) and Jago Yelland (Taunton Deane & West Somerset) met with elected MYPs from across the UK in Westminster last month to represent their […]