Somerset’s business community is being invited to come and be dragons as four Somerset entrepreneurs present their pitches at a Somerset SOUP event next month. The four businesses have been chosen to pitch their idea with the chance of winning a package worth £1,000. They will be competing against each other, delivering a 4 minute […]

Drivers are advised of a change to temporary traffic management in Yeovil next week as the Western Corridor upgrade moves onto the next phase. 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 […]

Young people working with Somerset County Council have come up with essential advice on maintaining good mental health. Mental Health LifeHacks is an online resource for young people to support their mental health and wellbeing.  The project was supported by the Council’s Public Health team to ensure the resource was created by young people for […]

Somerset residents with Learning Disabilities are being sought to help create a support group in Taunton that will help get their voices heard, Peer Support Groups have already been formed in Bridgwater, Yeovil and Frome and Somerset County Council wants to see one set-up in the County Town. These groups enable people with Learning Disabilities […]

Volunteers who can speak up for and support young people are being sought by Somerset County Council. Adults are needed across the County to give a helping hand to children and young people who may need a bit of extra support by becoming advocates or ‘independent visitors’ through the Council’s Route 1 advocacy service. Advocates […]

A leading sports and leisure centre in Bridgwater is celebrating their first anniversary as a Somerset ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ venue. Trinity Sports and Leisure was nominated for the award following positive feedback about its helpful approach to families. The award is given to venues that have made a significant commitment to uphold the rights of […]

Road users in Somerset are being encouraged to stay safe on Cycle to Work Day with a little help from the County Council’s Road Safety Team. UK’s biggest cycle commuting event takes place on 15 August, aiming to promote the benefits of cycling to work instead of commuting by car. Cycling is a great way […]

The achievements of Somerset children and young people in care have been celebrated at the 2018 Annual Achievement Awards in Bridgwater and Taunton. Around 350 children and teenagers were recognised for their efforts over two award ceremonies, through nominations from social and youth workers and other Children’s Services professionals. The children and young people were […]

A Somerset cycleway scheme has won a prestigious gold environment award in a national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities. Somerset County Council and contractor Skanska competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Environment Awards. The winning entry was a scheme to build a new 1.2km cycleway […]

Jam and cream teas kick off this year’s annual CAOTfest, a Somerset County Council organised camping trip for children with autism and their families. The fun filled three-day camping trip this week, arranged by the Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT), is a chance for children with autism and their families to have a fun and […]