More than 400,000 people could be making their way to the ballot box for the County Council elections which are now just a week away. Some 418,000 plus residents are registered to vote for one of the 230 prospective councillors vying for their support on 4 May, with 55 seats available across the county. A […]

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams are standing down after travelling the equivalent of nearly twice around the world this winter. The fleet of 23 gritters were needed on 52 occasions when freezing temperatures were forecast, treating around 900 miles of road each time to help prevent ice forming. There were only a couple of snowfalls […]

What do bats, wild singing and meadows have in common? Go wild and have an adventure, get out into the beautiful countryside during Somerset’s first ever Naturally Healthy Month which runs all this May and you will find out… People of all ages have the opportunity to take part in around forty-five different outdoor activities, […]

Families enjoyed a day of fun and excitement yesterday (Sunday 23 April), when sporting and charity mascots from all over the South West joined forces in a very special steeplechase at Wincanton Races for The Children’s Brain Trust. Representing ‘Fostering and Adoption in Somerset’ was ‘Sparky’, Somerset County Council’s dragon mascot, competing with the likes […]

Last night (Thurs 20 April) Somerset County Council presented Costa Coffee with a special commemorative picture to thank them for their amazing support towards Fostering and Adoption in Somerset. Costa has provided space, time and refreshments for people to come together to find out more about fostering and adoption in several stores across Somerset including […]

Somerset County Council is asking residents to “use the fourth” and to make sure they cast their vote in the local election on Thursday 4 May. With just two weeks to go until people vote for who they want to represent their community on the County Council, the authority is reminding everyone of the date […]

Children of Somerset foster carers were treated by Somerset County Council to an energetic day out on Tuesday (11 April), enjoying some Nerf Blasting fun in Street. Over 25 children met to have fun, running around playing games amongst neon-painted scenery and inflatables whilst enjoying spending time with other children from families who foster. “It […]

Nearly 99 per cent of children in Somerset were given one of their top three choices and more than 93 per cent have secured their first choice primary school for the next academic year – an increase on previous years. Figures revealed by Somerset County Council show that for September 2017, 93.4 per cent of […]

A multi-million pound roads contract for Yeovil that could provide economic benefits of more than £100m was formally approved today. The Western Corridor scheme is a package of improvements to increase the capacity of several key junctions and upgrade facilities for pedestrians and cyclists along the western side of the town. It will also support […]

Drivers are being advised of upcoming overnight closures as a major scheme to build a new roundabout on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard nears completion. The roundabout is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes in the village. […]