A consultation on potential changes the way support is provided to families in Somerset, including the role of Sure Start Children’s Centres, launches today. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to give their views on the Family Support Service proposals which aim to make support as accessible as possible for those who need it most. […]

Somerset County Council is encouraging young people across the county to make their mark and vote for the issues that matter most to them in a national annual ballot. The top voted for issues will be debated at the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons on Friday 10 November, chaired by the Speaker […]

Motorists in Somerset are being urged to check their tyres this October as part of the nationwide awareness drive. October is Tyre Safety month and Somerset County Council’s road safety team is reminding of the need to make sure tyres are both safe and legal. The condition of your tyres can severely affect the handling […]

Parents at ten schools in Somerset have been informed of new arrangements after Somerset County Council ended a school transport contract today. Alternative transport arrangements have been put in place to transport 437 students to and from the schools from tomorrow morning. This afternoon the council terminated its contract with Avalon Coaches due to performance […]

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage on the A37 at Oakhill has been completed early. The work to replace more than 1km of pipe has finished ahead of schedule and the road has been reopened this afternoon (22 September). The road was due to reopen on Sunday, to be followed by around a week […]

Somerset Libraries are launching two new Wellbeing Zones in Yeovil and Taunton libraries next week. The Wellbeing Zones, which have been part funded by Somerset County Council’s Public Health team, will provide a dedicated space in the library for people to access a range of health and wellbeing information and services They have been specially […]

A fire-breathing ‘dragon’ is the latest weapon being used to slay potholes in Somerset. Somerset County Council and its highways contractor Skanska are committed to using new equipment and techniques to reduce costs and improve services. The dragon patcher – so called because it uses flames to dry and heat the road surface – is […]

Somerset Children in Care have helped kick-start a ‘Have a Heart’ campaign in the lead up to National Adoption Week to raise awareness of the number of children waiting to be adopted. ‘National Adoption Week’ launches on 16 October and encourages people to consider adopting a child or to help spread the word about the […]

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 distributed to over 234,000 households across Somerset, four times a year and contains news, events and developments of community projects that […]

A Europe-wide event which aims to reduce road deaths is being backed by the road safety team at Somerset County Council. ProjectEDWARD – European Day Without A Road Death – is organised by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. Held this year on Thursday 21 September, the event is backed by 30 different countries and […]