Anyone planning a journey in Somerset can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place – The new mobile-friendly website, launched today by Somerset County Council, offers live updates of unplanned travel incidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also has a searchable map showing […]


The Leader of Somerset County Council as has saluted the county’s cricketing heroes for coming so close to claiming the county’s first championship title. A victory for Middlesex at Lord’s against Yorkshire this afternoon meant Somerset narrowly missed out on what would have been their first ever championship title. “It must be heart-breaking to be […]

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Glastonbury’s new ‘Library hub’ invites you to join in the celebrations at its official grand opening next month. The new public sector services hub in Orchard Court opened its doors in July offering a range of public sector services under one roof including the Library, the Children’s Centre, Registration Services and Mendip District Council’s Access […]

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Adults with learning disabilities are celebrating major improvements to two residential care homes following major thanks to Somerset County Council. On Tuesday 4 October clients and staff at Selwyn and Russet in Yeovil will mark the refurbishment of the premises with a ribbon-cutting and celebration event. The work started around six months ago represents a […]


Work to build a new bridge as part of a major road scheme in Taunton will continue into early next week. Station Road has been closed this week while Somerset County Council’s contractor Carillion builds the new Kingston Loop Bridge as part of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) project. Carillion has informed the Council […]


On Saturday 1 October, three of Somerset’s libraries will transform into “Fun Palaces”, offering a free day of arts, culture and sciences for all to get involved in. The events are part of Fun Palaces 2016, a free nationwide celebration of community. Fun Palaces bring people together to create and have fun through arts and […]


“There’s an opal on earth for every star in the sky. And the reason they’re hidden is because it would break everyone’s heart if they were out in the open.” PHOTO CREDIT: TRAVELLING LIGHT THEATRE. Somerset County Council’s Taunton Library will play host to an enchanting theatre performance for children and adults next month. South […]

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School leavers, particularly those going to university or college this month, are being strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease after latest figures showed less than a quarter of young people across the South West have received the vaccine so far this year. Last month Public Health England (PHE) advised all school leavers, but especially ‘freshers’, […]

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**This event has been postponed until further notice – we’ll publicise the new date soon!** Do you work in health, education or social care, or with children? Somerset County Council is urging professionals in these fields to attend an event about private fostering to find out what their responsibilities are to privately-fostered children. The event, […]

David Hall Newsroom

  Somerset County Councils Deputy Leader today told nuclear industry leaders that the county is the perfect place for nuclear business to grow. Councillor David Hall was speaking at the first annual conference organised by Nuclear South West in Bristol, an event aimed at all businesses in the nuclear industry, as well as those outside […]