Joint release from Somerset County Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Somerset reached an important milestone this week, with the publication of a plan for rapid improvement. During an assessment earlier this year on how effectively SEND services […]

Urgent flood prevention works are scheduled to take place on the A3088 Cartgate Link Road near Yeovil next week. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has identified a seepage through the carriageway, which has led to flooding during heavy rain. If surface water freezes, the driving conditions would be extremely hazardous on this busy road. The […]

Major road works scheduled to take place next week (7/12 – 13/12) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. Street Town Proposed Start Date Proposed End Date Working days Work SILVER LANE FROME 07/12/2020 08/12/2020 2 Resurfacing REDGATE STREET BRIDGWATER 07/12/2020 10/12/2020 4 […]

Somerset’s Coronavirus Helpline has received more than 10,000 calls since its launch in April, signposting residents to a huge range of vital support such as emergency food parcels, prescription collections and hospital transport. Set up by Somerset’s local councils working together with partner organisations such as Mindline, Citizens Advice Bureau and the Community Council for […]

Technology has been a massive benefit during lockdown, but for people experiencing domestic abuse there is a risk it can be used to make their situation worse and increase harm. Modern technology has entertained us in a time of isolation, kept us in touch with friends and family and up to date with the pandemic. […]

Somerset County Council has enlisted the help of former BBC television journalist Clinton Rogers for a new weekly series of informative Covid Catch Up videos. The former BBC Points West correspondent will front the new series which aims to help people understand how Covid-19 is affecting Somerset, and what we can all be doing to […]

Plans are fully underway in Somerset to prepare for a mass Covid-19 vaccination roll out now the Government has authorised the Pfizer vaccination for use across the UK, starting from next week. Somerset County Council is working closely with health colleagues to support the vaccination programme. This includes having hundreds of Council staff on standby […]

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A new service, launching this week, aims to make it easier for people with disabilities in Somerset to make their voices heard.   The Somerset Disability Engagement Service, run by AJM Healthcare, will work with Somerset County Council to deliver its engagement and consultation with disabled people throughout the county for the next two years. […]

Young people experiencing relationships that cause them to feel scared, controlled or who are harmed can find local help and support.   Safer Somerset Partnership launched a county wide campaign this week to raise awareness on spotting the signs of unhealthy relationships amongst teenagers.   Young people experience the highest rates of domestic abuse of […]

Members of the public are reminded to have their say on plans to transform how education is delivered in the Crewkerne and Ilminster area before Friday 11 December. On 3 November, Somerset County Council announced details of a public consultation on proposals to move from the current three-tier school system to a two-tier model of […]