Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education is asking all secondary age pupils who can, to start wearing face coverings on dedicated school transport. It is not currently mandatory for school pupils to wear coverings on home to school transport – it is left to the discretion of parents. But wearing face coverings on public […]

Somerset parents are being urged to apply for school places online and in time. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, or transferring to their next school, applications need to be made through Somerset County Council’s website: http://www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions The deadline for parents to submit applications for secondary school places is Saturday, 31 […]

Somerset County Council’s significantly improved finances have been recognised by independent auditors in their end of year report. The turnaround in just two years has seen the Council move from an “adverse” Value for Money (VfM) conclusion to “unqualified” in 2019/20 – going from a very challenging position to the top ranking. The findings from […]

Somerset Libraries are kicking off National Libraries Week with an innovative new scheme. From Monday 5 October iPads will be available to job seekers looking for an extra bit of help in their quest for employment. The free iPad Loan Scheme from Somerset County Council is designed to help people looking for a new job […]

The Somerset Local Outbreak Engagement Board is urging people in the Mendip area to stay vigilant after a significant rise in positive coronavirus cases. Although the rates of infection remain low in Somerset as a whole, there is an increase in numbers in the county with more cases emerging in Mendip. Of the 59 new […]

‘Only book a Coronavirus test if you have symptoms’, says Chair of Somerset’s Local Coronavirus Engagement Board as demand for tests surge nationally. Local Coronavirus testing sites are up and running across Somerset, but demand for slots is increasing with 7000 people tested in Somerset last week alone. Test sites are commissioned by the Department […]

A major scheme to resurface a key road in Bridgwater is planned to take place next week. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing A39 Wembdon Road/North Street as it is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway. The scheme will be carried out under an evening road closure to minimise […]

  A new ‘Somerset Covid Checker’ launches this week to support parents in knowing what actions to take if their child starts to display Coronavirus symptoms. Somerset’s Coronavirus Engagement Board launched the new ‘Covid Checker’ to help parents know what to do if their child starts to display Coronavirus symptoms, tests positive, someone in their […]

The latest edition of Your Somerset is hitting doorsteps across the county and is now available to download. It’s packed full of useful information to help keep you fit and well (see pages 14 and 15), along with advice if you or someone you know maybe experiencing domestic abuse (see page 13). If you’re looking […]

Somerset’s Director of Public Health urges everyone to remain vigilant and continue following government guidance after Somerset sees an increase in Coronavirus cases. This comes after the Government announced earlier this week new rules around the number of people meeting in England as cases rise nationally. From Monday 14 September, there will be a ban […]