Excited pupils in Yeovil are putting down roots in Somerset’s newest primary school. Primrose Lane Primary opened its doors after the half-term break, following the recent completion of the £4.2m, eight-classroom project – including a nursey – built to meet the town’s growing demand for school places. There are 13 children at the school and […]

Have fun, get information and meet others at a FREE family fun day for children and young people with a disability or additional need taking place in Street in July. Organised by Somerset County Council and taking place on Saturday 1 July from 10am to 2pm at Brookside Academy in Street, children and young people […]

More working families in and around Rockwell Green will be able to benefit from funded childcare places with the expansion of the Rockets pre-school. The new Rockets building at Rockwell Green Primary is the first of six Somerset County Council projects that will boost the number of childcare spaces available in the county. Creating nearly […]

The next phase of major development in Monkton Heathfield is due to start next month with the installation of a new bus gate. Plans for new homes, a new local centre and the relocation of West Monkton Primary School were approved by the Planning Inspector back in 2008 and included a legal agreement for the […]

Somerset County Council joined other Government buildings and famous landmarks across the country today in raising a flag to show support for our Armed Forces. Raised by Cllr Rod Williams, newly elected Chairman of Somerset’s Armed Forces Covenant, the Armed Forces flag will be on display at County Hall for the remainder of the week […]

Improvements to parking services at Somerset County Council will see the introduction of ‘virtual’ permits and a new online payment system. Residents will now be able to apply and pay for resident permits for their own vehicles and their visitors, including annual and daily scratch cards, in one online transaction. Currently applications must be made […]

Five district STAR volunteer winners were crowned during National Volunteers’ Week last week recognising the invaluable time and commitment they give to their local community. Voluntary organisations and members of the public were asked in February to nominate ‘Somerset Star’ volunteers who deserve special recognition for the voluntary work they do. Over 70 STAR volunteer […]

One of the world’s biggest music festivals comes to Somerset next week – and Somerset County Council will be doing its bit to help keep the county moving. The Glastonbury Festival starts next Wednesday and sees around 200,000 music fans and thousands of cars descend on the very rural area around Pilton. Roads will be […]

A multi-million pound programme to improve 150 sites covering more than 200 miles of Somerset’s roads is due to start next week. Surface dressing is a nationally-recognised maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and preventing water getting under the surface. This is crucial to help stop potholes forming. It works by coating […]

The Leader of Somerset County Council has written to his London counterpart offering assistance following the Grenfell tower block fire. Cllr David Fothergill sent his letter to the Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Nicholas Paget-Brown, yesterday after a meeting of Somerset’s Cabinet meeting. That meeting opened with a recognition of […]