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Council reaches gold standard

Somerset County Council is the latest employer to be recognised by Somerset’s Public Health for its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce. The Council was presented with the Somerset Healthy Workplace gold award this week, after being assessed on areas such as supporting staff to quit smoking, promoting physical activity and […]

‘Purple Lights for Hope’ shine on County Hall

One of Taunton’s most iconic landmarks is being illuminated in purple light throughout November to mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Somerset County Council is lighting up County Hall as part of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Purple Lights for Hope awareness campaign. The campaign is intended to bring people together across the UK and unite them in […]

More help for victims of flooding

A three-pronged bid to help flood-hit home-owners and communities has been unveiled by Somerset County Council. The Council is proposing more than £250,000 in new funding to help those hit by floods. It comes on the back of £300,000 of funding towards schemes that help prevent flooding in the first place. The proposals will see: […]