Author Archives: D Porter

Library Services Consultation Announced

A consultation on the future of how Somerset County Council library services could be delivered across Somerset is due to start at the end of this month. A formal decision was taken today to consult on a set of proposals that seek to put the service on a sustainable footing for the long-term, at a […]

EDFs temporary HGV request approved

EDF’s request to temporarily increase HGV movements from 500 to 750 per day until their jetty is fully operational was approved today by the Transport Review Group, subject to completion of a legal agreement. The Transport Review Group, made up of representatives from Somerset County Council, West Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Highways England, […]

Temporary increase in road deliveries to HPC to be considered later this month

EDF Energy has proposed a temporary increase in the number of road deliveries made to Hinkley Point C, before the completion of the jetty which will allow deliveries by sea. The request to increase the number of HGV movements by up to 250 a day while work continues on the project’s jetty has been made […]

Wreath laid in remembrance

A wreath was laid in Shire Hall today in remembrance of Somerset County Council officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War. This morning Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Fothergill, was joined by Somerset County Council Director, Trudi Grant, and Chairman Cllr William Wallace to lay a wreath in remembrance of […]

Trustee vacancies available

The priceless role played by Somerset’s Trustees is being showcased at an event to celebrate National Trustees’ Week. National Trustees’ Week starts on Monday (13 November) and Somerset County Council is working with partners to celebrate the great work Trustees do – and highlight opportunities to get involved. National figures estimate that almost half of […]

Yeovil Library Hosts Fifth Yeovil Literary Festival

Top authors will descend on Somerset next week as the County Council’s library helps host the town’s fifth Yeovil Literary Festival. The 2017 Festival takes place from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October with a packed programme of great authors, comedians, entertainers and broadcasters. Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources and […]

Volunteer to protect the countryside

Countryside lovers are being invited to step forward and help protect and maintain Somerset’s public rights of way which is in excess of 6000km (3,728 miles) through the ‘Adopt a Path’ scheme. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can help support Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way team when they are out and about on their […]

Road closure at Cannington for new cycle route

Part of Main Road, Cannington, will close from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October in order to safely carry out work to widen three pedestrian islands around the Cannington south roundabout for cyclists. The closure will take place between Cannington village and the Main Road Roundabout in order to carry out essential works for a […]

Recruiting Social Carers At Community Care Live London

Somerset County Council promoted the benefits of joining their Social Work team to hundreds of potential recruits during the UKs largest free Social Work event, which concluded this week. The County needs more Social Workers and Team Managers to join its quality teams and Community Care Live London provided a perfect forum to meet potential […]

Devolution deal to match our ambition

A devolution deal on a scale ‘dependent on the level of our ambition’ took a ‘very positive’ step closer after Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth Leaders met Jake Berry MP, the Government Minister with responsibility for devolution, in London yesterday. They describe the meeting as ‘very positive’ in setting out the next steps for a […]