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Council acts to remove dead and dying trees next to busy A3088

Diseased and dying trees along the A3088 near Yeovil are being removed by Somerset County Council for the safety of road users and the public.

Could you help get people to crucial medical appointments? Volunteer drivers needed urgently across Somerset

People across Somerset with no transport of their own need help to get to important medical appointments.

Council secures funding for greener roads maintenance trials

Funding to support projects focused on a greener approach to highways maintenance and construction has been awarded to Somerset County Council.

Major incident declared over flood risk in Somerset 

The Environment Agency and the local authorities in Somerset have declared a major incident because of flood risk in the county. 

A361 near East Lyng closed due to flood risk

Somerset County Council has taken action to close the A361 across the Somerset Levels this morning, Friday 13 January, following warnings from the Environment Agency (EA) and rising water levels

Cliff-top B3191 Cleeve Hill closed

The B3191 Cleeve Hill, near Watchet, has been closed to all road users with immediate effect in the interests of public safety.

Key road to be resurfaced in Yeovil

Somerset County Council’s Highways team will be carrying out resurfacing on Preston Road in Yeovil between 16 January and 20 January under a full road closure. The road surface is showing significant signs of wear and tear and needs repairing as soon as possible to avoid further serious deterioration.

Vital drainage work scheduled on A30

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is set to deliver urgent drainage improvements on the A30 Mangle Cave Hill next month.

Hefty fine handed to broadband company  

Virgin Media Ltd has been handed fines totalling more than £56k after being found guilty of five offences relating to roadworks which included failing to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

Council unveils new proposals for evening bus services  

Somerset County Council has revealed plans to subsidise evening services connecting Taunton with the towns of Minehead, Bridgwater, Wellington and Chard after 8pm and running to at least 10.30pm. Currently most of the services stop between 8-8.30pm