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Heavy fine handed to utility firm

A water company has been handed a significant fine after being found guilty of seven offences relating to work carried on a road last year.

Somerset gritters stand down after busy season

Somerset County Council’s gritting teams are packing up for the season after travelling the equivalent of nearly two times around the world this winter.

Further instability identified on landslide-hit road

An independent report commissioned by Somerset County Council on a road hit by two landslides in two weeks details the potential for more such incidents.

Hefty fines handed to utility firms for works offences

Two utility firms were fined for not ensuring their work sites on Somerset roads were safe for the general public.

Council’s super helpful Slinky service now stretches even further

A crucial Somerset County Council bus service which supports residents who don’t have access to a car or public transport has expanded its reach.

Truespeed handed fine for double breach in Mendips

Truespeed Communications Ltd has been handed a hefty double fine after being found guilty of two offences earlier this year.

‘Tis the season to be gritting…

As days become shorter and nights chillier, Somerset County Council’s fleet of 23 gritters is ready to be mobilised as soon as the temperature drops below zero in coming months.

Restoration of flood-damaged roads nears final stretch

e of the eight roads ripped up by June’s flash floods in the Chard area have now been fully restored by Somerset County Council’s highways team.

Key link in town’s cycling network is unveiled

gwater’s growing active travel network.

Resurfacing planned as major scheme nears completion

The last remaining touches on a major Traffic Signal Refurbishment scheme in Rowbarton, Taunton, are set to get under way next week.