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Broadband firm handed hefty fine

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

Taunton traffic signals to be replaced as part of £11.6m county-wide programme  

Work to renew traffic lights and crossings across Somerset as part of a multi-million package continues in Taunton later next month. 

Grass cutting and surface dressing underway across county

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has commenced work on two vital summer highways maintenance programmes covering verges and road surfaces

Make sure you’re ready for the long and winding road to Glasto 2022!

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival returns this week – and Somerset County Council will again be working closely with organisers to help keep hundreds of thousands of music fans moving.

Drivers asked to rein in and go ‘dead slow’ for horses

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team has teamed up with The British Horse Society (BHS) to highlight potential safety issues faced by equestrians on Somerset roads.

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.