Author Archives: Jonathan Williams

Grant boost for Somerset youth clubs

Sixteen Somerset youth clubs have shared £48k in grants from Somerset County Council to help run popular activity sessions, buy equipment and employ staff. Teenage members of the Somerset Youth Parliament Advisory Group allocated the funding with the grants supporting new and existing projects across the county. Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at […]

See Somerset Rural Life Museum on Heritage Open Days

Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury is opening its doors next week as part of Heritage Open Days. The museum is currently closed for redevelopment but on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September the 14th-century Abbey Barn will be open to the public. From 10.00 am to 4.00 pm visitors can meet the architect working […]

Candidates for Frome North by-election announced

Candidates for the Somerset County Council by-election for the Frome North division on Thursday 25 September have been announced. The candidates standing for election are: Adrian Dobinson – Independent Catherine Richardson – Labour Party Damon John Hooton – Liberal Democrats Les Spalding – Green Party Linda Oliver – The Conservative Party The by-election will be […]

Have your say on the future of Cossington School

People are invited to have their say on the future of Cossington Primary School near Bridgwater. Falling pupil numbers over the last ten years has meant the Governing Body of Cossington Primary School and Somerset County Council have to consider whether the school should remain open in the future. Parents and members of public are […]

‘Real progress’ at £1.16m Highbridge Enterprise Centre

Work on a £1.16m Enterprise Centre in Highbridge which will create jobs and boost the local economy is taking shape, with a number of key milestones reached. Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Hall led a delegation of Councillors to meet with managing agent of the site TDA and contractor South West Highways […]

Clark’s Village first to receive ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ award

Clark’s Village became the first organisation in the county to receive a ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ award at a special event held on 6 August. Breastfeeding mothers, families and members of the public came out in force to help Clark’s Village celebrate their accolade as well as mark World Breastfeeding Week. Somerset County Council’s Public Health […]

Revamp for historic Bridgwater Bridge

Work on a £370k refurbishment of Bridgwater’s historic Town Bridge has now started. The iconic structure in Bridgwater Town centre will receive a major overhaul from Somerset County Council to strengthen, repair and restore the near 150 year old bridge over the River Parrett. Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Cllr Harvey […]

Road closures around Milk Street

Residents and commuters are reminded that roads in and around Milk Street, Frome, will be closed from 7.30am on Wednesday 6 August. A 150m cordon area will be in place around a property in Milk Street from 7.30am after the police received credible information that a possible Second World War non-explosive incendiary device is buried […]

Council donates £2.5K to St Margaret’s Hospice

Extra funds raised from a special Park and Ride service laid-on for revellers attending a charity Rod Stewart gig have been donated to St. Margaret’s Hospice in Taunton. Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Cllr Harvey Siggs presented the cheque for £2,551 to Hospice Director, Paul Mills and members of staff from […]

Casual Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

Notice is hereby given under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of County Councillor for the FROME NORTH DIVISION of the County of Somerset.   Patrick Flaherty Chief Executive and County Returning Officer Date: 31st July 2014 County Hall Taunton Somerset TA1 4DY