Author Archives: SCC Communications

Your Somerset – Autumn 2018

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of Your Somerset for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and […]

Council provides lifeline scheduled bus link for rural communities

Communities in the Ilminster area can now benefit from a daily timetabled shuttle bus services thanks to the County Council. People living in villages around Ilminster lost their timetabled services to the town last October when Nippybus ceased trading last autumn. The County Council stepped in, setting up a shuttle service which ran on demand, […]

Plans for Dementia Day Services to be shared

As the number of people diagnosed with Dementia in Somerset rises, Somerset County Council is reviewing how it provides daytime activities and respite for people with Dementia and their carers. Service users and residents were recently asked to complete an online survey to help shape the future of the service going forward after the contract […]

Glass Box gets students animated

Students from three Taunton secondary schools have been getting animated at Taunton Library’s Glass Box. The children from Bishop Fox’s, Castle and Courtfields schools took part in an afternoon of animation and film-making delivered by Somerset Film as part of the Somerset Digital Skills Academy programme. The Glass Box aims to give schools, colleges, businesses […]

Make your mark at Taunton’s Glass Box

Visitors to Taunton Library’s Glass Box will be able to bag themselves self-branded t-shirts and bags this month. They can try out some of its digital technology and ‘maker space’ equipment in the digital skills hub at the library on 18 July, from 2.30-4.30pm. The Glass Box aims to give schools, colleges, businesses and other […]

Update on Chard’s Cresta pool

After 30 years of service, Somerset County Council is intending to take a decision to close Cresta swimming pool in Chard at the end of the summer in the face of £1m repair and refurbishment costs. A recent survey has estimated what needs to be spent to replace failing pumps and other essential equipment, as […]

Scams Awareness Month lifts the lid off the latest scams

Somerset residents young and old are being urged to know their vishing from their phishing this month.  June is Scam Awareness Month and Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is raising awareness of scams, how to spot them and how to report them so others don’t fall for them.  The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has […]

Joint Committee talks productivity and transport

Delivering productivity and cross-authority transport planning will top the agenda when the Heart of South West (HotSW) Joint Committee meets again this week. Representatives from 23 organisations across Devon and Somerset meet for the second time as the HotSW Joint Committee this Friday (25 May) at Devon County Council offices in Exeter. Agenda items include […]

Work starts on Bridgwater’s Colley Lane

Work has now started on a multi-million pound road scheme which will help ease congestion in Bridgwater. The first turf was formally cut for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) today (Thursday, 19 April), kicking-off the £18.4m scheme that will include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. As […]

Your Somerset – Spring 2018

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of Your Somerset for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and […]