Author Archives: SCC Communications

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 […]

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Westfield Youth Club achieves quality award  

The Westfield Youth Club in Yeovil has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. The Westfield Youth Club is a vibrant and popular club for young people from Westfield and the surrounding communities.  It attracts about 30 young people each week and offers an extensive range of activities and opportunities such as sports, music, […]

Flying the Flag for LGBT Fostering and Adoption

Somerset County Council flew the rainbow flag at County Hall to mark LGBT Fostering and Adoption week, beginning Monday 5th March. It’s a symbol of support for those in the LGBT community, who want to make a difference to children’s lives. Caroline and her wife Liz have been fostering for six months and it gives […]

Secondary School Admissions up again in Somerset

Over 97 per cent of Somerset’s children were offered a Secondary School place at one of their top three school choices, figures released by Somerset County Council show today. 97.5 per cent of children were offered a place at one of their top three secondary school preferences, a slight increase on last year’s figures of […]

Council backs Mendip House recommendations

Somerset County Council’s Adult Social Care team played a key role in responding to allegations of the mistreatment of care home residents, according to a report published today. Mendip House, a care home for people with autism and complex needs near Highbridge, closed in November 2016 following investigations into allegations of mistreatment and abuse of […]