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£120k for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling

Somerset has been allocated £120,000 in emergency funding for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling. The Department for Transport has now confirmed details of the first £45m from its £250m emergency active travel fund*. The five Local Authorities in Somerset have been working with the police and other partners to identify a list of […]

Coronavirus Public Health Messages – on the Road

Vital public health messages are going mobile in Somerset as Somerset County Council uses its fleet of highways vehicles to spread the word about some of the best ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. From this week, around 29 Council vans will be seen around the Yeovil, Taunton, Minehead, Glastonbury and Bridgwater areas sporting […]

Remain ‘Alert’ to keep Somerset’s COVID-19 rates low

Somerset residents are urged to continue to follow Public Health guidance after new COVID-19 data released shows the infection rate in the County remains low compared to other areas. As of 27 May 2020, the Office of National Statistics show there were 672 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Somerset with 147 individuals sadly losing their […]

Winner announced for children’s “Healthy, Happy and Safe” Logo Competition

Children in Somerset were asked to get creative and take part in a campaign to design a logo for a new ‘Healthy, Happy and Safe’ campaign aimed at countering the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The competition called for local children, including those currently in schools, to design an eye-catching logo to accompany the campaign. […]

Children asked to help with new Somerset “Healthy, Happy and Safe” Campaign

Children in Somerset are being encouraged to take part in a campaign to design a logo for a new ‘Healthy, Happy and Safe’ campaign aimed at countering the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Healthy Somerset website – run by Somerset County Council’s Public Health team, has been updated to provide key information on dealing […]

“Please stay home” Easter message from Public Health Director

Somerset’s Director of Public Health has issued a personal plea for people to stay at home this Easter – and not be tempted to visit family. In a video message posted on Somerset County Council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, Trudi Grant has reminded people that staying home will save lives and protect the NHS. On […]

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer The Bridgwater Way has been busy working with people who live in Stockmoor and Wilstock Village to help make their streets safer. Together they created a “Community Street Audit” with the aim of seeing how local people viewed the quality of streets and open spaces in […]

Overnight works required at Quantock Road Roundabout Bridgwater

The next phase of the Quantock Road Roundabout improvements is due to start next week, with overnight works preparing for the introduction of pedestrian crossings. Starting on Sunday (12 January), temporary traffic lights will be used on Quantock Road and Homberg Way from 6.30pm to 6.00am for ten nights (excluding Fridays and Saturdays) while underground […]

Somerset County Council Scrutiny Committee wowed by progress at Hinkley Point C

The construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has been described as the biggest boost to the economy of the area for a generation. Progress on the site has been praised by SCC’s Scrutiny Committee for Place; a group made up of councillors and senior officers who recently visited the site. Councillor Ann Bown, […]

Upgrade for Quantock Rd roundabout to begin next month

A major scheme to improve Quantock Road roundabout in Bridgwater is due to commence on Monday 4 November 2019, with completion set for Spring 2020. The work will provide direct, safe and convenient crossing facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and include toucan crossings on Homberg Way and Quantock Road.  A longer queuing lane on the […]