Author Archives: Peter Elliott

Next phase of road improvements for Monkton Heathfield

The next phase of major development in Monkton Heathfield is due to start next month with the installation of a new bus gate. Plans for new homes, a new local centre and the relocation of West Monkton Primary School were approved by the Planning Inspector back in 2008 and included a legal agreement for the […]

Improvements to parking services now a ‘virtual’ reality

Improvements to parking services at Somerset County Council will see the introduction of ‘virtual’ permits and a new online payment system. Residents will now be able to apply and pay for resident permits for their own vehicles and their visitors, including annual and daily scratch cards, in one online transaction. Currently applications must be made […]

Gearing up for the Glastonbury Festival

One of the world’s biggest music festivals comes to Somerset next week – and Somerset County Council will be doing its bit to help keep the county moving. The Glastonbury Festival starts next Wednesday and sees around 200,000 music fans and thousands of cars descend on the very rural area around Pilton. Roads will be […]

Investing in better roads at 150 sites across Somerset

A multi-million pound programme to improve 150 sites covering more than 200 miles of Somerset’s roads is due to start next week. Surface dressing is a nationally-recognised maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and preventing water getting under the surface. This is crucial to help stop potholes forming. It works by coating […]

Resurfacing of main road in Shepton Mallet

One of the main routes through Shepton Mallet is set for essential highway maintenance works next month. Somerset County Council will be improving and resurfacing the A361 Fosse Lane as part of its long-term highway maintenance programme. This involves repairing the drainage system, removing the old road surface and reconstructing the carriageway using specialist equipment. […]

Stay safe this Ride to Work Week

Look out for one another – that’s the message from Somerset County Council’s road safety team ahead of national Ride to Work Week (19-25 June) Ride to Work Week aims to promote the advantages of commuting to work on a motorcycle or moped. Somerset Road Safety is urging all road users to look out for […]

Yeovil junction roadworks nearing completion

A major roadworks scheme to replace a mini-roundabout at the junction of Sherborne Road and Lyde Road in Yeovil is nearing completion. The new traffic light controlled junction is on track to be switched on this Friday 16 June. The work is being carried out by Barratt Homes and is required as part of a […]

Resurfacing of key road in Martock

One of the main routes in Martock is set for essential maintenance works starting next week. Somerset County Council will be resurfacing and improving the B3165 North Street as part of its long-term maintenance programme. This involves removing the old surface of the road to an average depth of 100mm before laying a new material […]

New junction on way to improve traffic flow in Yeovil

Work to install a new junction on Clarence Street and create a second exit from Tesco in Yeovil will start next week. The scheme by Somerset County Council will improve traffic flows in the town by reducing the number of cars that have previously had to loop around Horsey roundabout to travel north or east. […]

Help your children stay safe on the road by setting a good example

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is urging parents to set a good example when on or near the road as part of this year’s National Child Safety Week (5 to 11 June). The theme for the week, organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, is ‘Sharing is Caring’ – and Somerset Road Safety is […]