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Expert export advice for Somerset businesses

Somerset’s Local Authorities are raising awareness of the new opportunities emerging for local companies to export goods and services. The South West is one of three areas chosen in the UK to benefit from the Export Growth Plan funding with a range of support provided ahead of the EU transition period as part of a […]

Businesses benefit from Step Up Somerset guidance during challenging times

Somerset businesses faced with making redundancies due to the coronavirus pandemic are being encouraged to make the most of the support on offer through the Step Up Somerset initiative. The Step Up Somerset website is a one-stop-shop for people, employers and businesses looking for support and information about employment skills, careers and apprenticeships. Step Up […]

Introducing Somerset’s Covid Community Champions

A new initiative is being launched to create a network of volunteers to help people in Somerset get the latest advice about Covid-19 and ensure residents stay as happy and healthy as possible in these difficult times. The scheme hit the ground running this week with the first 17 Covid Community Champions attending an induction […]

Step Up Somerset supporting workers in tough economic climate

During these uncertain economic times, Step Up Somerset is a one-stop-shop for people and businesses looking for support, advice and information about employment, skills, careers and apprenticeships in the county. The site has resources to help anyone looking to realise the next step of their career ambitions, as well as support for people looking for […]

Grant scheme to help businesses save money and the environment

A new grant has been launched which will help businesses save money and help save the environment at the same time. The new Carbon Reduction Grants for Business Scheme is being jointly run by Somerset’s five local authorities and will see businesses of all sizes able to apply for grants between £500 and £1,000 to […]

#StayHomeForSomerset

As the nation is now under further national restrictions encouraging people to stay home, Somerset County Council’s Public Health leaders are asking everyone in the county to pull together to keep coronavirus at bay and support the #StayHomeForSomerset campaign. Somerset has seen coronavirus cases rising at a steady rate.  Although the local numbers seem comparatively […]

New walk-through coronavirus testing site opening

A brand new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is set to open in Bridgwater this Sunday, as Somerset County Council makes testing more widely available and accessible. Achieved with the co-operation of Bridgwater Town Council, Serco and Deloitte, the walk-through site at Bridgwater Town Hall will be the first of its kind in the County and […]

Remembrance Day in 2020

With Covid-19 cases rising and the country set for a month-long lockdown, Remembrance 2020 will be different from all previous years. Somerset County Councillor Rod Williams, Chair of the Somerset Armed Forces Covenant Partnership, said: “The reason for us to remember does not change but how we remember must change this year. “We remember the […]

Have your say in Somerset Covid-19 Survey

A new survey has launched this week asking Somerset residents to have their say on how the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting on their lives. The purpose of the Somerset Covid-19 Survey is to understand the barriers people are facing adhering to the government guidance to stop the spread of the virus. Somerset Public Health team […]

Return of Taunton Gateway Park & Ride

Taunton’s Park & Ride service will be back up and running from the Taunton Gateway site next week. From Monday, November 2, the Park & Ride service will be running every 15 minutes on weekdays between 6.40am and 7.30pm, meaning the buses will once again connect passengers from Taunton Gateway to the town centre and […]