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Second set of Somerset Medal winners receive their awards

Dedicated groups, teams, and other volunteers were among the second round of recipients awarded a Somerset Medal for their outstanding service during the coronavirus pandemic. The Somerset Medal was launched by Somerset County Council to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best – with the winners honoured at a special reception at […]

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Somerset wins prestigious local government award

Somerset County Council has won a prestigious national award…

Your Somerset – Autumn 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… 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 projects that the County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

Somerset County Council welcomes social care investment

Somerset County Council is today welcoming the Government announcement on extra funding for health and social care. The Council has been at the forefront of campaigns to invest more nationally in social care and has been pressing for increased funding. The Government is proposing a 1.25% increase in National Insurance contributions, an increase in tax […]

Digital Innovation Centre set for Firepool site

Somerset County Council has approved funding which paves the way for a new £11m Digital Innovation Centre at the Firepool site in Taunton. The centre will be a flagship development for Taunton, building on local strengths in the digital sector and forming a key part of plans for recovery and transformation of the Somerset economy, […]

Dedicated community groups and teams honoured in next round of Somerset Medal

Groups, teams and other volunteers will be presented with the Somerset Medal next month after being recognised as some of Somerset’s many unsung coronavirus heroes.  The Somerset Medal was launched by Somerset County Council to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best. The first individual winners were announced on Somerset Day with a second round […]

Somerset steps up to support Afghan refugees

People across Somerset have been stepping forward to help support Afghan refugees as the crisis being played out in the international spotlight deepens. Somerset County Council is committed to help a scheme to house Afghans who supported British military and to resettle interpreters and translators. And local residents have done our county proud offering spare […]

Park and ride for free as Toneway Creech Castle upgrade gets underway

Taunton’s park and ride service will be made free of charge as part of a special initiative to encourage use of the park and ride service and, minimise disruption during a major upgrade of the Creech Castle junction. The £8.3m project was deferred last year because of the pandemic, now work is about to begin […]

Summer Holidays food support for Somerset families

Somerset County Council will continue to provide help to families in need of food support over the school Summer Holidays. The Department of Work and Pensions has extended its Covid Local Support Grant, providing £1.4m to Somerset County Council to support vulnerable families. The Council is using the grant to fund food vouchers worth £15 […]

Three is a magic number – Somerset shortlisted for three local government awards

Somerset County Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards in recognition of its work during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite a record number of submissions this year, leading local government publication the MJ has shortlisted Somerset County Council for three separate MJ Achievement Awards. The three categories include; ‘Best Workforce Transformation’ for its redeployment […]