Category Cllr David Fothergill
Somerset Youth Parliament Election Results are in!
Three newly elected Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) will now represent Somerset’s young people on a number of key issues including climate change, mental health, LGBTQ+, equality and safety. Joel Fowler, Jasmine Fowler and Roxanne Wylie will start their two-year terms of office in March 2022, with their campaigns running until 2024. MYP candidates attended […]
Check in on your neighbours as storm clear-up continues
Somerset County Council is asking residents to check on their neighbours as the clear-up operation continues following a weekend of extreme weather. Storms Eunice and Franklin have caused widespread disruption across Somerset, with a number of residents still without power. Somerset County Council has been working with power companies and a number of partners – […]
Make a pledge to ‘cut the carbon’ in 2022
Somerset County Council is calling on residents to join the county’s fight against climate change by ‘cutting the carbon’ in 2022. The County Council and the four district councils have all declared a climate emergency and set ambitious goals for Somerset to become a carbon neutral county by 2030. Now, as a new year begins, […]
Sound financial management enables balanced budget says Council Leader as consultation starts
As consultation into Somerset County Council’s last ever budget opens, Council Leader Cllr David Fothergill has highlighted how several years of prudent financial management has meant the Council should be able to set a balanced budget for 2022/23. Councillor David Fothergill said: “Careful financial management over the last few years has left us in a sound financial position and the County […]
Ground-breaking start for a ground-breaking project
A ground-breaking ceremony has heralded the start of construction of a ground-breaking project for Somerset. The £11m Digital Innovation Centre, to be developed by Somerset County Council on Somerset West and Taunton Council’s Firepool regeneration site in Taunton, will build on local strengths in the digital sector and form a key part of plans […]
Joint Committee meeting signals first steps to single unitary council for Somerset
A new Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) Joint Committee has met in Somerset to steer the move to a single unitary council for the county. The two-hour public meeting was hosted by Mendip District Council at their offices in Shepton Mallet (5th November 2021). The Committee consists of nine members from both District and County Councils, […]
Innovative venture to improve Somerset young people’s lives
Somerset County Council is leading the way and joining forces with new strategic partner ‘Homes2Inpsire’ in working differently to secure new homes for looked after children and young people. Following an extremely competitive procurement process, Somerset has secured Homes2Inspire, part of Shaw Trust – one of the UK’s largest charitable social enterprises – as its […]
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