Category Consultations

Council listens to the public on community travel changes

Proposals to reduce a discretionary subsidy for free bus pass holders using community transport have been changed following a public consultation, Somerset County Council said today. Following residents’ feedback, the Council has decided to scrap a proposed drop in its 50 per cent discretionary subsidy for free bus pass users who use community transport, by […]

Have your say on the future of Somerset bus services and bus pass use

Somerset residents who use bus services subsidised by Somerset County Council are being urged to have their say on proposed changes to routes and concessionary fares. Two separate consultations have opened today (Monday 9 November) and will close on Monday 11 January 2016. If approved, they will come into effect in Spring 2016. The proposals […]

Asking for views in Axbridge, Taunton, Shepton Mallet, Dunster and Bridgwater

Somerset County Council’s public engagement roadshow is heading for towns in Mendip, West Somerset, Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor next month. During August, Listening Learning Changing events will take place in Axbridge (1 August), Taunton (15 August), Shepton Mallet (16 August), Dunster (21 August) and Bridgwater (22 August), seeking the public’s views on the Council’s priorities […]

Seeking views in Shepton Mallet, Chard, Castle Cary and Minehead

Somerset County Council’s public engagement roadshow will be calling in at four more towns this month. Shepton Mallet (24 July), Chard (25 July), Castle Cary (28 July) and Minehead (31 July) will all play host to ‘Listening Learning Changing’ events, seeking the public’s thoughts on the Council’s priorities and other key issues. This is the […]

On the road again: How would you balance the Council’s budget?

Somerset County Council’s public engagement events are on the road again this month as the authority faces up to the challenge of rising demand and falling funding. This is the third year the Council has run its ‘Listening, Learning, Changing’ roadshows, asking people to try their hand at balancing its budget with an over-sized set […]

Have your say about Somerset’s oral health

Somerset County Council is asking for people’s views on how oral health, particularly for children and young people, can be improved throughout the County. A quarter of all five year olds and a third of 12 year olds have dental decay in Somerset. Most oral health diseases are entirely preventable. The consultation, located at http://www.somersetconsults.org.uk/consult.ti […]

A new chapter for Library Services in Somerset

Free wi-fi and computer usage and an extra £10,000 per year for outreach library services are just a few of the changes being made to Somerset’s Library Service. These changes were approved today by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Members and will contribute towards savings of £472,000 for the next financial year (2015/16). The changes being […]

Don’t miss chance to have your say

People in Somerset are invited to have their say on a range of services offered by Somerset County Council. These include: Extra Care Housing (ends 19 Oct) Somerset Autism Strategy (ends 12 Oct) The Children and Families Act 2014 (ends 7 Oct) Somerset’s Sitting Service (ends 12 Nov) Community pharmacies (ends 6 Nov). By taking […]

There’s still time to have your say on Autism

People from across Somerset are being encouraged to have their say on a draft Autism Strategy before 12 October. The Somerset Autism Strategy has been drafted to help plan ahead for how support for people with autism and their parents and carers will be delivered in the future. The consultation is particularly aimed towards people […]

Have your say on the future of Cossington School

People are invited to have their say on the future of Cossington Primary School near Bridgwater. Falling pupil numbers over the last ten years has meant the Governing Body of Cossington Primary School and Somerset County Council have to consider whether the school should remain open in the future. Parents and members of public are […]