Category Councillor John Woodman

Join our drive to help save lives on the road in Somerset

A local car dealership is among the firms helping drive forward life-saving work in Somerset by sponsoring the County Council’s road safety team. Rowcliffes Vauxhall have shown their commitment to helping reduce the number of casualties on the county’s roads as part of Somerset Road Safety’s new sponsorship programme. Supporting the work of Somerset Road […]

Upgrade for Quantock Rd roundabout to begin next month

A major scheme to improve Quantock Road roundabout in Bridgwater is due to commence on Monday 4 November 2019, with completion set for Spring 2020. The work will provide direct, safe and convenient crossing facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and include toucan crossings on Homberg Way and Quantock Road.  A longer queuing lane on the […]

Volunteer Drivers celebrate going the extra mile

Over 40 volunteer drivers attended a special event this week to mark the thousands of miles they travel each year driving people from across Somerset to vital medical appointments. After listening to a presentation by Road Safety experts, the volunteer drivers were each awarded a certificate by Cllr John Woodman, Cabinet Member for Highways and […]

County Council welcomes news of first ships docking at Hinkley Point C

Councillor John Woodman has welcomed this week’s announcement from EDF Energy, saying the new jetty will have a positive impact on Hinkley Point C construction traffic. EDF Energy this week announced that Hinkley Point C’s temporary jetty has become operational, and will allow delivery by sea of the majority of materials for concrete production. Today […]

Bridgwater goes that extra ‘35,000’ miles

  People across Bridgwater have been using the BetterPoints app through The Bridgwater Way programme to travel more actively; earning rewards and enjoying the health benefits of walking and cycling. So popular has it been, that users have now racked up over 35,000 miles of activity since January by walking and cycling in the Bridgwater […]

Safety schemes set to be delivered in Bridgwater

A number of safety schemes are due to be delivered at the end of July on Taunton Road focusing on three junctions; Wills Road, Elmwood Avenue and Rhode Lane to improve crossing facilities in the area. The schemes are being carried out consecutively and will be delivered during the school summer holidays to keep disruption […]

Major resurfacing at Corfe Hill

Major resurfacing is planned on the B3190 at Corfe starting next week. Honiton Road at Corfe Hill needs repairing and will be resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s structural maintenance programme. Preparatory work starts on Monday 29 July ready for resurfacing to begin on 5 August. For this week of prep work the road […]

The Bridgwater Way Workplace Challenge – the results are in!

The Bridgwater Way workplace challenge took place over four weeks from 23 May resulting in a huge 14,494 journeys undertaken through sustainable transport modes such as walking, car share and public transport; saving over 5,000kg of CO2 emissions alone. The challenge encouraged nine local businesses to download the ‘BetterPoints’ App; a free Smartphone App through […]

Royal visit to celebrate bridleway improvements

A collaborative scheme to repair and improve a Somerset bridleway has been celebrated with a royal visit. HRH The Princess Royal was guest of honour at Faulkland Farm near Hemington to see the results of repair and resurfacing works carried out by the Mendip Bridleways & Byways Association (MBBA) with funding from Somerset County Council […]

Green light for growth as Yeovil’s Western Corridor opens for business

A multi-million pound road improvement scheme in Yeovil is now complete – supporting the town’s growth and unlocking more than 1,500 homes and 20 hectares of employment land. The Western Corridor scheme has seen several key junctions upgraded to increase capacity and help them cope with expected increases in traffic – including the Westlands, Bluebell, […]