Category Councillor John Woodman

On-street parking patrols to resume

On-street parking patrols are due to restart in Somerset on Monday (1 June) following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. With more pupils returning to schools and some businesses starting to reopen, Somerset County Council’s civil enforcement officers will return to help keep roads clear and traffic moving. At first, they will serve penalty notices on […]

It’s now even easier to cycle in and around Bridgwater

Cycling in the Bridgwater area is about to get much easier – thanks to The Bridgwater Way’s brand-new journey planning tool! The Bridgwater Way has updated its popular digital cycle route map following feedback from the community and has now added a smart ‘journey planning function’ that allows users to plan a trip by bike […]

Two resurfacing schemes brought forward to take advantage of quieter roads

Highways workers are taking advantage of the quieter roads across the county by bringing forward two essential resurfacing schemes in the next two weeks. Due to high levels of traffic on busy roads, it can be difficult to plan works that require a road closure. However, with traffic levels still reduced, Somerset County Council has […]

Cheddar Gorge road to close over bank holiday weekend

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close again over the bank holiday weekend to deter potential breaches of coronavirus restrictions and ease local community concerns. The move follows the successful closure of the B3135 through the Gorge last weekend (1-4 May) in the wake of reports of drivers speeding along the route, vehicles travelling […]

Cheddar Gorge road to close this weekend

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close this weekend in response to mounting concerns over safety and increasing breaches of coronavirus restrictions. Concerns of cars travelling at high speeds along the route, drivers travelling long distances to reach Cheddar Gorge and community concerns from people living in the area have led the police and […]

SCC fleet drivers go the extra mile to deliver vital service for the vulnerable

Somerset County Council’s fleet drivers are going the extra mile – and beyond – by helping some of the most vulnerable across the county. The fleet drivers, who usually provide a range of passenger transport services, are now part of the co-ordinated Coronavirus response.  They are carrying out key work taking patients with serious health […]

Essential maintenance to take place on main road near Bridgwater

Vital maintenance work is due to take place on the A39 Bath Road at Bawdrip near Bridgwater next month. Due to the importance of this route, and keeping in line with the Government’s new guidance identifying highways maintenance workers as essential, Somerset County Council will be resurfacing Bath Road to restore its profile, protect the […]

Keeping Somerset’s roads safe during the coronavirus emergency

Highways maintenance teams across Somerset will be stepping up works to keep highways safe for the NHS, emergency services, delivery vehicles and other essential workers travelling across the county. Somerset County Council, like most local authorities, scaled back some routine highways maintenance, except emergency works, following the introduction of social distancing measures in response to […]

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer The Bridgwater Way has been busy working with people who live in Stockmoor and Wilstock Village to help make their streets safer. Together they created a “Community Street Audit” with the aim of seeing how local people viewed the quality of streets and open spaces in […]

Overnight works required at Quantock Road Roundabout Bridgwater

The next phase of the Quantock Road Roundabout improvements is due to start next week, with overnight works preparing for the introduction of pedestrian crossings. Starting on Sunday (12 January), temporary traffic lights will be used on Quantock Road and Homberg Way from 6.30pm to 6.00am for ten nights (excluding Fridays and Saturdays) while underground […]