Category Democracy

Young people invited to shape Somerset climate emergency response

11 to 18-year-olds in Somerset are invited to attend two virtual events next month to help shape Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Strategy. Somerset Youth Parliament is running two free sessions via Zoom on Monday 11 and Monday 18 October, 6.15pm to 8.30pm, to learn more about the county’s plans, listen to key speakers including […]

Become a Somerset Member of Youth Parliament

Somerset’s Youth Parliament is seeking nominations from young people aged 11 to 18 wishing to become a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP). Nationally, over 300 elected representatives work with central and local government to make sure young people’s voices are heard. Supported by Somerset County Council, Somerset MYPs campaign on a range of issues, advise, […]

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 […]

Notice of Vacancy

A notice of vacancy has been published for the Comeytrowe and Trull division of Somerset County Council following the death of Councillor Alan Wedderkopp. An election to fill the seat will be held if the Returning Officer receives a request in writing from two electors from within the county of Somerset. On receipt of the […]

Your Somerset – Summer 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 County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

New representatives wanted for County Council

Members of the public are being invited to apply for roles on a committee which helps to shape the way Somerset County Council operates. There are currently vacancies for three co-opted members on the Council’s Constitution and Standards Committee, which helps to set standards of conduct for elected councillors, as well as helping the Council […]

Make Your Mark – results are in

Over 2,200 young people aged 11-18 in Somerset made their mark this year within the UK’s biggest youth consultation by telling the Government and local decision makers what is important to them. Somerset’s Youth Parliament, supported by Somerset County Council, promotes the UK-wide ‘Make Your Mark’ project that aims to highlight the big issues for […]

How to get involved with virtual council meetings

Somerset County Council is due to hold its first virtual committee meetings next week and people can ask a question or simply listen in. Two Scrutiny meetings are scheduled for 6 May with Scrutiny for Adults and Health starting at 9.30am, followed by Scrutiny for Children and Families at 1pm. The press and public are […]

Council to consider emergency measures via Skype

The special Full Council meeting of Somerset County Council on Friday (March 27) will not go ahead as planned in light of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. This meeting was scheduled to consider delegating democratic and decision-making arrangements during the pandemic. Cancelling the meeting will avoid elected members having to meet in person and is […]

Climate Change and school speeding drivers targeted in big Council initiatives

Somerset County Council today signalled a new approach to help combat climate change, a major investment in 20mph zones outside schools and innovation in social care as it approved its key budget for next year. In the Leader’s speech, Cllr David Fothergill set out ambitious plans that would see over £1m made available next year […]