Category Democracy

It’s never too early to apply for a postal or proxy vote

There are a number of ways to have your say in the elections on 5 May – you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote, and it is never too early to apply for a postal […]

County Council publishes proposed 2022/2023 budget

Balanced budget with major investment in Adult Social Care and Children’s Services. Boost for climate change action.  Somerset County Council has published its last draft proposed budget ahead of the creation of a new unitary Somerset Council in April 2023.   The council is proposing major increases in investment in care services, with an increase for […]

Your Somerset – Winter 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. The Winter 2021 issue is packed full of useful information […]

Help us shape a new unitary council for Somerset

Organisations from across the county are joining together to deliver a new unitary council for Somerset – and local people are encouraged to be part of the conversation. A public meeting is planned at Donyatt Village Hall, near Ilminster, on 25th November, 3pm until 5pm. It’s the third in a series of monthly events where […]

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, […]

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 […]