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Yeovil Library Hosts Fifth Yeovil Literary Festival

Top authors will descend on Somerset next week as the County Council’s library helps host the town’s fifth Yeovil Literary Festival. The 2017 Festival takes place from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October with a packed programme of great authors, comedians, entertainers and broadcasters. Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources and […]

Volunteer to protect the countryside

Countryside lovers are being invited to step forward and help protect and maintain Somerset’s public rights of way which is in excess of 6000km (3,728 miles) through the ‘Adopt a Path’ scheme. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can help support Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way team when they are out and about on their […]

Road closure at Cannington for new cycle route

Part of Main Road, Cannington, will close from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October in order to safely carry out work to widen three pedestrian islands around the Cannington south roundabout for cyclists. The closure will take place between Cannington village and the Main Road Roundabout in order to carry out essential works for a […]

Recruiting Social Carers At Community Care Live London

Somerset County Council promoted the benefits of joining their Social Work team to hundreds of potential recruits during the UKs largest free Social Work event, which concluded this week. The County needs more Social Workers and Team Managers to join its quality teams and Community Care Live London provided a perfect forum to meet potential […]

‘Have a heart’ for Children in Care

Somerset Children in Care have helped kick-start a ‘Have a Heart’ campaign in the lead up to National Adoption Week to raise awareness of the number of children waiting to be adopted. ‘National Adoption Week’ launches on 16 October and encourages people to consider adopting a child or to help spread the word about the […]

Devolution deal to match our ambition

A devolution deal on a scale ‘dependent on the level of our ambition’ took a ‘very positive’ step closer after Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth Leaders met Jake Berry MP, the Government Minister with responsibility for devolution, in London yesterday. They describe the meeting as ‘very positive’ in setting out the next steps for a […]

Over £8m invested in Children’s Futures

An £8m investment in Somerset children’s futures saw pupils and staff returning after the summer break through the doors of two brand new state of the art primary schools this week. Somerset County Council invested over £8m in building two brand new Primary Schools in Yeovil and Bridgwater, which will provide over 600 school places […]

Help School Children Fulfil Their Potential

Volunteers are needed to step forward and become School Governors or Trustees to help Somerset school children fulfil their potential. There are currently around 2,900 governors/trustees in Somerset who provide a critical role in ensuring a school or academy runs smoothly and provides the best outcomes for its children, but more are needed. Somerset County […]

All The Best On A-Level Results Day

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families joins family and friends to wish A level students the best of luck when receiving their results today (Thursday 17 August). Cllr Nicholson said: “Whilst summer can be a great time to relax and holiday for many of us, let’s not forget our students across the […]

Council Welcomes New A358 Route Consultation

Somerset County Council welcomes Highway England’s decision for a second consultation on the proposed route of a new road connecting the A358 near West Hatch Lane with the M5 after listening to feedback. Highways England’s initial consultation ended on 16 July where Somerset County Council strongly reiterated its support for improvements to the A358/A303/A30 corridor, […]