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Library Services Consultation Announced

A consultation on the future of how Somerset County Council library services could be delivered across Somerset is due to start at the end of this month. A formal decision was taken today to consult on a set of proposals that seek to put the service on a sustainable footing for the long-term, at a […]

EDFs temporary HGV request approved

EDF’s request to temporarily increase HGV movements from 500 to 750 per day until their jetty is fully operational was approved today by the Transport Review Group, subject to completion of a legal agreement. The Transport Review Group, made up of representatives from Somerset County Council, West Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Highways England, […]

Temporary increase in road deliveries to HPC to be considered later this month

EDF Energy has proposed a temporary increase in the number of road deliveries made to Hinkley Point C, before the completion of the jetty which will allow deliveries by sea. The request to increase the number of HGV movements by up to 250 a day while work continues on the project’s jetty has been made […]

Wreath laid in remembrance

A wreath was laid in Shire Hall today in remembrance of Somerset County Council officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War. This morning Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Fothergill, was joined by Somerset County Council Director, Trudi Grant, and Chairman Cllr William Wallace to lay a wreath in remembrance of […]

Trustee vacancies available

The priceless role played by Somerset’s Trustees is being showcased at an event to celebrate National Trustees’ Week. National Trustees’ Week starts on Monday (13 November) and Somerset County Council is working with partners to celebrate the great work Trustees do – and highlight opportunities to get involved. National figures estimate that almost half of […]

Somerset Young People’s Forum is ‘Unstoppable’

Somerset Young People’s forum ‘The Unstoppables’ have been shortlisted by the British Youth Council for a ‘Celebrating Diversity Award’. The award is part of the national Youth Voice Star Awards, which will be celebrated on 9 November in London. The Unstoppables forum is a group of young people aged 13-25 with special educational needs and/or […]

National Care Leavers Week – More ‘Stepping Stones’ needed in Somerset

This National Care Leavers week (25 Oct – 3 November) Somerset County Council is highlighting the need to recruit more ‘Stepping Stones’ carers to support care leavers as they enter adult life. Stepping Stones carers support young people with the challenges they face as care leavers and help them achieve their potential. The young people, […]

Taunton Town FC supports Fostering and Adoption in Somerset

Taunton Town Football Club and Fostering and Adoption in Somerset joined forces on Saturday 21 October, for an afternoon of family fun and awareness-raising. Sparky the fostering and adoption mascot and Taunton Town’s mascot Wordsworth had a penalty shoot-out at the match, which Sparky won 3-2. Sparky and the fostering and adoption team were greeted […]

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 […]