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Remembrance Day in 2020

With Covid-19 cases rising and the country set for a month-long lockdown, Remembrance 2020 will be different from all previous years. Somerset County Councillor Rod Williams, Chair of the Somerset Armed Forces Covenant Partnership, said: “The reason for us to remember does not change but how we remember must change this year. “We remember the […]

Council urges healthcare workers to get FREE flu jab

All health and social care staff are urged to get their flu vaccination now to protect themselves and the most vulnerable people in our communities this winter. Somerset County Council, along with the Clinical Commissioning Group and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, warn that with COVID-19 also circulating in communities this winter, catching flu and Coronavirus […]

Have your say in Somerset Covid-19 Survey

A new survey has launched this week asking Somerset residents to have their say on how the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting on their lives. The purpose of the Somerset Covid-19 Survey is to understand the barriers people are facing adhering to the government guidance to stop the spread of the virus. Somerset Public Health team […]

Return of Taunton Gateway Park & Ride

Taunton’s Park & Ride service will be back up and running from the Taunton Gateway site next week. From Monday, November 2, the Park & Ride service will be running every 15 minutes on weekdays between 6.40am and 7.30pm, meaning the buses will once again connect passengers from Taunton Gateway to the town centre and […]

Sign up to The Big Vote! urge Somerset Youth Parliament

The call is out to make sure as many young people as possible across Somerset have their voices heard in the UK’s biggest youth survey ‘Make Your Mark’. Somerset Youth Parliament and Somerset County Council are encouraging schools, colleges and youth projects across the county to have their say, make a difference and ensure young […]

Family Safeguarding Team launches in Somerset

A new way to support children and families in Somerset is launching from today with the aim of strengthening families to overcome their issues and reducing the number of children needing to come into care. Somerset County Council, in partnership with The YOU Trust and the Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS), has created the […]

Get Spooky… But stay Safe this Halloween

Somerset’s Director of Public Health is urging families to give a new Covid-friendly twist to Halloween this year and keep safe.   With cases of the virus rising throughout the county, trick or treating is a “no go” this year, but that doesn’t mean there is no spooky fun to be had!   Trudi Grant, […]

Crewkerne and Ilminster future schools provision enters next phase

Plans to re-envision how education is delivered in the Crewkerne and Ilminster area have today (21 October) moved a step forward at Somerset County Council’s Cabinet meeting. Councillors voted to proceed with consulting with the community over proposals to move from the current three-tier school system to a two-tier model of Primary and Secondary schools. […]

Understanding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Somerset businesses

The results of a large county-wide survey about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local businesses will be used to shape Somerset’s response and economic recovery planning. Conducted by Somerset’s five local authorities between July 24 and August 21 this year, the survey provides vital intelligence on how more than 1,300 businesses have been […]

Search to find homes for Somerset teenagers continues during pandemic

More homes are urgently needed in Somerset to provide vital support to young people as they move from care into adulthood. Somerset County Council is highlighting the need to recruit more ‘Stepping Stones’ placements during National Care Leavers’ Week (26 October – 1 November). Stepping Stones carers support young people leaving care as they make […]