Category Press releases

Overnight road closures for remedial works at Taunton Road Broadway

The A38 Taunton Road / A39 Broadway junction will be closed overnight for five nights from Monday 17 September to Friday 21 September from 7pm until 7am. This is for EDF Energy to carry out remedial works to the junction including kerbing, white lining and resurfacing works. Traffic will be restricted overnight as per the […]

Council provides lifeline scheduled bus link for rural communities

Communities in the Ilminster area can now benefit from a daily timetabled shuttle bus services thanks to the County Council. People living in villages around Ilminster lost their timetabled services to the town last October when Nippybus ceased trading last autumn. The County Council stepped in, setting up a shuttle service which ran on demand, […]

Plans for Dementia Day Services to be shared

As the number of people diagnosed with Dementia in Somerset rises, Somerset County Council is reviewing how it provides daytime activities and respite for people with Dementia and their carers. Service users and residents were recently asked to complete an online survey to help shape the future of the service going forward after the contract […]

Have your say on the future of public transport in Somerset

Somerset residents are invited to have their say on a new strategy which shapes the future of public transport provision in the county. Somerset County Council’s draft Passenger Transport Strategy sets out more ambitious aims for bus and rail travel. It strives to deliver an integrated quality bus, community transport and rail network by working […]

How the Colley Lane Southern Access Road is already benefiting the community

The construction of a new link road in Bridgwater is also helping benefit good causes in the area. Whitemountain, a construction company which is part of the Breedon Group, is Somerset County Council’s principal contractor for the £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) infrastructure project. As part of its tender bid for this work, […]

Find out if highways improvements are planned at a road near you

A new webpage to help residents find out about planned maintenance on Somerset’s roads is now available. Somerset County Council’s dedicated travel and roadworks website http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk already includes a live map showing details of current and future planned roadworks. But previously this only included works when dates were confirmed. The new webpage now allows people […]

Be a Dragon at Somerset SOUP

Somerset’s business community is being invited to come and be dragons as four Somerset entrepreneurs present their pitches at a Somerset SOUP event next month. The four businesses have been chosen to pitch their idea with the chance of winning a package worth £1,000. They will be competing against each other, delivering a 4 minute […]

Next phase of Yeovil Western Corridor upgrade to begin

Drivers are advised of a change to temporary traffic management in Yeovil next week as the Western Corridor upgrade moves onto the next phase. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will […]

Volunteers sought for Learning Disabilities peer support group in Taunton

Somerset residents with Learning Disabilities are being sought to help create a support group in Taunton that will help get their voices heard, Peer Support Groups have already been formed in Bridgwater, Yeovil and Frome and Somerset County Council wants to see one set-up in the County Town. These groups enable people with Learning Disabilities […]

Could you help and support a young person?

Volunteers who can speak up for and support young people are being sought by Somerset County Council. Adults are needed across the County to give a helping hand to children and young people who may need a bit of extra support by becoming advocates or ‘independent visitors’ through the Council’s Route 1 advocacy service. Advocates […]