Category Press releases

Quilters have a heart for children in care

A Yeovil Quilting Circle handed over a specially created a heart themed quilt for ‘National Adoption Week’ and young children in care this week. Somerset County Council launched a ‘have a heart’ campaign on 16 October to raise awareness of the number of children waiting to be adopted and Vivien Bateman, Barbie Dormer and Gill […]

Work begins on multi-million pound upgrade of Yeovil’s Western Corridor

Contractors will be arriving on site this week as a major scheme to upgrade key junctions and improve traffic flow on the western side of Yeovil gets underway. 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 […]

Drainage upgrade on busy road near Bradford-on-Tone

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage on a busy road near Bradford-on-Tone starts next week. The section of Oake Road from the Tone Green junction to the old canal bridge has been prone to flooding in the past. This scheme will replace a very old drainage system which regularly blocks with bigger pipes and […]

Vital drainage work at Dragon Cross

The next phase of essential drainage improvements on a key road in West Somerset is due to take place early next month. The A39 at Dragon Cross near Bilbrook has historically been affected by flooding with emergency closures in 2011/12 causing widespread problems and leaving some drivers stranded. Work to improve the pipework under the […]

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 […]

Help available for young carers

Over 200 young carers regularly receive help and support from Somerset County Council – but it is keen to reach others. Young carers are unpaid carers under 18 who give their time to provide regular care for a disabled or unwell relative, whilst also attending school and managing the usual changes of growing up. Somerset […]

National Adoption Week comes to Somerset

‘National Adoption Week’ launches on 16 October to raise awareness of the number of children waiting to be adopted. Somerset County Council has launched a ‘have a heart’ campaign to encourage people to either consider adopting a child or to help spread the word about the urgent need for more adopters. Many people in Somerset […]

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 […]

The Librarian Theatre returns to Somerset

The Librarian Theatre is returning to Somerset Libraries at the beginning of November to perform their new play “Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest”. A UK based theatre company, The Librarian Theatre, is committed to supporting libraries by creating innovative plays specifically tailored to be performed among the bookshelves. Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest re–imagines Lewis […]