Category Press releases

Feel good from the inside outside during Naturally Healthy Month

What do bats, wild singing and meadows have in common? Go wild and have an adventure, get out into the beautiful countryside during Somerset’s first ever Naturally Healthy Month which runs all this May and you will find out… People of all ages have the opportunity to take part in around forty-five different outdoor activities, […]

Sparky Gets Set for St George’s Day Mascot Race

Families enjoyed a day of fun and excitement yesterday (Sunday 23 April), when sporting and charity mascots from all over the South West joined forces in a very special steeplechase at Wincanton Races for The Children’s Brain Trust. Representing ‘Fostering and Adoption in Somerset’ was ‘Sparky’, Somerset County Council’s dragon mascot, competing with the likes […]

Costa Coffee Thanked For Supporting Fostering and Adoption

Last night (Thurs 20 April) Somerset County Council presented Costa Coffee with a special commemorative picture to thank them for their amazing support towards Fostering and Adoption in Somerset. Costa has provided space, time and refreshments for people to come together to find out more about fostering and adoption in several stores across Somerset including […]

Two weeks until Somerset goes to the polls

Somerset County Council is asking residents to “use the fourth” and to make sure they cast their vote in the local election on Thursday 4 May. With just two weeks to go until people vote for who they want to represent their community on the County Council, the authority is reminding everyone of the date […]

Nerf Blasting Fun In Street!

Children of Somerset foster carers were treated by Somerset County Council to an energetic day out on Tuesday (11 April), enjoying some Nerf Blasting fun in Street. Over 25 children met to have fun, running around playing games amongst neon-painted scenery and inflatables whilst enjoying spending time with other children from families who foster. “It […]

Primary school admissions announced

Nearly 99 per cent of children in Somerset were given one of their top three choices and more than 93 per cent have secured their first choice primary school for the next academic year – an increase on previous years. Figures revealed by Somerset County Council show that for September 2017, 93.4 per cent of […]

Bishops Lydeard roundabout update

Drivers are being advised of upcoming overnight closures as a major scheme to build a new roundabout on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard nears completion. The roundabout is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes in the village. […]

One week left to register to vote

Voters across Somerset are being urged to make sure they are on the register for the County Council elections next month. Residents will go to the polls on Thursday, 4 May, to have their say on who fills the 55 seats available on the Council. To be able to vote you have to be on […]

New Talking Cafe opens in Minehead

A new care and support Community Connect Talking Cafe opens in Minehead next week. The Talking Cafe will take place at The Beach Hotel in Minehead (TA24 5AP) every Monday (excluding bank holidays) from 10am to 1pm – starting on Monday 10 April. Entrance is via The Beach Café conservatory next to the Tourist Information. […]

Nominations for County Council elections published

The full list of people standing for election to Somerset County Council next month has been published. There will be 55 seats available across the county when residents go to the polls on Thursday, 4 May and yesterday (4 April) was the deadline for candidates to formally submit their intention to stand for election. 230 […]