Category Press releases

Yeovil Library Turns 30

Yeovil Library is extending an open invite to join its 30th birthday celebrations next month. There will be special events and activities throughout Saturday, 9 September, with something for everyone to enjoy. Morning celebrations include a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland themed stories, games and crafts and a prize giving for the […]

Essential resurfacing on A367 Fosse Way

Significant investment through comprehensive repairs is due to take place on the main road through Stratton-on-the-Fosse this autumn. The A367 Fosse Way is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and settlement across the carriageway. There have been numerous visits to fill potholes over the last two years and clearly a longer-term solution is required. […]

Planning ahead for major drainage work in Glastonbury

Important work to help reduce the risk of flooding in Glastonbury is being planned to take place this autumn. The drainage system which services Chilkwell Street, Coursing Batch and Bere Lane is showing the early signs of deterioration, with several sections broken or blocked. This limits the capacity of the system which increases the risk […]

Major drainage upgrade on A37 at Oakhill

A major engineering scheme to upgrade drainage and replace more than 1km of old pipe is due to take place on the A37 at Oakhill next month. The section of road between the Bath Road junction and Golf Links Lane junction has been subject to a number of minor repairs in recent times and the […]

Overnight resurfacing on A39 near Chilton Polden

Major resurfacing works on a key route between Bridgwater and Street will take place next month. Around 620 metres of the A39 near Chilton Polden will be repaired, a stretch of road extending west from the eastern end of the Olive Mill restaurant car park. This scheme represents the fourth phase of significant highway maintenance […]

Simple checks keep drivers on track

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety team and Highways England are urging drivers to use simple checks to help them reach their destination safely.  In an average year Highways England traffic officers will deal with 85,000 breakdowns; 40% of which could possibly have been avoided had the drivers carried out a few simple vehicle checks before […]

Rollercoaster Youth Club achieves quality award

The Rollercoaster Youth Club in Sydenham, Bridgwater has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. The Rollercoaster Youth Club is an extremely popular club for young people from Sydenham and the surrounding communities. It is well attended and offers an extensive range of activities and opportunities, as well as a safe and relaxed atmosphere […]

Members of Youth Parliament represent Somerset young people at national event

Members of Youth Parliament (MYP), supported by Somerset County Council, travelled to Liverpool last month to spend the weekend debating issues of concern for young people in Somerset. The three MYPs, Eve Anderson (Sedgemoor & Mendip), Leonie Robertson (South Somerset) and Kira Lewis (Taunton Deane & West Somerset) attended the event which is hosted by […]

Council Welcomes New A358 Route Consultation

Somerset County Council welcomes Highway England’s decision for a second consultation on the proposed route of a new road connecting the A358 near West Hatch Lane with the M5 after listening to feedback. Highways England’s initial consultation ended on 16 July where Somerset County Council strongly reiterated its support for improvements to the A358/A303/A30 corridor, […]

Sculpture donated to Frome Library

Frome artist and sculptor Kate Dixon has donated her latest sculpture, Monkey With A Book, to Somerset County Council’s Frome library. The nationally recognised sculptor’s last public work was a bronze sculpture for Kew Gardens, which was the first new commission by the Gardens in over 100 years. Frome library asked Kate to help decorate […]