Category Press releases

Downing Street invitation for SCC

Somerset County Council joined others from health and social care across the country for a 10 Downing Street reception hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to thank all who worked so hard during the Covid-19 pandemic. Anna Littlewood, Deputy Director for Adult Social Care, took the chance to highlight and praise the extraordinary work carried […]

Pop-up walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics being held across Somerset this weekend

Walk-in clinics are taking place across Somerset this weekend – giving local people more opportunities to get their COVID-19 jabs. Professor Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health for Somerset County Council, said: “The vaccination remains the best form of defence that we have against covid, and I would urge anyone who is yet to receive […]

Adoption Judgement Press Statement – November 2021

Somerset County Council welcomed a High Court judgment acknowledging that decisions made in respect of the adoption of ten children in Somerset were in their best interests and lawful, despite procedural irregularities at the early stages of the adoption process. The High Court considered in September whether appropriate medical information had been requested of the […]

New England Coast Path footway opens in Doniford

Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way team completed work on a new safe footway in Doniford last week. The work was completed with support from Natural England and the England Coast Path Establishment Scheme, as part of the Rural Development Programme for England and was made possible with the cooperation of Doniford Farm Park and […]

Calling job seekers! Somerset Social Care Jobs Fair 30th Nov

Somerset County Council has launched a new jobs fair to help job seekers find their perfect role in social care…

10 top tips to stay well this winter

With covid still very much in circulation, it is as important as ever to look after your health this winter.

Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is urging everyone to think ahead and consider others, such as neighbours and close relatives, and put things in place now to protect their health.

’16 days of action’ helps employers tackle domestic abuse

The international campaign ‘Sixteen Days of Action’ against domestic abuse, (25 November to 10 December), encourages employers to play their part in tackling domestic abuse and learn to spot the signs of abuse.

Help us shape a new unitary council for Somerset

Organisations from across the county are joining together to deliver a new unitary council for Somerset – and local people are encouraged to be part of the conversation. A public meeting is planned at Donyatt Village Hall, near Ilminster, on 25th November, 3pm until 5pm. It’s the third in a series of monthly events where […]

Regular Covid-19 testing remains key during winter

Somerset’s Public Health leaders are reminding everyone to think about regular testing to help stop the spread of covid as we approach the festive period. About 1 in 3 people with covid do not have symptoms but can still infect others with the virus. Parents or carers of a school or college age child, health, […]

Somerset’s first carbon neutral school

A new £7.3 million primary school planned for Taunton is set to become Somerset’s first net zero carbon school, and only the third ‘passivhaus’ school in the south west. The new 420-place primary school, which includes a 60-place nursery, will serve the Orchard Grove housing development in Comeytrowe and is needed to meet the expected […]