Category Press releases

Resurfacing of key route in Yeovil

Resurfacing works on a key route in Yeovil are planned to take place later this month. The resurfacing will require a road closure between the Bluebell Roundabout and the Westlands Throughabout and will take place overnight to minimise disruption. Works are scheduled to take 9 weekday nights (weather dependent) starting on Tuesday 29 October with […]

Essential drainage work on B3223 from Exford to Simonsbath

A major scheme to repair the drains between Exford and Simonsbath is planned to take place next week. The drains on the B3223 at Exford have deteriorated a lot recently and are now in need of repair. The scheme is being carried out in autumn; a quieter time of year to reduce the impact on […]

Surface dressing for 2019 now complete

A multi-million pound programme to improve nearly 150 miles of road across Somerset is now complete as our teams fought through searing heat and stormy conditions alike over the summer. Surface dressing is a maintenance technique recognised across the country for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and making road surfaces watertight. This is crucial, […]

Firms fined for roadworks offences

Two utility firms have received substantial fines following successful prosecutions by Somerset County Council. BT and Royal Mail both pleaded guilty at Taunton Magistrates last week (Wednesday 9 October) to several offences relating to roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted the two firms as part of its commitment […]

Join our drive to help save lives on the road in Somerset

A local car dealership is among the firms helping drive forward life-saving work in Somerset by sponsoring the County Council’s road safety team. Rowcliffes Vauxhall have shown their commitment to helping reduce the number of casualties on the county’s roads as part of Somerset Road Safety’s new sponsorship programme. Supporting the work of Somerset Road […]

‘Every Mind Matters’ – how’s yours?

Somerset residents experiencing anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping are encouraged to visit a new ‘Every Mind Matters’ website to empower them to take action to manage and improve their mental health. Somerset County Council and local NHS partners are delighted to support Public Health England’s launch of this innovative self-help website (www.healthysomerset.co.uk), which […]

Low Carbon Future: ‘Somerset is Leading the Way’

Somerset is at the forefront of innovations to help the country deliver a low carbon future. That’s the view of Councillor David Hall, Cabinet Member for Economy and Inward Investment at Somerset County Council, who gave the opening address at the prestigious Nuclear South West Conference held this year in Bridgwater. The theme of the […]

Funding available to help older people remain active and connected

The Active Living Programme provides small grants of up to £2,000 to grass roots community groups and local charities that promote and help older people in their community to stay physically and mentally active in later life – but there’s not long left: the deadline to apply is Monday 21 October. The grants have been […]

Squibbers Way opening plan confirmed

A sparkling event is being planned to celebrate the opening of Bridgwater’s new Squibbers Way in early December. Squibbers Way is the new £18.4m road linking Marsh Lane to Parrett Way and was named by the people of Bridgwater following a public vote. The project was previously referred to as the Colley Lane Southern Access […]

‘COMMON SALT’ seasons Somerset libraries

Common Salt – a ‘show and tell’ performance around a table – begins a national tour this autumn with a chance to see it at three Somerset Libraries – Wells, Frome and Yeovil from this month. Common Salt explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the […]