Category Press releases

Council responds to second A358 consultation

Somerset County Council has published its draft response to a second consultation on plans to upgrade the A358. Highways England is currently consulting on a number of options for improvements to the key route between Taunton and Ilminster. In its role as the Highways Authority, the County Council has to give its response to the […]

E-Learning Course Launches to Improve Adult Oral Health

Somerset County Council is encouraging anyone supporting adults to complete a new free online course to help improve adult oral health.  The adult oral health course is one of a series of two modules from the Somerset County Council Learning Centre.  It aims to inform anyone in a supporting or caring role in Somerset, either […]

Somerset Shared Lives Carer addresses MPs about the benefits of scheme

A Somerset carer has been talking about the benefits of the County Council’s Shared Lives scheme in the corridors of Westminster. Alison Cooper has been a Shared Lives Carer for five years and was invited to speak at a national parliamentary event, addressing a cross section of MPs to share her experiences. The Shared Lives […]

Fox’s in the (Glass) Box

Pupils from Bishop Fox’s School in Taunton have had their imaginations fired at digital taster session in Taunton Library’s Glass Box. The enthusiastic year nine students kicked-off the Glass Box’s 2018 schools programme when they attended the first of three sessions led by local businesses and staff from Somerset County Council’s Library Service. The Glass […]

Have your say on how to make Somerset’s roads safer

Residents are being urged to have their say on a new strategy which aims to prevent deaths and injuries on Somerset’s roads. The consultation is launched as it is revealed that 22 people were killed in 20 fatal collisions on the county’s roads in 2017. This is the lowest number of fatal collisions ever recorded […]

A39 at Walton closed for resurfacing next week

Drivers are reminded that a key route between Bridgwater and Street will be closed next week for major resurfacing works. The essential work on the A39 Main Street at Walton is the latest phase of significant highway maintenance investment along the A39 corridor in recent times. Works start at approximately 7am on Monday 5 February […]

Sherborne Road resurfacing underway

Highways staff are working through the night on the next phase of vital improvement work on the A30 Sherborne Road in Yeovil. A major drainage upgrade was carried out last July to tackle structural issues which were causing cracking and potholes on the key route. Work to resurface the road is now underway and being […]

Have your say on Somerset Libraries’ services

A 12 week consultation got underway today (Monday 29 January) inviting members of the public, businesses and organisations to have their say on the future delivery of Somerset library services. Nine library area summaries are available to view online at showing proposed options for each of Somerset’s 34 libraries. The summaries give detail of […]

Supportive Highway plans for FA Cup Match

Somerset County Council’s highways team is working with Yeovil Town FC and the Police to make tomorrow’s historical FA Cup clash with Manchester United a success on the roads as well as on the pitch. Major roadworks are taking place in the area and steps are being taken to reduce their impact on the match, […]

Family Support Service: next steps considered

Plans for a new Family Support Service will be discussed at Somerset County Council next week. The Council’s Children’s Services are looking to develop the service to help make support for families and children as accessible as possible for those who need it most. It would bring together the Council’s getset service (which includes Children’s […]