Category Press releases

Winter is coming… and our highways team is ready

Winter is coming – and Somerset County Council’s highways team is ready with 7,000 tonnes of grit and seven new gritters. Salt barns across Somerset are now fully stocked and the fleet of 23 gritters is on standby to treat 900 miles of road every time ice is expected. Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s […]

Congrats to Chairman Award Winners!

The Chairman of Somerset County Council has recognised the work of dozens of community stalwarts at an annual award ceremony. Somerset County Council Chairman Councillor William Wallace presented awards at Taunton Rugby Club last week (Wednesday 18 October) to over 35 individuals and couples across the County. Three Duke of Edinburgh Awards were also presented […]

Council welcomes progress on A303 upgrade

The progression of Government plans to upgrade the A303 has been welcomed by Somerset County Council. Highways England has today announced that Option 1 is the preferred route for a new dual carriageway between Sparkford and Ilchester. This option largely follows the route of the existing A303 and was the preferred route for 64 per […]

New nursery comes to Neroche

Somerset County Council is pleased to announce the opening of ‘First Friends’, a new nursery facility based at Neroche School in Broadway, llminster An official opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday November 7 at 3.00 pm and will be attended by Gemma Verdon, Junior Member for Children and local County Councillor Linda Piggott-Vijey. The […]

Taunton Town FC supports Fostering and Adoption in Somerset

Taunton Town Football Club and Fostering and Adoption in Somerset joined forces on Saturday 21 October, for an afternoon of family fun and awareness-raising. Sparky the fostering and adoption mascot and Taunton Town’s mascot Wordsworth had a penalty shoot-out at the match, which Sparky won 3-2. Sparky and the fostering and adoption team were greeted […]

Royal visit coming to Countess Gytha Primary School

Pupils and staff of Countess Gytha Primary school are thrilled and excited to welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex to visit the school on 1 November. Her Royal Highness will be treated to a tour of the brand new school in West Camel, which houses staff and pupils from the former school site in Queen […]

Quilters have a heart for children in care

A Yeovil Quilting Circle handed over a specially created a heart themed quilt for ‘National Adoption Week’ and young children in care this week. Somerset County Council launched a ‘have a heart’ campaign on 16 October to raise awareness of the number of children waiting to be adopted and Vivien Bateman, Barbie Dormer and Gill […]

Work begins on multi-million pound upgrade of Yeovil’s Western Corridor

Contractors will be arriving on site this week as a major scheme to upgrade key junctions and improve traffic flow on the western side of Yeovil gets underway. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians […]

Drainage upgrade on busy road near Bradford-on-Tone

UPDATE: 9/11/17 Somerset County Council is currently carrying out essential drainage repairs at Oake Road, with the works due to finish 4 days early on Monday 13 November. Unfortunately, one of the key bridges on the diversion route was recently damaged and is in need of urgent repair. The Council is taking advantage of the reduced […]

Vital drainage work at Dragon Cross

The next phase of essential drainage improvements on a key road in West Somerset is due to take place early next month. The A39 at Dragon Cross near Bilbrook has historically been affected by flooding with emergency closures in 2011/12 causing widespread problems and leaving some drivers stranded. Work to improve the pipework under the […]