Category Press releases

Find out if highways improvements are planned at a road near you

A new webpage to help residents find out about planned maintenance on Somerset’s roads is now available. Somerset County Council’s dedicated travel and roadworks website http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk already includes a live map showing details of current and future planned roadworks. But previously this only included works when dates were confirmed. The new webpage now allows people […]

Be a Dragon at Somerset SOUP

Somerset’s business community is being invited to come and be dragons as four Somerset entrepreneurs present their pitches at a Somerset SOUP event next month. The four businesses have been chosen to pitch their idea with the chance of winning a package worth £1,000. They will be competing against each other, delivering a 4 minute […]

Next phase of Yeovil Western Corridor upgrade to begin

Drivers are advised of a change to temporary traffic management in Yeovil next week as the Western Corridor upgrade moves onto the next phase. 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 and cyclists. It will […]

Volunteers sought for Learning Disabilities peer support group in Taunton

Somerset residents with Learning Disabilities are being sought to help create a support group in Taunton that will help get their voices heard, Peer Support Groups have already been formed in Bridgwater, Yeovil and Frome and Somerset County Council wants to see one set-up in the County Town. These groups enable people with Learning Disabilities […]

Could you help and support a young person?

Volunteers who can speak up for and support young people are being sought by Somerset County Council. Adults are needed across the County to give a helping hand to children and young people who may need a bit of extra support by becoming advocates or ‘independent visitors’ through the Council’s Route 1 advocacy service. Advocates […]

Children In Care Achievements Celebrated

The achievements of Somerset children and young people in care have been celebrated at the 2018 Annual Achievement Awards in Bridgwater and Taunton. Around 350 children and teenagers were recognised for their efforts over two award ceremonies, through nominations from social and youth workers and other Children’s Services professionals. The children and young people were […]

Cycleway scheme wins gold in prestigious national environment award

A Somerset cycleway scheme has won a prestigious gold environment award in a national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities. Somerset County Council and contractor Skanska competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Environment Awards. The winning entry was a scheme to build a new 1.2km cycleway […]

First junction of Yeovil Western Corridor upgrade to be switched on

The first completed signalised junction of the Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is due to be switched on this week. 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 and cyclists. It will also support the delivery […]

Take A Virtual Library Tour

Virtual tours of the public space in every Somerset library are now available to view online. The virtual tours were put together as a way of testing a recently acquired 360° camera, which will soon be available to use in the Glass Box, an innovation and enterprise space in Taunton Library. Councillor David Hall, Somerset […]

Council joins cycling group for positive ‘Tour de Taunton’

Representatives from Somerset County Council joined Taunton Area Cycling Campaign (TACC) for a ‘Tour de Taunton’ to test out provision for cyclists in the town. The ride took place as the County Council prepares to start work on a new Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Somerset. TACC invited Cllr John Woodman, Cabinet Member for […]