Category Projects

County Council presents Frome branch of Co-op with ‘Employer of Choice’ award

A Frome based branch of Co-Operative Group has won an award from Somerset County Council for its long-term commitment to employees with learning difficulties. The County Council’s Aspire service that helps adults with learning difficulties find employment, has given Co-op the award in recognition of the company’s long-term work and commitment towards people with learning […]

You’re invited to the launch of Taunton Library’s Glass Box

Somerset County Council’s Taunton Library is inviting schools, businesses and members of the public to the launch of their highly anticipated ‘Glass Box’. The Glass Box, so-called because it will be making its home in the window-walled former Tourist Information Centre in Paul Street, will be unveiled to the public on 22 June during with […]

Money

Cabinet considers £76m capital investment plans

Investment of around £76m in highways, schools and economic growth will be considered by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet next week. The authority’s Capital Investment Programme for the next financial year includes over £20m for maintenance of the County’s 4,000 miles of roads and almost £17m for school buildings, expansions and repairs that will provide in […]

£3m of rural grants available to create jobs and business growth

Over £3m of rural grants has been made available for businesses, farmers, foresters and community groups in the Somerset Levels and Moors area and West Somerset for projects that will create jobs and benefit the local rural economy. The Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group and The Western Somerset Local Action Group (LAG), of […]

Girls from Ilchester Primary School have been invited to discuss cybersecurity at the Houses of Parliament

A group of Year 5 girls from Ilchester Primary School in South Somerset are celebrating having been invited to the Houses of Parliament to share their cybersecurity knowledge with MPs and industry representatives. Somerset County Council’s eLearing and Information Management team (eLIM), who are part of Support Services for Education (SSE), have been working closely […]

‘Big Day’ for Somerset Learning Disability Partnership Board

Anyone with an interest in big developments in learning disabilities in Somerset’s is being invited to take part in a ‘Big Day’ out. The Somerset Learning Disability Partnership Board, of which Somerset County Council is a partner, will be holding its annual ‘Big Day’ in March. The ‘Big Day’ event gives members of the public […]

Media Invite : Significant progress at new school for flood-hit Countess Gytha

Work is coming on leaps and bounds to build a brand-new school for flood-hit staff and pupils at Countess Gytha in South Somerset. The project has now passed its half-way point, with the superstructure of the school, its roof, waterproofing and wiring now complete. The school is holding a ceremony at 2pm on Wednesday 9 […]

Community focussed WW1 Exhibition opens in Taunton for Remembrance Sunday

A community focussed WW1 Centenary Project Exhibition opened this weekend at the Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton. Supported by the Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant, of which Somerset County Council is a partner, the exhibition will see a huge range of items displayed at the Centre at Memorial Hall on Paul Street in Taunton.

Spooktacular Lantern Trail proves a hit

Hundreds of fearless families braved the Spooktacular Hallowe’en Walk in Bridgwater on Thursday 30 October, with the route illuminated by homemade lanterns clutched in their shaking hands! Children in spooky costumes added to the sinister atmosphere, while storytellers along the trail told the chilling tail of a ghostly apparition that appeared on the canal path […]

‘Real progress’ at £1.16m Highbridge Enterprise Centre

Work on a £1.16m Enterprise Centre in Highbridge which will create jobs and boost the local economy is taking shape, with a number of key milestones reached. Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Hall led a delegation of Councillors to meet with managing agent of the site TDA and contractor South West Highways […]