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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 […]

Clark’s Village first to receive ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ award

Clark’s Village became the first organisation in the county to receive a ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ award at a special event held on 6 August. Breastfeeding mothers, families and members of the public came out in force to help Clark’s Village celebrate their accolade as well as mark World Breastfeeding Week. Somerset County Council’s Public Health […]

Work to begin on Innovation Centre

The site for a new multi-million pound business hub which should bring hundreds of jobs to Somerset has now been secured and pre-construction work is set to begin shortly. The Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Centre will be built in Bridgwater to provide 2,400 square feet of flexible office space to support the Hinkley […]