Category Projects

Students go the extra mile to spread road safety message

Students with bright ideas to improve safety on Somerset’s roads have won awards from Somerset County Council. The Council’s Road Safety Team invited all secondary schools and sixth forms to submit a project with the aim of reducing casualties on the road. The standard of entries was very high with different messages, styles and delivery. […]

Be safe and save money – The Bridgwater Way

The Bridgwater Way is running its second business breakfast forum next week, giving priceless advice and top tips on being safe and saving money. The event at the Canalside Conference Centre on Wednesday, 19 March, is the latest of the monthly forums covering a variety of transport topics. Whether you drive, cycle or walk; safety […]

Bright ideas to shine in new look Sunnybank

Bridgwater’s Hamp residents are about to see their ideas for improving their community come to life. Rhode Lane, outside the shops in the area known as Sunnybank, will be transformed by the work of The Bridgwater Way’s DIY Streets project. The street in front of the shops will be raised and improved materials will be […]

Mendip District Council offices in Shepton Mallet

Council Offices Take Shape in Mendip

Somerset County Council staff will soon be moving in with the District Council, as part of a wider plan to save taxpayers’ money and enable residents to access a variety of public services in one place. Around 220 staff are expected to move into Mendip District Council’s offices in Shepton Mallet from mid-February 2014 onwards. […]

County Council invites Ministers to see the flood damage

Somerset County Council has confirmed it has invited government ministers and flood experts to visit the county to see first-hand the devastating flooding that has hit the area. Ministers from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and members of the all-party Parliamentary group on flooding have been invited to the county to […]

Contractor announced for centre of excellence for Somerset business

The approved contractor for a £1.16 million project to boost Somerset’s economy and help new businesses to thrive in rural areas has been announced by Somerset County Council. South West Highways Ltd has been awarded the contract to build Highbridge Enterprise Centre, a centre of excellence for new business start-ups in the County. Work on […]

Highways phase of new hospital project now complete

A major project to build two roundabouts to serve the new Bridgwater Community Hospital is now complete. Somerset County Council has been working on behalf of the Somerset Partnership NHS to improve the junction of Bower Lane and the A39 Bath Road and construct a new roundabout on Bower Lane to serve the hospital. The […]

Hestercombe House transfer complete

Today Somerset County Council successfully transferred its ownership of Hestercombe House to the Hestercombe Gardens Trust as a Community Asset Transfer, saving the Council £200,000 a year in running costs. The move will mean the house will host a centre of excellence for young musicians.The County Council looked at several options when considering the future of Hestercombe […]