Category transport

Key works at busy Yeovil junction

Important surface repair works to a busy Yeovil junction begin later this month. The essential repairs work on the A30 Sherborne Road centres on the junction with Lyde Road and is scheduled to run from Monday 26 October to Friday 6 November 2020. The work involves minor patch repairs and manhole repairs. All efforts have […]

County Ticket suspended due to coronavirus

Somerset’s County Ticket student travel scheme has been suspended for the next academic year due to the continuing impact of coronavirus. Until the pandemic, students over the age of 16 could buy an annual County Ticket to use on public transport. But, as social distancing measures are likely to continue on public transport, and with […]

SCC fleet drivers go the extra mile to deliver vital service for the vulnerable

Somerset County Council’s fleet drivers are going the extra mile – and beyond – by helping some of the most vulnerable across the county. The fleet drivers, who usually provide a range of passenger transport services, are now part of the co-ordinated Coronavirus response.  They are carrying out key work taking patients with serious health […]

Extra funding to improve public transport links in rural Somerset

Extra funding to tackle rural isolation by improving public transport links across Somerset has been agreed by councillors. Somerset County Council has today committed investment of £2m over the next three years to provide better access to bus services for residents living in rural areas. The additional money will fund three new Slinky buses and […]

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer The Bridgwater Way has been busy working with people who live in Stockmoor and Wilstock Village to help make their streets safer. Together they created a “Community Street Audit” with the aim of seeing how local people viewed the quality of streets and open spaces in […]

Upgrade for Quantock Rd roundabout to begin next month

A major scheme to improve Quantock Road roundabout in Bridgwater is due to commence on Monday 4 November 2019, with completion set for Spring 2020. The work will provide direct, safe and convenient crossing facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and include toucan crossings on Homberg Way and Quantock Road.  A longer queuing lane on the […]

County Council welcomes news of first ships docking at Hinkley Point C

Councillor John Woodman has welcomed this week’s announcement from EDF Energy, saying the new jetty will have a positive impact on Hinkley Point C construction traffic. EDF Energy this week announced that Hinkley Point C’s temporary jetty has become operational, and will allow delivery by sea of the majority of materials for concrete production. Today […]

The Bridgwater Way Workplace Challenge – the results are in!

The Bridgwater Way workplace challenge took place over four weeks from 23 May resulting in a huge 14,494 journeys undertaken through sustainable transport modes such as walking, car share and public transport; saving over 5,000kg of CO2 emissions alone. The challenge encouraged nine local businesses to download the ‘BetterPoints’ App; a free Smartphone App through […]

Somerset County Council welcomes A358 announcement

Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s announcement from Highways England of its preferred route for improving the A358. The A358 is Somerset’s busiest A road and used by thousands of vehicles every day. Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure, said: “We have always been supportive of […]

British Empire Medal for West Somerset Car Scheme Founder

The founder of the West Somerset Car Scheme Partnership was honoured on Friday 10 May with a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the community. At a special ceremony held at Taunton Museum’s Castle House, Jean Humber from Withycombe was awarded the British Empire Medal by the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw. Jean […]