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Handover completed on new £7m primary school in Yeovil

Work has finished on a brand new Somerset County Council-funded state-of-the-art primary school in Yeovil. The 14-class Kingfisher Primary School in Lufton boasts fantastic facilities for pupils and the local community and will meet the growing demand created by new housing developments and the rising birth rates. Students will be transferring to the new site […]

Think Bike this Ride to Work Week

Somerset Road Safety and Avon and Somerset Police are urging all road users to take longer to look for bikes during Ride to Work Week. The Council’s road safety team and the police will be talking to motorcyclists in Cheddar on Sunday 24th June to offer advice, discuss further training opportunities, and have a cup […]

Have your say on ‘Improving Lives’

A nine week consultation launched today inviting residents, organisations and communities to have their say on health and wellbeing priorities in the County. The results from the consultation, which ends on 17 August,  will inform a joint ‘Improving Lives’ strategy which sets out how all members of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board will work […]

Multi-million pound Council school projects given go-ahead

A new £7 million primary school and £9 million expansion to a special school, are a step closer after plans were approved this week (14 June). Funded by Somerset County Council, they are part of the biggest school building and improvements programme for generations – a £140 million  investment in children and young people – […]

Flypast and ceremony marks Taunton links to the Royal Air Force

A stunning flypast by an RAF A400 Atlas was the finale of celebrations in Taunton today to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and honour one the town’s most illustrious sons. Somerset County Council welcomed special guests including the 3rd Viscount Trenchard, senior serving and retired members of the RAF, and local […]

Libraries look at men’s mental health for Men’s Health Week

Somerset Libraries and Public Health have partnered up to help improve men’s mental health in Somerset as part of Men’s Health Week (11-17 June). The Men’s Wellbeing Collection is an innovative collection of books and resources that aims to get more men thinking and talking about their mental health. The collection is currently in Yeovil, […]

Avoid a World Cup penalty by having none for the road!

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is urging everyone to keep the roads alcohol free during the World Cup. Many people enjoy having a drink or two while watching the football, and with the World Cup kicking off this week this is something that will be happening across the nation. The road safety team want […]

School’s £3 million performance art and science facilities unveiled

A major new expansion to Taunton’s Heathfield School has been officially handed over to the school following the completion of a Somerset County Council multi-million project. Pupils can now enjoy the use of two state-of-the-art performance studios and new science labs, as well as new art rooms in the two-storey building, thanks to a Somerset […]

Hundreds of school children to mobilise for festival of dance

More than 1,000 children representing more than 50 Somerset primary schools will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 44th year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 16 June, with 53 schools participating. The schools meet at St Cuthbert’s Church yard […]

Leader congratulates Queen’s Award winners

Somerset County Council’s Leader, Cllr David Fothergill, has congratulated two Somerset based volunteer groups who were recognised and honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018 on Saturday (2 June). The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. It recognises and celebrates outstanding […]