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Fade or Last – story of a carer

Original illustration by Debbie de Mornay Penny –

Help us shape a new unitary council for Somerset

Organisations from across the county are joining together to deliver a new unitary council for Somerset – and local people are encouraged to be part of the conversation. A public meeting is planned at Donyatt Village Hall, near Ilminster, on 25th November, 3pm until 5pm. It’s the third in a series of monthly events where […]

Pupil referral unit opens in Taunton

Work has been completed on a £2.85m Somerset County Council-funded project to refurbish and repurpose the Holway Centre in Taunton into a full occupation Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) for up to 35 children and young people aged five to 16. To celebrate the opening of the new unit, an open day is planned to take […]

Somerset Public Health Leaders urge Covid-safe behaviour over Halloween weekend

Halloween weekend is fast approaching and while many of us love a fun scare and a bit of trick or treating, with coronavirus cases still high across Somerset, Public Health leaders are reminding everyone to think about things they can do whilst having fun, to help control the spread of the virus. This year, everyone is […]

Crossing to be replaced on key Bridgwater route

A scheme to replace 25-year-old traffic signals at the pedestrian crossing on the A372 with new equipment is scheduled to start next week. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is refurbishing the crossing opposite the Co-operative on Westonzoyland Road, as the current equipment has reached the end of its operational life. The scheme is part of […]

Spotlight on cerebral palsy as Somerset landmarks lit in green

To mark World Cerebral Palsy Day yesterday (Wednesday 6 October), Somerset County Council and Chard Town Council lit up two landmark Somerset buildings in green. County Hall in Taunton and The Guildhall in Chard were illuminated at the request of Nicole Tucker, aged 24, a resident of Chard who works for Somerset County Council as […]

Recycle Week 2021 – step up and fight climate change

Recycling more is a way we can all contribute to the fight against climate change every day – that’s the message from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) this Recycle Week. The national awareness week starts on Monday 20 September, and this year’s theme is ‘stepping it up’ to combat climate change. More than 137,000 tonnes of waste were […]

Join Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting initiative for Platinum Jubilee

Somerset residents, communities, and organisations are being asked to join a national initiative to plant trees in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Next year will mark 70 years since HM The Queen came to the throne – the longest reign in our history.  There are various plans for celebrations to mark her Platinum Jubilee, […]

County Council’s climate fund brings good vibes to West Somerset

A new scheme bringing sustainably grown vegetables to communities is one of many green initiatives benefiting from Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Community Fund. The ‘Good Vibe Veg’ project in Horner, West Somerset is one the many green schemes being supported by the County Council’s £1 million investment. It’s widely recognised that local, small-scale food […]

Key link in town’s cycling network is unveiled

gwater’s growing active travel network.