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Letter to the Prime Minister

Letter sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson following recent claims about Somerset County Council and Covid funding Dear Prime Minister I was extremely disappointed to hear the comments made in the Commons yesterday by Ian Liddell-Grainger MP concerning Somerset County Council’s alleged use of Covid-19 funding and felt compelled to write directly to you to […]

Urgent road closure needed in Wells

Action is being taken to remove diseased ash trees posing a hazard near a key road in Wells next week. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is working with local landowners to remove a significant number of trees lining the A39 at Bristol Hill, which are infected with Ash Dieback. The road will need to be […]

Somerset enters new Tier 4 restrictions

Somerset will be escalated to Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions from midnight tonight (31 December) following an announcement from the Health Secretary Matt Hancock this afternoon. The Tier covers all four districts – Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Somerset West and Taunton. Leader of Somerset County Council David Fothergill said: “In the last three weeks in […]

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Connect to a Care Home and fight loneliness this Christmas

Somerset County Council and the NHS are encouraging organisations across Somerset to connect to their local care home with a new digital campaign, #ConnectACareHome. Organisations are being asked to send video messages to their local care homes, to help combat the loneliness and isolation experienced by residents and staff who may have been unable to […]

Digital resources transform parent support in Somerset

A new suite of digital resources launched this month will provide further information and support to families about pregnancy and parenthood. The ‘Somerset Maternity Toolkit’, available digitally twenty-four hours a day, is designed to support people through pregnancy and the parenting journey. It offers trustworthy information and support from pre-conception, pregnancy, through to infant feeding […]

Support for Somerset residents during lockdown

Help is available for anyone in Somerset who may need additional support during the second national lockdown. The five councils in Somerset have been working together since the first lockdown to provide a single phone number for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support. Residents are reminded they can call 0300 790 6275 if they […]

Have your say on the future of education delivery in Crewkerne and Ilminster

Members of the public are invited to have their say on plans to transform how education is delivered in the Crewkerne and Ilminster area from 12 November. Somerset County Council has today announced details of a public consultation on proposals to move from the current three-tier school system to a two-tier model of primary and […]

Road works set to began w/c 2 November 2020

Road works scheduled to take place next week (2/11 – 8/11) by the Somerset highways team. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us on Twitter @TravelSomerset. ROAD TOWN PROPOSED START DATE PROPOSED END DATE WORKING DAYS JOB STREETS LANE STAPLE FITZPAINE 02/11/2020 03/11/2020 2 Resurfacing/Preps FRITHFIELD LANE SHEPTON MALLET 02/11/2020 03/11/2020 […]

Oscar Mayer, Chard: Joint Statement by Leaders of Somerset County Council and South Somerset District Council

“We were saddened to hear the news of the potential loss of Oscar Mayer and 860 jobs from their factories in Chard. This is a blow to the economy and the community of Chard at what is already a challenging time. We are committed to working together to support all those at risk of losing […]

Temporary one-way system for Glastonbury High Street

A one-way system is to be introduced temporarily to Glastonbury High Street to support social distancing and the control of coronavirus. The measure will start on 26 October during half term and will last for a number of weeks with an end date yet to be confirmed. Key details:• The one-way system on High Street […]