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Look after your neighbour and your community as COVID-19 cases increase

There has been an outpouring of public support and care for each other across Somerset communities as COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to increase across the UK. Somerset County Council is delighted to see so many rally around and offer their support to those in communities self-isolating, the elderly or those in identified ‘at risk’ groups such […]

England Coast Path closed due to a landslip

The England Coast Path (ECP) has been closed between Watchet and Blue Anchor due to a landslip. Somerset County Council is responsible for maintaining the ECP within the county boundaries and closed the path at the weekend in the interest of public safety. An inland diversion is available, and the details for this can be […]

Prestigious innovation award for Squibbers Way project

The project team involved with designing and building Squibbers Way in Bridgwater has scooped a prestigious award for overcoming engineering challenges through innovation. Somerset County Council, in partnership with main contractor Whitemountain, won first place in the 2020 South West Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Innovation Award. The project was also Highly Commended […]

Somerset schools plug in to robot support

Dozens of schools and colleges across Somerset are already plugging in to the County Council’s trail-blazing use of robot technology to help children back into the classroom. Since it was launched last month, 25 schools and colleges have requested one of the AV1 robots in the biggest Local Authority initiative of its kind in the […]

Climate Emergency Summit is a big hit with businesses

Representatives from more than 100 businesses came together this week to discuss how Somerset’s business community can help tackle climate change. The Climate Emergency Business Summit was part of the cross-council work to develop a Climate Emergency Strategy, aiming to identify ways for Somerset to work towards being carbon neutral by 2030 and adapt to […]

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 […]

Drainage improvements in Bruton

Improvements to the drainage system in Bruton town centre are taking place next week. Works on the High Street are scheduled to run from Monday 27 January to Friday 31 January and include reconstruction of three gullies and repairs to the underground pipework. Due to the need for deep excavations under the road it will […]

City centre street set for resurfacing

Major improvements on a busy road in Wells city centre are being planned to take place next month. The B3139 The Liberty and Tor Street are showing signs of deterioration and have been subject to an increasing number of minor repairs in recent months. The planned scheme will involve removal of the old road surface, […]

Climate Emergency events off to a flying start

Hundreds of people have taken part in the first Climate Emergency event to help shape a strategy for the county – and there are plenty more opportunities to have your say. The drop-in event in the Glass Box at Taunton Library is the first of four in districts across Somerset, with the events taking place […]

Planning ahead for next phase of drainage improvement scheme

The next phase of essential drainage improvements on the A378 at Mile Head is scheduled to take place early next month. A major scheme to improve drainage at this location has been taking place in phases over the past few years. The latest works will see a number of gullies repaired and a further 270 […]