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Primary pupils leave their mark on the SEIC

Primary school pupils from Bridgwater have today (25 April) been leaving their mark on the landmark Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (SEIC). The SEIC has been created to support businesses in the nuclear and low carbon energy supply chain and construction of its £6.5m second phase is well underway. Today children from the Eco Team at […]

Signal alterations for main road in Wellington

One of the main routes in Wellington is set for traffic signal alterations, in an attempt to improve capacity of one of its busiest junctions. Somerset County Council will be altering the operation of Longforth Rd Junction as part of its long-term Highways Small Improvement Scheme. It’s being co-ordinated with essential resurfacing, delivered under a […]

A39 road closures in West Somerset

Please be aware that the A39 is closed tonight (Wednesday 18 April) at Billbrook in West Somerset from 18.30 until 23.30. The road was due to be open tonight after the completion of essential resurfacing work, but this was delayed due to the weather. A planned closure affecting the A39 at Carhampton has been delayed […]

Park & Ride ticket extensions

In recognition of the disruption caused by last week’s three-day closure of the Gateway Park & Ride near Taunton, weekly and monthly Park & Ride ticket holders can have their tickets extended by Buses of Somerset for three days. Any weekly tickets which expire up to and including 12 April (the last date that an […]

Pilton Youth Club achieves quality mark

  A popular youth club serving a rural community in Mendip has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. Pilton Youth Club offers young people from Pilton and the surrounding area a safe and relaxed environment to socialise and unwind in with their friends.  The club offers a range of activities and opportunities such […]

School’s major new £4m extension unveiled

Up to 90 much-needed new primary school places and state-of-the-art facilities have been formally opened at Wincanton Primary School. Thanks to a major Somerset County Council school expansion project, pupils and staff today (Tuesday 10 April), celebrated the official unveiling of their £4 million extension which boasts eight new classrooms, dedicated therapy facilities for children […]

Find out more about the Colley Lane Southern Access Road

Construction of a new multi-million pound link road in Bridgwater is now underway – and residents are invited to two drop-in events next week to meet the contractor and find out more. The £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) plans include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. The […]

CDS expands broadband network to thousands more homes and businesses

Nearly 300,000 homes and businesses in rural areas now have access to superfast broadband thanks to Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS). That includes 118,000 in Somerset, according to new analysis which has found that the total number of homes and businesses with access to CDS-provided superfast has risen to 298,900 – with a further 38,000 […]

Joint Committee puts productivity first

Representatives from 23 organisations across Devon and Somerset today agreed steps to drive up productivity at the first meeting of the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Joint Committee. The inaugural meeting of the Joint Committee unanimously endorsed the Productivity Strategy that has been taking shape over the last two years and aims to double […]

Council leads the way in recruiting inspired future social workers

  Somerset County Council has overseen a big increase in people switching careers to become social workers in a ground-breaking programme. The authority leads the regional Step-up-To Social Work initiative which enables people to qualify as social workers on a fast-track course providing they have a degree. The Government-funded course has attracted teachers and those […]