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National bodies back Somerset’s Stand Up For Care petition

Three major local government bodies have given their backing to Somerset County Council’s Stand Up For Care petition. Launched last week, the petition calls for cross-party discussions before Christmas on how to address the national social care funding shortfall. Leaders of all political groups at the County Council have given it their backing and they […]

Chamber checks out Colley Lane

Somerset’s Chamber of Commerce has been casting an eye over the latest piece in Bridgwater’s transport puzzle. Chamber Chief Executive, Stephen Henagulph, braved the elements this week to take a look at progress on the Colley Lane Southern Access Road. The scheme is an example of Council’s ongoing commitment to investing in and successfully delivering […]

All parties Stand Up For Care

Leaders of all the political groups at Somerset County Council have given their backing to the authority’s online social care petition. The Stand Up For Care petition launched this week is calling for cross-party discussions before Christmas to end the national social care funding shortfall. Leaders of all the Political Groups have endorsed the petition […]

Stand Up for Care – Sign the petition

Somerset County Council is asking the county and country to stand up for care and sign its parliamentary petition.   The petition calls for cross-party discussions before Christmas to end the national social care funding shortfall and it is part of the Council’s commitment to keeping the issue on the political and public agenda.   […]

Shared Lives set to roll out in Somerset

A scheme that helps vulnerable people live more independent lives is being expanded following a Somerset County Council decision today. The Council’s Cabinet has agreed to transfer its Shared Lives service to Shared Lives South West (SLSW), in a move that will see more people with different needs benefit from the life-changing support. In Somerset, […]

Bridgwater goes that extra ‘35,000’ miles

  People across Bridgwater have been using the BetterPoints app through The Bridgwater Way programme to travel more actively; earning rewards and enjoying the health benefits of walking and cycling. So popular has it been, that users have now racked up over 35,000 miles of activity since January by walking and cycling in the Bridgwater […]

Vote now – you choose the name for Bridgwater’s new link road

The deadline for nominations has passed and the polls are now open to find a permanent name for Bridgwater’s new link road. Construction of the not-so-snappily-titled Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) by contractors Whitemountain will be completed this autumn and provide a much-needed link between Marsh Lane and Parrett Way. This will ease congestion […]

Ansford Hill due to undergo resurfacing

Important maintenance work is taking place on the A371 at Ansford Hill starting in under two weeks. Preparatory work starts on Monday 12 August ready for resurfacing to begin on Monday 19 August. The road will be shut from 7.30am until 5.30pm (Monday to Friday) while works are underway to keep the workforce and road […]

Safety schemes set to be delivered in Bridgwater

A number of safety schemes are due to be delivered at the end of July on Taunton Road focusing on three junctions; Wills Road, Elmwood Avenue and Rhode Lane to improve crossing facilities in the area. The schemes are being carried out consecutively and will be delivered during the school summer holidays to keep disruption […]

Highways teams looking forward to winter

We’re in the middle of a summer heatwave but preparations for winter are already in full swing in Somerset. Somerset County Council’s highways team has now completed its off-season winter policy review and the first deliveries of salt have this week started arriving at depots. This winter the County Council will be investing an extra […]