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Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset

Young people in Somerset have a great opportunity to prove themselves and get a boost into the world of work thanks to a new national initiative. Somerset County Council has partnered with local employers to offer 50 six-month work placements through the Kickstart Programme, and the vacancies are now live. There are a variety of […]

Step into county’s rich history of shipwrecks and smugglers on coast path

Somerset’s seafaring heritage and lost legends are beautifully brought to life in a set of ‘story walks’ being launched by Somerset County Council.

Council chairman expresses his sorrow at the death of Prince Phillip

Councillor Nigel Taylor, Chairman of Somerset County Council, has declared his sadness at the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. The County Council’s Union flag at County Hall in Taunton has been lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect, and to mark the beginning of eight days of mourning, […]

100 Covid Community Champions helping Somerset stay safe

A major milestone was reached this week with more than 100 trained Covid Champions now in place to help people in Somerset stay up to date with the Covid-19 latest advice. The Covid Community Champion Network has been going from strength to strength since it was first launched in October. There are now just over […]

Rapid testing is next step in reducing spread of Covid-19

People in Somerset will have access to regular coronavirus testing from today (Friday 9 April) as the country takes another vital step towards society opening up again. The Government is encouraging everyone in England to access free, regular, rapid Covid-19 testing. This regular testing is for those without symptoms of Covid-19 and helps break the […]

Free advice on offer for Green start-ups

Somerset’s local authorities are providing free business advice to people wanting to set up their own Green business.

Your Somerset – Spring 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and projects that County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’

From Monday (March 29), lockdown restrictions will continue to be eased. And while we all want to make the most of the new freedoms, we must be careful too. Somerset’s Public Health leaders are urging residents to be responsible and stay safe as lockdown eases in order to keep infection rates down. The changes to […]

Urgent A361 closure to fix burst water main

An urgent 24-hour closure of the A361 this weekend has been agreed by Somerset County Council on behalf of a utility firm to fix a burst water mains. Whitstone Hill in Pilton will be closed from 5pm Saturday for 24 hours while important work is carried out to repair the mains which is leaking at […]

Up to £12m available for Community Renewal projects in Somerset

Somerset County Council is playing the lead role in a new funding scheme – the Community Renewal Fund – aimed at inspiring communities to thrive and grow. The County Council is the lead authority for Somerset and will be responsible for inviting, assessing, prioritising, and submitting bids to government. The county has the chance to […]