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Digital Innovation Centre set for Firepool site

Somerset County Council has approved funding which paves the way for a new £11m Digital Innovation Centre at the Firepool site in Taunton. The centre will be a flagship development for Taunton, building on local strengths in the digital sector and forming a key part of plans for recovery and transformation of the Somerset economy, […]

Celebrations for Children In Care

The efforts and achievements of more than 360 Somerset children and young people in care have been celebrated at the return of the Annual Achievement Awards. 367 children and young people were recognised for their efforts through nominations from Somerset County Council foster carers, schools, social and youth workers and other Children’s Services professionals. The […]

Unsung heroes of the pandemic presented with Somerset Medal

A select few of Somerset’s many unsung coronavirus heroes have been presented with their awards as the first ever winners of the Somerset Medal. The Somerset Medal was launched by Somerset County Council to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best – with the winners honoured at a special reception at Taunton […]

Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one

Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s announcement from Government that the five existing councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority. Robert Jenrick, the Secretary for State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, today confirmed the One Somerset business case, developed by the County Council and widely backed by MPs, key […]

Thank You painted on road

Thanks for taking part in Frontline Workers Day!

Frontline Workers Day took place on Monday 5th July…

£500k fund to help Somerset’s communities open up safely

A new £500,000 fund is being launched by Somerset County Council to help towns and parishes reopen community facilities safely and bring people back together. As national coronavirus restrictions ease, the County Council is working in partnership with Somerset Association of Local Councils (SALC) to help towns and parishes open up village halls, meeting rooms […]

New contract for Taunton park and ride

Somerset County Council is pleased to announce it has awarded a five-year contract to Buses of Somerset to run Taunton’s two park and ride sites. The fleet of buses and drivers at the Taunton-based operation of First Bus will be familiar to passengers as the team has been running the service for a number of […]

Access restored as Highways teams respond to flash flooding damage

Scenes from Whitestaunton – left after crews cleared debris – right before (courtesy of Roger Harris) Access has been restored to a cut-off village and thousands of tonnes of debris has been cleared following Monday’s severe flash flooding in the Chard area.   Somerset County Council’s Highways Teams has been working tirelessly on the ground […]

Toneway Creech Castle junction upgrade

A crucial upgrade of the Creech Castle Junction in Taunton now moving forward and Somerset County Council is reminding residents and road users of the key details.   The Council signed a contract with Alun Griffiths on Friday to deliver the £8.3m scheme with work commencing on August 9. The same contractor is currently delivering […]

Helping people in Bridgwater find their way on bike and foot

Did you know that regular cyclists can be as fit as the average person 10 years younger? A new campaign launched by Somerset County Council’s Bridgwater Way initiative aims to encourage people to take up cycling or walking more regularly and enjoy the health benefits – both mentally and physically. Getting out and about by […]