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Major milestone achieved for iAero Centre

The iAero Centre, a cutting-edge aerospace innovation facility in Yeovil, is flying high with completion of construction work and the start of the centre’s fit-out. Somerset County Council has worked with a range of partners to develop the iAero Centre which will provide high-quality workspace and specialist support services to facilitate collaboration and innovation amongst […]

Keeping West Somerset connected during crisis

Vulnerable residents in West Somerset have been offered a lifeline during the pandemic thanks to the partnership of transport charity ATWEST and Somerset County Council.   Accessible Transport West Somerset (ATWEST) provides fully accessible transport to local residents and despite the challenges of Covid it has been keeping communities connected with the support of the […]

Essential repair work on two key Somerset roads

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is due to carry out repairs on two important roads next week. Resurfacing works are taking place on the A37 near Ilchester, on a section known as the Ilchester Straight, along with part of the B3151 Yeovil Road and the Church Street Roundabout. A suitable signed diversion route will be […]

Signals at key junctions to be refurbished

Important work to ensure infrastructure is in place to support the recovery of the local economy in Taunton starts this month with a major upgrade of traffic signals at junctions and pedestrian crossings. The scheme in Rowbarton is part of Somerset County Council’s £9 million county-wide package of work over the next three years to […]

Caution urged as lockdown map is unveiled

Somerset’s Director of Public Health has urged people to be ‘cautious and sensible’ after the government’s roadmap out of lockdown has been revealed. Trudi Grant has warned that if people act irresponsibly, the risk of virus rates rising sharply again is very real. Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his plan earlier this week.  The first […]

Coast path closure due to cliff instability

A stretch of the England Coast Path between Doniford and Watchet has been closed after instability in the cliffs made the route unsafe. Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way Team is working hard to resolve the issue and reopen the path as soon as possible. Until then the team is looking at the possibility of […]

Council steps up a gear with next major transport and infrastructure projects

Somerset County Council is forging ahead with multi-million-pound projects to improve travel links and infrastructure and support the recovery of the local economy in Taunton this spring.   Despite the challenges of Covid, a major £19m scheme to boost capacity at Taunton’s M5 J25 and the A358 junction is on time and on budget. Last […]

A powerful reminder of why we work in social care

This is a blog I felt compelled to write. It may be upsetting for some to read, but it’s a story which needs to be told – and one that those inside and outside social care should reflect on…

Squibbers Way wins big again at national Highway Awards

Bridgwater’s Colley Lane Southern Access Road project, also known as Squibbers Way, has been awarded Most Innovative Highway Authority Scheme of the Year at the 2020 Highways Magazine Awards.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

View all the content created and shared for HMD2021 below: Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw’s message for us all on this Holocaust Memorial Day. The lighting of the candles Leonard Daniels on the Anne Frank Awards A video collage created by Year 9 students at Castle school, Taunton. Superintendent Andy Benett on hate crime Somerset […]