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Overnight works required at Quantock Road Roundabout Bridgwater

The next phase of the Quantock Road Roundabout improvements is due to start next week, with overnight works preparing for the introduction of pedestrian crossings. Starting on Sunday (12 January), temporary traffic lights will be used on Quantock Road and Homberg Way from 6.30pm to 6.00am for ten nights (excluding Fridays and Saturdays) while underground […]

Cut waste, boost frontline spending, says report

Tens of millions of pounds more could be spent on frontline services like bus routes, new schools and climate change work if Somerset changes the way its councils operate, an independent report says. The report was commissioned from external consultants by all four district councils and Somerset County Council as part of discussions over the […]

Have your say on tackling Somerset’s Climate Emergency

Online surveys are giving Somerset residents the chance to comment on and help shape a Climate Emergency Strategy for the county. Launched today (6 Jan), one survey closes on 25 February 2020 and can be accessed here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Somerset-Climate-Change-Survey-2019 In addition, an survey for 11 to 18-year-olds can be completed by going to http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Somerset-Climate-Change-Survey-2019-Young-People and is […]

Cliff-top B3191 Cleeve Hill re-opens

We’re pleased to confirm the B3191 West Street, Cleeve Hill near Watchet has now been re-opened to traffic. The road was closed due to alerts from sensors placed on the cliff face. Following a detailed survey of the cliff face, and examination of the data information from the site, it has been concluded the road […]

Shepton Mallet Library set to stay put

Shepton Mallet library is set to keep its town centre location and be developed as a community hub, thanks to lots of hard work and generous community contributions. Somerset County Council expects to enter into a new lease on the current site and continue to work with the local Library Friends Group, the Town Council […]

Robot revolution in Somerset classrooms

We’re investing in robot technology that helps poorly children stay in touch with school work and friends when they have to be out of the classroom.

Leader hails ‘remarkable’ financial turnaround

Cllr Fothergill welcomes the three-year financial strategy that confirms the council’s improved position.

Your Somerset , Winter 2019 – out now…

The Winter edition of Your Somerset is hitting doorsteps across the county and available to download now. It’s full of information about the Council, its services and the work we do with our partners to improves lives. This edition showcases investment in robot technology that will be helping absent children get back into the classroom […]

Top marks for education support team

Somerset’s Support Services for Education have bagged a top industry award for their advice, support and training.

Take a break with Dry January

Drinkers are encouraged to take a break from the booze this January – and have a dry one. Somerset County Council is backing ‘Dry January’, the national campaign led by Alcohol Change UK which aims to encourage drinkers to give up alcohol for the month and reset their relationship. During Dry January last year, 88 […]