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How to access support if you’re sponsoring a Ukrainian refugee

A new webpage has been set up to provide information and support for Somerset households who have volunteered to sponsor Ukrainian refugees.

Notice of Election published

Formal notice has now been given for elections to Somerset County Council that will take place on Thursday, 5 May. There are 110 seats available across the county, two in the 55 divisions with voters able to cast two votes in each division – the area that councillors represent – on polling day. These are […]

National action needed to address phosphates issue

Councils in Somerset are a step closer to minimising delay and uncertainty around planning applications which could contribute to unacceptable amounts of phosphates in the Somerset Levels and Moors.

Plans to generate clean energy from old landfill site

A former landfill site near Bridgwater could be used to generate clean energy and save hundreds of tonnes of carbon a year under plans outlined by Somerset County Council this week.

Somerset’s support for Ukrainian refugees

Somerset County Council has today committed £250,000 to support refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine as part of a county-wide response to the humanitarian crisis.

Your Somerset – Spring 2022

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 the County Council and our partners are involved in. The Spring 2022 edition features important information about the upcoming […]

Somerset’s Director of Public Health urges caution after new Covid measures announced

Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health for Somerset, warns Somerset residents that Covid is not over yet with cases remaining high in Somerset after central government lifted legal restrictions this week. On Monday (21st), the Prime Minister gave a statement to Parliament on living with Covid-19 and has published the government’s plan for removing the […]

Opportunity Boost Scheme to open doors to employment

A new grant has been launched to help people in Somerset overcome financial barriers when seeking employment and returning to work. The Opportunity Boost Scheme will provide grants worth up to £500 to help with the cost associated progressing into work, such as transport costs, childcare, work clothes, learning resources and training courses. The funding […]

Share your kindness this Valentine’s Day through volunteering 

Somerset County Council is celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing love for the volunteers who give their support and lend a helping hand to our services.  With a diverse range of voluntary roles available within Somerset County Council, the volunteers provide vital support, making a significant contribution to the community and our services.  Volunteering is a […]

Funds on offer for new ideas to boost Somerset’s tourism economy

A new grant scheme has launched which will help expand Somerset’s tourism offer as the county’s visitor economy recovers from the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £25,000 and £40,000 are available for Somerset SME businesses (small and medium size businesses of up to 250 employees), business partnerships, or community organisations wishing […]