The deadline for nominations has passed and the polls are now open to find a permanent name for Bridgwater’s new link road. Construction of the not-so-snappily-titled Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) by contractors Whitemountain will be completed this autumn and provide a much-needed link between Marsh Lane and Parrett Way. This will ease congestion […]

Important maintenance work is taking place on the A371 at Ansford Hill starting in under two weeks. Preparatory work starts on Monday 12 August ready for resurfacing to begin on Monday 19 August. The road will be shut from 7.30am until 5.30pm (Monday to Friday) while works are underway to keep the workforce and road […]

Somerset County Council is welcoming a new report from the Salvation Army highlighting the urgent need to reform social care. The study – Care in Places – shows that there is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas of England, such as Somerset. The Salvation Army is asking the […]

A number of safety schemes are due to be delivered at the end of July on Taunton Road focusing on three junctions; Wills Road, Elmwood Avenue and Rhode Lane to improve crossing facilities in the area. The schemes are being carried out consecutively and will be delivered during the school summer holidays to keep disruption […]

We’re in the middle of a summer heatwave but preparations for winter are already in full swing in Somerset. Somerset County Council’s highways team has now completed its off-season winter policy review and the first deliveries of salt have this week started arriving at depots. This winter the County Council will be investing an extra […]

Families in Somerset are being encouraged to get active over the summer holidays – and reap the wide-ranging benefits.  Evidence shows that children and young people who are more active have more confidence, higher self-esteem, less anxiety and stress and better social skills – attributes that can help them deal with the challenges they face […]

With hot weather forecast this week Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for themselves, and vulnerable family and friends and neighbours. The Met Office predictS high temperatures, especially midweek, with the thermometer climbing well above the summer average. Cllr Christine Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing at Somerset […]

Major resurfacing is planned on the B3190 at Corfe starting next week. Honiton Road at Corfe Hill needs repairing and will be resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s structural maintenance programme. Preparatory work starts on Monday 29 July ready for resurfacing to begin on 5 August. For this week of prep work the road […]

There’s still time to nominate your suggestions for a new name for Bridgwater’s new link road. Construction of the not-so-snappily-titled Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) by contractors Whitemountain will be completed this autumn and provide a much-needed link between Marsh Lane and Parrett Way. This will ease congestion along Taunton Road and Broadway as […]

Social enterprises, charities and co-operatives in Somerset can sign up for free bespoke training – plus a grant of £1,200. Somerset County Council is supporting the free training to be held in Taunton between September 2019 and January 2020. The course involves six days of learning spread over five months and will help delegates: Develop […]