The Rollercoaster Youth Club in Sydenham, Bridgwater has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. The Rollercoaster Youth Club is an extremely popular club for young people from Sydenham and the surrounding communities. It is well attended and offers an extensive range of activities and opportunities, as well as a safe and relaxed atmosphere […]

Members of Youth Parliament (MYP), supported by Somerset County Council, travelled to Liverpool last month to spend the weekend debating issues of concern for young people in Somerset. The three MYPs, Eve Anderson (Sedgemoor & Mendip), Leonie Robertson (South Somerset) and Kira Lewis (Taunton Deane & West Somerset) attended the event which is hosted by […]

Somerset County Council welcomes Highway England’s decision for a second consultation on the proposed route of a new road connecting the A358 near West Hatch Lane with the M5 after listening to feedback. Highways England’s initial consultation ended on 16 July where Somerset County Council strongly reiterated its support for improvements to the A358/A303/A30 corridor, […]

Frome artist and sculptor Kate Dixon has donated her latest sculpture, Monkey With A Book, to Somerset County Council’s Frome library. The nationally recognised sculptor’s last public work was a bronze sculpture for Kew Gardens, which was the first new commission by the Gardens in over 100 years. Frome library asked Kate to help decorate […]

Children in care and children’s services staff at Somerset County Council have been praised for leading the way in implementing technology to get young voices heard. Organisation MOMO (Mind Of My Own) was set up to help children and young people have a say in the care they receive. It offers a blend of technology, […]

Somerset’s business community is being invited to come and be dragons as four Somerset entrepreneurs present their pitches at a Somerset SOUP event next month. The four businesses have been chosen to pitch their idea with the chance of winning package worth £1,000. They will be competing against each other, delivering a 4 minute pitch […]

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is encouraging a little bit of ‘horse sense’ to keep everyone safe on the road. Supporting the British Horse Society’s ‘Dead? Or Dead Slow?’ campaign, they are educating road users on how to pass horse riders safely. Everyone has a right to use the road and a responsibility to […]

Somerset mums are having healthier pregnancies and ‘smokefree’ lives thanks to the support they receive during and after their pregnancy. Last year was a record breaking year for the Mums2Be Smokefree service (M2Bs), with 504 women using the Somerset County Council funded service to support their attempt to quit smoking, and 292 (58%) of them […]

A group of young people have won a prize in Pioneers, a national competition, for their innovative digital creation using equipment and support from the Glass Box at Taunton Library. The digital making prize has been awarded by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK-based charity that supports learning about computer programming and digital making. They […]

Somerset County Council’s improved traffic and travel service has proven a hit with both the public and professionals as it celebrates its first birthday. The mobile-friendly http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk website was launched in August 2016 to provide reliable travel updates and roadworks information. It is accompanied by the @TravelSomerset Twitter account which live tweets alerts to its […]