Young people from Somerset have been rubbing shoulders with senior MPs in debates at the House of Commons. Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) Hanna Wittek (Sedgemoor & Mendip), Leonie Robertson (South Somerset) and Jago Yelland (Taunton Deane & West Somerset) met with elected MYPs from across the UK in Westminster last month to represent their […]

There’s still one month left for people to share their views about proposed changes to the support Somerset County Council provides to some children and families. Hundreds of people have already taken part in the consultation on potential changes to the getset Service; but more feedback, comments and views are wanted before the deadline of […]

Community partners leading 13 potential Community Library Partnerships were announced today (3 December). On 5 November, Somerset County Council revealed it would retain 19 of its existing libraries and seek help from communities to run 15 other library buildings. Of these 15, potential community partners have stepped forward to express an interest in forming a […]

Somerset County Council’s road safety team has some helpful advice to keep everyone safe on the roads over the winter months. Heavy rain, high winds, ice, snow, and shorter hours of daylight can make driving/riding over the winter months a challenging experience. It’s important for road users to realise that road conditions can be challenging […]

Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is looking for views on the future shape of its targeted HIV and sexual health services. The current contract expires at the end of the March 2019 and the team is taking the opportunity to review how its HIV and sexual health prevention and HIV support services are provided […]

Potential new recruits can find out more about the opportunities for careers in care at a Proud to Care jobs fair this week. Taking place at Yeovil College between 10am and 3pm on Thursday, 29 November the Somerset County Council-backed event will be staffed by representatives from up to 20 care providers. They can tell […]

Somerset County Council is taking a lead role in work to help protect the county’s pollinating insect population. In partnership with Friends of the Earth and Somerset Wildlife Trust, the authority has published a county-wide strategy to help bees, butterflies, moths and other pollinating insects survive and thrive. It joins the growing list of counties […]

Somerset’s young people need more help to deal with stress in healthy ways, the county’s Public Health lead says in a report published this week. Trudi Grant, the Somerset Director of Public Health, has used her annual report to highlight the importance of emotional resilience amongst young people as a way of tackling rising levels […]

A consultation on plans to upgrade the busy Creech Castle junction in Taunton has been extended – with an extra public drop-in event arranged so people can see the designs. Somerset County Council has secured external funding and is developing a junction improvement scheme to ensure Taunton’s transport network can cope with planned future development. […]

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is supporting Brake’s road safety week by urging everyone to bike smart.  Road Safety Week, 19 to 25 November, is an annual event organised by Brake, the road safety charity. This year’s theme ‘bike SMART’ aims to raise awareness of the risks cyclists and motorcyclists face when on the […]