A busy road in Huish Episcopi will be closed for essential resurfacing works next month. The A372 at Ducks Hill is showing signs of deterioration and Somerset County Council is planning extensive repairs along the key route. The scheme is split into phases with prep works, including drainage works, taking place from Monday 3 February […]

Somerset County Council is encouraging schools, families, businesses and individuals in the county to get SUGAR SMART and cut down on the amount of sugar consumed by making simple changes. The Somerset SUGAR SMART campaign launched at Minerva Primary School in Taunton as part of a wider, national drive to reduce sugar consumption by adults […]

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards has launched a new information pack giving farmers all the information they need to help safeguard their herd from Bovine TB. The packs provide information on the regulations surrounding Bovine TB and how to access support from organisations like the National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farming Community Network. The […]

The next phase of essential drainage improvements on the A378 at Mile Head is scheduled to take place early next month. A major scheme to improve drainage at this location has been taking place in phases over the past few years. The latest works will see a number of gullies repaired and a further 270 […]

Somerset County Council has been awarded the Bronze level of Ministry of Defence recognition for its support for the Armed Forces community. The award is part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS) that encourages employers to support Defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme recognises organisations who pledge, demonstrate or advocate […]

Work on a new £21m special school in Somerset is progressing well with the aim of completion in January 2021. And spectacular aerial footage of the Polden Bower school site in Bridgwater shows the shape and scale of the Somerset County Council project that is part of a wider programme to boost provision for children […]

Historic fingerpost signs recently restored by volunteers are among the victims of recent rural vandalism in Somerset. A number of other road signs, traffic cones and grit bins have also been targeted. With the cost of repairs ultimately falling on taxpayers, Somerset County Council is urging anyone with information about the crimes to report it […]

Talent from across Somerset County Council is to be showcased at this year’s PPMA Apprentice of the Year awards next week, with four of the authority’s apprentices shortlisted. Hopefuls attending the forthcoming ceremony come from roles in a number of council services: Melanie Houghton, teaching assistant apprentice, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School […]

Somerset County Council is supporting a Holocaust Memorial Day event to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and other genocides. The commemoration event will take place at St John the Evangelist Church in Taunton on Monday 27 January, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. A wreath will be laid during the event, along with music and readings and […]

Important work to repair a key road on the Somerset Levels is planned to take place later this month. Stoke Road, which runs between Stoke St Gregory and North Curry, will be closed for surface dressing prep works. This involves filling potholes and localised patch repairs ready for the road to be fully surface dressed […]