Somerset communities are urged to report any knife crime in the area – and young people are encouraged to avoid becoming involved or victims of knife crime. A knife crime campaign was launched this week with a bid to raise awareness about the dangers of carrying a knife and report knife crime incidents across the […]

gwater’s growing active travel network.

Tributes are being paid to former Somerset County Councillor and South Somerset District Councillor Tim Carroll who has died following a long illness. Mr Carroll was elected to Somerset County Council in 1993 and served as member for the Wincanton division until 2005. During his term in office, he served as Portfolio Holder for Environment […]

Somerset County Council is helping young people getting into the world of work though the Government’s KickStart programme, and there are more vacancies still available. The KickStart Programme offers young people aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit the chance to land a six-month work placement, paid at national minimum wage for 25 hours per […]

“I didn’t want anyone trying to pull me out of my darkness and grief at that time, I just needed someone to sit alongside me, just knowing that they understood.” Hayley talks about the loss of her ex-partner and close friend to suicide, the devastation, the support that she received and her determination to help […]

Friday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and Somerset County Council is encouraging everyone to be aware of the role they can play in preventing suicide. One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. The Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly tough and for many […]

The last remaining touches on a major Traffic Signal Refurbishment scheme in Rowbarton, Taunton, are set to get under way next week.

Somerset County Council has approved funding which paves the way for a new £11m Digital Innovation Centre at the Firepool site in Taunton. The centre will be a flagship development for Taunton, building on local strengths in the digital sector and forming a key part of plans for recovery and transformation of the Somerset economy, […]

Restrictions on the use of Concessionary Bus Passes in Somerset will return to normal from Monday 6 September. As bus services in Somerset return to pre-Covid-19 levels and with students returning to schools and colleges, Concessionary Bus Pass holders will no longer be able to travel free of charge on local routes before 9.30am. The […]

Groups, teams and other volunteers will be presented with the Somerset Medal next month after being recognised as some of Somerset’s many unsung coronavirus heroes.  The Somerset Medal was launched by Somerset County Council to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best. The first individual winners were announced on Somerset Day with a second round […]