Local authority adoption services in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are joining forces to become a single regional adoption service, under the banner Adopt South West. The move, required by the Government, is expected to improve the adoption process; making it simpler for adoptive parents, and quicker so children awaiting adoption are waiting less time. […]

Best-selling author and Somerset County Council Foster Carer Louise Allen is coming to Chard Library to talk about her inspirational memoir. Louise Allen will be talking about her highly successful debut ‘Thrown Away Child’ and how she got started as an author at a talk and book-signing at Chard Library on Thursday 19 April at […]

A permanent memorial to Hugh Montague Trenchard – the Taunton-born founder of the Royal Air Force – will be unveiled in the county town this year to mark the organisation’s centenary. The 1st Viscount Trenchard, who is widely regarded as the Father of the RAF, was born at Haines Hill, Taunton, in 1873 and spent […]

Work is due to start next week on a bus gate that will allow a new bus route to serve a Yeovil housing estate and provide links to other key destinations in the town. The bus gate will be built to link Sandlewood Close with Hudson Road and is essential for South West Coaches to […]

Up to 90 much-needed new primary school places and state-of-the-art facilities have been formally opened at Wincanton Primary School. Thanks to a major Somerset County Council school expansion project, pupils and staff today (Tuesday 10 April), celebrated the official unveiling of their £4 million extension which boasts eight new classrooms, dedicated therapy facilities for children […]

Construction of a new multi-million pound link road in Bridgwater is now underway – and residents are invited to two drop-in events next week to meet the contractor and find out more. The £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) plans include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. The […]

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of Your Somerset for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and […]

People across the Somerset are being invited to share their views on potential changes to the way support is provided to sheltered housing residents. Somerset County Council contributes funding to the sheltered housing providers to provide sheltered housing tenants with day-to-day support. Contracts come to an end in October and the authority is seeking views […]

Somerset County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service is teaming up with Costa Coffee, to help the search for Foster Carers and Adopters. The coffee chain is, once again, supporting the cause as part of its Project Inspiration Community Initiative. They are providing space, time and refreshments for people to come together to find out […]

A utility firm has been fined more than £3,000 after pleading guilty to three serious roadworks offences. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Wessex Water as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public and keeping them safe. All three charges relate to the New Roads […]