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A major engineering scheme which saw the main road between Street and Glastonbury rebuilt and resurfaced in just eight days has been shortlisted for a prestigious transport award. Somerset County Council’s work to repair the A39 Causeway during October half-term is in the running for Transportation Project of the Year at the Chartered Institution of […]

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Thank Somerset’s unsung heroes by nominating individuals and groups who volunteer in their local communities for a Somerset Star Volunteer Award. Nominations are open from Monday 27 February until Friday 21 April 2017 and anyone can put forward individuals and volunteer groups who go that extra mile in their communities and have such a positive […]

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Adult Social Care staff have been recognised for the outstanding support they provide to adults across the county. Vicky Bennett and Jackie Berry were both presented with the Adult Social Care Worker of the Year Award earlier this month at the Somerset County Council Staff Awards. Vicky and Jackie each received nominations from adults that […]

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A major engineering scheme in Yeovil which was rescheduled from before Christmas at the request of the community is now set to take place in the summer. Somerset County Council had been looking to take advantage of a gap between other schemes to carry out vital drainage improvement works on the A30 Sherborne Road in […]

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Businesses across Somerset are invited to attend an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace. The workshops, from March to June 2017 and held in venues across the county, are being run by Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service in partnership with New Leaf Life Design, a Taunton-based accredited counselling […]

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Somerset County Council has granted over £72,000 to 22 youth clubs across the County to help run popular activities. The grants from the County Council are being matched by over £151,000 in locally raised funding and hundreds of hours in volunteers’ time – all for the benefit of Somerset’s young people. Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet […]

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Somerset residents are being urged to have their say on plans to upgrade the A303. Highways England has begun consulting on proposals to improve the route from Sparkford to Ilchester and create 30 miles of dual carriageway between Mere and South Petherton. Somerset County Council was instrumental in lobbying the Government for whole route improvement […]

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Full Council today approved a budget worth over £310m to fund vital services – with a further £107m planned for investment in schools, roads and key infrastructure projects. Councillors also agreed a Council Tax increase of 1.99 per cent, along with a further 2 per cent ring-fenced for Adult Social Care, meaning Somerset’s residents face […]

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Learning Disability services ‘will improve’ and ‘will modernise’ making it fit for the future when it transfers to a new Social Enterprise, Full Council heard today. A number of LD staff, service users and their families gathered at Full Council earlier today to hear Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr William Wallace, confirm that […]

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The A358 at Bishops Lydeard will need to close overnight later this month for the installation of a new underpass. The work is part of a major scheme to build a new roundabout and is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the […]