Somerset is at the forefront of innovations to help the country deliver a low carbon future. That’s the view of Councillor David Hall, Cabinet Member for Economy and Inward Investment at Somerset County Council, who gave the opening address at the prestigious Nuclear South West Conference held this year in Bridgwater. The theme of the […]

Are you thinking of a career in Social Work? National Charity Frontline offers a fast track qualifying programme and is backed by Somerset County Council. It is holding a series of information evenings across the South West for anyone interested in moving into a career in social work to help transform the lives of vulnerable […]

The Active Living Programme provides small grants of up to £2,000 to grass roots community groups and local charities that promote and help older people in their community to stay physically and mentally active in later life – but there’s not long left: the deadline to apply is Monday 21 October. The grants have been […]

Local hero Jos Buttler has had his Cricket World Cup feats recognised with a special award from Somerset County Council. Wicketkeeper batsman Jos, originally from Wedmore, was a key figure in England’s historic World Cup win in July, including playing a pivotal role in the dramatic ‘super over’ in the final against New Zealand. In […]

A sparkling event is being planned to celebrate the opening of Bridgwater’s new Squibbers Way in early December. Squibbers Way is the new £18.4m road linking Marsh Lane to Parrett Way and was named by the people of Bridgwater following a public vote. The project was previously referred to as the Colley Lane Southern Access […]

Common Salt – a ‘show and tell’ performance around a table – begins a national tour this autumn with a chance to see it at three Somerset Libraries – Wells, Frome and Yeovil from this month. Common Salt explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the […]

Over 40 volunteer drivers attended a special event this week to mark the thousands of miles they travel each year driving people from across Somerset to vital medical appointments. After listening to a presentation by Road Safety experts, the volunteer drivers were each awarded a certificate by Cllr John Woodman, Cabinet Member for Highways and […]

A major scheme to resurface a key road between Bridgwater and Street is planned to take place later this month. The A39 Main Street at Walton is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway. The scheme is the second phase of works at this location which was split to reduce […]

A care home visit and free virtual reality tours at Taunton Library are on the agenda in a bid to encourage people to get digital for National Libraries Week. The theme for this year’s libraries week, which runs from 7-12 October, is all things digital and libraries across the county will be offering a range […]

To help prevent slips and falls in the home and outdoors, Somerset County Council has been promoting some top tips online on how to reduce the risk of a fall this ‘Slips and Falls’ Awareness Week (23-29 Sep). As people get older, there is an increased risk of falling. Simple measures however can reduce the […]