We’re here all year – that’s the message from Somerset tourism businesses as the summer season comes to an end.

Residents, businesses and other groups are being asked to have their say on what the economic future holds for Somerset.  The Somerset Economic Futures project has been commissioned by Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council and South Somerset District Council.  From April 2023, the five councils will […]

Somerset County Council, NHS Somerset and Somerset Parent Carer Forum are inviting families as well as school leads, education, and health professionals to join a webinar this October to help shape the future of Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) in Somerset. The partnership is currently in the process of developing a Somerset SEND strategy […]

Somerset County Council is carrying out significant repairs to one of Taunton’s major thoroughfares next month. The Council’s Highways Team has identified the need for resurfacing and drainage works on the A38 Wellington Road, including Compass Hill. There will be two programmes of work – first from 3 October to 7 October, the team will […]

Suicide can affect anybody, and there isn’t a community in Somerset which hasn’t been touched. Somerset County Council, together with partners, are helping to raise awareness of suicide at a Walk For A Life’ event taking place Saturday 8 October.  Walk For A Life’ will start at Stragglers Coffee House at Somerset County Cricket Ground at […]

Councillor Bill Revans, Leader of Somerset County Council has welcomed the Chancellors announcement that the Gravity site, just north of Bridgwater, could be part of one of the first of the Government’s new Investment Zones. Cllr Revans said: “We need to see the detail of how a new Investment Zone will work, but I am […]

Somerset County Council’s Executive has confirmed that the council will seek to end its activities at Dillington House in Ilminster on 30th September 2023. Operations in the building currently run at a substantial loss and this decision will enable resources to be focused on its statutory duties. The council has leased the 16th Century Grade […]

More than 60 local businesses joined the Somerset Business Climate Summit 2022 held at Queens College in Taunton on Wednesday 21 September. The event opened with a surprise flash mob choir performance from Year 4 & 5 students from Queen’s College, who performed an inspiring and poignant rendition of Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’. […]

Somerset County Council’s Public Health Team has joined other organisations from across the county this September to promote lifesaving messages to parents. ‘Babies cry, you can cope’ is a key message being delivered as part of ICON Week (26-30 September). The ICON programme helps families create a nurturing environment and learn supporting comfort methods which […]

Somerset’s Children and Young People’s Services have been rated as “Good” across the board in a review of the service by national regulator Ofsted. Ofsted inspectors visited Somerset County Council in July 2022 and looked in detail at the work of the Council with those in care, care leavers and children and families with a […]