Parents are urged to follow the advice issued by the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service when purchasing baby sleep bags after some brands failed quality tests. Baby sleep bags are full length fabric bags with a neck opening and armholes but without sleeves or a hood. They are designed to keep the baby […]

Mums are urged to step forward to become new volunteer Breastfeeding Champions in a bid to encourage other mums to breastfeed, continue breastfeeding and help support Infant Feeding Groups across Somerset The new volunteer role launched this week by Somerset County Council is in direct response to mums saying they wanted more breastfeeding support from […]

More than 1,000 Somerset primary school children will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 43rd year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 17 June, with 53 schools participating. The schools meet at St Cuthbert’s Church yard, travel up the High […]

The incredible hard work and dedication of local foster carers has been recognised at a special awards event this month. Over 70 foster carers attended the awards ceremony, held on Friday 9 June, having collectively given over 205 years to help improve the lives of children and young people in Somerset. Jane and Roy Bollen […]

Work to improve Somerset’s services for children is ‘energetic yet realistic’, according to the latest feedback from Ofsted. Inspectors visited for two days during May to look at the quality of social work practice. The resulting report discussed today by the Council’s Cabinet highlighted many positives, concluding that the pace of change is adequate but […]

One of the main routes through Shepton Mallet is set for essential highway maintenance works next month. Somerset County Council will be improving and resurfacing the A361 Fosse Lane as part of its long-term highway maintenance programme. This involves repairing the drainage system, removing the old road surface and reconstructing the carriageway using specialist equipment. […]

Look out for one another – that’s the message from Somerset County Council’s road safety team ahead of national Ride to Work Week (19-25 June) Ride to Work Week aims to promote the advantages of commuting to work on a motorcycle or moped. Somerset Road Safety is urging all road users to look out for […]

A major roadworks scheme to replace a mini-roundabout at the junction of Sherborne Road and Lyde Road in Yeovil is nearing completion. The new traffic light controlled junction is on track to be switched on this Friday 16 June. The work is being carried out by Barratt Homes and is required as part of a […]

Councillors will next week discuss Somerset County Council’s response to the consultation on the dualling of the A358. The draft response, which will be considered by the Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday, is calling for more information from Highways England (HE) before it can reach any firm conclusions on its preferred option and details of the […]

Long-awaited improvements to the route between Cannington and Sandford Corner are set to get underway at the end of June. The Somerset County Council scheme will construct a new footway/cycleway alongside the A39 between Cannington Main Road Roundabout and Sandford Hill Roundabout. This will provide a safe off -road route for cyclists and pedestrians currently […]