Somerset County Council’s Public health team is using ‘Time to Talk’ day (7 February) to encourage everyone to have a conversation about mental health today, and every day. Mental health affects around 70,000 people at any one time in Somerset and it’s estimated that nearly one in four adults experience at least one mental health […]

  Somerset Care leavers can now benefit from even more advice, support and guidance to help give them the best start into adulthood. Somerset County Council has been working with care leavers, to develop a new Somerset ‘Local Offer’ website for young people at.www.somersetcareleavers.org.uk which will help care leavers from 16 to 25 years, understand […]

The Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Panel today approved a request for an increase of more than 12 per cent in the policing part of Council Tax bills. At its meeting this morning, the panel backed the 12.4 per cent increase for 2019/20 put forward by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens. The […]

Somerset’s Public Health lead is urging people to keep warm and well and look out for their vulnerable friends, family and neighbours during the cold weather. The Met Office has issued an amber snow warning for South West England which could see some significant snowfalls in the Somerset across this afternoon (Thursday, 31 January), into […]

An online one-stop-shop for education, health and social care information for children with Special Education Needs is being promoted at roadshows across Somerset. The events in Frome, Bridgwater, Compton Dundon and Wincanton are highlighting the Local Offer website published by Somerset County Council and the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group. It contains clear information about the […]

Somerset County Council’s road safety team has received a generous donation from Bridgwater bikers. At a recent Biker Down course in Taunton, run jointly by Somerset Road Safety and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, members of Bridgwater Harley Owners Group (HOG) kindly donated £1,000 to Somerset Road Safety in support of their work […]

Education for children with Special Educational Needs in and around Yeovil is set for a boost as a major expansion project takes a big step forward. The Somerset County Council scheme will see a £400,000 expansion of a centre to support pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder conditions (ASC) at Preston School in Yeovil. The facility […]

New proposals for part of the County Council’s getset Service were discussed this morning. Following a public consultation, the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee heard that the revised approach would see getset continue to provide some of its support for families with additional needs until March next year. Between now and March 2020, the service […]

Somerset’s first ‘throughabout’ will be opening in Yeovil next week as the Western Corridor improvement scheme passes another key milestone. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions, reduce congestion and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It aims to accommodate […]

Bridgwater has another new bridge following the installation of a new 30-metre structure over the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. The Crossways Bridge is the latest section of the new Colley Lane Southern Access Road which will link Marsh Lane to Parrett Way and help ease congestion along Taunton Road and Broadway. Somerset County Council’s contractor […]