Part of Main Road, Cannington, will close from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October in order to safely carry out work to widen three pedestrian islands around the Cannington south roundabout for cyclists. The closure will take place between Cannington village and the Main Road Roundabout in order to carry out essential works for a […]

Somerset County Council is supporting the Public Health England and NHS joint Stay Well This Winter campaign which launches in Somerset today with the national flu programme now available to all eligible people. The Stay Well This Winter campaign will help the most vulnerable people in Somerset prepare for winter and avoid having to visit […]

The Librarian Theatre is returning to Somerset Libraries at the beginning of November to perform their new play “Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest”. A UK based theatre company, The Librarian Theatre, is committed to supporting libraries by creating innovative plays specifically tailored to be performed among the bookshelves. Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest re–imagines Lewis […]

Somerset County Council’s Adult Social Care team from West Somerset has been selected as a finalist in the national Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of their outstanding work with vulnerable adults. The West Somerset team has been nominated for the Team of the Year, Adult Services’ prize and will find […]

Plans and extra funding to help West Somerset’s young people fulfil their potential have been outlined as part of major Government investment confirmed yesterday. West Somerset is one of 12 Opportunity Areas across the country receiving the Government funding to improve social mobility and make sure children get the best start in life, whatever their […]

Not a single Somerset care provider is rated inadequate and nearly 90 per cent are good or outstanding, the County Council can reveal today. On the day when the Care Quality Commission (CQC) publishes its annual State of Care report, Somerset can boast a care sector in which 87 per cent of providers are rated […]

On Saturday 7 October, eight of Somerset’s libraries will transform into “Fun Palaces”, offering a free day of arts, culture and sciences for all to get involved in. The events are part of Fun Palaces 2017, a free nationwide celebration of community. Fun Palaces bring people together to create and have fun through arts and […]

Somerset County Council libraries are celebrating National Libraries Week from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October. Somerset libraries are holding a variety of activities and events during the week, from guitar workshops and craft demonstrations to LEGO clubs, author talks and digital workshops. There will be something to suit all tastes and ages during the […]

Somerset County Council has stepped in to organise alternative school transport after a local bus company ceased to operate. The Council was notified by Coombs Travel today that it will be ceasing to operate from tomorrow (4 Oct). Coombs Travel runs eight school bus contracts for the authority. With the support of other operators, council […]

Somerset County Council promoted the benefits of joining their Social Work team to hundreds of potential recruits during the UKs largest free Social Work event, which concluded this week. The County needs more Social Workers and Team Managers to join its quality teams and Community Care Live London provided a perfect forum to meet potential […]