Creative, community-based dementia support is being expanded across Somerset with the help of grants from Somerset County Council. Over the six years the authority is looking to invest more than half a million pounds to kick-start and extend projects and groups that run day-time activities for people dementia and provide respite for their unpaid carers. […]

It’s Somerset Day on 11 May and to help celebrate all that’s great about our county, we’re running a twitter photo-sharing bonanza #picturesomerset Between Tuesday 7 May and Friday 10 May, we’re asking YOU to tweet @SomersetCouncil with your favourite photos of the county. Just use #picturesomerset and we’ll retweet them, sharing them with our […]

An ongoing scheme to upgrade a key level crossing of the West Somerset Railway will continue this week. The Seaward Way level crossing in Minehead has reached the end of its serviceable life and no longer fits the standards required for the volume of traffic on this road. Somerset County Council is responsible for maintaining […]

Improvements to cycle and footway provision between the Wylds Rd/ The Drove junction and the A39 Bath Road, Bridgwater are set to begin in May. Starting on Tuesday 7 May, the work forms part of The Bridgwater Way project which is delivering a host of travel improvements to existing roads and junctions, as well as […]

The Librarian Theatre is touring Somerset Libraries this Summer, presenting ‘The Green Ship’ by Quentin Blake  The theatre production of the book is their first ever stage adaptation; they are undertaking an epic 50-show tour of the play between 1st May and 30th June 2019, around UK public libraries including four in Somerset. Sue Crowley, […]

Nearly 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall 97.7 per cent of the 5,664 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 92.17 per cent received their […]

The Somerset Digital Skills Talent Academy, hosted by Glass Box, Somerset Libraries, has made the shortlist for the Digital 100 Awards Finalists. Digital Leaders, the nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities, has today announced the finalists who make up the Digital Leaders 100 (DL100) list for 2019 and […]

Growing older doesn’t have to be all slippers and crossword puzzles, so why not ditch the Easter eggs and chocolates and get active this Easter instead? Research shows that regular physical activity boosts people’s physical and mental health and keeps older people mobile and independent. A range of activities designed to help older people get […]

Children and young people today helped launch a document that will shape the way Somerset County Council and its partners support them over the next three years. The voices of children and young people have been central to the creation of the Children and Young People’s plan for 2019-22 which outlines the challenges and dangers […]

Last year a sen.se Sational shop run by young people with stock created by pupils from special schools across Somerset opened in Taunton— now it’s happening in Yeovil. The brain child of an organisation called sen.se, which represents Somerset’s special schools, the shop was a big success in Taunton and well received by the public, […]