You can have your say on a proposal to bring an enterprise centre to Chard at a public drop-in event next week. Somerset County Council is considering investing in and creating the  centre to support local businesses and to promote business growth. The Council is looking at the potential demand in the town and Chard […]

A targeted road safety programme to help keep younger drivers and passengers safe is being rolled out by Somerset County Council’s road safety team. Recent stats show that 20 per cent of road casualties in Somerset involve 16 to 24-year-olds – despite this age group making up just 9 per cent of the total population. […]

Representatives from more than 100 businesses came together this week to discuss how Somerset’s business community can help tackle climate change. The Climate Emergency Business Summit was part of the cross-council work to develop a Climate Emergency Strategy, aiming to identify ways for Somerset to work towards being carbon neutral by 2030 and adapt to […]

Local Community comes together to make our streets safer The Bridgwater Way has been busy working with people who live in Stockmoor and Wilstock Village to help make their streets safer. Together they created a “Community Street Audit” with the aim of seeing how local people viewed the quality of streets and open spaces in […]

The search is on for community heroes as the Chair of Somerset County Council calls for nominations for his annual Community Awards. Each year the Chair presents awards to those who have made an outstanding contribution to their community and Councillor Nigel Taylor is asking the public to come forward with their suggestions. Last year’s […]

Money

Grassroots community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £1,500 from The Somerset Fund with the deadline for the next round of funding approaching fast. Somerset County Council strongly supports Somerset Community Foundation’s initiative that provides financial support for groups that are anchored firmly within their neighbourhood. Businesses too are urged […]

Young people leaving local authority care got a taste of the world of work after recently taking part in a number of work experience opportunities across the county during Somerset County Council’s first ‘Trade Taster Week’. The sessions were all hands on and gave the young people a chance to experience a variety of job […]

Nearly 7,000 people benefitted from free health checks for the over 40s last year thanks to the service delivered for Somerset County Council and the NHS. And the checks will continue this year, giving anyone over 40 with the chance to have a free check-up every five years, helping identify those at higher risk of […]

Fizz Free February is coming to Somerset for the first time with the County Council encouraging children, families, organisations and businesses to make the pledge to #gofizzfree for the month. Saturday 1 February marks the start of Fizz Free February meaning it’s time to ditch sugary drinks for 29 days.  It is part of the […]

Improvements to the drainage system in Bruton town centre are taking place next week. Works on the High Street are scheduled to run from Monday 27 January to Friday 31 January and include reconstruction of three gullies and repairs to the underground pipework. Due to the need for deep excavations under the road it will […]