Cycling and walking in the Bridgwater area is about to get much easier – thanks to the latest technology! The Bridgwater Way is launching a brand new cycling and walking map for Bridgwater and the surrounding area. It means cyclists and walkers can now plan their journeys in advance or on the go by […]

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of Your Somerset for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and […]

Somerset County Council will be helping put the pressures facing care for the elderly and vulnerable at top of the national agenda this month.   The Council’s Adult Social Care services are the subject of two, hour-long films by the BBC’s Panorama team, scheduled to be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm Wednesday 29 May and […]

Come talk to us during Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 13 to Sunday 26 May) and find out how you can ‘mind the gap’ between the high number of Somerset children we have in care and the number of foster carers needed. Somerset does not have enough foster carers to meet demand. We have over 500 […]

The former school building in Queen Camel, near Yeovil, is to have a new lease of life after being sold to a village community trust. This month, Somerset County Council sold the site of the old school in Queen Camel to the Queen Camel Community Land Trust Ltd for £250,000. The building has been out […]

Street Library will reopen its doors to the public in new location, Street Parish Rooms,  on Wednesday 29 May at 9.30am. A temporary agreement was put in place at the end of April between Street Parish Council, the Friends of Street Library group and Somerset County Council to jointly run the library together, pending the […]

Proposals to provide better support for more young carers will be considered by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet later this month. There are an estimated 1,750 young carers in Somerset but at any one time the Council’s existing arrangements only support around 150. On Monday (13 May) Cabinet will decide whether to approve plans that aim […]

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 […]