Tag Archives: Cllr David Fothergill

Pupils’ day to remember at £7.4 million school’s official opening

Pupils and staff where joined by Somerset County Council’s leader  as they celebrated the official opening of their new state-of-the-art school in Bridgwater. Northgate Primary School was built with funding from Somerset County Council and EDF. Part of the Clevedon Learning Trust (CLT) family, the £7.4 million facility will eventually cater for 420 pupils in […]

Colley Lane plans taking shape

Construction of a new multi-million pound link road in Bridgwater is set to start in early April following the signing of a key contract. The £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) plans include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. The scheme will help ease congestion along Taunton Road […]

Devolution deal to match our ambition

A devolution deal on a scale ‘dependent on the level of our ambition’ took a ‘very positive’ step closer after Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth Leaders met Jake Berry MP, the Government Minister with responsibility for devolution, in London yesterday. They describe the meeting as ‘very positive’ in setting out the next steps for a […]

Help School Children Fulfil Their Potential

Volunteers are needed to step forward and become School Governors or Trustees to help Somerset school children fulfil their potential. There are currently around 2,900 governors/trustees in Somerset who provide a critical role in ensuring a school or academy runs smoothly and provides the best outcomes for its children, but more are needed. Somerset County […]

Nomination for Leader of Somerset County Council

A nomination for the role of Leader of Somerset County Council was announced today following a vote over the weekend. Councillor David Fothergill, County Councillor for Monkton and North Curry has been selected by the Conservative Group to be its Leader. He will therefore be put forward for the post of Leader of the Council, […]

“Listening, meeting new people and giving something back” are three reasons why one volunteer driver loves his role

Volunteer driver, Tony Berthon from Taunton, shares the reasons why he loves his role and encourages more people to volunteer their time for this worthwhile cause. Tony has been a volunteer driver for almost three years. Tony said: “I always felt comfortable and happy dealing with all sorts of people of different ages and abilities. […]

Finding solutions together to save West Somerset buses

Somerset County Council congratulates the local communities of Porlock, Selworthy and Minehead on their initiative and determination to keep local bus services running. The ground breaking plans, the first of its kind in Somerset, have been pursued by the local parish and town councils in partnership with the Buses of Somerset and the County Council […]

Council listens to the public on community travel changes

Proposals to reduce a discretionary subsidy for free bus pass holders using community transport have been changed following a public consultation, Somerset County Council said today. Following residents’ feedback, the Council has decided to scrap a proposed drop in its 50 per cent discretionary subsidy for free bus pass users who use community transport, by […]

Finding the best solution to Minehead’s parking

Somerset County Council is listening to and working with local Minehead residents and businesses to find the best solution to parking arrangements by the harbour in the town. Before Christmas the County Council asked local residents on Quay Street and Quay West their thoughts on a draft proposal to change parking arrangements on these streets. […]

Update on Yeovil roadworks

**Update on road closures 11/1/16** Lysander Road will be closed tonight (11/1) between Horsey Roundabout and the West Hendford Junction from 7pm to 6am to enable the existing overhead traffic signals to be removed. Tomorrow night (12/1) Lysander Road will be fully open Wednesday 13 January: the east bound side of Lysander Road will be closed […]