Tag Archives: Cllr David Hall

Council Welcomes New A358 Route Consultation

Somerset County Council welcomes Highway England’s decision for a second consultation on the proposed route of a new road connecting the A358 near West Hatch Lane with the M5 after listening to feedback. Highways England’s initial consultation ended on 16 July where Somerset County Council strongly reiterated its support for improvements to the A358/A303/A30 corridor, […]

Come and be a Dragon at Somerset SOUP

Somerset’s business community is being invited to come and be dragons as four Somerset entrepreneurs present their pitches at a Somerset SOUP event next month. The four businesses have been chosen to pitch their idea with the chance of winning package worth £1,000. They will be competing against each other, delivering a 4 minute pitch […]

Young innovators win digital making challenge

A group of young people have won a prize in Pioneers, a national competition, for their innovative digital creation using equipment and support from the Glass Box at Taunton Library. The digital making prize has been awarded by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK-based charity that supports learning about computer programming and digital making. They […]

Launch of ‘Storyteller’ competition to celebrate 30 years of Yeovil Library

To mark the 30th birthday of Yeovil Library a special competition and event are being organised by Somerset County Council library staff. The ‘Storyteller’ competition celebrates creativity and encourages children and young people to take part in a number of different ways. The library staff are calling all budding young artists, wizard wordsmiths and talented […]

Somerset libraries launch new ‘Reading Well’ book collection

A new, free book collection launches on Monday 24 July in Somerset Libraries to support people living with a long term health condition. Part of a national ‘Reading Well’ initiative, Somerset Libraries are launching the collection to provide people living with long term conditions, and their carers, with high-quality book based information, support and advice […]

Join the river adventure – multi-media production opens at Bridgwater Library

Local stories of the River Parrett are being brought to life in a three week long spectacular multi-media experience at Bridgwater Library – ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’. The light, sound, video and live performance production transforms the library and immerses visitors in real life stories, hidden treasures and the glorious landscapes of […]

Somerset Libraries support ‘Be Online’ campaign

Somerset Libraries are supporting a national ‘Be Online’ campaign to get more people using the internet. The national awareness campaign is taking place between 27 February to 12 March and focusses on helping people develop the skills to apply for work, gain new skills and grow their business online. An estimated 5.9 million people in […]

New Wiveliscombe Enterprise Centre given the go ahead

Plans for an exciting, new Enterprise Centre in Wiveliscombe were given the go ahead this month. The new, purpose built facility, located on the old Karro Food Group site on Sandy Moor in Wiveliscombe, will provide modern, accessible space for small and growing businesses. Once built, the centre will provide 260 square metres of flexible […]

Funding to boost Somerset’s rural economy

Funding facilitated by Somerset County Council totalling over £2 million is to become available for rural businesses, organisations, farmers and foresters to boost the local rural economy and create jobs. The grant funding coming to Western Somerset and the Levels and Moors areas will be allocated by Local Action Groups, made up of community, public […]

Spontaneous volunteers exercise hailed a success

Somerset’s ground-breaking emergency spontaneous volunteers exercise has been hailed a success by all involved. Somerset County Council and its partners coordinated the exercise that took place earlier this month, which involved over 100 people (acting as spontaneous volunteers) responding to a ‘fictional’ flooding incident. The first of its kind in the country, the exercise saw […]