Tag Archives: Cllr John Osman

Autumn statement a ‘missed opportunity’

The Leader of Somerset County Council has labelled today’s Autumn Statement “a missed opportunity” to address the big issue of funding for social care. Cllr John Osman welcomed the new Chancellor of the Exchequer’s stated commitments to investment in productivity, innovation and infrastructure. However, he was disappointed that the issue of sustainable funding to support […]

Social care tops public priorities – but more funding needed

Somerset residents say social care should top the County Council’s agenda according to the authority’s latest public engagement initiative. For the fourth year running, ‘helping vulnerable and elderly people’ was voted the highest of the Council’s priorities by residents taking part in Listening Learning Changing. The results emphasise the importance the public puts on the […]

1st birthday party for Somerset Foster Carers

A voluntary organisation set up to give Somerset County Council Foster Carers a stronger voice has celebrated its first birthday. The Somerset Foster Care Association (SFCA) is run by carers and is working towards giving them greater influence over and input into the services that support them. It gives carers regular opportunities to come together […]

Ground-breaking at Primrose Lane school

New pupils took part in a momentous ground breaking ceremony at Primrose Lane school in Yeovil today (12.09.16) to mark the start of construction at the new school. Leader of Somerset County Council Cllr John Osman, local councillors, pupils, parents, teachers and the constructors Willmott Dixon gathered at the site to celebrate the ground being […]

Budget balancing events head to Bridgwater and the Mid-Somerset Show

It’s a busy weekend for Somerset County Council’s public engagement events as it visits Bridgwater on Saturday 20 August and Shepton Mallet on Sunday 21 August. It will be seeking residents’ views in Bridgwater Town Centre on Fore Street on Saturday, between 11am and 4pm. Then it will be moving swiftly onto the Mid-Somerset Show […]

Recruiting vital volunteers

A new look service aiming to expand Somerset’s army of volunteers has launched today (4 April). Funded by Somerset County Council, the Somerset Volunteer Service (SVS) will match people to the many volunteering opportunities that support or enhance valuable Council services. It is being provided by Somerset You Can Do and is committed to recruiting […]

Leader of the Council congratulates Victoria Pendleton

Cllr John Osman congratulated Victoria Pendleton on coming in fifth in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham Festival, he said: “What an achievement, from not having sat on a horse a year ago to successfully negotiating one of the toughest courses and toughest festivals in the world. I know there has been a huge amount of […]

‘Green’ company grows with Somerset Social Enterprise Fund

A Taunton-based social enterprise which recycles thousands of tonnes of waste timber every year is the latest to benefit from Somerset’s £1million Social Enterprise Fund (SSEF). Somerset County Council established the Fund in 2014 with the Somerset Community Foundation. Its aim is to provide loan finance of between £10,000 and £100,000 to help new and […]

Ambitious plans for the future approved

Today Somerset County Council’s Full Council approved an ambitious vision for the county and ground-breaking plans for devolution. The vast majority of councillors agreed that the vision for Somerset is excellent news for the county. The vision looks to put the authority at the heart of work to create a Somerset University, new business parks, […]

Vision for Somerset

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today approved an ambitious vision for the county for the next four years. The vision, endorsed by the Council’s key councillors, looks to put the authority at the heart of work to create a Somerset University, new business parks, a ‘garden town’ and new energy initiatives. It makes up part of […]