Tag Archives: David Fothergill

Somerset County Council welcomes social care investment

Somerset County Council is today welcoming the Government announcement on extra funding for health and social care. The Council has been at the forefront of campaigns to invest more nationally in social care and has been pressing for increased funding. The Government is proposing a 1.25% increase in National Insurance contributions, an increase in tax […]

Now is the time for One Somerset – one big opportunity to improve public services for all 

Somerset County Council is calling on residents and businesses to get behind its ambitious plans for a new model of local government which offers improved public services for all. Today the government has begun a public consultation into changing the way local councils work in Somerset.  It gives everyone the chance to have their say […]

Somerset County Council supports the national vaccination effort

Hundreds of Somerset County Council staff are working tirelessly alongside the NHS and within communities to help support the fight back against Coronavirus. Somerset County Council officers are redeployed from their ‘business as usual’ jobs to project manage the setting up of Somerset’s GP vaccination hubs, now live across Somerset. Council staff are also contacting […]

Letter to the Prime Minister

Letter sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson following recent claims about Somerset County Council and Covid funding Dear Prime Minister I was extremely disappointed to hear the comments made in the Commons yesterday by Ian Liddell-Grainger MP concerning Somerset County Council’s alleged use of Covid-19 funding and felt compelled to write directly to you to […]

Council staff step up to support vaccination programme

More than 700 Somerset County Council staff have stepped up to support the enormous challenge of rolling out the county’s biggest ever vaccination programme. SCC has been working alongside many partners to support the creation and logistics behind Somerset’s coronavirus vaccination centres, with more than 700 staff offering to support the NHS in any way […]

Planning for Christmas? Join us for the next live Somerset coronavirus Q&A session!

Somerset Public Health and Council leaders will be online this Thursday night (17 December) for a live Christmas coronavirus question and answer session. With the festive season fast approaching, a vaccination programme now underway in Somerset, and a review of the national tier system this week, Somerset County Council’s Director of Public Health Trudi Grant […]

One Somerset: Pledges launched as blueprint for better local services submitted to Government

·         One Somerset Business Case submitted to Government ·         Blueprint for better local services and better value for money published ·         10 clear public pledges launched to deliver One Somerset ·         Alternative district proposal condemned as a ‘Berlin Wall’ splitting county in half ·         District proposal replaces 5 councils with 5 organisations & ‘a plan […]

Somerset will be in Tier 2 from 2 December

Somerset County Council’s Leader, and Director of Public Health are urging people to show restraint as the Government’s new Covid-19 tier system was announced today Somerset will be placed in Tier 2* when national restrictions end on 2 December. The Tier covers all four districts – Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Somerset West and Taunton […]

Join us for a live Somerset coronavirus Q&A session

Public Health and Council leaders will be online this Thursday night (26 November) to answer questions from Somerset residents after the latest Government announcements. On Thursday the Government is expected to lay out which tier Somerset will be in once lockdown ends on 2 December. Somerset County Council’s Director Public Health Trudi Grant and Leader […]

£1m Somerset Climate Emergency Community Fund – 1 week to go to apply

Community organisations and city, town and parish councils are invited to apply for funding to become carbon neutral and mitigate the impacts of Climate Change in Somerset, ahead of the deadline of 12 November 2020. Somerset County Council Leader David Fothergill announced in February 2020 that £1 million would be made available to support local […]