Tag Archives: David Hall

Using nature to reduce Somerset flood risk

Three projects that will use nature to reduce flood risk in and around Somerset are moving forward thanks to £2.53m in European grants. The County Council and partners bid for funding for the schemes that will help the county adapt to climate change by reducing flood risk through natural flood management rather than engineering. The […]

Digital expertise at your fingertips

Social enterprises in Somerset wanting to put their finger on the digital pulse can sign up for expert advice and guidance by joining workshops in July. Somerset County Council supports the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme that offers business support and advice in the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area. The Programme […]

Future funding protects the past

Somerset County Council has renewed its commitment to the county’s heritage – agreeing to maintain its funding at current levels for the next five years. Despite the huge pressures on its budget, the Council will grant the South West Heritage Trust over £1.6m per year over the next five years – £8.1m in total. The […]

DCMS backs bid to extend broadband funding for Devon and Somerset to 2023

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is backing a bid to extend £18.7 million of funding for superfast broadband in Devon and Somerset up to March 2023. The news has been welcomed by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS), England’s largest public-funded broadband programme. CDS has been working closely with the Department to […]

CDS now offering Better Broadband scheme vouchers

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband programme has today announced that it is now offering vouchers through the national BDUK Better Broadband Scheme. All homes and businesses in the region with broadband speeds of less than two Megabits per second (Mbps), without a published delivery date for superfast broadband within the next 12 months, […]

Virtual reality stars for students at the Glass Box

Local students have been taking part in ground-breaking workshop at the Glass Box in County Council’s Taunton Library. More than 20 Students from Bishop Fox’s and The Castle School in Taunton participated in an inspirational session that showcased the latest in both Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology as part of the Somerset Digital Skills Talent […]

Festival of Flight takes off at Yeovil Library

The local aviation industry will be on board this weekend when the science and history of flight are celebrated at Yeovil Library. The Festival of Flight on Saturday, 16 March, takes place during British Science Week at the Somerset County Council library. The inspiring, free event will cover everything from the humble paper plane to […]

Future of Street Library

A new location for Street Library is on the cards as partners and Somerset County Council work hard to progress a Community Library Partnership (CLP). On 5 November 2018, Somerset County Council agreed to retain 19 of its existing libraries and seek help from communities to run 15 other library buildings as CLPs, including Street. […]

First Somerset Community Library Partnerships signed

Somerset County Council and Partners are delighted to announce six ‘Community Library Partnerships’ were signed this week, committing to deliver library services together in future. Existing library buildings will remain open, with community partners working together with Somerset County Council in the following six communities: Bruton, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Somerton, Watchet and Wiveliscombe from […]

Highbridge Enterprise Centre hits warp-speed

Businesses in Somerset now have even more help to grow with the help of the County Council’s network of Enterprises Centres. The Highbridge Enterprise Centre, which is already home to 15 businesses and 35 jobs, has had a £470,000 expansion. Three more light industrial units have been opened, providing an extra 234 square metres of […]