Tag Archives: Department for Transport

New figures show number of deaths on Somerset’s roads in 2016

Road users are being reminded of the importance of road safety following the release of the latest figures for fatalities on Somerset’s roads. The statistics for 2016 from Somerset Road Safety show that 25 people were killed in 23 fatal collisions on the county’s roads last year. This was an increase by three fatal casualties […]

Much to celebrate as Muchelney’s raised road set to reopen

The village of Muchelney will gather tomorrow to help Somerset County Council reopen the raised road that should stop it being cut-off by any future flooding. A 500 metre stretch of road has been raised, by more than a metre in places, to keep it open, even in the event of flooding on the same […]

Spooktacular Lantern Trail proves a hit

Hundreds of fearless families braved the Spooktacular Hallowe’en Walk in Bridgwater on Thursday 30 October, with the route illuminated by homemade lanterns clutched in their shaking hands! Children in spooky costumes added to the sinister atmosphere, while storytellers along the trail told the chilling tail of a ghostly apparition that appeared on the canal path […]

Multi-million boost for transport links

Somerset County Council has warmly welcomed investment of nearly £3m in infrastructure for Bridgwater and Taunton announced today (11.9.14). The Department for Transport (DfT) is providing £2.85m funding to the County Council for four schemes to upgrade transport links in the towns to support the planned development of Hinkley Point nuclear power station. £1.6 million […]

Exploration success!

Dozens of families descended on Browne’s Pond at the weekend to Explore their town with the help of The Bridgwater Way (TBW). With the perfect weather for getting out and about, TBW invited the public to take part in activities on a circular walk on Saturday. The outdoors-themed ‘Explore’ event offered something for all the […]

Money

Extra £7.1m to boost Council services

An extra £7.1 million will be invested to improve services across Somerset, it was revealed today. Somerset County Council already announced plans to spend £46.5m as part of the 2014/15 Capital Investment Programme back in February. This additional money includes £4.5m to repair roads damaged by the severe weather this winter, £1.6m to update and […]

Bright ideas to shine in new look Sunnybank

Bridgwater’s Hamp residents are about to see their ideas for improving their community come to life. Rhode Lane, outside the shops in the area known as Sunnybank, will be transformed by the work of The Bridgwater Way’s DIY Streets project. The street in front of the shops will be raised and improved materials will be […]