Tag Archives: Exmoor

Could you lend a hand to help restore Somerset’s iconic fingerposts?

More volunteers and community groups are being urged to get involved with a ground-breaking project to restore historic signposts in Somerset. In response to stretched finances, the Somerset Fingerpost Restoration Project was set up by Somerset County Council and the Southwest Heritage Trust in 2016 to help preserve and protect the signs by harnessing the […]

Work to rebuild historic Tarr Steps now complete

Work to rebuild the ancient Tarr Steps bridge on Exmoor which was severely damaged during Storm Angus is now complete. Somerset County Council has been working with contractors Crestmoor to retrieve the large stones from the clapper bridge which were washed away on 19/20 November last year. Tarr Steps is a Grade I Listed structure and […]

Get up to speed in Exmoor

SUPERFAST broadband is coming to Exmoor and a series of community briefings are planned to tell people more about getting connected and how they can get up to speed. Worcester-based Airband has been contracted by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) to deliver superfast to moorland residents and businesses in both counties. The briefings, due to […]

Great escapes in Somerset

Dark skies, poets and starlings are among the attractions being used to tempt green tourists to Somerset in a new publication. The magazine promoting Somerset as a sustainable rural tourist destination has been distributed this month in the national BBC Countryfile magazine. The publication, ‘Somerset & Exmoor – Great Escapes’, was made possible after Somerset […]

Proposed changes to Dulverton schools

People’s views are being sought on proposals that could see changes to the age ranges of two Dulverton schools. Somerset County Council is asking parents and members of the public to comment on the proposals in a consultation that starts next week (3 February). If accepted the proposals would see Dulverton All Saints’ First School […]