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Budget: Council Leader calls for fairer funding for Somerset

Somerset County Council Leader John Osman has reiterated his calls for Fairer Funding for Somerset following today’s budget. While welcoming positive news around investment in roads and apprenticeships, Cllr Osman underlined the major challenges that remain for the Council as funding falls and demand for services increases. The Council’s Revenue Support Grant from Westminster has […]


Budget approved

More than £310 million of spending, £57m of capital investment and a council tax freeze for a sixth straight year have been approved by Somerset County Council. Today’s Full Council meeting saw Members vote on the 2015/16 Medium Term Financial Plan which includes the revenue budget and the Capital Investment Programme. Councillors voted 31 to […]

Council Leader’s thank you

Volunteers, council officers and agencies that have worked around the clock to help residents during the flooding crisis were thanked by Somerset County Council Leader, Cllr John Osman, at a Full Council meeting today. A round of applause followed Cllr Osman’s speech in which he personally thanked individuals and organisations, including FLAG (Flooding on Levels […]

Cabinet Member visits flood-hit farmer

Prominent Somerset Farmer and landowner, Mary Roberts has backed a Somerset County Council-led campaign to secure significant flood prevention investment in the County. The backing came as Mary Roberts, from Myrtle Farm, Moorlynch welcomed County Council Cabinet Member for Resources, David Huxtable to her 480 acre farm on the Somerset Levels that has been devastated […]

County Council invites Ministers to see the flood damage

Somerset County Council has confirmed it has invited government ministers and flood experts to visit the county to see first-hand the devastating flooding that has hit the area. Ministers from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and members of the all-party Parliamentary group on flooding have been invited to the county to […]