Tag Archives: Improvements

One year on: Improving Somerset’s Children’s Services

Key Somerset County Councillors were this week briefed on improvements in Children’s Services, including recruitment of more permanent social workers, lower caseloads and stable leadership. An update to the Council’s Cabinet looked back at the 12 months since the introduction of a crucial nine priority plan to drive change. While there is still a long […]

Yeovil update: Horsey Roundabout improvements progressing well

Work to upgrade the Horsey Roundabout in Yeovil is progressing well with plans in place to lift some of the road closures at weekends in the run up to Christmas. The news comes as Somerset County Council starts resurfacing on the roundabout on Monday (2 November). This will take place at night, from 8pm to […]

Somerset County Council celebrates improved GCSE results for 2015

Somerset students and teachers have made the County the fourth most improved local education authority for GCSEs this year, according to provisional figures.

Yeovil Eastern Corridor update

A £14 million programme of works to improve roads across Yeovil is now well underway. Work to upgrade the Horsey Roundabout started on Tuesday (1 September) and is the first step of two major schemes to improve transport links along the Eastern and Western Corridors of the town. Highways staff have been monitoring the impact […]

Drainage improvements set to begin

Major drainage improvements which were delayed by rebuilding work at the Beacon near Ilminster are due to finally go ahead next week. The work on the B3168 at Puckington is essential, and has been planned for some time, but had to be postponed last summer while the nearby Beacon was closed for nine months due […]

Dunster works move into Phase 2

Major water and highway improvements in Dunster are moving into the second and final phase. The works, which started on Monday 5 January and are due to run until the end of March, require the closure of West Street, and were planned jointly by Wessex Water and Somerset County Council to minimise overall disruption as […]

Major improvements in Dunster

Major water and highway improvements which will see a main road through Dunster closed to traffic for several weeks are due to start early next month. The works, which are scheduled to run from Monday 5 January until the end of March, have been planned jointly by Wessex Water and Somerset County Council to minimise […]

Double celebration for Somerset in roads revolution

Somerset County Council and business leaders are celebrating today’s announcement that two of Somerset’s key transport routes are in line to benefit from a £2bn roads boost. Following years of lobbying for ‘whole route improvement’ of the A303 corridor by a partnership of local authorities led by Somerset County Council, the Government has confirmed that […]

Vital next step for Yeovil road improvements

A major scheme to upgrade one of Yeovil’s key transport routes and unlock land for housing and employment took another step forward today. The £12 million Western Corridor scheme has been designed to accommodate new residential and business developments planned for the town. The improvements to junctions along Western Avenue and Bunford Lane, and the […]

Find out more about major improvements in Dunster

Dunster residents are invited to a drop-in event next week to find out more about major improvements in the village which have been planned jointly to minimise disruption as much as possible. The work, which is scheduled to start in January and last around three months, will see Wessex Water upgrading water mains and Somerset […]