Tag Archives: John Williams

Road naming event to honour founder of the Royal Air Force

A Somerset man who founded the Royal Air Force and helped change the course of history will be remembered in his home county next week as part of the national RAF100 celebrations. Hugh Montague Trenchard, the 1st Viscount Trenchard, is widely regarded as the Father of the RAF after being appointed the first Chief of […]

Cash boost for vital infrastructure moves step closer

Local authorities in Somerset have welcomed news that the first step of an ambitious bid for government cash to improve local infrastructure has been successful. Today’s announcement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government means Somerset County Council’s application for ‘forward funding’ under the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) will progress to the next […]

£18m upgrade of M5 J25 moves a step closer

Ambitious plans to upgrade Junction 25 of the M5 will be going on display to the public next month. Junction 25 is the main access point to Taunton and also provides a critical link to the second strategic route into the South West – the A303 via the A358. Somerset County Council has been working […]

Somerset Rivers Authority moves step closer

Senior Somerset County Councillors will this month be asked to recommend proposals for a Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) as a vital part of plans to reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding in the County. The move comes as all the organisations involved in the 20 Year Flood Action Plan continue to press the Government […]

A358 a priority for improvements

The Leaders of Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council have welcomed news that the A358 is now being looked at as a priority for improvements. The Highways Agency is currently carrying out phase 2 of a feasibility study to consider improving the A303/A30/A358 and had initially identified five stretches to look at in […]