Tag Archives: John Woodman

County helps utilities work together to keep disruption down

Somerset County Council has been helping utility companies work together to keep disruption to a minimum during a major scheme of essential works along the A371 this autumn. The authority has helped Wales & West Utilities, Bristol Water and Gigaclear team up to ensure their much-needed works are coordinated cause as little disruption as possible […]

Have your say on the future of public transport in Somerset

Somerset residents are invited to have their say on a new strategy which shapes the future of public transport provision in the county. Somerset County Council’s draft Passenger Transport Strategy sets out more ambitious aims for bus and rail travel. It strives to deliver an integrated quality bus, community transport and rail network by working […]

How the Colley Lane Southern Access Road is already benefiting the community

The construction of a new link road in Bridgwater is also helping benefit good causes in the area. Whitemountain, a construction company which is part of the Breedon Group, is Somerset County Council’s principal contractor for the £18.4m Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR) infrastructure project. As part of its tender bid for this work, […]

Find out if highways improvements are planned at a road near you

A new webpage to help residents find out about planned maintenance on Somerset’s roads is now available. Somerset County Council’s dedicated travel and roadworks website http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk already includes a live map showing details of current and future planned roadworks. But previously this only included works when dates were confirmed. The new webpage now allows people […]

Next phase of Yeovil Western Corridor upgrade to begin

Drivers are advised of a change to temporary traffic management in Yeovil next week as the Western Corridor upgrade moves onto the next phase. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will […]

First junction of Yeovil Western Corridor upgrade to be switched on

The first completed signalised junction of the Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is due to be switched on this week. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will also support the delivery […]

Council joins cycling group for positive ‘Tour de Taunton’

Representatives from Somerset County Council joined Taunton Area Cycling Campaign (TACC) for a ‘Tour de Taunton’ to test out provision for cyclists in the town. The ride took place as the County Council prepares to start work on a new Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Somerset. TACC invited Cllr John Woodman, Cabinet Member for […]

Community-run bus service adds more journeys for summer Saturdays

A pioneering community-run bus service in West Somerset is adding new journeys for the summer season to meet demand. The Number 10 Porlock to Minehead bus was kept running as a partnership thanks to a contract brokered by Somerset County Council when The Buses of Somerset withdrew their service earlier this year. It is entirely […]

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 […]

Have your say on the future of transport in Taunton

People who travel around Taunton are invited to have their say on a new transport strategy for the town. As a growing town with aspirations to deliver new homes and jobs, it is vital that changes to Taunton’s transport networks are guided by a long term strategy. Taunton – Connecting our Garden Town has been […]