Tag Archives: John Woodman

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 […]

Temporary changes to Yeovil roads for next phase of improvement scheme

Drivers in Yeovil are advised to plan ahead next week as a new phase of work on the Western Corridor improvement scheme gets underway. 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 […]

Bridge strengthening work continues

One of the roads into Baltonsborough remains closed for essential repairs to the Mill Bridge (known locally as Nogger’s Bridge) A scheme to reinforce the bridge to bring it up to modern strength requirements began in April and was due to finish last week. However, once work began it became clear that the deck of […]

New bus service to connect Yeovil housing estate

A new bus service linking Yeovil’s Wyndham Park estate to the town centre will start operating next week. The half-hourly service has only been made possible by the construction of a new bus gate which links Sandlewood Close with Hudson Road to reduce journey times. This work, carried out by Somerset County Council, is now […]

Highway grass cutting season is underway

The 2018 roadside grass-cutting season is now underway with contractors in action across Somerset to help keep road users safe. As the highway authority, Somerset County Council cuts roadside verges to a minimum of one metre in width to preserve visibility at junctions and bends. This also helps the flow of water along road channels […]

Mini-roundabout trial in bid to keep traffic moving in Yeovil

A mini-roundabout will be installed on Preston Road in Yeovil next week as a trial while work on the Western Corridor scheme continues. 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 […]

Disruptive and unauthorised roadworks lead to fines of £40,000

Two utility firms have been fined a total of £40,000 after pleading guilty to several offences relating to roadworks. Somerset County Council is responsible for managing the road network and prosecuted Vodafone and BT as part of its commitment to minimising disruption to the travelling public. Vodafone was fined £15,000 over works on the A358 […]