Tag Archives: Minehead

Crossing upgrade continues this week

An ongoing scheme to upgrade a key level crossing of the West Somerset Railway will continue this week. The Seaward Way level crossing in Minehead has reached the end of its serviceable life and no longer fits the standards required for the volume of traffic on this road. Somerset County Council is responsible for maintaining […]

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 […]

Councillor John Woodman and Brian Worrall

Brand new minibuses for the West Somerset Slinky service

A community transport charity has been given a huge boost after receiving two brand new minibuses so it can continue to provide life-line services to residents. Somerset County Council is handing over the new vehicles – worth a combined £77,500 – to Minehead-based charity ATWEST which runs the West Somerset Slinky service for residents who […]

New Talking Cafe opens in Minehead

A new care and support Community Connect Talking Cafe opens in Minehead next week. The Talking Cafe will take place at The Beach Hotel in Minehead (TA24 5AP) every Monday (excluding bank holidays) from 10am to 1pm – starting on Monday 10 April. Entrance is via The Beach Café conservatory next to the Tourist Information. […]

Expanded Minehead Enterprise Centre opens for business

New, modern, purpose built offices are now open for business at the Minehead Enterprise Centre. Following high demand for office space in the area, the Enterprise Centre has been converted in to two floors to double the amount of workspace to 95 square metres. The ground floor of the Enterprise Centre is now occupied by […]

Finding the best solution to Minehead’s parking

Somerset County Council is listening to and working with local Minehead residents and businesses to find the best solution to parking arrangements by the harbour in the town. Before Christmas the County Council asked local residents on Quay Street and Quay West their thoughts on a draft proposal to change parking arrangements on these streets. […]

Proposal to improve parking in Minehead

Somerset County Council is proposing to make improvements to parking arrangements in Minehead. The potential changes will give residents priority parking areas, remove competition between tourists and residents for parking spaces and improve safety in the area. They would also see an increase in permit charges, bringing the cost in line with the rest of […]

Somerset Libraries celebrate Adult Learners Week

A number of Somerset Libraries are hosting a range of events and activities to celebrate Adult Learners Week, which runs from 14–20 June. Events taking place in ten libraries across the county are generally free of charge and include art and craft demonstrations and workshops, U3A special interest groups, Scrabble, flower arranging, family history and […]

Be the hero of your own story at Somerset Libraries

Parents and carers are being urged to don their superhero masks, reveal their superpowers and take their children on a quest to find a local hero-themed event in Somerset. To celebrate Booktrust’s National Bookstart Week, which runs from 9-15 June, Somerset Libraries are organising special story and rhyme sessions in many libraries across the county, […]

Fly-tipped rubbish costs woman £100

Fly-tipped rubbish cost a Somerset woman £100 in a case highlighting the duty of care every individual and business has over their waste even after it has left their premises. The prosecution was brought as part of renewed efforts by Somerset County Council and all other Somerset local authorities to clamp down on fly-tippers through […]