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Cycleway scheme wins gold in prestigious national environment award

A Somerset cycleway scheme has won a prestigious gold environment award in a national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities. Somerset County Council and contractor Skanska competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Environment Awards. The winning entry was a scheme to build a new 1.2km cycleway […]

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 […]

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 […]

Essential road repairs on the A30 near Crewkerne

Drivers are advised to plan ahead while essential road improvements take place in and around Crewkerne in the coming weeks. A section of the A30 Chard Road is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced next week (23 to 27 July). This will be followed by three weeks of prep works and resurfacing […]

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 […]

Essential resurfacing on main road into Bridgwater

Drivers are advised to plan ahead as a main road in Bridgwater is lined up for essential road improvements. A section of the A39 Bath Road between Bailey Street and College Way is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s highways maintenance programme. Preparatory works, involving repairs […]

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 […]

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 […]