Tag Archives: Somerset County Council

Together we’re delivering your new Somerset council

Residents, businesses, and communities are being encouraged to help build a new council for Somerset. The Government has decided that all five existing councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority by April 2023.  Somerset County Council Leader David Fothergill is now encouraging people to get involved with building the new council […]

Coming together to create a new Council for Somerset

Ambitious plans to create a new Council for Somerset are now being actioned following a key Government decision this week. On Wednesday, the Government announced that all five existing councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority by April 2023.  Somerset County Council Leader David Fothergill has written to Robert Jenrick, the Secretary […]

Flag to fly at half-mast in tribute to Councillor

Somerset County Council will fly its flag at half-mast to mark the death of long-standing Councillor Alan Wedderkopp who has passed away at the age of 89. Tributes will also be paid at Wednesday’s meeting of Full Council by vice chair Councillor Mark Keating. Cllr Wedderkopp was elected to Somerset County Council in 2013 to […]

Your Somerset – Summer 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and projects that County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

Unsung heroes of the pandemic honoured with Somerset Medal

A select few of Somerset’s many unsung coronavirus heroes are unveiled today as the first ever winners of the Somerset Medal.  The Somerset Medal has been launched by Somerset County Council to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best – with the winners announced as the county celebrates Somerset Day.  They include vaccination volunteers, food deliverers, PPE producers, pop-up shop keepers and a whole host of other good Samaritans who […]

Open a new chapter in a child’s story

More than 500 children in Somerset need foster homes – and carers who could help change their life stories. As Foster Care Fortnight gets under way (10-23 May), Somerset County Council is appealing for more people to come forward and share their homes and lives with children who desperately need a new beginning. Theo’s Story, […]

Deadline nears for Somerset Medal nominations

The clock is ticking on nominations for the Somerset Medal – the award launched by Somerset County Council to honour the county’s unsung coronavirus heroes. The Council wants to pay tribute to those who made superhuman efforts to keep Somerset going during the pandemic – from the start of the first lockdown in March 2020. […]

£8.6 million of additional support for Somerset care providers

Care providers in Somerset will be supported with an additional £8.6 million package to help them mitigate against the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The additional funds from Somerset County Council agreed for 2021/22 will allow providers to continue investing in staff and delivering quality care, reflecting National Minimum Wage increases. The coronavirus pandemic […]

Somerset Medal to honour county’s unsung heroes

From vaccinators to van drivers, health staff to home-schoolers, countless people have kept Somerset going over the last 12 months – and now Somerset County Council is honouring them with a new accolade. Today (23 March) marks one year since the first lockdown was introduced – and now it also marks the launch of the […]

Director of Public Health encourages all households with school age children to regularly COVID-19 test

Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health at Somerset County Council, urges all Somerset families and households with children to start to take a free Covid-test twice every week. Each person in a Somerset household with primary, secondary and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, are encouraged to test themselves at home twice every […]