Tag Archives: Somerset

Volunteer to protect the countryside

Countryside lovers are being invited to step forward and help protect and maintain Somerset’s public rights of way which is in excess of 6000km (3,728 miles) through the ‘Adopt a Path’ scheme. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can help support Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way team when they are out and about on their […]

Opportunities for ‘hidden’ vulnerable, young jobseekers

Somerset County Council is encouraging the county’s employers to think about the job opportunities available for young people who have additional support needs. The Council co-hosted an employer event in Taunton last week, where young people talked frankly to Somerset employers about the obstacles they face getting and staying in work and their future aspirations. […]

Tell Us About Your Library

Somerset’s library users and non-users are urged to take part in the latest library customer satisfaction survey. Launched on Monday (24 July), the results from the survey will inform Somerset County Council what’s important to library users and how the Council can help customers make the most of library services going forward. Questions include how […]

National Child Measurement Programme underway

Children in 216 Somerset primary schools are taking part in the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) this year. A full 100 per cent of the County’s primary schools have chosen to take part in the nationwide initiative which aims to help reduce childhood obesity. Parents of Reception and Year 6 children will receive letters about […]

Make sure you vote in the County Council Elections today!

More than 400,000 people could be making their way to the ballot box for the County Council elections today. Some 418,000 plus residents are registered to vote for one of the 230 prospective councillors vying for their support on 4 May, with 55 seats available across the county. You can follow the election results as they […]

Your Somerset – Winter 2016

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of ‘Your Somerset’ for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is distributed to over 234,000 households across Somerset, four times a year and contains news, events and developments of community projects that […]

Somerset secures funding for ambitious new property projects

Somerset has been awarded £177,500 boost for work to share services and buildings with public services partners. The Somerset One Public Estate (OPE) partnership, made up of all of Somerset’s councils, police, fire and health services have successfully bid to central government and the Local Government Association (LGA). The partnership will now be able to […]

Drive safely and for longer with Route 60+

A free course to help older drivers prolong their driving career while staying safe is being held as part of a special event near Bridgwater next week. Route 60+ is run by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team and covers both how vehicles have changed over the years and also how driving skills and habits […]

Report highway issues using a new online map

A new online map has been launched by Somerset County Council to allow people to easily report potholes and other issues on Somerset’s roads. ‘Report It’ allows users to report any highways issues across all 4,206 miles of Somerset’s highways – from potholes and blocked drains to overgrown hedges or traffic light faults. You can […]

Somerset’s largest ever surface dressing programme now complete

The end of summer sees the completion of the largest surface dressing programme in Somerset County Council’s history. Surface dressing is a nationally-recognised maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and preventing water getting under the surface. As winter approaches, this is crucial to help stop potholes forming. This year’s programme included more […]