Tag Archives: Taunton

Have your say on plans to upgrade Taunton’s Creech Castle junction

Members of the public are invited to have their say on key plans to upgrade the busy Creech Castle junction on the Toneway in Taunton. Somerset County Council has secured external funding and is developing a junction improvement scheme to ensure Taunton’s transport network can cope with planned future development. The Toneway is already heavily […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Major resurfacing on East Reach

Major resurfacing is planned on one of the main routes into Taunton next month. Sections of the A38 East Reach are showing signs of significant deterioration and will be resurfaced as part of Somerset County Council’s structural maintenance programme. Work starts on Monday 18 June will be carried out during off-peak hours (6.30pm to 11.30pm) […]

Permanent memorial to Taunton-born founder of the RAF

A permanent memorial to Hugh Montague Trenchard – the Taunton-born founder of the Royal Air Force – will be unveiled in the county town this year to mark the organisation’s centenary. The 1st Viscount Trenchard, who is widely regarded as the Father of the RAF, was born at Haines Hill, Taunton, in 1873 and spent […]

Green light for £18m upgrade of M5 Junction 25

Multi-million pound plans to upgrade Junction 25 of the M5 have moved a step closer following today’s decision to grant planning permission. Junction 25 is the main access point to Taunton and also provides a critical link to the second strategic route into the South West – via the A358 and A303. Somerset County Council […]

New road in Taunton to open tomorrow

Taunton’s new Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) is set to open to traffic tomorrow (Tuesday). The multi-million pound scheme provides a new link from Priory Avenue to Staplegrove Road and will unlock valuable development land and tackle congestion in the town. The scheme is being delivered by contractors Carillion on behalf of Somerset County Council […]

Sparky Gets Set for St George’s Day Mascot Race

Families enjoyed a day of fun and excitement yesterday (Sunday 23 April), when sporting and charity mascots from all over the South West joined forces in a very special steeplechase at Wincanton Races for The Children’s Brain Trust. Representing ‘Fostering and Adoption in Somerset’ was ‘Sparky’, Somerset County Council’s dragon mascot, competing with the likes […]

New ‘drop-in’ opens in Taunton

A new care and support ‘Community Connect’ drop-in opens in Taunton next week. The drop-in will take place at the Priorswood Community Centre in Taunton (TA2 7JW) on the first Monday of every month from 9.30am to 12noon – starting on Monday 3 April. At the drop-in people can find information and advice on care […]