Tag Archives: Taunton

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 […]

Bath Place makeover now complete

  Work to improve an historic shopping street in Taunton has been completed – nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. Somerset County Council teamed up with Taunton Deane Borough Council and local traders to replace the tired old paving slabs which were frequently coming loose and requiring temporary repairs. The scheme was planned to take […]

Historic Taunton shopping area set for makeover

An historic shopping street in Taunton is set for a makeover following close collaboration between Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and local traders. Bath Place is in need of improvements with tired old paving slabs frequently coming loose and requiring temporary repairs. Both Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council are contributing […]

Resurfacing of key route in Taunton

A vital scheme to repair and resurface the busy A38 through Taunton has been confirmed to start later this month. Somerset County Council will be carrying out essential maintenance on the stretch of road between Shuttern and Mansfield Road between Monday 30 January and Friday 10 February. In order to keep disruption to a minimum, the […]


Know Your Place exhibition at Taunton Library

Have you ever wondered what makes a place the way it is now? Or wished you could travel back in time and discover how an area has changed? Know Your Place explore is a cutting-edge digital exhibition which will tour across the West of England giving an insight into the history of the places where […]