Tag Archives: transport

New school buses are green for go!

A fleet of five low-emission coaches will be hitting the roads of Somerset this week. Somerset County Council has decided to run the coaches on a number of school routes to help address a lack of competition in the market and reduce costs. Following the loss of several large bus/coach operators in recent years, particularly […]

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 […]

Council responds to second A358 consultation

Somerset County Council has published its draft response to a second consultation on plans to upgrade the A358. Highways England is currently consulting on a number of options for improvements to the key route between Taunton and Ilminster. In its role as the Highways Authority, the County Council has to give its response to the […]

Councillor John Woodman and Brian Worrall

Brand new minibuses for the West Somerset Slinky service

A community transport charity has been given a huge boost after receiving two brand new minibuses so it can continue to provide life-line services to residents. Somerset County Council is handing over the new vehicles – worth a combined £77,500 – to Minehead-based charity ATWEST which runs the West Somerset Slinky service for residents who […]

‘Thank you’ to Somerset’s volunteer drivers

Somerset’s fantastic team of volunteer drivers have been thanked at two annual celebration events this month. Nearly 200 dedicated drivers volunteer for Somerset County Council, providing transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. Passengers describe the drivers as ‘lifesavers’ and a ‘godsend’ and this month […]

Volunteer drivers give the gift of transport this Christmas

While most people look forward to some welcome time off over the Christmas period, Somerset’s army of volunteer drivers will remain on duty to help vulnerable people access vital services. Somerset County Council’s fantastic volunteer drivers provide transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users. Many of these services will still be needed […]

Celebrating Somerset’s volunteer drivers

The important role of Somerset’s volunteer drivers has been celebrated at two annual ‘thank you’ events. A dedicated army of nearly 200 fantastic drivers currently act as volunteers for Somerset County Council, providing transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users. They were all invited to meet up at events in Taunton and […]

Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer driver?

A transport service for vulnerable children and adults described by its users as a ‘lifesaver’ and a ‘godsend’ is appealing for more volunteer drivers. Somerset County Council currently provides transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. This includes trips to hospital for medical appointments, or […]

National transport survey heading this way

Somerset residents may be asked for their views on everything from potholes to buses as part of a national survey. Somerset County Council is one of 86 local authorities to sign up to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey. A questionnaire will be sent to a random selection of 3,300 people across the […]

Latest information on services affected by bad weather

You can find the latest information on our services which have been affected by flooding or bad weather.  Flood Warnings You can find details of flood warnings issued for the South West on the Environment Agency website. Roads You can view a map of the Roads affected by flooding in the Somerset Levels and Moors below. This […]