Tag Archives: West Somerset

Community-run bus service adds more journeys for summer Saturdays

A pioneering community-run bus service in West Somerset is adding new journeys for the summer season to meet demand. The Number 10 Porlock to Minehead bus was kept running as a partnership thanks to a contract brokered by Somerset County Council when The Buses of Somerset withdrew their service earlier this year. It is entirely […]

Cash grants help West Somerset young people

Children and young people in West Somerset are being granted extra help to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Individuals and groups can apply for grants in an initiative which is part of the Government-funded and Somerset County Council-backed West Somerset Opportunity Area (WSOA). Sport, performance classes, music, gym membership or a visit to the skate […]

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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 […]

Adult social care services get innovative

An innovative approach to adult social care in West Somerset is benefitting local people and communities. The pilot project has been running in the West Somerset area for the last nine months. The team have been working hard to change the way they work to help people keep or regain their independence and connect more […]

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Funding for West Somerset to boost opportunities for children and young people

Somerset County Council has secured a share of £60 million of funding from government to help local children in West Somerset get the best start in life. West Somerset is one of six areas in the country to have access to the funding to address the biggest challenges they face, including social mobility and educational […]

Finding solutions together to save West Somerset buses

Somerset County Council congratulates the local communities of Porlock, Selworthy and Minehead on their initiative and determination to keep local bus services running. The ground breaking plans, the first of its kind in Somerset, have been pursued by the local parish and town councils in partnership with the Buses of Somerset and the County Council […]

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Extra support for young people in West Somerset

West Somerset has been named as one of six “Opportunity Areas” to receive a share of £60million government funding to help improve social mobility in the area. The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, yesterday announced the funding as a way to help children and young people get the best start to life […]

Essential repairs on key West Somerset road

Drivers in West Somerset are advised of essential repairs along a key route to tackle a long-running issue with cracking and subsidence. Somerset County Council is upgrading an 800m stretch of the A39 Williton to Bridgwater road near St Audries starting on Monday 19 September. The road has historically suffered from land slips and is […]

Event to revitalise adult social care support in West Sedgemoor

Community organisations, care providers and active local people are being asked to play a part in improving social care support in West Sedgemoor. They are invited to a Somerset County Council event at the Church Centre in Nether Stowey to share information about what support is available in their communities. Adult social care staff will […]

Next step for ‘can-do’ Somerset communities

‘Can-do’ Somerset communities are gearing up for the next step in their bids to redesign and run key public services where they live – with a little help from Somerset County Council. Martock, Wellington, Westfield and West Somerset are among 120 areas which were accepted onto the Government’s ‘Our Place’ programme this year. Our Place […]