Tag Archives: winter

Working together to respond to winter pressures

Somerset County Council, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local hospitals are working together to respond to the increased demand on health and adult social care services in the lead up to winter. Admissions to local hospitals are already higher than they were in December last year. This puts pressure on adult social care services to […]

From ice to wind and back – all in a week’s work for Highways teams

It’s been a busy week for Somerset County Council’s Highways teams with a variety of challenges caused by the weather. On Tuesday night, the team was in winter response mode, working through the night to grit around 900 miles of highway across the county as temperatures plummeted and snow fell on higher ground. Then the […]

Beacon reopens in time for Christmas

A flood-damaged road near Ilminster which was closed to traffic for nearly ten months has now reopened – just in time for Christmas. Areas of the B3168 at The Beacon needed to be completely rebuilt by Somerset County Council after it suffered severe structural damage during extreme weather last winter. The extensive repairs included a […]