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New walk-through coronavirus testing site opens in Chard

New walk-through coronavirus testing site opens in Chard

A brand new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened at Chard’s Guildhall this week, as Somerset County Council continues to make testing widely available and accessible across the county. Achieved with the co-operation of Chard Town Council, Somerset Local Authorities and the Department of Health and Social Care, it is hoped the new Local Testing… Read More…

Plans for new primary school in Comeytrowe progress

Plans for new primary school in Comeytrowe progress

Proposals for a new primary school to serve a significant new housing development in Taunton moved a step closer to becoming a reality this week. On Wednesday, January 20, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet unanimously backed recommendations to deliver a new 420-place primary school, as well as a nursery with capacity for up to 60 children,… Read More…

Exercise and Enjoy Snowdrops at The Bishop’s Palace

Exercise and Enjoy Snowdrops at The Bishop’s Palace

Exercise and Enjoy Snowdrops at The Bishop’s Palace 30th January – 21st February 2021 10am-4pm “The Snowdrop, in purest white array, First rears her head on Candlemas day.” If you’re looking for something to enliven your daily exercise and to help you look forward to the arrival of Spring, why not walk over to The… Read More…

Record High Score for Bishop’s Palace

Record High Score for Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has scored an outstanding 93% in a recent assessment by Visit England as part of the national Visitor Attractions Quality Scheme. The results of the rating were released this week, following a secret visit in December by the assessor. VisitEngland offers quality accreditation to visitor attractions participating in the Visitor… Read More…

Somerset County Council supports the national vaccination effort

Somerset County Council supports the national vaccination effort

Hundreds of Somerset County Council staff are working tirelessly alongside the NHS and within communities to help support the fight back against Coronavirus. Somerset County Council officers are redeployed from their ‘business as usual’ jobs to project manage the setting up of Somerset’s GP vaccination hubs, now live across Somerset. Council staff are also contacting… Read More…

Further food support for families in third lockdown

Further food support for families in third lockdown

Somerset County Council has allocated a further £427,000 of funding to help schools provide families with food support during this lockdown. During term time, the Department for Education (DfE) has asked schools to provide meal options for all pupils who are in school – including vulnerable children and the children of critical workers – as… Read More…

Vital children’s activity service launches brand new digital front door

Vital children’s activity service launches brand new digital front door

Somerset County Council’s Outdoor Centres (SSE Outdoors) provide memorable experiences to thousands of young people every year. Now, thanks to an engaging new website booking them is just a click away. Over 14,000 young people visit the four centres each year and even throughout the Covid-19 crisis Support Services for Education (SSE) Outdoors has continued… Read More…

Brew up and beat the ‘Blue Monday’ blues

Brew up and beat the ‘Blue Monday’ blues

Samaritans’ Brew Monday will kick off on 18 January, the third Monday in January, which is usually known as ‘Blue Monday’. Somerset County Council is supporting the campaign – to raise awareness of the positive things you can do to support your emotional health – by encouraging people to get together over a warming virtual ‘cuppa’,… Read More…

Shepton Mallet Library set for a new start in 2021

Shepton Mallet Library set for a new start in 2021

Plans have been agreed for Shepton Mallet library to receive a substantial makeover and serve as a hub for the local community. Somerset County Council’s Libraries Service team has been in discussions with Shepton Mallet Town Council and members of local community interest group, 7 Starlings CIC, to agree a new model for the library.… Read More…

Urgent road closure needed in Wells for tree clearance

Urgent road closure needed in Wells for tree clearance

Action is being taken to remove diseased ash trees posing a hazard near a key road in Wells next week. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is working with local landowners to remove a significant number of trees lining the A39 at Bristol Hill, which are infected with Ash Dieback. The road will need to be… Read More…

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