Somerset News

Council’s legal challenge over school is successful

Council’s legal challenge over school is successful

A review into the future of the current schools system in Ilminster and Crewkerne will restart, after Somerset County Council won a key legal battle last week. Since 2018, the Council has been working with headteachers and governors of schools in the area to review the education provision, which includes Swanmead Middle School, as the… Read More…

Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic

Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic

A new interactive online mapping tool has been launched so people can have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset. A number of temporary measures, including pedestrianised high streets, have been introduced to encourage social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and positively support the safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists. Working in… Read More…

Keep Somerset safe during hot weather

Keep Somerset safe during hot weather

With hot weather expected over the next few days, Somerset County Council is asking people to keep an eye out for vulnerable friends and neighbours. The Met Office predicts high temperatures this week, and Public Health England has today issued a heat warning encouraging vulnerable people to take care during the exceptionally hot weather. Trudi… Read More…

Birth registrations make a phased return

Birth registrations make a phased return

Birth registrations are making a phased return in Somerset and North Somerset from today (Monday 22 June) following the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions. The service, run by Somerset County Council, had to be put on hold in March at the start of the nationwide pandemic lockdown due to Government instructions. But now parents can… Read More…

Free summer of tennis for Wells’ key workers

Free summer of tennis for Wells’ key workers

Key workers can now enjoy a summer of tennis for free thanks to an offer from Wells Tennis Club, Somerset. Starting on Monday 22nd June the club is inviting key workers to join the club at no cost for three months. The offer comes as the LTA, the national governing body for tennis in the UK,… Read More…

We’ve got it covered – boost for Somerset pupils’ great outdoor lessons

We’ve got it covered – boost for Somerset pupils’ great outdoor lessons

Children back in education in Somerset are enjoying an innovative and rewarding outdoor curriculum with a little help from our friends. Working with Somerset County Council, local residents, charities, businesses and partners pulled together brilliantly to help staff deliver outdoor lessons whatever the great British weather by providing gazebos and expertise. So far 65  gazebos… Read More…

Some Libraries planning to re-open soon!

Some Libraries planning to re-open soon!

Somerset Libraries are planning the phased re-opening of library buildings with the aim to start welcoming people back as early as possible in July. It won’t be business as usual straight away, however, and Somerset County Council’s library buildings will look and feel quite different, as some processes temporarily change. Social distancing measures will be… Read More…

Dedicated staff ensure provision for thousands of primary age children

Dedicated staff ensure provision for thousands of primary age children

One hundred per cent of relevant schools in Somerset are offering some kind of extended provision for primary age pupils new figures show. Education settings are working at capacity accommodating nearly a third of the county’s reception, year one and year six primary age pupils after extending provision following the half term break, while two… Read More…

County Council provides free emergency PPE for Early Years

County Council provides free emergency PPE for Early Years

Free packs of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in emergencies will be supplied to Early Years providers in Somerset thanks to the County Council. Early Years staff use gloves and aprons in the ordinary course of their work and will continue to do so as normal. Current Government guidance is that an adult in… Read More…

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