11th July 2020

Local News

Housing support from Somerset West and Taunton Council 6 July, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is reaching out to help tenants, landlords and those at risk of homelessness as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease. The Council is urging anyone with concerns arising from the [...]
Somerset West Lottery summer bolt-on prize 6 July, 2020 - Following on from the success of previous national initiatives, the Somerset West Lottery is taking part in the summer 2020 bolt-on prize draw.  Everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets between now [...]
Somerset County Council welcomes funding for key road repairs 2 July, 2020 - Somerset County Council is welcoming a Government award of almost £5m for urgently needed structural repairs to a key road junction near Wellington. The funding was announced by the Department for Transport as part of [...]
Make a difference and feel better with the Rights of Way team 1 July, 2020 - Somerset’s Rights of Way volunteer community is back active and working with a few adjustments as lockdown continues to ease – and there are plenty of opportunities available to be part of it. Somerset County [...]
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen 1 July, 2020 - As part of the phased reopening of library buildings later this month, a new ‘personal shopper’ service is being introduced.  Somerset County Council will launch the service in Taunton Library on 6 July. Subject to [...]
Help further improve Somerset’s streets during the coronavirus pandemic 30 June, 2020 - 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 [...]
More items accepted at recycling sites 29 June, 2020 - All ‘business as usual’ items are now being accepted across Somerset Waste Partnership’s recycling centres. All 16 sites can now take cardboard, as well as commercial waste and other waste you pay to dispose of [...]
Taunton couple set up pizza business in converted horse trailer 26 June, 2020 - A married couple from Taunton have expressed their excitement ahead of the launch of their very own pizza business. Poppy and Nial will soon be serving up pizzas in and around Taunton from a converted [...]
Unauthorised Encampment Action 26 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is taking action to deter unauthorised encampments on open space at the Blackbrook Leisure Centre, Taunton. The Council has devised a temporary scheme to stop vehicles gaining access to [...]
Man in his 50s suffers neck injury after being ‘spat at and punched’ in Taunton 25 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating after a man in his 50s was ‘spat at and punched’ in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “A man, in his 50s, was next to the Orchard Shopping [...]
Some Libraries planning to re-open soon! 24 June, 2020 - 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 [...]
Boost for Somerset pupils’ great outdoor lessons 24 June, 2020 - 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 [...]
Rumwell Farm Shop hopes new shopping habits will continue post-COVID 19 23 June, 2020 - A farm shop in Somerset is hopeful that shopping habits forged as a reaction to the coronavirus will last long beyond the pandemic (June, 2020). Rumwell Farm Shop says it’s seen a surge in new [...]
Birth registrations make a phased return 22 June, 2020 - 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 [...]
13-year-old boy ‘punched and kicked in the face’ in Taunton 17 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to about an assault on a 13-year-old boy in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “The victim was punched [...]
Dedicated staff ensure provision for thousands of Somerset’s primary age pupils 17 June, 2020 - 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 [...]
Somerset West and Taunton Council marks Armed Forces Day 17 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is commemorating Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June in a socially distanced format. The Council traditionally holds flag raising ceremonies to show its support for the Armed Forces [...]
Discretionary Grant extended 16 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has extended its Discretionary Business Grant scheme to include a wider range of businesses and organisations. The revised criteria now includes early years child care providers who are in [...]
A sweet way to support two Somerset charities 15 June, 2020 - SOMERSET folk are being invited to support two charities in the county during the current COVID-19 pandemic by purchasing sweets from a farm shop in the area (June 2020). Rumwell Farm Shop is donating 10p [...]
Three people arrested after man ‘suffered serious stab injuries‘ in Taunton 13 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating after a man ‘suffered serious stab injuries‘ in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “We’re investigating an assault which happened inside a property in Cheddon Road, Taunton, at about [...]
Temporary closure of East Street in Taunton during daytime 12 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council is working with shop-keepers, traders and business groups to prepare for the re-opening of High Streets and retail centres, following the Government announcement that non-essential shops can open from Monday, [...]
Work resumes on social housing project 12 June, 2020 - Work has resumed on a scheme to develop new social housing in Taunton. Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is providing eight new housing units for social rent on a disused garage site in Laxton [...]
£120k for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling 10 June, 2020 - Somerset has been allocated £120,000 in emergency funding for temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling.  The Department for Transport has now confirmed details of the first £45m from its £250m emergency active travel fund. [...]
Toneway Creech Castle upgrade set to be postponed to support economic recovery 10 June, 2020 - A major road improvement scheme to upgrade the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction in Taunton is set to be postponed until next year to support the economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset [...]
Electric Vehicle Survey 9 June, 2020 - Whilst Covid-19 remains uppermost in all our minds, business is continuing at councils across Somerset including an exciting project, linked to Somerset’s Climate Emergency work.  The district and county councils are currently working on an [...]
Man attempts to take vulnerable woman’s bag in Taunton 9 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man attempted to take a vulnerable woman’s bag in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: “It happened at about 1.30pm on Monday 4 [...]
Somerset celebrates care heroes during Carers Week 9 June, 2020 - Somerset is celebrating National Carers Week this week (8-14 June) to raise awareness and celebrate the vital role of Somerset’s estimated 50,000 carers. The annual campaign was launched to highlight the challenges faced by unpaid carers, and [...]
Teenager suffers bruises to jaw and neck following ‘nasty incident’ in Taunton park 8 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating after a teenager suffered bruises to his jaw and neck following what has been described as a ‘nasty incident’ in Vivary Park in Taunton. Avon and Somerset Police said: [...]
Person rescued from River Tone in Taunton 8 June, 2020 - A person was rescued from the River Tone by Taunton fire crews this morning (Monday). Two fire engines from Taunton and the special rescue team from Bridgwater were mobilised following a call from a member [...]
Somerset leaders urge people to take action to minimise the spread of coronavirus 8 June, 2020 - Health and care organisations from across Somerset have joined together to remind people to follow Government social distancing rules to minimise the increase of positive cases of coronavirus across communities. The warning comes as new [...]
Recycling sites: plastics and wood taken from 8 June 5 June, 2020 - Somerset’s recycling sites will accept more materials from next week. From Monday 8 June, all 16 sites will take plastic pots, tubs and trays; waste wood (man-made or natural); small household electrical items (such as [...]
Crafting for our NHS carers in Somerset 3 June, 2020 - Local communities have joined together to sew scrubs for NHS and care home staff. Using donated quilt sheets and fabric, the scrubs have a variety of friendly patterns and colours. Merriott Sewers, Somerset Scrubs, Langport [...]
Talking Cafés keeping Somerset connected with daily Facebook live events 3 June, 2020 - Anyone in Somerset needing information, advice, and support – or just a friendly chat – can now use Facebook Live to join people across the county for daily Talking Café events. Typically running from local [...]
Somerset West and Taunton car parks will stay free for ‘foreseeable future’ 2 June, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton owned car parks will stay free ‘for the foreseeable future’. The move is part of the council’s wider plan to support the re-opening of High Streets to help rejuvenate the local [...]
One Somerset engagement underway 2 June, 2020 - Surveys of residents and businesses across the county will take place from this week as Somerset County Council gathers views towards disbanding all five councils and setting up a new single Unitary Authority. It follows [...]
Woman ‘coughed and spat at’ by man ‘claiming to have Covid-19’ at Taunton supermarket 1 June, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV images following an assault at Morrisons supermarket in Taunton. The incident happened at approximately 15:00 on Monday 18 May. Avon and Somerset Police said: “A woman in her [...]
Cheer for volunteers – National volunteers’ week 2020 1 June, 2020 - It’s National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and Somerset County Council and partners are celebrating all the amazing work volunteers do, not just during the last few COVID-19 months, but all year round. Many people stepped [...]
The new Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast has launched! 29 May, 2020 - GP Safety Lead, Dr. Andrew Tresidder is the host of the brand new ‘Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast’. This free new show has been created to support the people of Somerset (and beyond!) with their mental [...]
‘Deliberate’ fire within doorway of restaurant in Taunton’s Market House 28 May, 2020 - A fire within the doorway of Wildwood restaurant in Taunton’s Market House has been confirmed by the fire service as ‘deliberate’. Crews were called to the fire on Fore Street at 20:09 this evening (Thursday). [...]
On-street parking patrols to restart in Somerset 28 May, 2020 - On-street parking patrols are due to restart in Somerset on Monday (1 June) following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. With more pupils returning to schools and some businesses starting to reopen, Somerset County Council’s civil [...]
Somerset pharmacies offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse 27 May, 2020 - People experiencing domestic abuse are now able to access local support through Somerset pharmacies thanks to a joint local initiative. Somerset County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Local Pharmaceutical Council have been working [...]
Three-month closure order granted for Taunton flat 27 May, 2020 - A three-month closure order has been granted for a flat in Duke Street in Taunton. Taunton Magistrates granted the police application for the closure on Friday 22 May. The court heard that number 27C was [...]
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic 27 May, 2020 - Somerset County Council’s Outdoor Centres (SSE Outdoors) are providing a haven for the county’s most vulnerable young people during the coronavirus lockdown. Kilve Court in West Somerset, and the Charterhouse Centre on the Mendips, have [...]
Staplegrove Road resurfacing works to begin shortly 26 May, 2020 - An essential resurfacing scheme on Staplegrove Road in Taunton is planned to take place next month. Highways maintenance teams will be resurfacing 300 metres of road from just southeast of Westerkirk Gate, covering the Manor [...]
Care homes stay connected during COVID lockdown 25 May, 2020 - Care homes across Somerset have been praised for the way they are using technology to keep loved ones connected during the COVID-19 crisis. Somerset County Council has thanked them for embracing IT to help residents [...]
Patients at Musgrove Park Hospital staying in touch with loved ones as patient messaging service set up 22 May, 2020 - Hospitals in Somerset are putting in new ways for loved ones to stay in touch with patients during their stay in hospital. Due to coronavirus, hospitals across the county are currently closed for most visitors. [...]
Schools get free emergency PPE kits 22 May, 2020 - Free personal protective equipment (PPE) emergency packs will be supplied to schools in Somerset thanks to the County Council. Careful planning and sourcing have made sure that the Council has enough stocks of PPE to [...]
Public Rights of Way remain open ahead of vegetation cut 20 May, 2020 - Somerset County Council is continuing to ensure that any path safety issues are investigated and resolved as soon as possible during the coronavirus emergency. Public rights of way within Somerset have remained open during the [...]
Businesses urged to be Legionella aware 20 May, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is urging owners of public buildings and volunteer-run premises to service their water and air conditioning systems before re-opening to staff and the public.   Any water systems lying dormant [...]
Somerset’s innovative health and social care sector attracts national praise 19 May, 2020 - Somerset has been singled out for national praise thanks to the County Council’s exemplary support of communities and care providers, its willingness to pioneer change – and its response during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Somerset [...]
Mental Health Minute 18 May, 2020 - To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week at 10:59am on Monday 18th May Apple FM joined hundreds of radio stations around the country in a simulcast featuring Anthony Joshua, David Tennant, Dua Lipa, [...]
Somerset recycling centres remaining open for essential visits next week following responsible attitude by public 17 May, 2020 - Eleven of Somerset’s sixteen recycling centres will remain open for essential visits next week after the responsible attitude shown by the county’s public so far. Somerset Waste Partnership says people have, in the vast majority [...]
Free train travel to help those fleeing domestic abuse 17 May, 2020 - Somerset County Council is supporting a scheme which gives free rail travel to people fleeing domestic abuse. Under the scheme, ‘Rail to Refuge’, train operators will cover the cost of train tickets for anyone travelling [...]
Celebrate summer at home with British strawberries 13 May, 2020 - British strawberry growers are excited to announce that the much-anticipated British strawberry season is now here! Warmer and sunnier April weather has meant that the season has started around a week earlier this year and [...]
Somerset’s Mental Health Champions Revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic 13 May, 2020 - Somerset County Council’s Public Health has been working with young people to revise the successful Mental Health ‘Lifehacks’ to help them manage their mental health and wellbeing during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Originally developed as [...]
Tyca 2020 goes ahead! 12 May, 2020 - We may all be in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic but nothing is going to stop local charity, Arts Taunton from delivering its youth festival, Tyca (Taunton Youth Culture and Arts) 2020 this year. [...]
Taunton Independent Market is going online! 11 May, 2020 - The hugely successful launch of the Taunton Independent Market on Castle Green, on Sunday 8 March, sadly seems a lifetime ago.  It was back during a time when we could freely amble around our lovely [...]
Car ‘well alight’ on M5 between Junctions 24 and 25 8 May, 2020 - A car was severely damaged by fire on the M5 earlier today (Friday). Crews from Bridgwater and Taunton were mobilised following multiple calls from the owner and passing motorists reporting a car fire on the [...]
Man taken to hospital after petrol poured onto BBQ causing explosion in Taunton 8 May, 2020 - A man was taken to hospital last night after petrol was poured onto a BBQ causing an explosion in Taunton. A fire engine from Taunton attended a shed that was on fire in the back [...]
Tell us what you love about our county for #SomersetDay or draw a dragon 7 May, 2020 - It’s Somerset Day on 11 May and although it’s not the time for events or gatherings, we can still celebrate our fabulous Somerset together virtually. Somerset County Council will be joining the festivities online and asking [...]
Somerset recycling centres reopening for essential visits only 7 May, 2020 - Eleven of Somerset’s sixteen recycling centres will reopen on Monday (11 May), but for essential visits only, in line with updated Government guidance. Garden waste collections are also set to resume on Monday after being [...]
Let’s break out the bunting for VE Day 6 May, 2020 - Somerset residents are being encouraged to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day and remember all those who helped to secure peace in Europe. Friday 8 May marks the milestone anniversary of the day the guns fell silent in [...]
Somerset Maternity Services offer reassurance to pregnant women during the coronavirus pandemic 5 May, 2020 - Maternity services in Somerset have changed the way they offer services to keep mums and babies safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset maternity teams have been looking at the best way to keep delivering care [...]
Musgrove Park patients offered familiar tastes and smells to remind them of home 4 May, 2020 - Patients at Musgrove Park Hospital are being offered a selection of familiar drinks, tastes and smells to remind them of home. The Taste of Home initiative launched at the hospital this week and aims to [...]
Stoke Saint Gregory HOTV Community Project 4 May, 2020 - Stoke Saint Gregory, a small rural village in Somerset, is not immune from COVID-19 and this makes it difficult for the community to rally together to maintain its village shop and pub. But the village [...]
Somerset County Council fleet drivers go the extra mile to deliver vital service for the vulnerable 1 May, 2020 - Somerset County Council’s fleet drivers are going the extra mile – and beyond – by helping some of the most vulnerable across the county. The fleet drivers, who usually provide a range of passenger transport [...]
Council staff take on new roles to lead Somerset’s coronavirus response 30 April, 2020 - More than 1,100 Somerset County Council staff have signed up to be redeployed in vital new roles during the coronavirus emergency. From joining adult social care teams to distributing nearly a million items of PPE, [...]
Hold on to your clothes, or lose them to landfill 29 April, 2020 - Somerset is being asked to hold on to its unwanted clothes and textiles to make sure they don’t end up in landfill. Somerset Waste Partnership is committed to making sure everything it collects that can [...]
Free baby carrier hire during pandemic 29 April, 2020 - Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is stepping up support during the coronavirus pandemic and offering free carrier hire to give every baby the best start in life, building an even closer and loving connection [...]
Taunton Carnival Cancelled For 2020 28 April, 2020 - It was almost inevitable but it was confirmed today that the 2020 Taunton Carnival procession has been postponed along with others on the circuit.  The Taunton Carnival Committee said in a statement: The much-loved Illuminated [...]
Young people helped to stay on course with DofE programme 28 April, 2020 - Hundreds of young people across Somerset are being supported to continue their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award activities throughout the coronavirus emergency. The DofE Team, from Somerset County Council’s Support Services for Education , is continuing [...]
Library membership soars during lockdown – sign up today 27 April, 2020 - The number of people joining Somerset’s library service has rocketed during the coronavirus lockdown – despite library buildings being closed to the public. The service is proving popular with hundreds of people joining Somerset Libraries [...]
£3m boost for Somerset’s care heroes, as County Hall is lit up in their honour 24 April, 2020 - Somerset’s heroic care providers will receive an extra £3 million to help them support vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. The one-off payment will see contracted providers receive a 10% increase in fees over a [...]
West Somerset Railway funding appeal hits the right notes! 22 April, 2020 - After the West Somerset Railway plc (WSR) was forced to suspend operations and shut down on 17 March –  before the 2020 running season even got underway planned for Saturday 21 March –  an urgent [...]
Claim your business grant 22 April, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has paid out over £23m in grants to support local businesses while the UK is in Coronavirus lock down and is now reaching out to those who may be [...]
Sign up today for coronavirus updates delivered to your inbox 21 April, 2020 - Members of the public can now sign up for regular email newsletters about Somerset’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset County Council is currently providing daily email bulletins on all things coronavirus related to councillors [...]
Man charged following series of tyre slashing offences in Taunton 20 April, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police have charged a 27-year-old man following a series of tyre slashing offences in Taunton. Lee Edney, of Cheddon Road, Taunton, has been charged with seven counts of criminal damage and will [...]
Appeal goes out for short-term foster carers 20 April, 2020 - Somerset County Council is appealing for potential short-term foster carers to come forward to help children and young people during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Recruits will help care for children looked after, aged 0-18, and [...]
Taunton’s Live in Somerset shows cancelled 17 April, 2020 - Live in Somerset 2020 has been cancelled. The three-evening live music event at Vivary Park was due to take place in July and include McFly, Heather Small, Lulu and Jessie J. Event organiser, LCC Live [...]
Taunton firefighters to crew ambulance alongside medics during COVID-19 pandemic 15 April, 2020 - Taunton firefighters will soon be crewing an ambulance alongside medics as Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service provides additional support to the ambulance service during the COVID-19 pandemic. South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust [...]
Mental Health Helpline now available 24/7 to support Somerset communities 15 April, 2020 - The Somerset Mental Health Alliance, working in partnership with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Somerset NHS CAMHS and Young Somerset, has launched the first 24-hour mental health telephone support line in Somerset to help people who [...]
Top marks for ingenuity as Somerset schools rise to PPE challenge 15 April, 2020 - Schools may be closed to most pupils during the Coronavirus pandemic – but they are using their skills and resources to help in the battle to protect frontline carers. The Castle School in Taunton has [...]
Local lottery spring bonus draw 14 April, 2020 - Everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets for the Somerset West Lottery between now and 27 June will be in with the chance to win one of five annual organic fruit and [...]
“Please stay home” Easter message from Public Health Director 10 April, 2020 - Somerset’s Director of Public Health has issued a personal plea for people to stay at home this Easter – and not be tempted to visit family. In a video message posted on Somerset County Council’s [...]
Taunton Residents Urged To Stay Home This Easter Weekend 8 April, 2020 - Ahead of the bank holiday weekend, and with the warm weather set to continue, Avon and Somerset Police are asking people to remember to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. Taunton PCSO Supervisor [...]
Somerset charity launches website to find volunteers and support community groups during the COVID-19 pandemic 8 April, 2020 - Communities are full of generous people. At times like these, it’s more important than ever that we come together to look after our loved ones, neighbours and communities.  Local charity, Spark Somerset, are working with [...]
Virtual training for potential foster carers 8 April, 2020 - Vital work to recruit new foster carers in Somerset is continuing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic thanks to technology. Somerset County Council’s Fostering service brought together 25 potential foster carers for a two-day preparation course [...]
Love Musgrove launches Covid-19 Response Fund 7 April, 2020 - Love Musgrove, the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital, launched its campaign to raise money to support the incredible work of local NHS staff.  Love Musgrove is here to support the NHS and staff at [...]
All change for Easter collection days 6 April, 2020 - Easter will bring waste day changes for every household in Somerset. Pick-ups of recycling, rubbish and clinical waste due on Good Friday 10 April will take place on Saturday 11 April. No collections on Easter [...]
Man in his 50s struck from behind and knocked over in Taunton 3 April, 2020 - Avon and Somerset Police are investigating a potential robbery in Taunton on Sunday 29 March and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The victim, a man in his 50s, was walking along Railway Street [...]
Two Somerset NHS trusts merge to create unique provider of NHS services 1 April, 2020 - Today, on Wednesday 1 April, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have completed their merger to create Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (Somerset FT).  Somerset FT provides community services, including [...]
Accommodation for rough sleepers 1 April, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) and its partners have been working to identify and provide self-contained accommodation for rough sleepers and tenants of homeless hostels who find it difficult to self-isolate and practice social [...]
Somerset provides rapid response to offer mental health support during Covid-19 pandemic 31 March, 2020 - The Somerset Mental Health Alliance has expanded its services to support adults and older people who may be struggling with their mental health as the county responds to the Covid-19 pandemic. Somerset Mindline, a service [...]
This year’s Taunton Flower Show cancelled 30 March, 2020 - Organisers of Taunton Flower Show have decided not to hold a show in 2020 due to the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus situation. The show’s directors announced that they have decided to focus their efforts [...]
Help for businesses 30 March, 2020 - Somerset West and Taunton Council have been working hard to ensure that local businesses get the help they need during the coronavirus crisis by responding as quickly as they can to the measures announced by [...]
Arrests made after officers spat on and coughed at while attending incidents overnight 29 March, 2020 - Arrests have been made after officers were spat on, coughed at and physically attacked while attending incidents in our force area overnight. Ch Supt Carolyn Belafonte said any assault on officers of this nature were [...]
Volunteering in Somerset during Coronavirus outbreak 29 March, 2020 - Would-be volunteers are reminded they can still help communities and those most in need during the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Pandemic. The five councils in Somerset – Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Somerset West and [...]
Three people cared for at Musgrove Park Hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 have died 28 March, 2020 - Three people who were being cared for at Musgrove Park Hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 have died. A spokesperson for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm that three people [...]
New fleet signals bright future for Somerset recycling 27 March, 2020 - A fleet of multicoloured trucks will take to Somerset’s streets from Monday, paving the way for a new era of recycling in the county. Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contract for recycling and rubbish collection is [...]
Don’t suffer in silence – help is at hand 26 March, 2020 - Support continues to be available for Somerset residents affected by domestic abuse with the County Council working closely with partners to make sure services continue during the current health emergency. It is vital that people [...]