19th January 2020

Cut waste, boost frontline spending, says report

10th January 2020 0
Tens of millions of pounds more could be spent on frontline services like bus routes, new schools and climate change work if Somerset changes the way its councils operate, an independent report says. The report […]

£200k to support creative dementia projects

8th January 2020 0
Somerset County Council has now invested more than £200,000 in creative and imaginative grass roots dementia projects. New projects receiving backing from the authority include one that offers gardening and hedge-laying activities, and another that […]

Be a New Year volunteer

6th January 2020 0
Public-spirited Somerset residents looking for a New Year’s resolution would be warmly welcomed to join the growing army of volunteers in the county. There are roles to suit almost everyone, from supporting your local library […]

Robot revolution in Somerset classrooms

20th December 2019 0
Somerset County Council is taking a trail-blazing lead in the use of robot technology to help poorly children back into the classroom. In the biggest initiative of its kind in the country, the council has […]

Leader hails ‘remarkable’ financial turnaround

16th December 2019 0
The Leader of Somerset County Council has hailed a ‘remarkable’ financial turnaround as a strategy for the next three years is published. It comes as an independent report into Local Authority performance placed Somerset in […]

Take a break with Dry January

11th December 2019 0
Drinkers are encouraged to take a break from the booze this January – and have a dry one. Somerset County Council is backing ‘Dry January’, the national campaign led by Alcohol Change UK which aims […]

Healthcare workers urged to get FREE flu jab

2nd December 2019 0
Last year saw high numbers of flu outbreaks in care homes, and Somerset County Council is urging all health and social care staff to receive their flu vaccination to protect the most vulnerable people in […]

#16Days of action to help combat domestic abuse

27th November 2019 0
Somerset County Council is backing a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence in a bid to end it. Sixteen Days of Action against domestic abuse started this week (Monday 25 November) and runs […]
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