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There’s still time to receive your postal vote

June 21, 2024

Press Release

Worried about not receiving your postal vote for the General Election on 4 July? Don’t be, they are still in the process of being sent out. Some residents will have already received theirs, but with increased numbers of people asking for…

Council wins appeal against rogue landlord

June 21, 2024

Community

Press Release

Last year, Somerset Council successfully prosecuted a Taunton landlord for breaching Housing laws by failing to licence their various properties. Read the story here: Council’s success in legal action on rogue landlords (somerset.gov.uk). The landlord since appealed their conviction and…

Attending Glastonbury Festival? Stay safe

June 21, 2024

Press Release

With Glastonbury Festival opening its gates in less than a week, Somerset Council’s Public Health team and the UK Health Security Agency are reminding visitors to stay safe and be aware of possible risks to their health when attending the…

Bins out by 6am, as weather and Glastonbury Festival traffic heat up

June 21, 2024

Press Release

Waste

Somerset Council is asking residents to put their recycling and rubbish bins out the night before collection and by 6am at the latest, if their collection falls between Monday, 24 and Wednesday, 26 June. Crews will be starting early to…

Flag raising in support of Armed Forces

June 20, 2024

Press Release

Somerset Council and Taunton Town Council will once again be showing their support for the Armed Forces by holding a flag-raising ceremony on Monday, 24 June. The service will be hosted at County Hall in Taunton by the Chair of…

Please use Royal Mail to post your vote

June 20, 2024

Press Release

Residents need to be aware that the way postal votes are received at Somerset Council offices has changed in line with national legislation. New laws mean that when someone hands in a postal vote at a reception point or at…

Don’t forget you need photo ID to vote on 4 July

June 17, 2024

Press Release

Time to apply for free voter ID ahead of the general election on 4 July is running out. The deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June. For the first time at a general election, voters will need to show photo…

Deadline approaches for postal vote applications

June 13, 2024

Press Release

Somerset residents planning to cast their vote in the General Election on 4 July by post, have until 5pm on 19 June to submit their applications. The deadline for proxy vote applications is 26 June. You can apply for a…

Save time and sign-up for a garden waste recycling collection

June 12, 2024

Waste

As gardening season comes into full bloom, Somerset residents are being reminded that they can sign-up for a fortnightly home garden waste collection. The service run by Somerset Council has more than 60,000 subscribers and provides convenience for many green-fingered…

Broadband supplier fined for roadworks offences in Somerset Village

June 12, 2024

Press Release

Travel

Broadband provider Airband Community Internet has been hit with fines and charges totalling more than £11k for failing to ensure the safety of the public while doing work in the County. Somerset Council prosecuted the firm following works carried out…

Domestic abuse expected to spike during international football games.

June 12, 2024

Health and Wellbeing

Press Release

People facing domestic abuse are being strongly encouraged to seek support, especially during periods when incidents are anticipated to surge. Research from the National Centre for Domestic Violence reveals that domestic abuse incidents increase by 26% when our national team…

A week to go to register to vote

June 11, 2024

Press Release

With just a week to go before the deadline of 18 June, residents in Somerset are being urged to register to vote and check their Voter ID so they can have their say on who represents them in Parliament at…

Look out for one-off Saturday collections as waste schedules change for many

June 11, 2024

Press Release

Waste

Thousands of households in the eastern parts of the county may have a one-off Saturday rubbish collection as schedules change. Kerbside rubbish and recycling changes begin from Monday, 17 June for around 92,000 homes in the South Somerset and Mendip…

Get Active … in the library!

June 11, 2024

Community

Press Release

People who want a bit of support to get more active will be able to sign up for free weekly sessions in Taunton, Glastonbury and Bridgwater libraries from next month. A huge variety of fun activities will be on offer…

Can you help the Home Library Service?

June 11, 2024

Community

Press Release

Volunteers are still needed across Somerset – with a new role available in Taunton – to help keep a vital Somerset Council library lifeline thriving. The Home Library Service (HLS) is looking for people to get involved in Taunton, Bridgwater,…

Evening work scheduled to resurface Sandy’s Moor roundabout in Wiveliscombe

June 10, 2024

Press Release

Travel

Essential maintenance work is being carried out by Somerset Council on the B3227 Sandy’s Moor Roundabout in Wiveliscombe. The Council’s contractor Heidelberg Materials will be resurfacing the road from Thursday 13 June to 19 June and there will need to…

‘Bus it’ to Yeovilton and reach for the sky at popular museum

June 10, 2024

Press Release

Travel

Somerset Council is reminding people to make the most of a new bus service to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton. The Council is running a summer campaign encouraging people to make the most of cheap bus…

Nominations of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for the General Election

June 7, 2024

Press Release

The list of candidates standing for election in the General Election on 4 July in constituencies in the Somerset Council area is published today (Friday 7 June). The statements of persons nominated can be found on Somerset Council’s General Election…

Key B3224 Exmoor route scheduled for resurfacing

June 6, 2024

Press Release

Travel

Essential maintenance work is being carried out by Somerset Council on the B3224 next week near Withiel Florey. A section of road between Blagdon Lane and the Withiel turn-off is being resurfaced. This is happening from Monday 10 June to…

New constituencies in Somerset Council area

June 6, 2024

Press Release

Boundary changes come into effect for the General Election on 4 July, meaning there will now be seven Parliamentary constituencies in Somerset Council’s area. You can check individual constituencies using this mapping tool: Boundary review 2023: Which seats will change in…