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Employers’ toolkit launched to help tackle domestic abuse

To coincide with the international campaign, ‘Sixteen Days of Action’ against domestic abuse, (25 November – 10 December), Somerset County Council has launched a new toolkit for employers. The campaign encourages employers to play their

Climb the waste hierarchy: reduce

The waste hierarchy has clear priorities: top of the list is reduce, next is reuse, and then comes recycle. So recycling is good and Somerset’s 56.2% recycle rate is excellent. But reuse is even better,

2023 Boundary Review – Revised Proposals published

Constituency boundaries are changing, and it’s your final chance to help shape the new map. The Boundary Commission for England are carrying out the final consultation which is running until 5th December 2022. The Boundary

Armistice Day

The Armistice was an agreement to end the fighting of the First World War as a prelude to peace negotiations and began on the 11th November 1918 at 11 am . On Friday the 11th November

Christmas is coming …..

Sedgemoor District Council is pleased to announce that it will be offering free parking in all of its car parks for the four weekends before Christmas. People will be able to park without charge in

Somerset Councils launch countywide Business Survey 2022

Somerset’s five Local Authorities are jointly undertaking a survey to better understand and support local businesses, now and in the future. The Somerset Business Survey 2022 is live and can be completed here. Businesses are

Small Business Grants to save energy

Help is at hand for small and micro-businesses across Sedgemoor and Somerset West and Taunton.  The councils have joined up to help support small and micro businesses save on energy with a specialised grant scheme,

Learn a language for free with Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries have launched a new Translation Service, giving free access to an online language learning service. The service, which is available to all library members, will work in a similar way to other online

Tick, tock … clocks go back on 30th October

On Sunday 30th October the clocks go back one hour, a good excuse to check all those smoke detectors, batteries, bulbs, plugs and Christmas lights. Did you know ? All electrical items, low-energy bulbs with

Happy Halloween and bonfire night

All Hallows’ Eve and bonfire night are great opportunities for every family in Somerset to waste less and save money, cut plastic and recycle more, stay safe and eat better, and to even reduce their

Cost of Living Crisis

  Support to mitigate impact of Cost of Living crisis this winter   Somerset County Council’s Executive today (Wednesday, 19 October) approved a wide-ranging package of support to help Somerset people deal with the impacts


On 17 October 2022 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared by the Government across the whole of England. This was because of the increased number of cases of the disease across the country. All