Somerset Council has declared "a financial emergency". The air ambulance was called in to assist when a member of staff at Neroche Primary School near Ilminster fell ill yesterday. Plans to create a second traveller site at Pitney, near Langport, have been approved. Buses of Somerset are introducing extra early morning and evening bus services from later this month...and more.
Somerset Council has declared "a financial emergency". It follows news that the Council is facing a one hundred million pound overspend in the next financial year. The Council’s controlling Lib Dem group agreed to declare the financial emergency at a meeting held in Yeovil.
The Dorset & Somerset air ambulance was called in to assist when a member of staff at Neroche Primary School in Broadway near Ilminster fell ill. South Western Ambulance Service say a land ambulance also attended and in the event the air ambulance wasn’t needed.
Plans to create a second traveller site at Pitney, near Langport, have been approved. The site to the north of Gore Lane will have space for a mobile home, day room and touring caravans.
Buses of Somerset are introducing extra early morning and evening bus services from later this month. The revised timetable will improve punctuality and reliability on the 51 route around Yeovil, beginning on Monday, November 27th.
Campaigners have failed in their bid to stop the demolition of the former Nautilus Works in Yeovil. Avon and Somerset Police say three-and-a-half-thousand motorists were caught speeding during National Road Safety Week held last week. Chard Town Council has announced that a new block of stone with the message Welcome to Chard is to be placed at the entrance to the town...and more.
Police are warning of a spate of thefts of Ford cars in South Somerset. The government has turned down a bid for levelling-up funds to build a new train station to serve Somerton and Langport. Long-running roadworks on the Somerset-Devon border will continue over the Christmas holidays after a repair scheme was postponed...and more.
Libraries, leisure centres, theatres and recycling centres could all face cuts as Somerset Council tries to save tens of millions of pounds. The people who run Shepton Mallet Prison say the building is closing as a visitor attraction. A licence has been granted to hold an eight-day long Christmas Festival at Yeovil Showground in December...and more
The head of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance says they’re busier now than they have ever been. Housing charities in Somerset say there's been a big rise in the number of people being evicted from private housing, through no fault of their own. A teenager from Ilton has been chosen as the St John Ambulance District Cadet of the Year...and more.
The future of Yeovil Hospital’s stroke unit could be decided at a meeting later this week. A new cycle route in Yeovil, promised for September, won’t now open until the end of December. Somerset Council has announced plans to turn an empty property in Chard into a children's home....and more.
Plans have been submitted to open a new traveller site near Curry Rivel. Wessex Water has started the latest phase of a five-year programme to clean up Somerset’s watercourses of phosphates. Ilminster’s annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Minster starts today. A man from Somerset is taking on the challenge of rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic...and more.
A Police operation has resulted in 160 knives being taken off the streets in the Avon and Somerset force area. Ofsted says pupil suspension rates in Somerset are alarmingly high. It’s a big night for Christmas light switch-on events in South Somerset with Christmas lights being turned on in Wincanton, Ilminster and Crewkerne...and more.
The South Western Ambulance Service is asking people to use its services responsibly as it prepares for a challenging winter. Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Yeovil Hospital, is contacting people after hospital records were inappropriately accessed. Chard Ladies Rugby team is taking on a new challenge, climbing to the top of the National Three Peaks for charity...and more.