"The lamps are going out all over Europe...." the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey was remarkably accurate in his assessment of the grim realities that would follow the outbreak of the Great War. On Monday it will be exactly 100 … [Read more...] about Remember August 4th 1914
The Quantock AONB relies on funding from a number of different sources - Somerset County Council, the District Councils and, provided everybody chips in the right amount, the remainder is matched by the Government. But Somerset County … [Read more...] about Quantock funding is safe!
It is National Parks Week - time to be appreciate the wonderful scenery right on our own doorstep. And here are a few things you may not have realised about Exmoor: Did you know - Exmoor has the most remote shoreline in England? Did … [Read more...] about Celebrate our national park
Regular readers may remember the man who used to be Somerset County Council's Director of Resources. In 2007 Roger Kershaw played a leading role in negotiations towards the formation of South West One. He was one of the key signatories of … [Read more...] about “What goes around, comes around”
The Government intends to protect householders living in high flood risk areas who may have encountered difficulties renewing insurance or securing adequate cover. The Flood re-insurance scheme does not mean that either the Government or … [Read more...] about Flood insurance