Letter to parish councils regarding changes to highways winter services.
A recent decision was taken by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet to reduce the budget
available for highways winter service for this year.
Like all councils, we are facing huge financial pressures because of falling funding from
Government combined with rising costs and demand for services. We cannot overspend our
budget and, although we have made considerable savings in recent years, more have to be found.
We can now confirm changes to our policy have been agreed for 2018/19 and there are two key
changes to our winter service. – read more