Barrington's Bus Service (updated September 2018)

We now have a daily (Monday to Friday) morning bus service to and from Ilminster. Click here for the timetable.  This service is provided by Somerset County Council, click here for their letter introducing the service.  The Slinky service, an accessible bus service funded by SCC for people unable to access conventional transport, still operates, click here for their leaflet.

A new online, interactive map has been launched by Somerset County Council to allow residents to report potholes and other issues on Somerset’s Highways.

‘Report it’ is now available at http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/problems-on-the-road/  and allows users to report any issues acrossall 4,206 miles of Somerset’s highways.
How does it work?
Residents can now go on the website to report issues they find on a highway such as apothole, blocked drain or poor road surface. Simply log the issue on the map by location and then fill in the details of the problem using an online form.
People can also leave an email address to receive updates on potholes they have reported.

When residents report a road defect it will be inspected within 3 working days, and programme repair work will be scheduled where required. 

You can find out more information about how we find and repair potholes here

www.travelsomerset.co.uk 

Anyone planning a journey in Somerset can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place – www.travelsomerset.co.uk. The new mobile-friendly website, launched recently by Somerset County Council, offers live updates of unplanned travel incidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.It also has a searchable map showing details of all current and future planned roadworks and road closures in Somerset.The new website is complemented by the @TravelSomerset Twitter account which provides live updates directly from the County Council’s traffic control team. If you spot a problem which they’re not aware of, you can tweet them directly so they can help share this with the travelling public.

Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said:  “None of us want to waste our time stuck in traffic jams, so our goal was to provide a better, more reliable way for drivers to find out what’s going on out there. “If you know in advance about planned roadworks, and are aware of any live incidents, you can make informed choices about how and when to travel, and which routes to take and which routes to avoid.“I’m really excited about Travel Somerset and think it is going to be incredibly useful for anyone who regularly uses our roads.“It’s also interactive, so you can get in touch with us through Twitter to give us live updates, which we can then share with the public. Hopefully this two-way flow of information will improve over time as more and more people join in, so please get involved and help us to help you.”

The new website also has information on buses and public transport, live departure boards for all Somerset’s train stations, flight details for local airports, and sections on walking and cycling. This will continue to be developed and improved in future.When you first log on to the website, depending on your browser, you can choose to have live alerts about severe traffic incidents sent directly to your phone or device. The roadworks page also has a function allowing you to sign up for email alerts about planned roadworks and road closures on routes of your choice.The Travel Somerset website can be found at www.travelsomerset.co.uk while the Twitter account is @TravelSomerset.