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Services provided by Somerset County Council

Information and contact details for key services provided by Somerset County Council such as education, social services, libraries and highways.

Mendip District Council is one of 5 district councils in Somerset. Its responsibilities fall into housing, planning, waste and recycling, council tax and benefits, environment, street care and cleaning, car parks, licensing, markets, leisure, local economic development and electoral services for the Mendip area. Countywide services such as education, social care, libraries and highways are provided by Somerset County Council. The list below contains information and contact details for key services provided by Somerset County Council. Click through to Full Details to view website links.

Somerset County Council contact centre: 0300 123 2224 is open Monday 8am-6pm and Tuesday-Friday 8.30 am-5.30 pm.

Somerset County Council out of hours

  • Adults and Mental Health Team 01823 368244 
  • Children's Social Care Emergency Duty Team 0300 123 2327 

For Deaf and hard of hearing callers: You can call using 'Text Relay' by prefixing contact numbers with 18001.

Last modified: 29 October 2018

Adult Social Care services are provided by Somerset County Council and include care and support at home, care homes, sensory loss, learning disabilities, transport and blue badges. Please note customers requiring Meals on Wheels need to contact private providers covering the Mendip area.

Web: Adult Social Care
Email: Adult Social Care
Tel: 0300 123 2224

Information on children's services provided by Somerset County Council, including safeguarding and children in care, youth services, childcare and children's centres.

Web: Children's Services
Email: Children's Services
Tel: 0300 123 2224

Information on education services in Somerset, including applying to start school, transferring schools, in-year admissions, catchment areas, school transport, special educational needs and disabilities, adult skills and learning.

Email: Education and Schools
Tel: 0300 123 2224

Information on registration of births and deaths and ceremonies in Somerset.

Email: Births, Marriages and Deaths
Tel: 01823 282251

Information on Somerset's libraries, culture and heritage, including finding your library, opening times, renewing items, museums, archives and records.

Email: Libraries and Heritage
Tel: 0300 123 2224

Information on problems on Somerset's roads, parking fines, roadworks, potholes, verge cutting, traffic information, bus passes, timetables, and reporting problems on public transport.

Email: Roads and Transport
Tel: 0300 123 2224