Placed on the edge of the Mendips, Radstock has access to spectacular routes for both walking and cycling with quiet country lanes and beautiful countryside. Directly linked to the A367, Radstock is a great commuter town for those who work in the bigger cities of Bath and Bristol, but prefer the smaller, friendly community of Radstock’s 5,600 strong population.
The town preserves its proud heritage through the efforts of the award-winning, volunteer-run Radstock Museum where a wide range of exhibits give an insight into much of Radstock’s varied history and geology. The town offers a variety of shops many of which are independent specialists offering local products and a variety of services. Visit the “Radstock Town Council News” section to find out more about up and coming events.
Bath Business Park is based just 3 miles north of Radstock and is home to large companies such as Mercedes Benz, amongst others. Westfield Industrial Estate also provides large commercial units, catering to bigger companies such as CFH Document Management, Bridges Ltd and Techniglaze ltd.
Connecting Devon and Somerset aims to bring superfast broadband of over 24Mbps to all premises in the Devon and Somerset area by 2020. The upgrade will help businesses keep up to speed with their urban competitors without having to leave their rural setting.
In addition to a handful of Primary Schools, Radstock is home to Writhlington Secondary School. A specialist Business and Enterprise College, Writhlington School was awarded the Badge in Excellence in Design for Virtual Learning, as well as winning the Excellence in Design for Teaching and Learning: Secondary New Build category, by The British Council for School Environments. The school has won awards for its Orchid project which has won numerous awards and houses the largest collection of orchids outside of Kew Gardens., and offers many other extracurricular activities, such as an Equestrian team and a Combined Cadet Force.
Writhlington’s Sixth Form also caters to graduates of the Mendip Studio School, which specialises in Electronic Engineering and Biosciences. It offers courses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing to 14-19 year olds, and its industry partners provide work placements and workshops.