Unfortunately the sound quality issues we experienced earlier today have returned. We have escalated the original report to our telephony provider and they are working to resolve the issue. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Local Plan Issues and Options consultation now live! Open from 13 January to 16 March. Have your say!


Gaumont building acquired

SWT has purchased Taunton’s iconic Gaumont Theatre building as an investment opportunity.

15 January 2020

Have your say on Climate Strategy

The public are being urged to have their say on the creation of Somerset’s first Climate Emergency Strategy.

14 January 2020


Managing Flood Risk

Somerset West and Taunton Council is set to consider a long-term solution to flood risks in and around Taunton, bringing protection to residents, b...

14 January 2020

Planning and development

Local Lottery New Year Bonus Draw

Everyone who signs up to buy one or more tickets for the Somerset West Lottery between now and 21 March will be in with the chance to win a Fit Bit...

09 January 2020


Small Business LDO Consultation

SWT is consulting on a draft Local Development Order (LDO) designed to support small businesses in rural areas.

07 January 2020

Planning and development

Local Plan consultation

Work is starting on a new Local Plan covering the Somerset West and Taunton Council area. SWT will be consulting on the Issues and Options document...

07 January 2020

Planning and development

Park and Ride Perks

SWT is introducing a saver scheme to encourage more people to use the Park and Ride service. The Council has been liaising with the retail and bus...

27 November 2019


Celebrate the Independent Quarter

Taunton’s Independent Quarter is being put in the spotlight. SWT has arranged for lights to be strung around St James Street, the Riverside, Midd...

25 November 2019


Charge Point Funding Awarded

Somerset West and Taunton Council has awarded grants to help fund the installation of electric vehicle charge points across the district.

13 November 2019

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