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New grants to boost tourism in West Somerset and Sedgemoor

The Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership (HTAP) is offering grants to help fund business projects aimed at boosting tourism in the West Somerset and...

12 July 2021

Business Council news

Follow Taunton’s landmark Rainbow Path

The Mayor of Taunton, Cllr Sue Lees, will officially open the new Rainbow Path in Goodland Gardens next week.

Multi-agency task force deployed to curtail redundancies

SWT has mobilised a reactive task force to help businesses and employees impacted by successive and protracted lockdown restrictions.

Retail mentoring programme announced for Minehead

Retail Mentoring consultancy appointed to support local independent retailers in Minehead recover from pandemic.

21 April 2021

Council news Business

SWT welcomes safe return of visitors to its town centres

The Council has been working with businesses to prepare for the reopening of the district’s high streets and retail centres so returning customers...

How Covid-wardens are helping businesses get ready to re-open safely

With the gradual easing of lockdown rules over the next few weeks, the four district councils in Somerset – Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Ta...

25 March 2021

Council news Business

Over £65m worth in grants now paid to local businesses by SWT

SWT is pleased to announce that it has released in excess of £65 million worth of grant funding to local business since March 2020.

17 March 2021


Don’t miss out on free delivery by shopping with ShopAppy

SWT has joined forces with ShopAppy in a joint first to offer free delivery on goods purchased using its e-commerce platform.

SWT delivers economic boost for Minehead

Somerset West and Taunton Council has delivered two new commercial units in Minehead.

09 March 2021

Council news Business