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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

Minehead Gift Card gets the go-ahead

Businesses in Minehead are being encouraged to register for the new Minehead Gift Card, which has been given the go-ahead as part of town centre re...

01 March 2021

Council news Business

SWT launches new claims process to help businesses

Somerset West and Taunton council has now implemented a simplified applications process to help businesses access the latest tranche of Government...

22 January 2021

Business Council news

SWT to simplify grant claims process

SWT is finalising a scheme to simplify the claims process for business grants being administered on behalf of the Government.

08 January 2021

Council news Business

Did you know you can now shop locally online?

In October this year, SWT became the first Council in Somerset to team-up with award-winning digital platform, ‘ShopAppy’, enabling residents to bu...

09 December 2020

Council news Business