Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

Recycling and waste collections after the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May will all be one day later. Check the Somerset Waste Partnership website for details


Commemorate VE Day with us

SWT plans to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) despite Coronavirus restrictions, and wants as many people as possible to...

29 April 2020

Council news Community

Mayor attends virtual opening of community shop

The Mayor of Taunton, Cllr Fran Smith, has made her first virtual appearance at the opening of the Wilton and Sherford Community Shop.

15 April 2020

Council news Community

Sign up for the local lottery spring bonus draw

Everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets for the Somerset West Lottery between now and 27 June will be in with the chance to win one o...

09 April 2020


Somerfest 2020 cancelled

Somerset West and Taunton Council regrets to announce that Somerfest will not take place this year.

Streetwise support for the homeless

SWT’s Streetwise team is calling on volunteers to help ensure our most vulnerable members of society are supported during the Coronavirus emergency.

20 March 2020

Community Council news

Iconic Vivary Park Gates Restored

The Mayor of Taunton, Cllr Fran Smith, has given a personal thank you on behalf of the town to a local businessman who repaired the iconic Vivary P...

16 March 2020

Community Council news

Springtime Charity Concert

A Springtime Charity Concert is being held for the Mayor of Taunton, Councillor Francesca Smith and the Chair of Somerset West and Taunton Council,...

05 February 2020


SWT supports Holocaust Memorial Day

Representatives from SWT will be taking part in a memorial event to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

23 January 2020

Community Council news