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Community call for action on litter

A staggering three skips have been filled with litter collected from residential streets, highway verges and open spaces across the district in jus...

SWT extends e-scooter trial to Minehead

Residents in Minehead will soon be able to choose a green alternative for getting around as Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) extends its e-s...

Group exercise set to return to leisure centres

Leisure centres in Taunton and Wellington are set to relaunch group exercise classes in what has been called “a huge boost” for the mental health o...

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.

97 per cent of households respond to Census 2021

The response to Census 2021 has exceeded all expectations, with 97 per cent of households across England and Wales making sure they count when it c...

06 May 2021


SWT encourages responsible dog ownership

SWT maintains 422 dog waste bins across the district which are emptied twice a week, but still receives an average of 41 complaints a year from res...

29 April 2021

Community Environment

Somerset West Lottery early summer 2021 bolt-on prize draw

Following on from the success of previous initiatives, the Somerset West Lottery is taking part in the first of two summer 2021 bolt-on prize draws.

20 April 2021

Community Council news

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...

Deane House Hub opening for appointments

The Deane House Hub will re-open for appointments only on Monday 12 April as we enter step two of the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown.

08 April 2021

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