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Decision rides roughshod over voters say district council leaders

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick, MP, has announced he has decided to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval, the proposal for a sin...

22 July 2021

Council news

SWT pays tribute to Cllr Alan Wedderkopp

Somerset West and Taunton Council has paid tribute to long-serving Councillor Alan Wedderkopp who passed away on Friday 16 July.

20 July 2021

Council news

Water saving initiative rolled-out to WCs

Somerset West and Taunton Council is working with industry leaders in waterless urinal technologies, WhiffAway, to save water at public and private...

20 July 2021

Council news Environment

SWT adopts new beach safety App

Somerset West and Taunton has adopted a new innovative App to safeguard visitors and residents to Minehead and other beaches around the UK.

SWT sets out process for Community Governance Review

Councillors are being asked to approve formal arrangements for undertaking a Community Governance Review (CGR) of the Unparished Area of Taunton.

14 July 2021

Community Council news

West Somerset district councils discuss preparation for unitary future

Leaders, Executive members and Chief Executives of Somerset West and Taunton Council and Sedgemoor District Council have come together to discuss n...

14 July 2021

Council news

Minehead e-scooter training and education event

SWT and Zipp Mobility are holding an e-scooter training and education event at Wellington Square, Minehead.

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

SWT shortlisted in national award for neurodiversity work

Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) has been shortlisted for this year’s MJ Achievement Awards in recognition for its work to support neurodive...

09 July 2021

Council news