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SWT celebrates Green Flag Award winners

Somerset West and Taunton’s parks and open spaces have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the country. Thi...

15 October 2020

Council news Community

SWT putting public safety first this Christmas

The Taunton Christmas Lights Switch On will not take place this year in line with Government advice around the spread of Coronavirus.

SWT to launch E-scooter trial

Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) today announced that the Department for Transport (DfT) has approved its proposal to operate an e-scooter t...

Self-isolation payment scheme launched

Somerset West and Taunton Council and Sedgemoor District Council are working together to ensure that people are not out of pocket if they are told...

12 October 2020

Council news Community

Remembrance in 2020

Remembrance commemorations will be different in Taunton this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

12 October 2020

Council news Community

Planning measures to protect Levels and Moors

SWT is taking measures to protect the Somerset Levels and Moors when determining planning applications following advice from Natural England.

SWT to consider Climate Emergency plan

A Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience (CNCR) Action Plan has been published for consideration by the Council’s Scrutiny Committee.

07 October 2020

Council news Environment

SWT supports Local Electricity Bill

Somerset West and Taunton Council is supporting a new Bill that would empower communities to sell locally generated electricity directly to local c...

SWT encourages residents to go green

SWT is encouraging homeowners and private landlords to apply for a Green Homes Grant in line with its corporate priorities for climate change and h...