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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...

SWT launches Community Chest

SWT has launched a new fund to help communities recover from the effects of COVID-19.

01 October 2020

Council news Community

SWT declares ecological emergency

Somerset West and Taunton Council has declared an ecological emergency complementing the climate emergency declaration made in February 2019.

01 October 2020

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SWT adopts affordable employment land policy

SWT is making it easier for small businesses to set up or expand in rural areas across the district.

Next steps funding for rough sleepers accommodation

SWT has been awarded Government funding to continue providing interim accommodation for rough sleepers during the Coronavirus pandemic.

25 September 2020

Council news Housing news Community

Free trees offered by SWT

Somerset West and Taunton is offering parish and town councils across the district free trees as part of its commitment to work towards carbon neut...

25 September 2020

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Coal Orchard regeneration progressing

Work on the regeneration of Coal Orchard is progressing at pace with the fabric of commercial and retail units, and residential apartments now clea...

Firepool phase two work begins

SWT is pressing ahead with work on the regeneration of its flagship Firepool site, kick starting its economic recovery plans.