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National action needed to address phosphates issue

Councils in Somerset are a step closer to minimising delay and uncertainty around planning applications which could contribute to unacceptable amou...

Joint project creating lasting woodland legacy

Somerset West and Taunton Council and Exmoor National Park Authority are partnering to create a new joint Woodland Creation Officer post to support...

County VIPs mark the Platinum Jubilee

Dignitaries from across the county came together last Friday as part of the National Association of Civic Officers Tree Planting Day, to plant tree...

14 March 2022

Council news Environment

Grassland Management Strategy supporting our ecology

Somerset West and Taunton Council has a new Grassland Management Strategy to ensure that mowing routines support the climate and our ecology.

SWT encouraging women in local government on International Women’s Day

Somerset West and Taunton Council is joining the world in recognising the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as it mar...

Upskilling and careers offered through SWT partners

Are you looking for work or to develop your skills for a new role? If so, don’t miss out on the upcoming careers and jobs fairs taking across the d...

08 March 2022

Council news Community

SWT approves draft arrangements for new Taunton council

Somerset West and Taunton Council has approved draft arrangements for the creation of a new town council for Taunton.

04 March 2022

Council news

Blue and yellow umbrellas to be displayed in support of Ukraine

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council is working with empty retail and event branding specialists, City Dressing, to install blue and yellow umbr...

04 March 2022

Council news

Taunton retold through town centre display

A graphical timeline illustrating Taunton’s history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 20th Century will be displayed on the front of the former De...