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SWT Offices Closed

SWT has closed its offices to protect our community and staff during the second national lockdown.

05 November 2020

Council news Community

E-scooter trial goes live

Taunton’s e-scooter trial will be going live on Tuesday 27 October providing a zero carbon green alternative to get around town and allow for socia...

22 October 2020

Council news Environment

Splash Point Wall permanent repairs underway

Work to replace the Splash Point sea defence wall damaged in the winter storms of 2019/20 is progressing at pace.

Work to start on Watchet Harbour dredging

Somerset West and Taunton Council has commissioned Cardiff Marine to undertake a dredging regime in Watchet Harbour. Work will start next week (27...

21 October 2020

Council news Environment

Local Plan Consultation Report published

SWT has published a summary of the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation including a map of suggested sites for development.

Measures in response to East Street consultation

SWT will be introducing more dedicated off street parking for Blue Badge holders in the town centre following a public consultation on the temporar...

Flagship Hinkley Point C community project complete

One of the flagship projects funded by Hinkley Point C’s multi-million pound Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund is ready to open its doors to t...

20 October 2020

Council news Community

SWT gifts ShopAppy platform to support local businesses

SWT is gifting the e-commerce platform ShopAppy to local businesses for 12 months, providing another way to boost trade.

16 October 2020

Council news Business

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