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Government confirms new ‘unitary’ Somerset Council

Following consideration by both Houses of Parliament, the Secretary of State has made the Somerset Structural Changes Order 2022 which paves the wa...

Unlocking Firepool

The green light has been given to a programme of work opening up Somerset West and Taunton Council’s flagship redevelopment site at Firepool.

New pay and display machines on the way

SWT is updating its parking machines in the West Somerset area. The Council is purchasing 25 new machines which will be installed in a number of ou...

18 March 2022

Council news Parking

SWT backs the Great British Spring Clean 2022

Somerset West and Taunton Council is proud to once again support the Great British Spring Clean, to help keep local communities clean, green and li...

Council partnership aims to crackdown on litter

A new Council partnership that aims to crack down on littering in Somerset West and Taunton will commence from 1 April 2022.

Local Government Association backs Local Community Networks

The Local Government Association (LGA) has awarded a £50k funding boost to help develop innovative new Local Community Networks (LCNs) in Somerset.

17 March 2022

Council news

SWT Members attend Seaward Way turf-cutting ceremony

Work to build the first council homes in West Somerset for over 30 years is due to start at Seaward Way, Minehead.

17 March 2022

Council news Housing news

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...