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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

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Remembrance in 2020

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

12 October 2020

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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

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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 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 launches Community Chest

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

01 October 2020

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