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Electric Vehicle Charging Point installed at Brushford

A village in Somerset West and Taunton is the first to benefit from a Council initiative to tackle the climate emergency.

24 February 2020

Council news

Springtime Charity Concert

A Springtime Charity Concert is being held for the Mayor of Taunton, Councillor Francesca Smith and the Chair of Somerset West and Taunton Council,...

05 February 2020


Dulverton Weir and Leat Restoration

SWT is working in partnership with the Dulverton Weir and Leat Conservation Trust to restore and safeguard the town’s medieval weir and leat system.

05 February 2020

Council news

Council sets out budget proposals

Somerset West and Taunton’s ambitious vision for tackling climate change, driving major commercial investment and building more homes is the focus...

05 February 2020

Council news

Taunton maintains footfall figures

Taunton bucked the national trend and saw an increase in footfall over the festive period compared to 2018.

04 February 2020

Council news

Watchet Harbour funding approved

SWT has approved £740,000 of funding to safeguard the integrity of Watchet Harbour.

28 January 2020

Council news

Transformation Lessons Learned

An independent audit of the Council’s transformation programme has criticised the process for its cost, impact on service delivery and knowledge loss.

28 January 2020

Council news

SWT supports Holocaust Memorial Day

Representatives from SWT will be taking part in a memorial event to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

23 January 2020

Community Council news

Grant supports rented housing stock assessment

SWT will use a Government grant to update and improve its data and policies around private rented sector accommodation.

22 January 2020

Housing news