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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

SWT putting public safety first this Christmas

The Taunton Christmas Lights Switch On will not take place this year in line with Government advice around the spread of Coronavirus.

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...

Remembrance in 2020

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

12 October 2020

Council news Community

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

Council news Community

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.