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  • Revenues and Benefits: Temporary Delays

    Customers using West Somerset Council’s Revenues and Benefits service are being advised of potential, temporary delays due to a new computer system being installed.

  • Community Asset Transfer Policy Consultation

    Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council are keen to gather the views of individuals, Parish/Town Councils, the voluntary sector and community groups regarding the Councils Community Asset Transfer Policy.

  • Receive your Council Tax bill by email

    Help us save time, paper costs and the environment by registering for our online council tax billing service.

  • Hinkley Community Impact Mitigation Fund

    Neighbouring communities are being encouraged to apply for funds from the Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) fund received in relation to the site preparation works at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Please find details of the fund and how to apply here.

Search Online Planning ApplicationsSearch Online Planning Applications

Use this search to view detailed drawings, associated documents and comment on planning applications registered since 2010. 


Make Payments to the CouncilMake Payments to the Council

Pay your Council Tax, Business Rates and Debtor Invoices online.


Find Your Waste Recycling DaysFind your Recycling, Refuse and Green Waste Collection Days

Use this search to enter your postcode and find out what day your, recycling, refuse and green waste will be collected.


Report Missed Refuse CollectionsReport Missed Refuse Collections

Online form to report a missed refuse collection.


Recieve your Council Tax bill by emailReceive your Council Tax bill by email

Help us save time, paper costs and the environment by registering for our online council tax billing service.


Search for Job VacanciesSearch for Job Vacancies

Search for Job Vacancies at West Somerset Council. 


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About Your Council

West Somerset Council covers 280 square miles of coast and countryside. 

The population of the district is approximately 35,000 with about one third living in Minehead, which is the principal town.

The district encompasses Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with much of the district area falling within the area of the Exmoor National Park.

An image of West Somerset boundary and location can be seen below. For a more detailed image of the district boundary and ward boundaries can be seen by using the National Statistics - Boundary Viewer website.

Map of West Somerset

West Somerset Council is made up of 28 Councillors (also known as Members) who are elected for 4 years. See Political Structure for more details.

West Somerset Council shares a Management Team with Taunton Deane Borough Council. See Joint Management Team for more details.

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The show will go on! The show will go on!
25 November 2015

Minehead Harbour Minehead Harbour
24 November 2015

Bringing empty homes back into use Bringing empty homes back into use
20 November 2015

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