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West Somerset Council

  • Pay your garden waste renewal invoice

    If you have received an invoice for your garden waste service for 2015/2016 you can make a payment via our on-line secure payments system.

  • Customer Feedback Questionnaire

    Each year West Somerset Council undertake a satisfaction survey, asking residents for their experience and satisfaction with the services that the council provides to residents.

  • Why are you queuing to pay?

    Put your feet up and pay your Council Tax and Business Rates in a number of ways without having to queue at our offices.

  • 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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