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  • Bank Holiday Waste Collections

    Waste and Recycling collections information for the Easter Bank Holiday weeks.

  • Support for flood affected businesses

    Small and medium size businesses in West Somerset that have been hit hard by the severe flooding may qualify for extra help to get them back on their feet.

  • 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.

  • Consultation - Council Tax Rebate 2015-16

    West Somerset Council has decided not to change the scheme for 2014/15. However, we wish to make sure that incentives to help people in work are designed to meet the requirement of West Somerset residents, so we are now consulting on options for 2015/16.

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


Search Online Planning ApplicationsSearch Online Planning Applications

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


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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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