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    Council prepares to set balanced budget

    Council prepares to set balanced budget

    28/01/2015

    West Somerset Council will be setting a balanced budget in the coming year despite five years of cuts in Government financial support.
    Hubs ready to launch

    Hubs ready to launch

    16/01/2015

    New Community Employment Hubs aimed at helping people find work, improve key skills and confidence are about to be launched in two West Somerset venues.
    Partnership working takes the next step

    Partnership working takes the next step

    15/01/2015

    Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council are preparing to take partnership working a stage further through working with Mendip District Council to create a new Shared Legal Services partnership, streamlining and improving the service offered to customers and the local community.
    Grant deadline extended

    Grant deadline extended

    13/01/2015

    The March 31 deadline for reimbursement claims for the Repair and Renew Grant offered by Government to householders affected by flooding is being extended until the summer.
    Exmoor and Somerset rural experiences in new marketing campaign

    Exmoor and Somerset rural experiences in new marketing campaign

    13/01/2015

    A new and inspiring publication featuring 30 rural tourism experiences has been produced to attract new visitors to the area in 2015.
    Regeneration in Watchet

    Regeneration in Watchet

    13/01/2015

    West Somerset Council is offering groups or organisations the chance to help regenerate an area of the ancient port of Watchet.
    New Year, New Job? Free advice workshop

    New Year, New Job? Free advice workshop

    12/01/2015

    To ensure our local communities are in a good position to benefit from Hinkley Point C job opportunities Sedgemoor District and West Somerset Council's Employment and Skills staff are working together to host an employment workshop.
    Council hosts meeting to reassure communities on flooding

    Council hosts meeting to reassure communities on flooding

    12/01/2015

    West Somerset Council will be holding a meeting for local communities to provide reassurance and information on flooding as winter progresses.
    Waste services during the Dunster roadworks

    Waste services during the Dunster roadworks

    05/01/2015

    Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) will ensure the minimum disturbance in waste services for Dunster and its neighbouring communities during the roadworks.
    Finance settlement 2015-16

    Finance settlement 2015-16

    22/12/2014

    West Somerset Council is facing a reduction in its Government funding of £323,779 – or 14.1% – in the coming year following the Government’s announcements on the level of support for 2015-16.
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