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    Leader to recommend merger

    Leader to recommend merger

    22/08/2016

    Leader of West Somerset Council Anthony Trollope-Bellew will recommend the council approves the option for a merger with its partner, Taunton Deane Borough Council.
    Switch energy suppliers and save £££s

    Switch energy suppliers and save £££s

    15/08/2016

    As the nights start drawing in, heralding the approach of autumn, residents in West Somerset could make some big energy savings as temperatures start to fall.
    Life on Mars is closer than you’d think…

    Life on Mars is closer than you’d think…

    12/08/2016

    As every resident knows, Watchet is simply out of this world – and there’s now the science to prove it.
    Changes in making payments in Minehead

    Changes in making payments in Minehead

    12/08/2016

    West Somerset Council’s Minehead office will no longer be available for customers to make payments from September 23.
    Cuckoo Meadow prepares for birthday

    Cuckoo Meadow prepares for birthday

    12/08/2016

    As the first year anniversary approaches, the Cuckoo Meadow play area in Minehead is attracting increasing numbers of local children and young people.
    How convenient – new public loos for Exford

    How convenient – new public loos for Exford

    10/08/2016

    Work on providing new and improved public loos in Exford has been completed and will provide the village and its many visitors top-notch conveniences.
    Electoral canvass under way

    Electoral canvass under way

    10/08/2016

    Voter registration forms are dropping through letterboxes across Taunton Deane and West Somerset and residents are being urged to return them to ensure that they are registered to be able to voice their opinion in future elections.
    Leader highlights concern

    Leader highlights concern

    29/07/2016

    LEADER of West Somerset Council, Anthony Trollope-Bellew, has highlighted his concern for local small businesses and the community following the Government’s decision to review the Hinkley Point C contractual agreements.
    Taunton Deane-West Somerset partnership update

    Taunton Deane-West Somerset partnership update

    20/07/2016

    West Somerset Council’s meeting scheduled for July 26 to discuss the Business Case for future working has been postponed until September 7. But the meeting of Taunton Deane Borough Council will go ahead as planned on Tuesday July 26.
    Quay Street reopens

    Quay Street reopens

    13/07/2016

    Quay Street in Minehead is fully open again as works commissioned by West Somerset Council to carry out essential maintenance on cliffs above the road are on schedule and close to finishing.
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