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    Local Lottery: Your views are important

    Local Lottery: Your views are important

    18/05/2016

    Residents and community groups in West Somerset are being asked whether they would support a local lottery to raise funds to support the voluntary sector.
    New chairman takes up his role

    New chairman takes up his role

    13/05/2016

    Cllr Bruce Heywood is taking up the role of West Somerset Council chairman in the year ahead following the example set by his grandfather, who was chairman of Dulverton Town Council, at times, from 1907 to 1942. So, in his words, he is following family footsteps in representing a part of Exmoor as a "home-grown" councillor.
    New insurance scheme for high risk flood areas

    New insurance scheme for high risk flood areas

    11/05/2016

    Households in high flood risk areas in West Somerset now have access to affordable flood insurance as a Government-backed scheme is officially open for business.
    Council consults on Minehead office

    Council consults on Minehead office

    29/04/2016

    A public consultation is about to be launched on potential changes to West Somerset Council’s customer contact service in Minehead.
    Voters urged to have their say in 5 May PCC election

    Voters urged to have their say in 5 May PCC election

    28/04/2016

    Registered voters are being encouraged to have their say in the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election on Thursday 5 May, 2016.
    Blue Badge parking

    Blue Badge parking

    26/04/2016

    Blue Badge holders using car parks operated by West Somerset Council should remember they need to pay for their space following changes introduced earlier this month.
    If you have a May 5 poll card you are registered to vote

    If you have a May 5 poll card you are registered to vote

    22/04/2016

    Residents in Taunton Deane and West Somerset can rest assured that if they have received a poll card for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on May 5 they are on the electoral register.
    Extra flood protection for West Somerset

    Extra flood protection for West Somerset

    11/04/2016

    This year there is a new charge on West Somerset council tax bills for the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA).
    Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates

    Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates

    08/04/2016

    Police and Crime Commissioner for the Avon and Somerset Police Area – statement of persons nominated
    Please keep away from cliffs

    Please keep away from cliffs

    08/04/2016

    Exceptionally high spring tides, coupled with gale-force winds, have combined to rip a vital public safety sign from sea defences at Blue Anchor in West Somerset.
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