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    Grants aim to boost small businesses

    Grants aim to boost small businesses

    20/02/2015

    Budding entrepreneurs in West Somerset with bright business ideas could qualify for a financial helping hand from West Somerset Council to help them develop their enterprise. Existing small businesses with good ideas about how to improve their offer are also eligible.
    COOL tourism pays dividends

    COOL tourism pays dividends

    11/02/2015

    A ground-breaking tourism project, linking West Somerset with South East England and France, is providing tangible results for the local tourism industry – the mainstay of West Somerset’s economy.
    YOUR town needs YOU!

    YOUR town needs YOU!

    05/02/2015

    Your town needs YOU! That’s the message from Minehead where the Events Group is looking for people who can spare some time to help put the resort more firmly on the map.
    Smoke-free play in West Somerset

    Smoke-free play in West Somerset

    05/02/2015

    Signs designating play areas as smoke free zones are going up in West Somerset after the Council declared its commitment to protect residents from the harmful effects of tobacco.
    Make sure you register to vote

    Make sure you register to vote

    03/02/2015

    Thursday 5 February 2015 celebrates National Voter Registration Day, when a week of activities will be launched across the nation by the Electoral Commission to encourage as many people as possible to register to vote.
    Local Plan published

    Local Plan published

    03/02/2015

    The planning blueprint that will guide growth and development in West Somerset over the next two decades is being formally published.
    Cargo shed to be closed

    Cargo shed to be closed

    03/02/2015

    The East Wharf cargo shed in Watchet is being closed as a precaution after advice from health and safety officers.
    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.
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