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    Work starts at Quay Street

    Work starts at Quay Street

    22/06/2016

    Work has started on essential work on cliffs above Quay Street in Minehead – and it’s very much business as usual for traders in the area.
    Summer of music

    Summer of music

    21/06/2016

    This year’s "Bands in the Park" event will again take place in the Bandstand in Blenheim Gardens, Minehead.
    Armed Forces flag raised

    Armed Forces flag raised

    21/06/2016

    West Somerset Council raised the flag honouring the Armed Forces on Monday at a ceremony attended by serving members of the forces, many veterans, councillors, members of the public and council staff.
    Flood group gains top award

    Flood group gains top award

    07/06/2016

    A willing band of volunteers who work to protect communities across West Somerset from flooding has scooped a top award.
    Councils launch new building control partnership

    Councils launch new building control partnership

    07/06/2016

    Four Somerset councils have teamed up to provide an innovative new building control partnership.
    Plan consultation to start

    Plan consultation to start

    03/06/2016

    Consultation begins today - 3 June - on a series of modifications to the West Somerset Local Plan. The Plan, which provides the framework for future planning decisions in the area, is nearing adoption having been subject to public hearing sessions earlier in the year.
    Quay Street works

    Quay Street works

    27/05/2016

    Essential maintenance work on a steep hillside above Quay Street in Minehead is due to start on Monday June 20.
    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.
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