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    Bin reminder for May’s bank holidays

    Bin reminder for May’s bank holidays

    25/04/2017

    Two bank holidays in May mean changes to collections for every home in Somerset.
    New council proposal acknowledged

    New council proposal acknowledged

    18/04/2017

    Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP has formally acknowledged the submission of the proposal to create a new council covering Taunton Deane and West Somerset.
    Feedback on new council proposal

    Feedback on new council proposal

    11/04/2017

    Feedback and findings from a public consultation on the proposal to create a new council for Taunton Deane and West Somerset are now fully available.
    Minehead wins major seafront boost

    Minehead wins major seafront boost

    07/04/2017

    Minehead’s “Enterprising Esplanade” has won a significant financial boost thanks to the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
    Nominations for elections

    Nominations for elections

    05/04/2017

    A list of the people standing for election in the Taunton Deane and West Somerset divisions for the forthcoming Somerset County Council elections has been published.
    By election: Minehead North ward

    By election: Minehead North ward

    30/03/2017

    A by election has been called for one of the two Minehead North ward seats on West Somerset Council following the resignation of David Archer, who was elected in May 2015.
    New council proposal submitted to Government

    New council proposal submitted to Government

    29/03/2017

    The proposal to create a new council for the combined communities of Taunton Deane and West Somerset has been submitted to the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
    Dunster and Timberscombe by-election

    Dunster and Timberscombe by-election

    24/03/2017

    The result of a by-election for the Dunster and Timberscombe seat on West Somerset Council held on March 23 has been published.
    Look out for your poll cards

    Look out for your poll cards

    23/03/2017

    Polling cards will be arriving through residents’ letterboxes in Taunton Deane and West Somerset over the next couple of days for all those eligible to vote at the Somerset County Council elections on 4 May.
    Notice of election

    Notice of election

    20/03/2017

    Notices of election for Somerset County Council have been published in Taunton Deane and West Somerset.
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