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    Former councillors honoured

    Former councillors honoured

    23/09/2016

    Heartfelt tributes to three former West Somerset councillors were paid by colleagues when they were made honorary Aldermen of the district at a special council meeting on Wednesday (September 21).
    West Somerset Council welcomes Hinkley C decision

    West Somerset Council welcomes Hinkley C decision

    16/09/2016

    A Government decision to approve construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in West Somerset has been welcomed by the Council.
    Inspector approves new plan for West Somerset

    Inspector approves new plan for West Somerset

    16/09/2016

    West Somerset Council has received official endorsement of its Local Plan to 2032 from an independent Planning Inspector.
    Councils say ‘yes’ to merger

    Councils say ‘yes’ to merger

    08/09/2016

    Two Somerset Councils are making history by becoming among the first in the country to progress towards a formal merger– subject to Government approval.
    Meeting with Local Government Minister

    Meeting with Local Government Minister

    07/09/2016

    The Leaders of Taunton Deane Borough Council, Councillor John Williams, and West Somerset Council, Councillor Anthony Trollope-Bellew, have thanked the Local Government Minister Marcus Jones MP for meeting with them on Monday (5 September 2016).
    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.
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