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    Are you Hinkley ready?

    Are you Hinkley ready?

    18/05/2017

    West Somerset Council employment and skills staff are working together to ensure our local communities are in a good position to benefit from jobs arising from Hinkley Point C.
    Lottery launch

    Lottery launch

    16/05/2017

    Good causes in Taunton Deane and West Somerset are being encouraged to sign up to benefit from the new Somerset West lottery jointly set up by the respective Borough and district councils.
    Council chairman elected for second term

    Council chairman elected for second term

    15/05/2017

    Cllr Bruce Heywood has been re-elected as West Somerset Council chairman in the year ahead with Cllr Rosemary Woods elected deputy chair.
    Housing Fair hailed a success

    Housing Fair hailed a success

    02/05/2017

    West Somerset Council hosted the first Landlords and Housing Fair at The Beach Hotel, Minehead, recently.
    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.
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