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New council proposal acknowledged

    New council proposal acknowledged

    New council proposal acknowledged

    Tuesday 18 April 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.

    The submission was made at the end of March by the Leaders of the two existing councils, Cllr John Williams (Taunton Deane Borough Council) and Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew (West Somerset Council).

    The proposal is for a single, new district council bringing the two geographical areas together. The new council, combined with modernising and streamlining operations, would deliver savings to the public purse of £3.1m a year.

    The Secretary of State will consider the proposal and make a decision in due course.

    ENDS

    Released jointly on behalf of Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

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    Debbie Rundle Media & Communications officer 01823 356407 or 01984 635280