Press release – public consultation on budget setting

A public consultation on the Council’s budget launched on 11 December and will close on 22 January. The link can be found at: It offers a chance for people to have their say in light of the financial emergency, which was called in November. It’s open to all, and we are encouraging our Somerset communities, … Read more

Press release – changes coming to waste collections next year

Recycling and rubbish collection days will be changing for more than 120,000 homes in Somerset in February next year. The changes come as new collection routes are introduced by Somerset Council’s contractor, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The new routes will make rounds more efficient, more manageable for crews whilst reducing mileage and carbon emissions. … Read more

Creating Places for People – make your views heard

Somerset Council is carrying out a public consultation on a set of planning policy principles that would steer new development in Somerset.  This is also an opportunity for all bus users to influence planning policy and ensure that new developments encourage the use of sustainable transport, rather than relying on the assumption that everyone uses … Read more

Plan-IT Somerset – join the consultation

Information from Somerset Council Creating places for people We are urging residents and businesses to help shape the future of Somerset by having their say on how best to create places that put people at the heart of its design. We’re launching a public consultation on a set of outline “principles” that are designed to … Read more